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Great Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin


That’s what this incredibly delicious roasted pork was!

Mom, and Grandma, always roasted pork in a covered pan, maybe with a little liquid added to the bottom of the pan ~ so did I, until now…

Begin with a fully pre-heated oven before placing the pork into the oven, to give the meat a nicely browned crisp exterior.

Rub the meat with an herb mixture, then transfer it onto a rack in a shallow uncovered pan; adding no liquid to the pan, and pop it into the oven for roasting. 

Ummm mmm!  The drippings from the roasted meat are packed with delicious flavor, perfect for making gravy for mashed potatoes.

This was undoubtedly some of the best pork we’ve ever had ~ great seasonings with a great crust, producing tender moist roasted pork!

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin
Printable recipe

4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
2 pounds boneless pork loin roast


Preheat oven to 350°.
Using a mortar and pestle, crush garlic, rosemary, salt  and pepper, making a paste.
With a sharp knife, pierce meat in several spots and press the garlic paste into the openings.
Rub the meat with the remaining garlic mixture.
Transfer the pork to a rack in a roasting pan.  
Roast, uncovered, for about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145° to 160°, or until desired degree of doneness.
Let roast 10 minutes on cutting board before carving.



  1. Hi Pam , pork loins was on sale today at the market , grabbed two , this delicious dish popped up ... dinner tomorrow with candied yams , thanks , have a great week . :)

    1. Hi Nee! Oh, sounds like a winner to me with the candied yams! A perfect side! Take care

  2. Pam, Thanks for the great looking pork roast! This is the way we cook them too but its been quite awhile since we've had one. After the news on processed meat today, this beauty cheered me up! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Hi David! Yes, I heard that this morning on our way to Lake Geneva for the day, bet maybe you've been there too. :-) It has been a while since we've had a roast like this and it was really really delicious! Take care

  3. I just bought a pork roast today--and my go-to seasonings are always rosemary and garlic! My mom taught me to insert slivers of garlic into the roast, too :)

    1. Hi Liz! Oh, I like that with the garlic and will try it. Thanks!

  4. Replies
    1. It is Ivy! Have a great day!

    2. You too, Pam. And again, much congrats on the 6 years.

  5. What a perfectly cooked pork Pam! I love that rubbing on top!

    1. Thanks, Katerina! The rub made a delicious difference!

  6. Pork--our favorite meat. After Sunday dinner, I'll bet this would be perfect on fresh-baked biscuits!!


    1. Bonnie, you're right on spot! It would be great then! Take care

  7. Looks delicious Pam - rosemary and garlic are hard to beat on a loin roast.

    1. Thanks, Larry! It's hard to beat good roasted pork!

  8. Hi Pam,
    Sorry I did not write sooner, got caught up with things...But I wouldn't miss the post for nothing! Outstanding recipe and a very flavorful roast pork! This dish looks so amazing, I want a piece but I bet there is nothing left. I like the idea of the spices with this rub..It really does make a difference. My mom would just put it in the pan and add a little water and that was it, but I love spices...Great job...Thanks for sharing!
    Dottie :)

  9. Perfectly roasted pork! Looks so yummy!

  10. Oh yum, Pam! This reminds me of the Roasted Pork Loins that my mom served for Sunday dinner while growing up. Looks so good!

  11. We both did pork roasts this week and we were both stars at the table for sure. This is beautiful!

  12. Watching THE game and wishing I had a sandwich from this !

    M : )

  13. Love roast pork! So flavorful. Yours looks just excellent -- perfectly done.This is one of those dishes where you really want to use your thermometer so you don't overcook it. I'm an insta-read thermometer fan, too. Good stuff -- thanks.

  14. The photo says it all, Pam! I looks so moist and delicious and something that I'm going to try here soon.

  15. That looks wonderful! Nice photos.

    mae from

  16. Hi Pam.. I've always covered my pork roast because I thought it made it more tender. I must say, the way you cooked this one sure makes the roast look quite tasty. I like the way it has a crust on it.. Yum!

  17. a truly appropriate descriptor! i don't think i've ever seen a finer hunk of pork!

  18. What a great roast and a perfect Sunday supper!

  19. What a great roast and a perfect Sunday supper!


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