garlic herb pork roast

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You read that right, we’re talking about a main that isn’t turkey! We know and agree that turkey is a mainstay on the Thanksgiving table, but sometimes the crowd size requires multiple proteins or you may just feel a little adventurous this year! Either way, this recipe certainly gives turkey a run for its money with the savory herbs and roasted garlic.

Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Makes: 6-8 servings
Total Time: 1.5 hours + marinating time


  • 3 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme, stems removed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 bulbs garlic, cut in half
  • Rosemary sprigs

Combine the olive oil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, garlic, Dijon, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large resealable bag. Add the pork and turn to coat. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 400°F and remove the pork from marinade and dispose of bag.

Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork on all sides until golden brown. Add garlic bulbs and rosemary sprigs to the pan and transfer to the oven to roast for 70-80 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°-155°F.

Remove from the oven and place on a cutting board. Cover with aluminum and let rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve with roasted garlic.


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