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How To Make Easy Pork Loin Roast cooked with the most incredible Honey Garlic Butter Sauce! Oven and slow cooker methods included for an easy dinner idea.

This Pork Loin recipe is simple to throw together and impressive enough to feed your guests. Whether you choose a crock pot OR your oven, this ‘no-stress’ recipe will give you the most incredible roast ready and on the table in no time!

Inspired by our amazingHoney Garlic Butter Pork Chops, our pork loin recipe is another easy dinner recipe to rock your world.

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Skinless and boneless pork loin NEEDS a good sauce, being that itis a lean cut of meat. Cooking it in a deep flavouredHoney Garlic Butter Sauce is PERFECT and gives you the ideal sauce to serve it with!

Apart from the tender pork meat, the sauce is truly memorable — a dinner that you will be thinking about long after leftovers have disappeared.

Make sure you get a good quality cut of Pork Loin for this recipe. Not to be confused with pork tenderloin,pork loinis a thicker and wider cut usually found with a fatty layer on top. Pork Tenderloin is long and a lot thinner (see this recipe here for reference).

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This pork loin recipe needs three steps before giving you an incredible tasting pork:

  • SEASON: Seasoned in a delicious rub with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, optional red chili powder and brown sugar for caramelization. Pat meat dry with paper towel first so that the seasoning sticks and absorbs better.
  • SEAR:Where theDEEP flavour begins.
  • COOK!

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Slow cooking pork loin in a crock pot at a low temperature is perfect and isn’t going to dry out or ruin your pork.

2 pounds (1 kg): 3 1/2 hours on low
3-5 pounds (1 1/2 – 2 1/2 kg): 4-5 hours on low
6 pounds (3kg): 6 hours on low

Oven roastpork loincovered for the first half hour which results in steaming/braising the meat. Then roast uncovered to get some beautiful charred/caramelized edges thanks to the brown sugar in the rub and the honey in the sauce.


Made with mouthwatering pan juices left in the slow cooker or baking pan when its done. This pork recipe creates its own stock while cooking, mixing through the honey garlic sauce to create some magnificent flavours.

Honey, unsalted butter, low sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar (or cider vinegar), and a good kick of garlic is all you need. I use low sodium to control the end result.

This recipe makes SO MUCH SAUCE to drizzle all over rice, noodles, veggies and potatoes.

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The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork loin, chops, roasts and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F (62°C), followed by a 15-minute rest.

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Pork and sauce can be prepared up to 1 day ahead:

  • Pour sauce over seared/browned pork (store in your slow cooker bowl, baking pan or a large, shallow dish).
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
  • If preparing more than 12 hours ahead, keep the sauce in separate dish.
  • Slow cook or roast as per recipe.


Refrigerate with the sauce for up to 3 days, or freeze for 3 months. The sauce soaks through the pork while stored and tastes even better the next day!


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How To Make Easy Pork Loin Roast cooked with the most incredible Honey Garlic Butter Sauce! Oven and Slow Cooker Methods included!


Prep: 10 minutes mins

Cook: 1 hour hr

REST: 15 minutes mins

Serves: 8 serves



  • 4-5 pound (2-2.5 kg) pork loin roast, trimmed of skin and fat
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  • 2 teaspoons paprika (mild or smoked)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon red chili powder, (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black cracked pepper


  • 1/2 cup (125 g | 4-oz) honey
  • 1/2 cup (125 g | 4-oz) unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chppped or minced
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, (or cider vinegar)
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


  • 1/2 cup low sodium beef or chicken stock/broth, (FOR OVEN METHOD ONLY)
  • 1/2 cup water (FOR OVEN METHOD ONLY)
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour)



  • Pat dry pork with paper towel. Combine 1 tablespoon of oil with rub ingredients. Season pork, rubbing the mixture into the meat.

  • Heat remaining oil (about 2 teaspoons) in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Sear pork all over until golden browned, rotating the pork around to avoid spices burning.


  • Melt butter in the same pan the pork was in while scraping up any leftover bits in the pan. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a rapid simmer for 1 minute.


  • Place seared pork in a 6-qt (litre) slow cooker. Pour sauce over pork; cover with lid and cook on LOW heat setting for 4 - 5 hours.

  • Transfer pork onto serving dish and tent loosely with foil. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.

