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Ranch Pork Roast

Our Test Kitchen created this simple Savory Pork Roast with a mild rub that's perfect for new cooks. The leftover meat is tender and flavorful enough to be used in countless recipes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350°. If desired, tie pork with kitchen string at 2-in. intervals to help roast hold its shape. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over roast. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Pour water into pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 50-55 minutes. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork: 212 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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