Move Over, Roast Chicken: 9 Bold Pork Roasts to Make Right Now


Though roast chicken is a go-to comfort meal, pork roast offers a great alternative. Whether it’s roasted with chopped tart apples and hearty carrots, or marinated in zesty lime juice and grilled, pork roast offers a creative opportunity to combine different flavors. Here are our top nine pork roast recipes to try your hand at this season, from chefs like Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray, Tyler Florence and Ina Garten.

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

Giada De Laurentiis drapes pancetta over the top of her pork roast, giving it a crunchy and salty topping.

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

Embrace fall flavors this season by filling your pork roast with Melissa d’Arabian’s apple and Italian sausage stuffing. Chock-full of bread pieces, thyme, rosemary and garlic, this roast is just what you’ll need on a cold fall night.

Roast Pork Loin with Apples

One skillet is all you need for this roast pork loin recipe. Baking the chopped apples and vegetables together with the pork loin before transferring it to the oven adds extra flavor and makes the pork even juicier.

Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloins

Take a page out of Rachael Ray’s book and try your hand at these 30-minute roasted pork tenderloins. Coated in balsamic vinegar and stuffed with chunks of crushed garlic cloves, these tenderloins are as delicious as they are quick to make.

Roast Pork Loin

A mixture of whole-grain mustard and cider vinegar is brushed over the top of this pork loin, giving each piece of meat a little extra bite.

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

The flavor in this tenderloin comes from its seasoned rub, made from garlic powder, dried oregano, cumin, coriander and thyme.

Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins

Ina Garten uses lemon juice and minced thyme and rosemary to marinate these pork tenderloins, infusing them with bold Mediterranean flavors.

Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

The chimichurri in this dish works double time. Not only does it make a fantastic jalapeno and citrus-based dipping sauce, but it’s also the main marinade for this charcoal-grilled pork tenderloin by Tyler Florence.

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Chopped bacon and thinly sliced cremini mushrooms are combined with breadcrumbs to make the filling of this tenderloin, adding an earthy saltiness to every morsel.