Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Loin

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Festive, juicy, full of flavor, and SO delicious! This Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Loin is the perfect dish to serve at Christmas. The best part? It’s super simple to make! The marinade consists of olive oil, fresh rosemary, garlic, and our secret ingredient that makes all the difference…orange zest! After a few days of marinading, the tenderloin is roasted to golden perfection. Every bite is bright, flavorful, and will always leave you wanting more! It’s truly the perfect dinner for the holiday’s. So. GOOD.

overhead shot of pork tenderloin with five slices laying in front on round platter with orange slices, rosemary sprigs, eucalyptus leaves, and cranberries around.

About The Recipe

With this delicious pork loin, Christmas dinner can officially be no-stress! It’s so simple and uses minimal ingredients. Plus, it’s a recipe my mom has been making for the longest time and is a guarantee crowd pleaser.

Though, I’ll be honest, for most of my life, Christmas dinner has been…pizza. It’s a tradition at this point! My brother and I were competitive swimmers when we were younger, which meant we still had swim practice on Christmas Eve.

So, with the both of us swimming from early afternoon to almost eight o’clock at night, my mom needed a fast and easy dinner to get on the table…which is how pizza became our go-to on Christmas Eve (my personal favorite is our margherita pizza)!

But, before all of that, my mom used to make HUGE Christmas dinners. I mean, we used to have a house full of family. So, lots of food that was easy to make was a necessity.

Which is how my mom came up with this recipe!

front shot of pork tenderloin slices on white platter with slices and greenery around.

Rosemary and garlic are a classic combo. It’s something almost everyone loves! Though, the addition of orange zest not only adds a depth of flavor, but it adds a bright pop to this tenderloin without adding sweetness or being distracting.

The simplicity of this recipe will not only make it a must-have for every holiday, but it also allows for every side dish you decide to make taste incredible alongside it!

Reasons You Will Love This Roasted Pork Loin

  • Perfect for any holiday, but especially Christmas!
  • Full of flavor, juicy, and delicious.
  • A make-ahead recipe that means stress-free holiday meals.
  • Simple enough in flavor that it goes with almost anything!
  • A real crowd pleaser.
roasted pork tenderloin on round platter with eucalyptus leaves, orange slices, rosemary sprigs, and three cranberries.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Fresh Rosemary Leaves
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Orange Zest
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Pork Loin
raw pork tenderloin, rosemary leaves, ground black pepper, garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, and orange zest on marble surface.

How To Make This Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Step 1: Make the marinade

In the pitcher of an electric blender, combine rosemary, garlic, orange zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Purée.

Step 2: Marinate pork

Coat pork loin on both sides with mixture.

Seal in an airtight bag, making sure to remove any air. Place in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

pork loin vacuum sealed in bag on marble surface.

Step 3: Cook

When ready to cook, place on broiler pan or roasting rack, fat side up. Roast for about an hour, depending on desired degree of doneness. Allow to stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

What Temperature is Pork Cooked

We always cook our pork to 145ºF. This ensures, after resting, a juicy and delicious pork! Though, if you prefer your pork a little more on the well-done side, you can cook it to 150ºF – 155ºF.

What To Serve With Roasted Pork Loin

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it goes with almost everything! Though, here are a few of our favorites to ensure a delicious dinner that will have something for everyone.

slices of pork tenderloin on around platter with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs tucked in, with serving fork and rosemary sprigs around.

How To Store

You can keep this tenderloin in an airtight container or zip-top bag and keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

What To Do With Leftover Pork Loin

Since this recipe is so simple in flavor, you can make almost anything with leftovers! From mixing it into some baked mac and cheese, to coating it with barbecue sauce and making a sandwich or pizza. There’s so many possibilities! We personally like to make a batch of our Sourdough Hamburger Buns and making different kinds of sandwiches.

Looking for something sweet to make this holiday season? Here are a few recipes you may like: Southern Pecan Pie, Homemade Pumpkin Pie, Mini Apple Pies, Spiced Pumpkin Roll with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling

close up of pork tenderloin with five slices laying in front on round platter with rosemary sprigs and orange slices around.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to start this recipe a few days before you want to cook! This will allow time for lots of flavor to infuse into the pork.
  • 1/2 cup rosemary leaves is equal to about 1 ounce.
  • Cook times will vary depending on the weight of your pork loin. Always use a meat thermometer!
  • Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before serving.

When you make this Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Loin, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of pork tenderloin with five slices laying in front on round platter with orange slices, rosemary sprigs, eucalyptus leaves, and cranberries around.

Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Loin

Traci
This Rosemary Garlic Oven Roasted Pork Loin is perfect recipe to serve during the holiday's! Every bite is juicy, full of flavor, and will always leave you wanting more. So delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Marinating Time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 14-16 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • teaspoons ground pepper
  • 3-4 pound pork loin

Instructions

  • In the pitcher of an electric blender, combine rosemary, garlic, orange zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Purée.
  • Coat pork loin on both sides with mixture.
  • Seal in an airtight bag, making sure to remove any air.
  • Place in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • When ready to cook, heat oven to 375 °F.
  • While oven is heating, set pork loin out of refrigerator.
  • Place on broiler pan or roasting rack, fat side up.
  • Roast for about an hour, depending on desired degree of doneness.
  • Allow to stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • Be sure to start this recipe a few days before you want to cook! This will allow time for lots of flavor to infuse into the pork.
  • 1/2 cup rosemary leaves is equal to about 1 ounce.
  • Cook times will vary depending on the weight of your pork loin. Always use a meat thermometer!
  • Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 5ozCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 647mgPotassium: 480mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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