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pork loin recipe

Roasted Pork Loin Recipe

This Pork Loin recipe is very easy to prepare and results in a tender, juicy, and very flavorful meal. The meat is cooked to perfection and seasoned with garlic and some brown sugar.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pork Loin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 377kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2.5-3 pound pork loin not tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for the pan
  • 6-9 cloves garlic whole - use less if you want
  • 5 cloves garlic minced - use less if you want
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Next, lightly grease a baking dish with some olive oil.
  • Add the pork loin to a large bowl, pierce with a small knife 9 holes on top, or make as many based on how many cloves you will use. Fill those holes with 9 whole garlic cloves.
  • Then, add the rest of the ingredients to the pork and rub well on all the sides.
  • Add the pork loin to the prepared baking pan, fat side up.
  • Cook for 50-55 minutes for medium to medium-well doneness (150-155 degrees F for internal temperature). Cook for 60-70 minutes for a well to be well-done, or until it has reached a temperature of 160-165 degrees F.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.



Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.3mg