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Crumb-Crusted Pork Roast with Root Vegetables Recipe

Crumb-Crusted Pork Roast with Root Vegetables Recipe

Perfect for fall, this hearty meal combines sweet roasted veggies with a savory crumb coating. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large celery root, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix honey, molasses and mustard; brush over roast.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mix sage, thyme and rosemary. In a small bowl, toss bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese and 2 teaspoons of the herb mixture; press onto roast.
  • 3. Add vegetables, oil, salt and pepper to remaining herb mixture; toss to coat. Arrange vegetables around roast.
  • 4. Roast 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with vegetables. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 3/4 cup vegetables equals 302 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.