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Baked Pork Loin Roast Recipe
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Baked Pork Loin Roast Recipe

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Seasoned with a flavorful rub of sage, oregano, thyme and nutmeg, this mouthwatering roast is perfect for special occasions. The impressive entree will have guest asking for seconds.—Edith Fisher, Leyden, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds)
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced carrots

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork equals 219 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 459 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. With a sharp knife, cut 1/2-in.-deep slits in fat side of roast. Rub spice mixture into slits and over roast. Place roast fat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Place onion and carrots around roast.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour 40 minutes or until tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Savory Pork Roast in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p39

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"loved it!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"it's good, but i'm not a fan of thyme. If i make it again I'm leaving that spice out.."

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