Easy Baked Pork Roast Recipe
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This easy baked pork roast recipe is the perfect entree to cook for guests! It feeds a crowd and always turns out perfectly.
Don’t be intimidated by pork. It’s a simple type of meat to cook! This simple roasted pork recipe always turns out juicy and with the perfect balance of herbs and spices. Serve it with some mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for a delicious dinner.
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Pork is a very versatile type of meat, there are so many different ways to cook it. When you roast it in the oven, it will be crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy and flavorful on the inside.
Pork is very known for getting dried out, but this simple recipe actually retains all of the moisture. It’s great that you don’t have to take many steps to cook-up such a delicious and flavorful meal. This easy-baked pork recipe is a true example of “less is more!”
Plus, oven-roasting pork only involves a few steps! You don’t have to babysit the stove or worry about cleaning up a bunch of grease. This is the perfect recipe to make when you need to feed a lot of people but don’t want to clean up a bunch of dishes.
How To Make Oven Roasted Pork Roast
Once you make this recipe a few times, you’ll be able to change it up and create your own combination of flavors and spices. This is a wonderfully easy recipe to start with.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Pork Roasting Tips
Even though it’s a really simple recipe, here are a few tips that will help you as you make it for the first time.
Leave The Pork Tied
When you open the pork from the packaging, don’t remove the ties from it. Bake it with the ties on it. This actually helps the roast keep the juices in.
Season Pork Liberally
This recipe only uses salt and pepper. And yes, that really is enough to make a really tasty roast! Make sure you add plenty of salt and pepper to all sides.
You can add different spices to it at this point. Add some garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika. Cumin is also a popular spice to add to pork.
Use A Food Thermometer
Bake pork roast in the oven at 350°F for 25 minutes per pound. Use an instant-read food thermometer to test the doneness. Pork is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F and is given a 3-minute rest.
What’s great about this pork recipe is that its flavors are delicious but not absolutely overpowering. We think it’ll pair excellent with the following sides:
Other Sauces or Toppings
We topped it with a homemade gravy. Try this roast with these ideas too:
- Cranberry sauce
- Dijon mustard
- Butter and roasted mushrooms
Slice Pork Loin
This step is optional, but halfway through cooking time, remove from oven and cut the pork into slices so that it cooks quicker and thoroughly.
Easy Baked Pork Roast Recipe
- Baking Pan
- 1 large pork roast butt or sholder bone-in (6-8 lbs)
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Use a 9 x 13 baking pan and place the roast. Sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper.
- Place the roast uncovered and bake for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, or about 25 minutes per pound.
- Once the roast turns brown and cooked, take out from the over and set to cool.
- Use the drippings to make a sauce.
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Can I bake the pork chop same way all you put on is salt and pepper
You sure can, Just be careful so they won’t dry out
Heat setting on oven?
Hi Rita! The Easy Recipe Depot team updated the recipe card with the information. Cook your pork at 350°F for 25 minutes per pound.