Herb-Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Herb-Crusted Pork Loin Roast

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 209.0
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.7 mg
  • Sodium: 747.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 26.8 g

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Introduction

Simple, but flavorful, this dish is an impressive meal any time of year. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers. Simple, but flavorful, this dish is an impressive meal any time of year. Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
    1 tablespoon salt
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
    1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
    1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

Directions

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Incredible!
    35 of 35 people found this review helpful
    This has become one of our household favorites. I add mustard and honey to the rub, then I cook it in the slowcooker on high for about three hours. I always add carrots, potatoes and onions. This is a no-fail recipe. I've made this for company and they loved it too. - 7/8/09

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  • 25 of 27 people found this review helpful
    The calories on this are way off. Pork Tenderloin was used in the calculation instead of Pork Loin which is higher in fat and calories. Substituting 4 lbs of loin in for the tenderloin brought the calories (assuming you still only get 10 servings out of 4 lbs) over 300 per serving. - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    The whole family enjoyed it! I had a 1.25 pound pork tenderloin and halved all of the ingredients except the salt (used 1/3 the amount called for), and it was PERFECT! Thanks for the excellent recipe. - 12/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    So easy to do! My family very much enjoyed this flavor-filled entree! I used garlic-infused olive oil and just went wild with all the herbs & spices we like. It's been requested for a future dinner! Thanks! - 9/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made the roast following the directions exactly. It was outstanding! I will make it again! - 6/27/09

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used less salt and more garlic and added some sage --- GREAT STUFF! - 3/22/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I used more garlic (love garlic!) and 1/2 the salt based on other's comments. I also let the meat sit in the fridge for 1 hour after applying the rub before cooking. - 3/12/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very very good flavor and the pork was very tender. Will be doing this one again and again. - 3/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Holy cow! I just made this for dinner tonight, and I can't believe how yummy it is. I read everyone's reviews about how great is was, and I thought I'd give it a try. I cooked it in a cake pan without the rack (since I didn't have a rack) and covered it with aluminum foil the whole time. So MOIST! - 10/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I cut the temperature down a some and cooked a little longer to keep it from burning in my oven. It turned out to be one of the best pork roasts I've ever made! - 8/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I too made it in slow cooker, adding lots of vegetables and some broth. I seared the outside first on stove, coated with coarse horseradish mustard, then the herbs. It was great. - 4/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is my favorite recipe for pork loin roast! I add mustard and reduce the salt. I cook exactly the amount of tie & temp & it's remarkably tender! - 4/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I removed the salt (as per my grandma) and added lemon pepper. Soo good!! - 10/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Changed the spices to what I had on hand and added onion powder. Excellent! Will make again. - 7/10/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    And, the weight per serving is???? - 9/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I saw this recipe on Paula Dean's site over the winter. We loved it and have served it to company a couple of times. Tried it tonight on the grill and it's just as good! My calorie calculations were a bit higher, though. - 6/22/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked it and my kids ate it, but it wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked. Next time, I think I would add more garlic. - 1/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So easy to prepare and yet I'd be proud to serve this when company comes over! We also chopped up some potatoes, tossed them with a Tbsp of oil and a Tbsp of parsley and threw them in with the roast when we turned the heat down part way through - YUMMY! (Goes beautifully with peach-apple sauce.) - 10/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - a great rub for pork, although I would use less salt the next time I make it. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was delicious! My husband loved it!!! In the pan I also made roasted rosemary red potatoes tossed with onions and the seasoning. YUM! - 7/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good, though I used a smaller roast and didn't use less herbs and salt. Would definitely cut down on the salt next time. - 1/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the recipe, but kitchen fills with smoke everytime. What am I doing wrong? - 1/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did this with plain pork chops and baked them in a slow oven...they were delicious! - 11/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and elegant, I added 2 teaspoons of coarse mustard to the herb mix. I had a smaller pork roast and it cooked up a lot quicker and just as good. Great with Red Cabbage with Apples recipe by Haejung. - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used the NuWave and it came out moist and very tasty. - 3/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I stepped it up a bit with some calontro fresh and a bit more garlic....great! - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I cooked it in the oven on the middle rack with the broiler - 11/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was very tasty and moist. So easy to make too; next time I might add some veggies in like other people did. - 10/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    I made this recipe but instead of oven roasting it, I did it sous vide. That let me use just 1 Tbsp of olive oil, knocking off an additional 120 calories (12 calories per serving).

