Easy Pork Roast

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Easy Pork Roast, A Simple Recipe for Family Dinners!

This isn’t just another recipe; it’s your new best friend for those nights when you want something absolutely delicious without the hassle. And guess what? It’s not just for dinner.

Imagine a pork so tender, so flavorful, and so satisfying that it not only wins dinner tonight but also guarantees you’re set for meal prep for the week. Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about scrumptious leftovers that are a meal prep dream come true.

If you’re someone who craves that irresistible combination of a crispy outer crust with a succulent and juicy interior, then you’ll absolutely love our Reverse Sear method for roast pork. It combines slow roasting with a high-heat finish for the ultimate flavor and texture contrast in every bite.

A juicy pork roast on a wooden board, with half of it expertly sliced, revealing a succulent interior and a crispy outer crust, invitingly ready for dining.

Easy Pork Roast Ingredients

  • A boneless pork shoulder roast, your star ingredient.
  • Olive oil spray, for that perfect roast sheen.
  • Garlic powder, paprika, dried sage, and dried thyme – our simple yet flavorful rub.
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, the essential seasonings for great taste.

For the complete list of ingredients and exact measurements, please refer to the recipe card below.

How to Make Easy Pork Roast

Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps for making this recipe:

  1. Mix your spices.
  2. Spritz pork with olive oil then rub spices.
  3. Roast at 425°F, then lower to 375°F until it reaches 145°F.
  4. Let it rest, then slice to serve.

Tips and Notes

Cook your pork roast at 375°F for about 20 minutes per pound, aiming for an internal temperature of 145°F for juicy perfection, and slightly pink center.

Giving your roast a 20-minute rest after cooking is key. This pause lets the juices flow back throughout the meat, ensuring each slice is moist and full of flavor. Slice too early, and you risk a dryer, less tasty pork. Patience pays off here!

Pork roast elegantly placed atop a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, with the golden-brown crust of the meat complementing the smooth, buttery potatoes, ready to be enjoyed.

Storage and Leftovers

Refrigerate: Seal leftovers in an airtight container; they’re good for 4 days. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, or snacks.

Freeze: For longer storage, use a freezer-safe container to avoid freezer burn. Enjoy for up to 3 months.

Reheat: Thaw overnight in the fridge and gently reheat to keep them moist and flavorful.

What to Serve with Easy Pork Roast

This roast pairs wonderfully with a wide array of sides. Think creamy mashed potatoes, colorful roasted veggies, a simple side of coleslaw, or a crisp garden salad not only make your meal complete but turning it into a well-rounded family dinner experience.

Recipe FAQs

Should I cover the roast in the oven? Not necessary. Cooking uncovered promotes a deliciously browned exterior.

Is it better to use a boneless pork roast or a bone-in roast? Both work, but boneless is easier to carve and cooks more uniformly.

Pork roast on a cutting board, half sliced, showcasing the juicy interior and perfectly browned exterior, ready to be served.
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Pork Roast

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Rest Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Easy Pork Roast recipe, perfect for family dinners. This simple yet delicious dish will leave you with mouthwatering leftovers for days. Quick to prepare and impossible to resist.


  • 3 pounds pork shoulder roast boneless
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika regular or smoked
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prep Baking Sheet: Line with foil, place a wire rack on top, and spray rack with olive oil.
  2. Mix Spices: Combine kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, sage, and thyme in a bowl.
  3. Prepare Pork: Dry the pork with paper towels, place on rack, and rub with spice mix. Spray top with olive oil.
  4. Preheat Oven: Set to 425°F. Let the roast sit at room temp for 30 minutes.
  5. Roast: Insert a meat thermometer into the pork. Cook at 425°F for 15 minutes, then lower to 375°F, continuing until it reaches 145°F (about 75 minutes).
  6. Rest: Remove from oven, tent with foil, and rest for 20 minutes. Remove twine, slice, and serve.


It's essential to allow the fully cooked roast to rest for at least 20 minutes before slicing it. This allows the juices to redistribute and settle.

If you cut into the roast too soon, juices will be lost, and the pork will end up dry and not as flavorful.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 519Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 153mgSodium 589mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 40g

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