  • While pork is resting: pour juices from the slow cooker bowl into a pot large enough to fit the liquid. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of the juices with 4 teaspoons of cornstarch (cornflour). Whisk cornstach slurry into sauce and let simmer for a good 5 minutes, or until thickend into a syrup-like consistency.

    (For a thicker sauce, repeat this step with 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water. Add into sauce and cook until thickened (please note: saucewill thicken as it cools). Continue this step until reaching your desired consistency.)

  • Slice pork and serve drizzled with Honey Garlic Butter Sauce.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  • Place seared/browned seasoned pork in a roasting pan.

  • Prepare sauce, as above. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for basting. Pour remaining sauce over pork.

  • Pour 1/2 cup stock and 1/2 cup water around the pork.

  • Cover and roast for 20 minutes. Baste with half of the reserved sauce and continue roasting, uncovered, for a further 15 minutes.

    Baste again and roast for a further 10-15 minutes, or until a meat thermometer registers 145°F (62.5°C) in the thickest part.

    (If pan dries out while cooking (it shouldn't), add a little more water.)

  • Transfer pork onto serving plate and baste with pan juices. Tent loosely with foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes..

  • Scrape up any browned bits leftover in the pan, mixing them through the pan juices and pour juices into a pot. Whisk cornstarch into an additional 1/2 cup water, whisk cornstarch slurry into the sauce and bring to a simmer. Slowly add in 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup additional, if needed, until reaching a honey-like consistency. (Please note: saucewill thicken as it cools).

  • Slice pork and drizzle with Honey Garlic Butter Sauce.


Use skinless, boneless pork, trimmed of excess fat to avoid fat melting into our braising liquid/sauce.


Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 908mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Mia says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (13)
    This was fantastic!!!!! Will definitely be added to the list of standing recipes in my kitchen.


  2. Jon says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (14)
    Very good recipe. The only issue I had was the cooking time was much shorter in my case probably due to the crockpot I find this method destroys food but it just might be my pot. After 3 1/2 hours my 3.5 lb pork loin was over 200* double checked the temp setting being “low”. Roast was still good still good. Served with garlic smashed red potatoes. The crockpot is not my friend.


  3. TW says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (15)
    This was INCREDIBLE! The best new recipe I’ve made this year!!!

    I’m thinking of making it for Christmas Eve dinner.


    • Karina says

      I’m overjoyed to hear that you found the recipe incredible and the best new one this year! What a wonderful choice for Christmas Eve dinner. I hope it adds to the festivities and becomes a holiday favourite for you and your loved ones!


  4. Victoria says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (16)
    I just made this recipe and it is the best pork loin I have ever made! I followed the directions exactly as written and read all of the tips, thank you. It’s perfect. I’m making a lot mein stir fry to go with it


  5. Elle says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (17)
    Broke the #1 rule of having guests over- don’t try a new recipe. Just don’t. Well I did, and it was fab! Had to switch up some ingredients, like maple syrup instead of honey, balsamic instead of cider vinegar, and red wine, because wine. Soooooooo good! I’m always nervous about drying out pork loin. This was most,and the sauce was dee- licious! Can’t wait to make it again.


  6. Christopher Davis says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (18)
    Easy and Amazing!! Thank you.


  7. maz says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (19)
    I made this tonight and it was delicious. Sauce very rich so not a lot needed. Left overs will be frozen. The meat turned out to perfection. Thank you


  8. Amber says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (20)
    I made this with a 3.3 lb pork loin but used the same amount of ingredients as the 4-5 lb recipe so there was plenty of sauce (I’m a big sauce person). The oven cook times were still accurate. The pork was so juicy and tender and the sauce was amazing over it, rice, and sautéed mushrooms and spinach. I wouldn’t change a thing! My wife and I loved it! Thank you so much!


  9. Mary Jane says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (21)
    Awesome my husband is tough to cook for ,he went nuts over this. Next time I will make it with chicken tendors.


  10. Laura says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (22)
    10/10 Delicious recipe! My husband raved over this and said it was restaurant quality! It will be added to our collection. I love recipes with simple ingredients I have on hand but yield amazing results. I served with mashed potatoes and it was perfect! Thank you!


  11. Jules says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (23)
    I’m one for not using a lot of pans so I made this all in a cast iron skillet. I didn’t quite understand the oven directions so I winged it and it came out great. There was still a lot of liquid when the roast came out of the oven. I just pulled the roast off and tented it. Cooked the liquid left in the skillet and added a small amount of cornstarch and water slurry to it. The roast came out perfect. And the sauce was very tasty. Will definitely make this again.


