Italian Herb-Crusted Pork Loin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing

Makes

8 servings

I like to change things up during the holidays with pork loin recipes that incorporate my favorite herbs and veggies. This showpiece dish really dazzles my family. —Kim Palmer, Kingston, Georgia
Italian Herb-Crusted Pork Loin Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 8 medium carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 2 medium onions, quartered

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix oil, garlic and seasonings; rub over roast. Arrange carrots and onions on the bottom of a 13x9-in. baking pan. Place roast over vegetables, fat side up. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 475°. Roast the pork for 20 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven setting to 425°. Roast until a thermometer reads 145° and vegetables are tender, 30-40 minutes longer. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 295 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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