Garlic Roast Pork Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rest Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


If you’re a garlic lover, this pork loin roast is for you. Coated with a simple blend of garlic, herbs, and olive oil, it’s easy, tasty, and garliky delicious!


  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh sage leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 and 1/2– to 3-lb. boneless pork loin roast
  • About 3 ribs celery (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, combine the garlic, olive oil, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper and pulse until it becomes a coarse, wet paste. Spread the paste all over the pork.
  3. Put the pork on a rack in a roasting pan fat side up. If you don’t have a rack use about 3 stalks of celery arranged in the pan.
  4. Roast until the internal temperature is 145-160°F, 20 to 25 minutes per pound. 145°F is considered safe for pork according to the USDA. It will be moist and slightly pink in the center. If you prefer your pork fully white and well done, then go with the 160°F temperature.
  5. Cover the roasting pan with foil and let rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, increase the oven to 475°F.
  7. Roast uncovered for another 10 minutes, until the meat is nicely browned. (If any parts of the pork are already nicely browned, cover them with a piece of foil before the final roast.)
  8. Slice the roast and serve immediately.

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For even more flavorful meat, brine the pork before you roast it. But if you do, cut the salt in this recipe to a little more than 1/2 teaspoon. See this post for how to brine and why it makes such a difference.