You know what they say: It’s not the size of the barbecue, it’s how you use it. And while that may be true, there is something to be said for roasting a whole pork loin roast—it takes up a lot of space on the grill and in your oven! But don’t worry; this recipe will show you how to cook a pork loin roast so that it’s moist, tender and delicious.
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Put the meat in a roasting pan and slide it into the oven, fat side up.
- If you have a meat thermometer, check its internal temperature with it every 30 minutes until it reaches 140 degrees F (check out our guide on how to use a meat thermometer).
- Remove from heat when done cooking and let stand for 10 minutes before carving into thin slices on top of mashed potatoes or other sides!
2. Place the roast in a roasting pan that’s large enough to hold it comfortably and add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
- Place the roast in a roasting pan that’s large enough to hold it comfortably and add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
- Roast at 350°F for 15 minutes per pound, turning once after about 30 minutes of cooking time. The total cooking time will depend on how you like your pork cooked (15-18 minutes per pound is medium-well). If you’d like your roast rarer than this, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and increase cooking time by 5 minutes each pound; if you want it more well done, increase both temperatures by 25 degrees with no change to cooking times
3. Roast the pork loin for 15 minutes per pound; an average roast will take about an hour and 15 minutes to cook through.
A roast of pork loin is a great choice for dinner, and it’s easy to cook. You can either buy one from the store or make your own with a pork loin roast. To get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius).
Next, place your meat in an oven-safe pan with sides that are at least 1-inch tall and rub it with olive oil before seasoning it with salt and pepper. Place the roast on top of some foil if you don’t have an oven-safe pan; this will keep it from burning during cooking time!
Now put everything into the oven for 15 minutes per pound; an average roast will take about an hour and 15 minutes to cook through
4. Turn off the heat and allow the pork loin to rest for at least 15 minutes before carving and serving it.
It’s important to let the roast rest before carving, as this helps the juices redistribute throughout the meat. The best way to tell if it’s ready is by using an instant-read thermometer: when your pork loin reaches 145 degrees F (63 C), it should be ready for serving. If you don’t have a thermometer or are short on time, simply cut into one of the larger pieces and take a look at how pink/red it looks inside–if there’s still quite a bit of redness, give it another 5 minutes before checking again. If there’s no longer any pinkness showing at all (or if all parts appear grayish), then you can remove from heat immediately and let rest until ready for serving
A whole pork loin roast is pretty expensive, so it’s worth taking care of it properly!
A whole pork loin roast is pretty expensive, so it’s worth taking care of it properly! This cut is a good choice for roasting because it has a lot of fat and connective tissue that will help keep the meat moist during cooking. It’s also a good choice for a crowd because you can serve slices off of the bone and everyone gets something different. If you’re having people over for dinner–or just want to impress your family with something special–this kind of roast is an excellent option because they’ll appreciate how delicious and tender it tastes!
In the end, your pork loin roast will be delicious and ready for dinner! If you have any questions about how long to cook a loin pork roast or any other cooking tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Thanks for reading!