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3 Delicious Pork Loin Recipes to Try Tonight


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Pork loins are prime cuts of pork, making them a desirable choice for cooking. They are well-marbled and can be used in many exciting recipes. Whether you use a slow cooker or an oven, pork loin will come out juicy and tender.

This guide offers easy, yet tasty, pork loin recipes. You can make these quickly, but they’ll still have the flavors of a professional dish. Try out the oven-baked French-style pork loin or the sticky slow-cooked Asian-style Gai Yang Boneless Pork Loin. Your taste buds will thank you!

There’s no reason not to try these delicious recipes today!

Delicious Pork Loin Recipes to Try Tonight
Delicious Pork Loin Recipes to Try Tonight

Honey-Glazed Pork Loin

This pork loin is so juicy and tender, with a crunchy, caramelized crust. The honey and soy glaze gives it a savory sweetness. It’s ideal for a dinner party or family dinner. Here’s how to make it!

Honey-glazed pork loin. Yum!


To make a yummy honey-glazed pork loin, you will need:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • Lemon wedges (for garnish)

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add in the pork loin and cook until browned on both sides – around 8 minutes. Take the pork loin out of the skillet and put it in a baking dish. Make a mixture in a small bowl with honey, lemon juice, pepper and rosemary leaves. Brush half of this mixture onto the pork. Bake for 25 minutes or until the center of the pork reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer. Take it out and brush the remaining glaze on top. Serve with lemon wedges for garnish.

HoneyGlazed Pork Loin
HoneyGlazed Pork Loin


Hungering for a tasty, juicy pork loin? Honey-glazed pork loin could be your go-to! This dish only needs 20 minutes of prep time, which is perfect for busy nights. When served with your fav side dishes, it’ll make an unbelievably flavorful main course.

To make the best honey-glazed pork loin, get your oven heated to 375°F. Now, get ready your ingredients. You’ll need a 2-pound boneless pork loin roast and seasonings like garlic powder and ground rosemary. Mix 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary/thyme, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Now whisk 1/4 cup Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a measuring cup or bowl. Spray a large shallow roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put the seasoned pork loin in the center of the pan (fat side up). Spoon half of dijon mustard mixture over the pork, making sure it covers all sides. Generously sprinkle half of the seasoning mix over the pork.

Brush the remaining Dijon mixture over all sides of the pork. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mix on top of the pork, forming a flavorful crust. Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons honey over the top. Place the roasting pan in the preheated oven. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Remove the roasting pan from the oven and brush an additional 1/4 cup Honey mixture over the pork. Put the roast pan back in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 155°F. Serve it hot with your favorite sides. Enjoy!

Cooking Instructions

Cooking a honey glazed pork loin is the perfect dish for a dinner party. A few important steps will ensure the pork is cooked properly and has maximum flavor.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Place the pork in a baking pan, fat side up. Rub olive oil and minced garlic over its surface. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of melted butter with 4 tablespoons of honey. Brush half of the glaze over the pork. Reserve the other half for later.
  • Put the uncovered baking pan into the oven; bake for one hour. Check the internal temperature – 145°F (63°C).
  • If it’s not done, brush on the remaining glaze. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Let the pork loin rest before slicing. Admire the juicy golden color – enjoy!
Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Loin
Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Loin

Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Loin

In a rush? Need a quick dinner? Try this garlic & herb roasted pork loin! It’s super easy and tasty. Roasted garlic, fresh herbs & a marinade make it juicy and tender. Perfect for the family! Let’s get started!


This garlic and herb roasted pork loin will be a hit with your family! It’s easy to make and has tons of flavor.

To make it, you’ll need:

  • One boneless pork loin (2½ – 3 pounds)
  • 10 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

These ingredients will make an ordinary pork loin something extraordinary! Your family is sure to love it.


Preheat oven to 375°F. Make a mix of olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub it all over the pork loin. Place in an oven-safe dish. Roast for 20 mins.

Increase heat to 400°F. Roast for 15 mins or until the pork registers 145°F. Let it rest for 10 mins. Enjoy the flavorful and juicy Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Loin!

Cooking Instructions

Heat up your oven to 400°F! Generously season the pork loin with garlic powder and any other herbs or spices. Place the seasoned pork on a parchment-lined sheet pan and put it in the oven. Roast for 25 minutes until it reaches 165°F. Let it rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Time to enjoy your flavor-packed pork! Serve it with steamed veggies or use it as an entree in a yummy sandwich or wrap. Carve thin slices of the tenderloin against the grain. Enjoy!

SlowCooker AppleMaple Pork Loin
SlowCooker AppleMaple Pork Loin

Slow-Cooker Apple-Maple Pork Loin

Apple-Maple Pork Loin for your slow-cooker? Yum! It’s an easy meal to make. Little effort is needed. But the outcome? Delicious and flavorful! Let’s check out this tasty slow-cooker treat.


Gather these ingredients for a yummy slow-cooker pork loin dish:

  • 2 pounds pork loin
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Plus, herbs and seasonings of your choice.

Choose a slow cooker big enough to fit the pork loin in one layer.

Time to cook the scrumptious pork loin!


Get ready to whip up some delicious slow-cooker apple-maple pork loin! You will need:

  • A 2-3 lb. pork loin
  • ¾ cup of maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 peeled and cut apple
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

First, preheat the slow cooker to medium heat for 30 minutes. Rub the pork loin with garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Place the seasoned loin in the slow cooker with the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and apple wedges. Fill any empty space with the thin onion slices. Put the lid on the pot.

Turn the heat down to low and let it cook for 6 hours or until tender when pierced with a skewer. Flake the pork apart with two forks and garnish with the remaining apple slices. Serve warm!

Cooking Instructions

Add some olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the pork loin on all sides.

Mix together apple butter, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Put pork loin in slow cooker.

In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Pour over pork loin in slow cooker. Put lid on and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until internal temp. reads 145°F.

Remove from slow cooker onto cutting board or plate. Rest for 10 minutes. Slice into thin slices and serve warm with sauce from cranberry apples. Enjoy!


Wanna liven up your pork loin dish? Try these delicious recipes! From a simple savory dish to a classic twist, or something totally new – there’s a pork loin entrée to tickle your taste buds. Get tips from home cooks and chefs. Unleash your creativity! These tasty recipes will help you make something incredible for dinner tonight. Bon appétit!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of pork loin recipes can I make tonight?

A: You can make a variety of pork loin recipes tonight, including pork loin roast, glazed pork loin, pork loin with apples, and pork loin with vegetables.

Q: How long does it take to cook a pork loin?

A: The time it takes to cook a pork loin depends on the size, but typically a pork loin will take about 25 minutes per pound to cook.

Q: What temperature should I cook a pork loin to?

A: Pork loin should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F (62.8C).

Oliver Montgomery
Oliver Montgomery

Hi there! I'm Ollie, a grilling and smoking connoisseur with a zest for craft beer. Fishing and barbecue competitions fill my weekends, while weeknights are spent homebrewing in my workshop. Eager to experience bold flavors and perfect pairings with you, let's fire up the grill and embark on a culinary adventure together!