  12. Debra says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (24)
    Best pork roast I have ever made family agreed. This is a keeper, hope I can replicate !Thank you ! Easy to follow recipe too!


  13. Rebecca says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (25)
    I never leave comments on on-line recipes, but I had to for this one. I have three kids. One is, I believe, the world’s pickiest eater. I made this recipe, as described, and it was DELICIOUS. ALL THREE kids ate it! My picky eater said, “I don’t exactly like it, but it’s not terrible.” Which is literally the best thing he’s said about food that wasn’t a dino chicken nugget in years. And he ate all four bites I put on his plate. Amazing! I highly recommend this recipe and will definitely be making it again in a larger quantity!


  14. Dale Hamakawa says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (26)
    The rub and the sauce are the best parts. Doubled the sauce cause I like sauce and was glad I did. Glad you had a oven option. Followed the instructions and the pork loin was still juicy. Shared this recipes with friends and they all love it.


  15. Anna Carlson says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (27)
    Great recipe!
    The rub was perfect. I cooked the roast in a Dutch oven. I adjusted the sauce a bit, eliminating the butter (too rich for me), reduced the honey to a hefty squeeze and left out the soy sauce (accidental!) and used ACV instead of rice vinegar. Since I roasted it with the top on I didn’t bother reserving liquid for basting, just put it all in. I also added a huge bunch of collard greens in the dutch oven and it came out so good! My mouth is watering just thinking of it. I also didn’t thicken the sauce, it was really good as is!


  16. Crystal Benz says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (28)
    Excellent! Made exactly to directions and it was perfect.


  17. Lenora Sikes says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (29)
    Cooked this up for lunch today. My husband claimed the whole roast for himself after tasting it. I made him share with everyone in our household. Everyone loved it. I left the chili pepper out, along with the corn starch and stock broth. My mind registered these as optional not Additional. It came out soft, moist, tender and delicious.


  18. Sally says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (30)
    Made this for dinner tonight. Delicious, even though I didn’t have quite enough honey.


  19. Jacquelin Thompson says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (31)
    This was an excellent recipe. Even my picky husband loved it. It will be going the internet cookbook


  20. Danielle says

    I just finished putting it in the slow cooker and accidentally put in the 1/2 cup of stock in the sauce. I didn’t put it the water or cornstarch because I figured out my mistake just as I had thrown in the stock. I’m guessing it won’t hurt too much but I’m bummed I didn’t get it right for my first try with this recipe after reading all the glowing reviews. The smell of the sauce alone has me itching for dinner time!!


  21. Steve says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (32)
    Loved it. Made it 3 weeks ago for guests who loved it also. Making again for another crew tonight.


  22. Tiffany says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (33)
    SUCH a delicious recipe! My 1 year old, 4 year old and husband were thoroughly impressed. The pork was tender but so flavourful, and the sauce was delicious!


  23. Debbie says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (34)
    Love this recipe! It’s delicious.


    • Lisa says

      Pork Loin Roast Recipe (35)
      This was very, very good! Delicious sauce and the pork came out perfect; I cooked it in the crock pot.


    • Michele Heller says

      Pork Loin Roast Recipe (36)
      This recipe was a huge hit with the family.


  24. Madi says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (37)
    Amazing recipe! I made this for my family and they all absolutely loved it! I will be adding to my recipe collection. The pork wasn’t dry but was very tender and juicy to my surprise! Easy to make for a dinner party.


  25. Zina says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (38)
    This turned out great, it makes alot so it will feed many people. Very delicious!


  26. Olga says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (39)
    I’ve been cooking for over 45 years. This is the best Pork-loin I have ever made. I baked mine and I followed all your directions faithfully. All I can say Karina is BRAVO!


  27. R says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (40)
    Really great. Used same recipe (cooking times; 1/2 ingredients) for a 1 kg loin.


  28. Mary S Weaver says

    my first time to view your recipes. Sounds great. Please feel free to use my e-mail address to
    send more delicious sounding recipes for me to try.


  29. Erin says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (41)
    Excellent recipe – the roast was flavourful and tender and my 2 ‘discerning’ (aka not easy to impress) eaters both loved it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!


  30. Melanie says

    I am curious which cooking method tastes best: oven or slow cooker? I’m not concerned with which is easier, just the best end result.


  31. Janet says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (42)
    This is the best pork recipe it was so tender will be making this again thankyou.


