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Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast. A simple but very flavourful preparation for an easy, succulent, perfectly roasted loin of pork. Makes an ideal comfort food, Sunday dinner.

Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Today I’m featuring a full menu of 5 recipes that includes this delicious Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast; just in time to plan a great weekend supper. I cooked this menu for 9 hungry souls earlier this week with no complaints and only empty plates.

I have not specified an exact cooking time here because roasting time will depend on the size of the roast you are cooking, particularly how thick it is in diameter. 
Herb Crusted Pork Loin ingredients

Herb Crusted Pork Loin ingredients.

In general, 20 minutes per pound is a good guideline, however,  ALWAYS use a meat thermometer to check that pork is properly cooked.

NOTE: This roast was cooked to 160 degrees which is about right for well done. In Canada that is the recommended fully cooked temperature for pork loin.

Herb Crusted Pork Loin ready for the oven

Herb Crusted Pork Loin ready for the oven

The US Dept of Agriculture revised the safe cooking temperature of pork loin to 145 degrees a few years ago but at that temperature the meat will still be a little pink which is perfectly fine but many people will not prefer it pink.

The close-up photo above shows it perfectly cooked and still juicy at an internal cooked temperature of 160 degrees F. Generally, I will cook it to an internal temperature of about 155 degrees and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Herb Crusted Pork Loin on serving platter

Herb Crusted Pork Loin ready to be sliced.

Rest it under a loose tent of aluminum foil. This allows the meat to relax and retain its juices plus it allow the carry-over heat to continue cooking the roast to the perfect 160 degrees F mark.

UPDATE: For another sure fire method for juicy and succulent pork loin roast, try the  brining it like in this Maple Applesauce Pork Loin.

Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast UPDATE.

March, 2018. As I am updating this recipe today, over 10 years after first posting it, I thought there sure are some of our family’s classic recipes here on this blog. We’ve been making that Partridgeberry Apple Chutney for so long, it ended up in my Christmas Cookbook. Here’s the updated photo I took for it.

Partridgeberry Apple Chutney

Partridgeberry Apple Chutney

Partridgeberry Apple Chutney Cranberries are easily substituted for Partridgeberries.

Here are all the rest of the side dishes I served to my guests with this delicious roast pork.

My complete Herb Crusted Roast Pork Loin dinner.

My complete Herb Crusted Roast Pork Loin dinner (Original Nov 1, 2007 image.)

Raisin Almond Cornbread Stuffing

Lemon Oregano Roasted Potatoes

Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

Originally Published November 1, 2007 in the first few weeks of this website’s existence. Updated March 2018 with additional notes on preparation and new photos.

Herb Crusted Pork Loin fully cooked

Herb Crusted Pork Loin fully cooked.

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Herb Crusted Pork Loin, sliced
Yield: 8 Servings or more

Herb Crusted Roast Loin of Pork

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Herb Crusted Roast Loin of Pork - A simple but very flavourful preparation for an easy, succulent roast loin of pork.

Ingredients

  • 3 pound boneless pork loin roast or larger

For the Herb and Mustard Crust

  • 4 tbsp coarse grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the Herb and Mustard Crust into a paste.
  2. Rub paste over the entire surface of the pork loin roast.
  3. Roast uncovered on a rack in a large roasting pan at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes per pound or until internal temperature of the roast reaches 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  4. Allow roast to rest for 15 minutes after it comes out of the oven before carving and serving.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

8 Servings or more

Amount Per Serving Calories 240Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 107mgSodium 480mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 38g

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Jennifer

Sunday 11th of April 2021

The pork stayed very moist. We found there was too much pepper. I think a tsp would be better than a tbsp.

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Tuesday 15th of December 2020

I made this last night and it was delicious(roast only)! This recipe is a KEEPER. Thanks for posting.

Lisa

Sunday 6th of December 2020

I am making this in the Instant Omni Toaster Oven 7-in-1. I reduced the temp to 325 the cooking time to 45 minutes. Please review and advise if you recommend differently. I would love more recipes for this multi purpose oven with convection cooking!

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