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Pork Roast with Herb Rub

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing


12 servings

A combination of dry herbs gives pork an out-of this-world flavor. This wonderful, moist roast is a family favorite—and it makes great company fare, too. —Carolyn Pope, Mason City, Iowa
Pork Roast with Herb Rub Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 pounds)


  1. Mix first seven ingredients; rub over roast. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan, fat side up. Roast until a thermometer reads 145°, 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours.
  3. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked pork: 198 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

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