Ranch Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023
Our Test Kitchen created this simple Savory Pork Roast with a mild rub that's perfect for new cooks. The leftover meat is tender and flavorful, and can be used in countless recipes.


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. If desired, tie pork with kitchen string at 2-in. intervals to help roast hold its shape. Combine the next 5 ingredients; rub over roast. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Pour 1 cup water into pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 50-55 minutes. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Can you freeze Ranch Pork Roast?

Freeze cooled sliced pork in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring; add broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked pork: 212 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.