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4.92 from 23 votes

Herb Roasted Pork Loin

A handful of herbs and a little time in the oven will transform your plain pork loin into a masterpiece. Big flavor, little effort.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Total Cost: $6.09 recipe / $1.52 serving
Servings: 4
Author: Beth M

Ingredients

  • 1.33 lbs. pork loin $5.47
  • 2 cloves garlic $0.16
  • 1 tsp dried basil $0.05
  • 1 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary $0.05
  • 10-15 cranks fresh cracked pepper $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.24

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the garlic, basil, thyme, rosemary, fresh cracked pepper, and salt in a small food processor, blender, or clean spice grinder. Pulse until the garlic is minced. In lieu of an appliance, the garlic can be minced by hand and the rosemary roughly chopped with a knife and then combined with the rest of the herbs and spices.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of olive oil to the herb mixture. Place the pork loin on a baking sheet covered with foil. Rub the oil and herb mix over the entire surface of the pork (including underneath).
  • Place the pork loin on a baking sheet (covered with foil for easy cleanup, if desired). Roast in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Allow the pork loin to rest for ten minutes before slicing.