  32. Melissa says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (43)
    Made it this past weekend…..EXCELLENT! Had to feed a large picky crowd and everyone loved it! Easy and I loved I could start it a day ahead of time! Thanks so much!


  33. NC says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (44)
    Delicious! The sauce is SO flavorful!


  34. Tricia says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (45)
    I never comment on recipes, but I had to make an exception with this one. I haven’t made a pork loin in years because I was never a fan of them growing up. Your recipe has changed that for me. After looking at a few recipes online, I chose this one because of its 5-star ratings and because it made a lot of sauce – something that appealed to me (I love sauces on almost everything lol). The sauce was fantastic and most importantly, my husband loved it. He loves pork loin, and I’m happy to find a recipe for it that we can both enjoy. He will never eat pork as leftovers, but he said he was going to have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow – a first for him! Thank you -I look forward to trying more of your recipes.


  35. Renee says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (46)
    This is incredibly delicious. The perfect Sunday dinner. The gravy is to die for and the meat is so moist. I will be bookmarking this for use again!


  36. Megan A says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (47)
    Made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit! Restaurant quality! I used the oven method. The pork was juicy and perfectly cooked, and the pan sauce was simply to die for. I could’ve eaten it with a spoon! Followed the recipe exactly (I used a leave-in meat thermometer, so my timing may not have been exact) and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Simply delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


  37. Chris L says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (48)
    This was excellent as is. I usually enhance recipes, but this did not need it. Loved the sauce!


  38. Jami says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (49)
    Perfect, just as it was written! Thanks . It’s a keeper.


  39. Kate says

    Definitely the best pork loin I have ever made. The family loved it!!


  40. Nicky says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (50)
    I made this port roast over the holidays and my feedback is similar to the reviews. Its the best roast pork that I have ever cooked. I did not have honey on hand so I had to substitute with maple syrup. The meat was moist, the flavors were just right and the family raved about it. More importantly it allowed us time to play with our grandchildren while it was in the slow cooker! Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I know that I will make good use for future dinners.


  41. J Kogut says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (51)
    Made this last night for my family. Was so easy to make and was delicious. Everyone had seconds. Will definitely make again.


  42. Brice Shirey says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (52)
    I made this yesterday for lunch but I substituted 1 cup of Chardonnay for the ½ cup of water and ½ cup of broth and it was very delicious 😋, thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂


  43. Erik johnson says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (53)
    Fantastic recipe! Juicy and tender, I dry rubbed mine and wrapped with cling wrap in the refrigerator over night.


    • Lara says

      Pork Loin Roast Recipe (54)
      The flavor of this is
      THE BEST!! I love the sweet flavor, so I added 2 tbsp of honey. & I love Erik Johnson’s suggestion of marinating the meat overnight in plastic wrap. I’ll definitely try that next time. Thank you for the yummiest dinner this yrp!!


  44. Jenny says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (55)
    I am the worst in cooking pork tenderloin. I had a 5lb loin. I came across your recipe. I did it. Wow, I went across my kitchen saying I’m a great cook. thank you – I’ll be using your recipe from now on. My daughter wants this for Christmas dinner lol


  45. Sandra Miller says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (56)
    Made this yesterday for a holiday gathering and everyone loved it!! I used only half smoked paprika cause I’m not a huge fan of the smoke flavor and half regular Spanish paprika. I had tenderloins in the fridge, so used them in the slow cooker. Substituted red pepper flakes for chili powder at the lower amount which added a great kick but not too much. Took only a few hours in the cooker on high and the sauce was wonderful.


  46. Rebekah says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (57)
    I’ve never made pork anything before (I was a vegetarian for 20 years). I made this for my family and they went nuts. My husband is a bbq master and I surprised him with this — he said it’s absolutely the best tenderloin he’s ever had! Thank you!


    • Karina says

      Aw Rebekah, you’re most welcome! I’m so so happy to read your comment! Thank you for sharing ❤️


  47. Patty says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (58)
    LOVED IT! And so did everyone in my family. That’s a first!


  48. Esther says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (59)
    Cooked for dinner today. My husband and son loved it. Delicious1


    • Beth Watson says

      Pork Loin Roast Recipe (60)
      Sounds wonderful, making this tonight


  49. Melanie Barrett says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (61)
    I prepared this for our lunch today, and everyone was raving about it! I now plan to have it for a larger family dinner in a few weeks!


