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Tuscan Pork Roast

Everyone's eager to eat after the wonderful aroma of this roast tempts us all afternoon. This is a great Sunday dinner with little fuss. Since I found this recipe a few years ago, it's become a favorite with our seven grown children and their families. -Elinor Stabile, Canmore, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 5 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)


  • In a food processor, combine the garlic, rosemary, oil and salt; cover and process until mixture becomes a paste. Rub over the roast; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Place roast fat side up on a greased baking rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
3-1/2 ounce-weight: 184 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Coach Paul
    Oct 14, 2016

    I have been making this recipe for 20 years since I first saw it in the magazine. Absolutely love this.

  • matteliz
    Aug 2, 2016

    Simple and garlicky. I made it in a crock-pot and it worked well.

  • lurky27
    Mar 18, 2016

    This is so delicious! Make it now! Minced garlic in a jar works fine.- Theresa

  • live418
    Jan 24, 2016

    Can I use minced garlic in a jar or will not turn out same

  • Tiber628
    Nov 18, 2015

    Not NEARLY cooked at that temp. Had to cook a lot longer.

  • hkarow9713
    Oct 10, 2015

    This was so flavorful for only having a few ingredients. I put mine in the crackpot and it was delicious!

  • middjett
    Jan 5, 2015

    as roasts go, this is good. I gave it a 5 star because it IS good, but its not my favorite way to prepare a pork roast. But as the way I usually prepare one has a totally different flavor, it would not be fair to compare the 2. Its a matter of mood really. When Im in the mood for something "summery" this works perfectly, with no changes. Definably worth making again in future.

  • goodfood1533
    Nov 22, 2014

    Flavorful and moist.

  • dilbert098
    Dec 9, 2013

    Delicious I was also surprised that such a simple recipe could have so much return on flavour. I will definitely be making this over and over again. Company worthy.

  • mevgey
    Oct 8, 2013

    I have been making this delicious roast for more than 30 years. When I first saw the recipe, I thought it might taste like the wonderful pork sandwiches we used to buy when we lived in Rome, Italy - and it does.