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Garlic Pork Loin Roast Recipe with Potatoes

This amazing Garlic Pork Loin Roast Recipe is served with gravied potatoes. They cook alongside the pork roast making them the perfect side.

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 911 kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. pork roast see guidelines above
  • 1 clove garlic thinly julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary optional
  • 6 large starchy potatoes peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced small
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock or water and chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare roast by cutting small 1 inch deep slits into the meat. Fill slits with julienned garlic pieces. Rub entire roast with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary (if applicable). Place into a roasting pan (or large baking dish) and bake 1 hour.
  2. While roast is baking, melt butter and chicken stock together and finish preparing potatoes if you have not yet done so. After an hour of baking, remove roast. Pour about 1/4 cup of warm butter liquid onto roast and around the pan. Shingle potatoes around roast to create two layers of potatoes. Sprinkle on a few diced onions and pour on more butter liquid. Repeat this process until all ingredients are layered around pork roast. Sprinkle paprika and parsley over the whole thing. Return to oven and bake 45 minutes to an hour more. The dish is done once the potatoes are soft and the roast is cooked. Remove from oven and place roast onto a separate place to rest. Cover with foil and set aside. Keeping the potatoes in the roasting pan, stir to coat potatoes in the gravy. If it seems too runny, keep stirring. The starch from the potatoes will thicken the sauce. Taste potatoes and adjust seasonings accordingly. After 10 minutes, slice the pork roast thinly and serve with potatoes.

Recipe Notes

- The longer the potatoes cook, the better they become! Also, using a good quality chicken stock will make a HUGE difference in the taste.

- If your gravy for your potatoes is still too runny for your liking, mash a few pieces of the potatoes and stir. That should help thicken it up.

- Applesauce is good with pork, so give that a whirl.

- Use a meat thermometer for best results! You can always remove the meat if its cooked and keep the potatoes cooking! Dry meat is no bueno.

- If you are using a loin top roast with the string around it, DO NOT remove the string until after the meat has finished cooking!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Pork Loin Roast Recipe with Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 911 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 277mg92%
Sodium 2257mg98%
Potassium 2753mg79%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 87g174%
Vitamin A 1570IU31%
Vitamin C 38.3mg46%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 13.1mg73%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.