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Garlic Pork Roast | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Garlic Pork Roast

Stuffed pork roast is easy to make and works great for regular dinners or even as a holiday meal instead of a big stuffed bird.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 560kcal


  • ½ cup olive oil plus 2 tbsp
  • 22 garlic cloves 10 peeled and crushed, 12 whole unpeeled
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 2 ½ to 3 lbs pork loin roast boneless
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp thyme fresh is best
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp sugar


  • Add ½ cup oil and 10 crushed garlic cloves to a large resealable bag.
  • Butterfly the pork and place in the bag. Seal, coat evenly, and allow to marinate for up to 4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, toast the remaining 12 garlic cloves in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  • When cool enough to handle, peel 10 and mince. In a small bowl, combine minced roasted garlic with 1 tbs oil, red pepper flakes, thyme and ½ teas salt, ¼ teas pepper.
  • Mash with a fork to make a paste.
  • When ready to cook preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Smear the paste inside leaving a 1" border.
  • Securely tie using cooking twine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the skillet with the remaining 1 tbs oil over medium high heat. Add the pork roast and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the pork on a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 50 to 60 minutes, until it temps at 140 F at it's thickest point.
  • Mince the remaining 2 toasted cloves and add to a microwave safe bowl with the 2 tbs butter and ¼ sugar. Microwave until garlic is golden and butter is melted, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer the pork to a cutting boar and brush with the garlic butter. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.


Inspired by the Cooks Country Sampler Recipe
Let it rest for 10 minutes to reabsorb the moisture evenly.
Serves great with potatoes and grilled veggies. 


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 1041mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg