21 Succulent Pork Loin Roast Recipes

For Everyday Meals, Holiday Feasts, or Sunday Dinner

Roasted Pork Loin

The Spruce

A perfectly cooked pork loin roast makes a delicious entree. Gone are the days of dry, overcooked pork. In 2011, the USDA lowered the recommended minimum temperature to 145 F. While the previous 160 F would be fine for fattier cuts such as ribs or shoulder, it produced tough and dry pork loin and tenderloin.

If you decide to replace a pork loin with tenderloins in a recipe, take care to adjust cooking times. Pork tenderloins are much smaller and leaner than the larger loin cuts and will cook more quickly. Pork tenderloin is best cooked quickly, while pork loin benefits from a longer, slower time.

Recipe Tip

  • For the most flavorful, tender pork, check the meat with a reliable meat thermometer or an instant-read thermometer and follow the recipe recommendations for resting time.