Oven Roasted Pork Loin is an elegant recipe that's full of juicy flavor. With less than five ingredients, this will be one of the best low carb recipes you've made.
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Oven Roasted Pork Loin
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How to Prepare Pork Loin
For best results, prepare a roasting pan with a rack to keep the pork loin from soaking up too much fat. Or you can place the pork loin on top of any vegetables of your choice! I like to toss in some potatoes and carrots for my family even though they aren't low carb!
What Temperature to Cook Pork Loin
Cook temp is critical for a perfectly roasted pork loin. Low and slow (er) is best to keep it from overcooking.
Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature from the center top, staying away from the pan or going all the way through the meat. Cook 18 to 20 minutes per pound until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
How to Keep Pork Loin from Drying Out
Keep your pork loin juicy by not over-roasting it!
Cover it with aluminum foil after you remove it from the broiler and let it rest about 15 minutes before slicing and serving. It will continue to cook once it’s out of the oven, so seal in all those delicious juices!
The Best Side Dishes for Pork Loin
For a keto entrée, low carb veggies are the way to go!
- Veggies: Cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, and onions are great options! Potatoes and carrots are the standard my family loves, but they are not keto.
- Sides: Cauliflower ‘rice’ or mashed cauliflower are popular these days and a great substitute for regular rice or potatoes.
If you are serious about keeping it keto, a crispy salad with lots of cucumbers, green onions, and a tangy vinaigrette is a great complement to a savory roasted pork loin.
Now this a problem I don't mind having! This roasted pork loin makes delicious leftovers, just place in an airtight container or freezer bag.
- Fridge: Can store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days!
- Freezer: Can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.
- Reheat: First defrost in the fridge, then reheat on the stovetop, or in the microwave until heated through.
This easy pork loin makes great wraps or a topping for salad, keeping it low carb and keto!
More Delicious Pork Dishes
- Low Carb Pork and Cabbage Skillet - delicious comfort food!
- Low Carb Pork Tenderloin - succulent, tender & tasty roast!
- Pork Tenderloin - smothered in a creamy dijon sauce
- Bacon Wrapped Cabbage - perfectly crispy & tender
- Fried Cabbage with Bacon - just 4 easy ingredients
Oven Roasted Pork Loin
- 3 lbs pork loin
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine mustard, olive oil, and seasonings in a bowl. Run over the outside of the pork loin.
- Place on a baking sheet (with vegetables if desired). Roast 18-20 minutes per pound or until pork reaches 145°F.
- Broil 2-3 minutes and remove from the oven.
- Rest 15 minutes before slicing.