Roasted Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes

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Easy Roasted Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes Dinner – delicious tender pork loin baked with sweet potatoes for a one pot dinner the whole family loves!

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Roasted Pork Loin and Potatoes

This one pot dinner is sure to become one of your new favorites!

If you love tender, soft sweet potatoes, loaded with garlic butter flavor – and delicious juicy pork – this dinner is for you.

It makes your whole house smell incredible – you’ll be drooling the whole time you make this dinner.

This recipe is meant to be adaptable – if you have potatoes on hand, use them instead of sweet potatoes! Don’t like herbs I use? Try different herbs! Change this up to make it your own.

  • Cook your side dish with your main dish in one pot – less cleanup!
  • Use a baking sheet, roasting pan, whatever you have on hand.
  • Works with several clean eating diets – gluten free, fresh, natural ingredients.
  • Great for meal prep – reheats like a charm, perfect for work lunch!
  • Picky eater approved – this simple, classic recipe is a hit with even picky eaters!
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Tips For Perfect Pork Loin And Sweet Potatoes and Recipe FAQs

This recipe is super simple – easy enough for even beginner home cooks – but has enough flavor layered throughout for even experienced kitchen connoisseurs.

  • Remove pork from packaging, pat dry with paper towels.
  • Rub with a little olive oil and season well.
  • Brown in a pan, just to get color on all sides of the loin.
  • While loin is browning, prepare ingredients in roasting pan or on baking sheet with a deep rim.
  • Cut sweet potatoes into 1″ chunks.
  • Add garlic cloves, diced shallot and onion, and herbs.
  • When loin has browned, place into dish over vegetables.
  • Add wine to dish.
  • Cover with lid or wrap with foil.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Roast, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid or foil and continue cooking till pork reaches internal temperature of 135 degrees F, another 10-15 minutes.
  • Let sit on a cooling rack or platter at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy

How To Keep Pork Loin From Drying Out

Since pork loin has little fat, it can become tough very quickly when overcooked – I’m providing my best tips and tricks to keep pork loin moist below:

Marinate Pork To Lock In Moisture

Marinating or brining pork loin before cooking will always help to soften the pork loin and keep it from drying out.

I love using a bottle of simple Italian Dressing or a cup of olive oil with some lemon juice, salt, and pepper for an easy overnight pork loin marinade.

Don’t Overcook Pork Loin To Prevent Dry Pork

Pork loin dries out very quickly when overcooked.

I often pull my pork loin at 140 degrees and tent it with foil to continue carryover cooking as it rests for about 10 minutes before serving.

You can let it rest for up to 15 minutes before serving while you finish up some side dishes, too!

Pork is properly cooked at 145 degrees, overcooking will dry out pork.

When is pork loin fully cooked?

Pork loin is fully cooked at 135 degrees F.

What temperature should I roast pork loin at?

We’re roasting pork loin at 375 degrees F.

Is pink pork safe to eat?

If your pork loin is a little pink – but came in over 135 degrees F – it is perfectly safe to eat.
Pork can be a touch pink while still being safe from food-borne illness.

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Pork Loin or Pork Tenderloin?

I get a lot of questions on this recipe on whether to use pork tenderloin or pork tenderlion.

The two cuts of pork are from similar areas (off the back of the pig), and are both leaner and respond to the same cooking methods, but pork tenderloin is much longer and skinnier than a pork loin.

Pork loins tend to be much fatter, much heavier, and over 3 lbs – while a pork tenderloin will be longer, skinnier, and around 1-2 pounds.

For this recipe, I am calling for a Pork Loin – but a pork tenderloin will also work! 

To make this baked pork loin recipe with a smaller, thinner pork tenderloin, continue with the recipe exactly as called for below, but plan on for 10-30 minutes less cooking time (this will vary wildly depending on your pork tenderloin, I always advocate for cooking off temperature rather than time when cooking meat.)

Simply check your pork loin’s internal temperature as it bakes, and monitor for doneness. 

You’re looking for slightly pink in the middle, as food safety rules have changed and pork no longer needs to be cooked all the way to fully opaque and white in the middle.

Your instant-read thermometer should read 145 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of your pork loin when fully cooked.

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What to Serve With Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes

We love serving this dinner with an easy no knead bread, buttery soft dinner rolls, a delicious easy salad, air fried broccoli, roasted tomatoes, roasted onions, or an easy delicious dessert like blueberry and peach cobbler.

See some of our favorite side dish recipes below:

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Roasted Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Sheetpan Roasted Pork Loin and Sweet Potatoes Dinner - delicious tender pork loin baked with sweet potatoes for a one pot dinner the whole family loves!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb pork loin
  • 1 tbsp celtic sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, in pats
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 teaspoon each, fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley - roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine

Instructions

  1. Remove pork from packaging, pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Rub with a little olive oil and season well.
  3. Brown in a pan, just to get color on all sides of the loin.
  4. While loin is browning, prepare ingredients in roasting pan or on baking sheet with a deep rim.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Cut sweet potatoes into 1" chunks.
  7. Add garlic cloves, diced shallot and onion, and herbs.
  8. When loin has browned, place into dish over vegetables.
  9. Add wine to dish.
  10. Cover with lid or wrap with foil.
  11. Roast, covered, for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove lid or foil and continue cooking until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F, probably another 10-15 minutes.
  13. Let sit on a cooling rack or platter at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  14. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 521Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 202mgSodium 1360mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 62g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. At what temperature is this recipe supposed to cook? I looked everywhere but didn’t see the temp listed.