  50. Yolani says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (62)
    Delicious! Great recipe. Easy, and a fantastic result. Please don’t inform the calorie count, not interested! 😉


  51. Karen Panzica says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (63)
    Excellent roast! Everyone from toddlers to teen to husband loved it, especially the gravy. Used all chicken stock instead of water. Served with fresh green beans, rolls and spaghetti squash baked with butter, maple syrup and parmesan cheese. Great! Will be sure and try more of your recipes.


  52. Denise says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (64)
    This was terrific. I used the oven to make it and the cooking time was a bit more than an hour. We loved the sauce. The recipe is a keeper. I baked sweet potatoes in the oven with this and it made a great side for the meal.


  53. Shari Altman says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (65)
    That sauce is amazingly delicious. Glad I made extra – now have some to pour on other dishes. I will definitely make again. We had with a green salad and roasted half moon slices of delicata squash.


  54. jennifer d says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (66)
    It was very good, my daughter says this is one of the best sauces with pork she has had (its a keeper, in other words!). However, I can’t but help wonder how it might be enhanced by the addition of fresh ginger, and in what proportions?


  55. Jo gunderson says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (67)
    Delish my ten year old loved it too


  56. Zina says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (68)


  57. Lisa Marie Mocarski says

    My husband is a very picky eater, and rarely tries anything new. I made this recipe tonight for dinner, and much to my surprise, he loved it! I used my crock pot and was so pleased with how tender the roast turned out. The flavor of the sauce was perfect! Thank you so much for bringing a new recipe into our rotation!


  58. Laura says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (69)
    Ah-MAZ-ing!!! Truly, the best pork loin I have ever made. It was moist and delicious, wowed our guests, and the flavors were outstanding. That sauce!!! I am now pouring through your other recipes! Thank you for my new go to pork!


  59. Christine Smiley says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (70)
    Just made this today. Absolutely delicious!! Whole family loved it. Used the slow cooker method. Didn’t add the chili powder. But did add ginger to the sauce. Served with rice and a side of asparagus. Will definitely make this again… and again.


  60. Fritz A. says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (71)
    Great! I have fixed this a number of times and it is still a crowd pleaser. I like to cut the butter and honey in half, that way I can use the extra sauce for a gravy on mashed potatoes.


  61. denise chase says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (72)
    I was going to quit buying pork loin. This is one of the best dinners I’ve made in months. Thank you!!


  62. Pat says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (73)
    Made it in the crockpot. FABULOUS!!!


  63. Brenda Eichelberg says

    I loved it but the menfolk didn’t like the sauce. Their loss!


  64. Linda says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (74)
    I do a lot of first time recipe cooking for a group of six people that have come
    together in Sarasota, Florida.
    This is by far the most amazing tasting pork loin I have ever made and can’t wait
    to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Kudos!!


  65. Pete Bowyer says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (75)
    This was a fantastic roast dinner considering it wasn’t tenderloin. I only had half the roast size so I cut back on the rub but probably should have kept it the same.
    I had a serious brain-fart moment and blended both the sauce mix and the additional liquids and corn starch all at the same time, so the various bastings were directly from the pan.
    My wife said it was the best pork roast we’ve had in a long time .. I agreed.
    This is going into my regular recipes list.
    Thanks for this recipe.


  66. Jackie says

    I didn’t have time to cook in a slow cooker so I baked mine and it was delicious. I didn’t have honey so used pure maple syrup instead. I also cut back on garlic in the sauce and didn’t thicken the sauce. I would make it again the same way. Super easy recipe.


  67. Darcey says

    I’m making this tonight in my instant pot. Has anyone else done this? Hopefully it turns out the way everyone else expected it too! I will update after my wife gets home and eats…


  68. Kathy Conn says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (76)
    Bravo! Thus is hands down the best pork loin I have ever had. The recipe made so much sauce that I am going to freeze it for other things.


  69. Susan B says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (77)
    Just finished dinner. This pork loin recipe is great. My other half, who almost never eats gravy, covered his pork with it. That says a lot! Used the crock pot, which made it very east to make. I was unsure about the honey (normally don’t care for sweet meat), but trusted you and it was delicious! I also have to tell you I have never tried anything from your website that wasn’t absolutely delicious.


  70. Margo says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (78)
    I have tried many different recipes from different blogs – but this is the first time I have ever written a comment. This is SO good, I had to leave a comment. I left out the chili powder (not our favorite spice). The pork was so tender (was like eating a pork tenderloin) and flavorful. I cooked mine in the oven, after the 2nd basting, I put my meat thermometer in, it was perfect. I can’t wait to cook it again.Thank you so much for sharing it.


