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Italian Herb-Crusted Pork Loin

I like to change things up during the holidays with pork loin recipes that incorporate my favorite herbs and veggies. This showpiece dish really dazzles my family. —Kim Palmer, Kingston, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 8 medium carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 2 medium onions, quartered

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix oil, garlic and seasonings; rub over roast. Arrange carrots and onions on the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking pan. Place roast over vegetables, fat side up. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 475°. Roast the pork for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce oven setting to 425°. Roast until a thermometer reads 145° and vegetables are tender, 30-40 minutes longer. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 295 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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