Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Roast Pork Loin

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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4 to 6 pounds pork loin, trussed with butcher twine

4 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped

4 to 6 tablespoons fresh thyme, picked and chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Olive oil


  1. Rub pork loin with garlic and thyme and season well with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Marinate in a plastic bag for at least 2 hours to overnight.
  2. Brown all sides and roast on a rack in a roasting pan in a preheated 350 degree oven. Cook until center of loin reaches 160 degrees, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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