Cajun Roasted Pork Recipe

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"My husband likes his food spicy, so this pork roast is a favorite," says Christine Wall of Bartlett, Illinois. "It can be baked in the oven or on the grill. I like to serve it with roasted new potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, crushed red pepper flakes, ground cumin and white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 197 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. Rub pork roast with oil. Combine remaining ingredients and rub over roast. Cover and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  2. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Pork Roast in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p63

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 150069
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"This was a nice simple pork recipe. Nothing spectacular, but a nice change from the ordinary. Plus it's on the light side since all the flavors come from a spice rub."

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