Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

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This recipe proves pork roasts don't have to be loaded with calories to be delicious. Even folks not on restricted diets will find it appealing.—Dianne Bettin, Truman, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 boneless extra-lean pork roast (about 2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 11g fat (0 saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. Combine half of the parsley with the herb and seasonings. Rub over roast. Place in shallow pan; cover with remaining parsley. Roast, uncovered, at 325° for 35 minutes per pound or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Pork Roast in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p41

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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joybear1 User ID: 6324408 9013
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"SO easy!! My family really enjoyed this. Next time I will use less fennel though."

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