What tastes better than rosemary with pork? Add some green beans with toasted almonds, roasted potatoes, and a wild greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and your meal is made.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Rub the roast OR tenderloin liberally with olive oil, then spread the garlic over it. Place it in a 10x15 inch roasting pan and sprinkle with the rosemary.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 147 mg cholesterol; 119 mg sodium. 1.4 g carbohydrates; 47 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (148)

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208 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
So so good. You will NOT be disappointed. This is common seasoning in Italian cooking for both pork roasts and chicken---with the addition of a splash or two of dry white wine. Wonderful aroma as it cooks too which is a nice bonus! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was fantastic. My children loved it as well. I used fresh rosemary 3 or 4 garlic cloves and probably 3 Tbls. of olive oil. I put the oil mixture on the tenderloin in the morning wrapped it in plastic and put in the fridge. I will definetly make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very simple and quick to prepare. Only thing I did different was slice the garlic and then stuff it into the roast on the sides. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I gave this 4 stars because 160 degrees is far to high for taking a pork roast out of the oven. For a decent sized pork roast 145-150 is a more correct target that will eventually rise towards 160 as it rests. Taking out at 160 guarantees overcooking. For those complaining about cook time inaccuracy you don't know how to cook a roast. Time is a guideline it is done when it is done not when the timer goes off. Get a meat thermometer and use it. Learn the proper temperatures for cooking various cuts of meat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was one of the few times I broke my cardinal rule to follow the recipe 100% the first time. My roast was a 4lb pork loin. I took suggestions from several reviewers and cut slits in the roast & filled them with part of the garlic and fresh rosemary that I pressed slightly with the side of a small spoon to release the flavor & aroma. I then rubbed the roast with the olive oil & spread additional garlic & rosemary over it along with some salt & pepper. I roasted it for 15 minutes at 450 then reduced the temperature to 300 for 90 more minutes basting occasionally. It was amazingly tender juicy and delicious! I made gravy with the pan drippings and served slow-cooker mashed potatoes pesto tomatoes (both recipes from this site) and steamed broccoli sprinkled with freshly ground Parmesan. We had enough meat & potatoes for leftovers that we had with applesauce and a green tossed salad. It was just as good the second time around! Thank you Stacy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I put my roast in the crock pot i put a little wine then seasoned with garlic which I cut slits in to it and stuffed garlic down them it was very good even the kids liked it. crock pot is a sure thing so it don't dry out on you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I put it in my slow cooker and let it cook for several hours. I did use the spices as per recipe and it really made the house smell so good all day. And the roast was terriffic. My picky kids ate it too. WooHoo!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This was a disaster. It smelled great as it was cooking but was inedible. Another reviewer commented that 2 hours wasn't enough time: I made it with pork tenderloin and 2 hours was WAY too long. It was dried out and the outside was so crusty/crunchy I could hardly cut it. The inside (what little was salvageable from it) was bland and dry. What a waste of a rather expensive cut of meat! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I got great compliments when I made this for dinner guests. Would definitely make again. Very simple. I added extra olive oil and some salt pepper the second time around which came out even better. Great with garlic mashed potatos and southern Green Beans. Read More