    • shelley wiliams says

      What temperature?


  71. Olga y says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (79)
    Another great recipe from you!!! Made it tonight and it’s delicious! The sauce is the bomb!


  72. Alicia says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (80)
    Made this tonight and it was hands down the best pork loin I’ve ever had. And super easy to make!


  73. Delmar says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (81)
    I used pork broth, only thing different. this was the best tasting pork I’ve ever had or made. highly recommend, easy and delicious.


  74. Becca says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (82)
    We absolutely loved this! I’m wondering about cooking the meat in the instapot. Thoughts?


  75. Dennis says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (83)
    Made this on Mother’s Day for my wife
    I put it in the crock pot making gravy right in the crock pot with Wonder flour. It turned out great. Thanks


  76. Kerry says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (84)
    Made this for dinner tonight in the oven. Everyone enjoy it. Hubby says it we have to make it again. I love how easy it was to make!


  77. Nikki says

    Just put in the crock pot. Cannot wait to see how it turns out. This is my first time on your site and i decided to try this one out. Easy to follow and the sauce smells so good. Thank u karina!


    • Mindy Mcjunkin says

      Pork Loin Roast Recipe (85)
      Her recipes are the best you must try her best chicken fajitas. To die for.


  78. Ebone Oliver says

    I just made this and I Love It!!!! It taste great!! It came out just right. This is my first time making this, and I’m proud of myself for doing a great job cooking this. Thank you for your recipe, this help me a lot. I will be making this again. My kids love it as well. A little on the spicy side but it’s great!!????


  79. Ebone Oliver says

    I just made this and I Love It!!!! It taste great!! It came out just right. This is my first time making this, and I’m proud of muscle for doing a great job cooking this. Thank you for your recipe, this help me a lot. I will be making this again. My kids live it as well. A little on the spicy side but it’s great!!????


  80. Jack says

    How should I adjust the roasting time for a 2 1/4 lb boneless center cut pork roast? Thanks, i can’t wait to try this.


  81. Jay says

    Wondering if anyone has tried using a bit of apple juice instead of water in the oven roasting method? Love the flavor of apple with pork and thinking it might go well here.


    • Sandy Vanlancker says

      I’m making this today and while I don’t have apple juice, I may slice an apple up and add it!


      • Kerri-anne Hein says

        Pork Loin Roast Recipe (86)
        I made this recipe for my family on Saturday and it was incredible. I made it to the tea and it was superb!!! Thank you so much for making our family meal time fun and delicious! 😊


  82. Tiffany Anderson says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (87)
    HUGE hit! The flavors were amazing and my whole family loved it. Easy enough recipe to do it again and again. Thanks so much! The sauce is the best!


  83. Emily H says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (88)
    It was my first pork loin and I followed your recipe to a T and it came out absolutely perfect. Thank you very much! I Love to cook, and you make it that much better. The honey garlic sauce is so delicious, I can’t wait to have it again:)


  84. Mari says

    I only have tenderloins in my freezer , will it make a difference if I use those in place of the loin ? I prefer them as they are much more tender .


    • Sandy Vanlancker says

      I’m going to guess that tenderloins will work, but adjust your cooking times as they are smaller and will cook faster. This sauce may make them mushy though? Because they are sooo tender to begin with. Let us know?


  85. Deb Becker says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (89)
    Amazing. Best pork recipe I’ve ever made. Definitely a keeper!


  86. Jason Moore says

    I am VERY visually oriented … you always get me with your pictures Karina! 🙂
    This is definitely a “must try”! I have made MANY of your recipes, and every time it’s a winner! Thanks so much for sharing your culinary gift!


  87. Maureen says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (90)
    Just made this on New Year’s Day and it was amazing. I’m not much of a cook, but easily followed this, and my husband raved about it.


  88. Barbara Jones says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (91)
    Amazing! Used a 3 lb loin and slow cooked for 3 hours…temped it a little early and it was perfect. Didn’t dry out like I thought it might in the slowcooker, and not a bit left over. Will be a regular in future meal plans…just like the pork chops are. Thank you for all the great tips and recipes.


