This delicious roast pork loin comes out of the oven juicy and tasty! Easy to prep with flavorful herbs, this pork roast is perfect for a Sunday family meal, or even to grace your holiday table.
Course Main Course
Keyword pork, roast
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Resting Time 15minutes
Total Time 1hour25minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
Large roasting pan or casserole dish
Measuring cups and spoons
Large cutting board
Medium sized bowl
3poundpork loin roast
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees
Add pork loin to a roasting dish with the fat side up. Pat the meat dry with a paper towel.
Pour 2 tablespoons of oil over the pork loin evenly and spread it evenly over the top of the meat.
Mix the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, rosemary and ground mustard together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mix all over the pork, then give it a generous rub with a clean hand to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
Cook the pork loin for about 60-75 minutes for a 3lb. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the inside of the pork loin reaches an internal temperature of 145.
Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board and allow the meat to rest for 15 minutes. You can add a clean piece of foil over the meat to help keep the outside warm while the inside of the meat rests. Don't cut into the meat before letting it rest, it can make the meat dry! Pork loin will have a slight blush of pink color inside.
Slice the pork loin into ¾ to 1 inch thick slicees. Serve with a drizzle of the pan juices over all the slices or make my pork gravy with the drippings and serve.
If your pork loin is bigger it make take longer to cook. In general, a pork loin will take 20-25 minutes of cooking per pound of meat.