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Herbed Pork Roast Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared without added salt) equals 239 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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