Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
A savory herb rub and a mere 15 minutes of prep time turn plain pork roast into an easy, elegant entree. —Robin Schloesser, Chester, New Jersey
Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.