Pork Loin Recipes

See how to cook pork loin with more than 230 recipes including pork loin roast, stuffed port loin and smoked pork loin.

Staff Picks

Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Rating: 4.5 stars 2700
A zesty, yet simple meal with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar marinade. A crowd pleaser!

Simple BBQ Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 1850
Country-style ribs are cut from the loin, one of the leanest areas of pork. These ribs are seasoned, boiled until tender, then baked with your favorite barbeque sauce. That's it! Back to simplicity, back to the country life. Sigh.

Slow Cooker Lancaster County Pork and Sauerkraut

Rating: 4.5 stars 319
Old fashioned pork and sauerkraut that is served here on New Year's Day for luck! Serve with mashed potatoes, and apple sauce for dipping the pork in.
By Kathie Boettger

How are Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loin Different?

Pork loin and pork tenderloin are similar, but they're not easily interchangeable.
By Vanessa Greaves

Pork Roast with the World's Best Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
A pork loin is marinated with a nice rub flavored with thyme and three chiles. The dry rub penetrates all the way through and bakes into a sticky, sweet glaze.

Maple-Brined Pork Loin

Rating: 5 stars 440
This recipe for maple-brined pork roast is a delicious way for you to experience just how easy a simple brine really is. I love the way the meat gets infused with that subtly-sweet maple flavor.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 688
Tangy, a little sweet, very moist and very easy to prepare -- you're going to love these grilled chops. They turn out wonderfully tasty with an awesome array of flavors. You might want to throw an extra chop on the grill for leftovers, because you will have a craving for it the next day -- guaranteed.

Pork Marsala

Rating: 4.5 stars 842
Herbed and garlic pork with a sweet Marsala wine--easy to make!

Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Brown Sugar and Sweet Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
One of my favorite recipes passed on to me from a friend many years ago. This pork loin roast with brown sugar is easy to prepare and when it's done, it's so delicious! Serve with a green vegetable or salad and dinner rolls.

Slow Cooker Pernil Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
Puerto Rican style pork roast, but done in the slow cooker. It's so tender and flavorful. Best of all, it's so easy to make!

Moroccan-Spiced Pork Roast

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Serving a gorgeous, fancy-looking holiday roast doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. This pork loin proves exactly that. This is fast, easy, and affordable, but when you bring it to the table, it looks like a million dollars. The beautifully warming and aromatic spices really work so well with a pork roast - I hope you give it a try soon!

Pozole Rojo (Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew)

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
The traditional Mexican dish in the red version: pork and hominy in a thick broth colored and flavored with guajillo chiles. Serve with tortilla chips.

Inspiration and Ideas

What to Make with Pork Loin
Pork loin isn't as lean as tenderloin, so it's far better when cooked low and slow, like smoking, roasting, or slow-cooking. It freezes well, too, so pick up an extra pork loin when it's on sale and you'll have a great meal just waiting in your freezer.
Roasted Pork Loin
Rating: Unrated 1395
"I love this recipe. It is so simple and just plain delicious." – Marsh