Roasted Pork Shoulder


Slow-roasted pork shoulder yields both a beautifully crispy exterior and a meltingly tender interior - it's literally magic in the oven. The garlicky, peppery crust permeates throughout the whole roast, especially since it integrates itself with the rest of the meat after it's shredded. Stir into some marinara sauce for a quick ragout, toss with some barbecue sauce for a pulled pork sandwich, throw in a tortilla with some avocado, cotija, and cilantro, serve over mashed potatoes and parsnips with sauteed kale, the list goes on!

Roasted Pork Shoulder
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins


  • 7 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 (4.5 pound) boneless pork shoulder


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) with a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil and a rack.

  2. Stir together garlic, olive oil, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub pork thoroughly with garlic mixture. Place fat-side up on rack on the prepared baking sheet. Let pork stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until a thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers between 195 to 205 degrees F (90 to 96 degrees C), about 4 1/2 hours.

  4. Let stand 20 minutes before shredding.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
26g Fat
2g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 34g
Potassium 654mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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