Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin Recipe
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Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin Recipe

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A savory herb rub—and a mere 15 minutes prep time—turns plain pork loin into an easy, elegant entree.—Robin Schloesser, Chester, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons each minced fresh marjoram, rosemary, sage and thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork: 198 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, herbs, salt and pepper; rub over pork. Place roast on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Pour water into pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Transfer to a serving platter. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p50

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h20paws User ID: 6288307 218509
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"My family really enjoyed this roast. I added two cloves of garlic when I chopped the herbs and think that it was just the right touch. It will be added to the rotation of favorites."

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