  89. Dion Smith says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (92)
    It was our turn to host Christmas dinner and I was stressing out about what to fix that would be both different and wow our guest. Your recipe deflated my stress and was PERFECT for our family. I cooked mine in the oven and omgosh that sauce was SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!! (Lol) I served mine over a bed of mashed cauli with some fresh green beans. I will DEFINITELY be making this again. Thank you so much ❤️ for posting this recipe..?


  90. TGGonzo says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (93)
    Never did a pork loin in the slow cooker before. This turned out great (although next time we will pre-sear the loin a little more than we did……I guess we were afraid of over cooking. Just go ahead and give this a really good sear).

    The sauce was OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD. Definitely a keeper!


  91. Yolonda Thomas says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (94)
    I have made this roast and it is delicious, I really like the rub used on the roast to make it a little sweet and savory, the garlic sauce is divine. Pair the roast with mashed potatoes and a veggie, you have the perfect meal.


  92. Lindsay S. says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (95)
    Just finished making this recipe and are looking forward to eating it for dinner tonight. It smells absolutely wonderful!


  93. Liz says

    YUM! Love the idea of using the slow cooker!


  94. Barbara Bland says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (96)
    I loved this recipe! It is absolutely delicious and I definitely will be cooking it again. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you send out! I made my own “cook book” with them.


  95. Kathi says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (97)
    I have made pork loin many times but this was one of the best recipes I have tried. Thank you so much for sharing it. Happy Holidays.


  96. Dgp says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (98)
    OMG! The sauce is outstanding! I will be making that sauce to go on everything. Thanks for another great recipe.


  97. Dani Harris says

    This looks SO good! I love that you give directions both for oven roasting and using a slow cooker plus prepping it in advance! We may just be having this for New Year’s. We’re already planning to use your prime rib recipe Christmas Eve.

    Merry Christmas!


  98. Cyrus Douglas says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (99)
    I am 76 years old my wife passed away a year and a half ago. I have a three ring 3 inch binder that I save all of your recipes. because of your recipes I am learning how to cook. this pork recipe I am making today. of course it’ll be for myself but you have never failed me yet thank you so much .


    • Jamie Hales says

      Hi Cyrus! I hope your cooking adventures are still going well as you learn to navigate what was once your wife’s domain. I think it’s remarkably intrepid and my heart goes out to you wherever you are 🙂


  99. Linda says

    Whoop! Thawing out my pork loin now, totally making this!


  100. Kathleen says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (100)
    My family eat pork loin quite a bit but I’ve never thought about doing a sauce over it. This is definitely going to be on my list of things to do over the holidays.


  101. Julie Martin says

    Looks great; I’m always confident making your recipes because I know you’ve tested and tested and they will turn out fabulously!


  102. Barbara C says

    Do good to know the “trick” for keeping the seasoning flavor by drying with a paper towel first. It will make a difference to the flavor of my usually bland roasts. Thank you.


  103. Jan says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (101)
    It was amazing! Made it last night for dinner. Can’t wait for sandwiches today!


  104. Nancy says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (102)
    We reduced the honey by half and doubled the soy sauce. It was incredible!


  105. Judy Sorenson says

    This recipe is delicious.


  106. Rachel says

    I can’t wait to try it. My family loves it when I use one of your recipes.


  107. Rod MacKenzie says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (103)
    I made these last night and they were absolutely FANTASTIC!! Thank you so much for sharing.


  108. Denise says

    Looks great, am making the mushrooms tomorrow ????


  109. Anna says

    Looks and sounds amazing! Love that there’s a slow cooker option, I’m always looking for new crock pot recipes. Can’t wait to try it!


  110. Steph says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (104)
    I struggle with using honey in any recipe but I’m always willing to try a new challenge. By the way. Your chocolate pumpkin cheesecake was amazing at Thanksgiving. So many compliments.


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  112. Mary J says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (105)
    Tried this and it is delicious especially the sauce. I also love your illustrations and easy to follow steps. Kick back now and Enjoy your holidays with friends and family. You deserve it. You’ve provided all us followers with delicious receipes this year!


  113. Pamela says

    Another great recipe to try. I love using my crockpot.


  114. Patricia Brewer says

    Pork Loin Roast Recipe (106)
    I make the honey garlic pork chops regularly so I can just imagine how delicious this will be!!! New Years dinner is already planned. ?


  115. LuAnn says

    This looks delicious and so moist.


  116. Jo says

    My husband loves this recipe.