    But the combination of seasonings & herbs in this recipe are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this.
    - 10/9/19

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  • Plan to make real soon!!!! - 9/26/19

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  • Incredible!
    good - 9/16/19

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  • I want to try this! - 9/13/19

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  • Looks delicious! - 9/3/19

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  • This is so good, moist and tasty. - 8/23/19

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  • Delish! - 8/15/19

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  • might need to try this - 7/11/19

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  • Thanks! - 5/29/19

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  • This sounds good. - 5/22/19

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  • Very Good
    good - 4/22/19

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  • Very Good
    Pork tenderloin...yum - 4/15/19

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  • Very Good
    This was really good I didn't I would like it that much......it was good family enjoyed too. - 3/21/19

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  • do you think this would work if you used a smaller pork tenderloin and watched the temperature and time closely. - 3/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    THE BEST! - 3/5/19

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  • Very Good
    hubby loves this - 2/7/19

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  • Yum - 1/29/19

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  • Incredible!
    Love this as a matter of fact I am making this today - 1/26/19

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  • This sounds good. - 1/13/19

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  • thanks - 1/6/19

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  • Very good. - 12/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    So tasty! Even the family loved it. - 12/26/18

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  • ty - 12/26/18

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  • I cook to 145 internal temp, it will rise to 155 within 10 minutes. I hate overcooked meat. - 11/21/18

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  • Very Good
    Nice - 11/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    Easy prep, delicious! - 11/3/18

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  • Very good. - 10/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    Thanks - 10/22/18

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  • Looks good and want to try. - 10/17/18

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  • We love pork roast. It's so easy and almost foolproof. - 10/17/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very enjoyable and I get my protein in. - 10/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    We love it. I've saved it for future use. (For my own oven, I started at 450, then turned down to 400, per instructions, but that was the only change I made, and only because I know my oven.) Thank you! - 10/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    YUM - 10/7/18

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  • I cut into the roast and add slivers of garlic. I also added fresh ground pepper and a bit of honey to the rub. - 8/15/18

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  • Very Good
    Tasty - 8/13/18

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  • My family liked it! - 8/13/18

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  • Great pork - 7/27/18

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  • Interesting - 7/26/18

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  • Incredibly moist and tender! - 6/20/18

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  • Yum, I'm hungry! - 6/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious. - 5/24/18

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  • Will try this - 5/24/18

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  • Very Good
    I only need one word to describe this, Yummy! - 4/23/18

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  • Very Good
    Made it...simply delicious! - 3/20/18

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  • I double the recipe. Nice to make up the leftovers into serving sizes and freeze for more quick meals. I serve with applesauce. - 3/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    love it thanks - 3/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    Cooked in a stone roaster and was very tender. - 2/23/18

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and delicious. I just cut the ingredients in half, since I live alone. This will give me plenty of leftovers anyway! - 2/13/18

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  • Great recipe. - 1/25/18

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  • Great recipe - 1/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very tasty and flavorful recipe. We use it all the time. - 1/21/18

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  • Fabulous - 1/17/18

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  • Very Good
    The spices really added to the taste. - 12/31/17

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  • yummy pork - 12/10/17

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  • Makes great sandwiches - 12/6/17

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  • Incredible!
    I made this recipe and cooked it in my crock pot. My crock pot is my saving time as I can do other things during that time and don't have to check the meal. I cooked it for 3 1/2 hours and it was perfect. Best tasting meal I have had. - 12/2/17

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  • don't eat pork but will substitute it... - 11/14/17

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  • yum! - 11/12/17

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  • Very Good
    Very good - 10/27/17

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  • yummy - 10/27/17

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  • yum - 9/1/17

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  • Yum - 7/29/17

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  • Great recipe. - 7/28/17

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  • nice - 7/28/17

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  • Good
    Good - 7/20/17

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  • Very Good
    A delicious main dish! - 7/14/17

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  • yummy - 6/26/17

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  • I will be making this for dinner tomorrow night. - 6/12/17

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  • It looks good. - 6/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! Not a big fan of pork, but this makes me want more. - 5/20/17

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  • Good
    good - 5/13/17

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  • Yumm! - 5/3/17

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