Herbed Roast Pork

Herbed Roast Pork Recipe
Photo: Maura McEvoy
This is a simple dish that's a hearty and filling family meal. The herbs give the roast pork flavor, and it tastes even better the next day.


4 servings plus leftovers

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 40 mg
Calories 318
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 0 g
Cholesterol 126 mg
Fat 14 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 44 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 106 mg


4 large sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
4 large sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
1 boneless pork-loin roast (about 3 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Tuck the fresh herbs under the roast's strings or rub the dried herbs on the meat. Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the roast and brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. Heat oven to 375° F. Sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper. Place the skillet in the oven and cook 1 hour and 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 155° F in the center of the roast. Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let rest 15 minutes to allow the meat to finish cooking. Skim the fat from the pan juices and discard. Spoon the pan juices over the sliced meat.