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Roasted Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

I make this pork roast often when I'm entertaining company. It's especially good with garden-fresh herbs, but dried work nicely as well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced chives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage or 4 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2-3/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Starting about a third in from one side, make a lengthwise slit down the roast to within 1/2 in. of the bottom. Turn roast over and make another lengthwise slit starting about a third in from the opposite side. Open roast so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 3/4-in. thickness; remove plastic wrap.
  • Combine mustard and garlic; rub two-thirds of the mustard mixture over roast. Combine the chives, sage, thyme, rosemary, 3/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle two-thirds of the herb mixture over roast. Roll up jelly roll style, starting with a long side; tie several times with kitchen string. Rub oil over roast; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Place roast on a greased rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Brush roast with remaining mustard mixture and sprinkle with remaining herbs. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Editor's Note: To grill the roast, coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill for indirect heat. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1 hour. Baste as directed above. Grill 20-25 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 181 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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  • dragnlaw
    May 8, 2016

    This was a lovely recipe. But beware, even 'divided' I found 1 tsp of salt too much. If the submitter had intended Kosher salt maybe it would have been not so bad. I will sprinkle the inside of roll rather than add to the herbs. Mustard was good, all the herbs were perfect. It is just on Spring here so had to use a mixture of fresh and dried herbs. It all worked well. Just too bad about the salt though, thankfully it was not for guests. Fantastic Herb mixture (without the salt, lol)

  • cssumcgu
    Oct 18, 2015

    Wonderful flavor and a great way to use the herbs from my garden. The whole family loved it and wanted seconds. I will definitely make this again.

  • dilbert098
    Jan 30, 2011

    This has been the best stuffed pork I've had in years... So good and quick to put together. I was nervous as some of the ingredients as I don't have much experience cooking with them and I'm not a huge fan of thyme so I cut that in half, but it turned out fantastic and the roast was gone in one dinner! thanks for sharing =-)