Cooking a pork roast is quite simple. All you need to do is select your cut of meat, preheat your oven, cook the pork in an aluminum or cast iron pan until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, then let it rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.
The only thing that might make this process seem complicated is the fact that different sizes and cuts require different cooking times. So how long does it take to cook one? Let’s find out!
The time it takes to cook a pork roast depends on the size of the roast.
The time it takes to cook a pork roast depends on the size of the roast. The larger the roast, the longer it will take to cook and vice versa.
If you’re cooking a large pork loin or shoulder, expect to spend about 2 1/2 hours in total at 350 degrees F (175 C). If you’re using smaller cuts like chops or tenderloin tips, then 1 1/2 hours should do just fine!
Roast should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
When cooking a roast, the internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit is what you’re aiming for. If you don’t know what that feels like, use a meat thermometer to check your roast’s progress.
If you want to cook your pork roast longer than recommended in this recipe, increase its cooking time by about 15 minutes per pound (for example: 3 pounds = 45 additional minutes).
You can remove your roast from the oven once it reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium.
- Remove your roast from the oven once it reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium. To measure the internal temperature of your roast, use an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat–not touching bone or fat–and leave it there for about 15 seconds. The thermometer should be in contact with all sides of your pork shoulder so that you get an accurate reading.
- You can also use a fork to test how done a roast is by poking at its surface; if the juices run clear instead of pinkish red, then your pork shoulder is ready!
The first step in cooking a pork roast is to preheat your oven.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pork roast in a roasting pan, and add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil if you don’t have a lid for your roasting pan.
Cooking times vary depending on what method you use and how many people are eating
Cooking times vary depending on what method you use and how many people are eating.
- The size of the roast is important as well. A smaller roast will cook faster than a larger one.
- If you’re using a slow cooker, it’s best to use one that has an automatic timer so that it doesn’t overcook your pork roast–this can happen if you forget about it!
- If you’re roasting in an oven, cooking times will depend on how hot your oven is set at and how far away from heat source (such as another pan) your meat was placed before cooking began.
If you’re planning on cooking a pork roast for the holidays, it’s important to know how long it will take. You can use these tips to make sure that your meat is cooked properly and tastes delicious when served at dinner time!