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How do you cook a pork loin so it doesn't dry out? ›

  1. First, use a high-heat area to quickly brown the meat on all sides. ...
  2. Next, move the loin to a low-heat area of the grill and cover it with foil.
  3. Now, you can roast the pork using indirect cooking for approximately one to one and a half hours, or about 20 minutes per pound of meat.
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What is the best cooking method for loin? ›

CG: Roasting is the most natural way to cook a pork loin, and it's the easiest and the quickest to get into the oven. I like to sear the outside and then roast it, or you can just roast it as is. The indirect method of cooking preserves pork loin's inherent juiciness and tenderness.

What temperature should a pork loin roast be cooked at? ›

A good rule of thumb is to cook pork loin 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), so use a thermometer to know when it's done. You'll want to let your pork loin rest at least three minutes before serving.

Is it better to cook a pork loin at 350 or 400? ›

This is the cardinal rule for lean cuts of meat like pork tenderloin. At 400 degrees F, a 1-pound pork tenderloin will cook in 8 to 10 minutes after being seared on the stove.

Do you add water when cooking pork loin? ›

Place the unpackaged pork roast inside of your slow cooker and set the temperature to low. Pour about a half cup of water around the pork — make sure the bottom of your slow cooker is covered. Place lid on and cook on low for about two hours or until your pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Does pork loin get more tender the longer you cook it? ›

So this depends on the cut, and how much connective tissue it has. If you're cooking pork tenderloin, time doesn't matter much. If you're cooking the tougher cuts, you can benefit from longer cooking times for increased tenderness.

Should I put water in the pan of a pork roast? ›

Place pork roast (fat side up) into large roasting pan with 1 cup water in the bottom. Bake for 4-5 hours or until desired tenderness. (I typically go 5 hours for pull apart pork roast) Add water as needed during cook time to prevent burning on the bottom of pan.

Should you sear pork loin before roasting? ›

Pork tenderloin is really a weeknight all-star. It's food-budget-friendly, it's always ready to feed a hungry crowd, and, most importantly, it's super easy to make. The key is to remember this little two-step process — sear and roast — which results in a piece of meat that's moist and juicy.

What is the difference between pork loin and pork loin roast? ›

Pork loin describes a cut of meat, while pork roast is all about the size. You can buy several different types of pork loin roasts, all of which provide protein, B vitamins and zinc.

Should you bake a pork roast covered or uncovered? ›

Tenting can be suitable for some cuts of meat, but if you want a crunchy crust on your roast, then it's best to leave it uncovered. If you notice that the roasted pork is browning too much, you can lightly cover it with aluminum foil. However, do not cover it for the last 5-10 minutes in the oven.

What temp is pork loin most tender? ›

It turns out that 145° is a safe internal temperature and will give you a much juicier, more tender piece of meat (note that ground pork should still be cooked to 160°).

How long to cook a 2 pound pork tenderloin in oven at 350? ›

How long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 350? Cooking pork tenderloin in the oven at 350°F typically takes about 25-30 minutes per pound.

How long to cook a 1 lb pork tenderloin at 350 degrees? ›

Safe internal temperature: The recommended safe internal temperature for cooked pork loin is 145°F (63°C). Cook time estimate: A good rule of thumb is to cook pork loin at 350°F for 20-25 minutes per pound.

How long should you cook a pork loin at 400? ›

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle the oil over the pork and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Transfer the pork to a rack over a heavy-bottomed roasting pan. Roast the pork until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the loin reads 140 degrees F, about 1 hour.

How do you know when a pork loin is done cooking? ›

Another good tip is to keep an eye on the juices of the meat as you're preparing it. If the liquid is clear, the meat is probably fully cooked. A little pinkness to the pork will leave the meat juicy and tender, as long as it has hit that ideal 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do you keep pork moist and tender? ›

Brining pork chops is one of the best ways way to guarantee a juicy cooked pork chop. Even a quick 30-minute brine (or up to four hours) makes a big difference. It's not strictly necessary — you can still use this method to make great pork chops even without brining — but if you have some extra time, I recommend it.

Should pork tenderloin be cooked fast or slow? ›

The size and structure of a tenderloin make it perfect for cooking quickly on high heat. You want to be able to brown the outside while still keeping it a little pink on the inside.

Should pork roast be cooked fast or slow? ›

Low and slow is always the go for a tender pork roast. Depending on the size of the roast and the type of slow cooker, a pork roast is best cooked on LOW for 6-8 hours. If you prefer an oven method, a typical roast will take 3-4 hours in a low (160°C) oven.


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