Stuffed Pork Loin is an easy dinner recipe.  Don’t be fooled by the fancy presentation with just a little preparation you can be eating this mouthwatering delicious Pork Loin Recipe in no time.

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Let me tell you a little secret.  I make this easy pork loin recipe when I want to WOW people.  This recipe is so consistent I never have to worry about it not working and let me tell you, when I’m cooking for family or friends.  This is very important.

My guests are truly wow’d with the spiral stuffed presentation of this Pork Loin Recipe and I’m going to show you how easy it is to make a Stuffed Pork Loin in your oven, even Grandma would be proud of you!

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Although you can use many recipes to stuff a pork loin, I prefer the sweet apples and cranberries with the savory seasonings in this Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe.  Oh and let’s not forget about the pecans.  YUM!

I’m often asked if this recipe is perfect for the holidays.  My answer remains the same.  Don’t wait for the Holidays to celebrate those you love.  While this recipe will definitely wow your guests, make sure to get grandma’s china out of the cupboards once in a while.  This recipe is no different.  Make it and enjoy it!

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Let’s get started.

What’s in Stuffed Pork Loin?

  • 2-2.5lb Pork Loin
  • 1 Medium Granny Smiths Apples Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup Basil
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Chopped Rosemary
  • ¼ Cup Green Onions
  • ½ Tbs Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
Stuffed Pork Loin Ingredients

It’s very important to allow your Pork Loin to rest on your counter for a few minutes to reach room temperature.  Meat likes to ‘rest’, so give your loin a few minutes to rest before you start working with it.  I like to set my Pork Loin on the counter while I mix together the delicious stuffing ingredients.

Stuffed Pork Loin Stuffing

How to make Stuffed Pork Loin?

  1. In a bowl combine stuffing ingredients.  Diced green apples, cranberries, chopped pecans, bread crumbs, nutmeg, basil, rosemary, green onions, thyme, and salt and pepper.  Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Lay your pork loin on a cutting board and with a sharp knife butterfly the pork Loin but do not cut all the way through. 
  3. Open the pork loin like a book and now you will spread the filling on the pork
  4. Optional – You can use a meat mallet to pound out the pork loin to flatten and keep the thickness uniform.
  5. From the long side, begin to roll up the pork loin making sure to keep the stuffing inside
  6. Use 3-4 pieces of butcher string to tie up the stuffed pork loin
  7. Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a frying pan and heat over medium high heat on stove.
  8. Brown all sides of pork loin in hot olive oil
  9. Place Pork Loin in a roaster pan, 9×13 pan, or Dutch Oven
  10. Tent with foil
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-55 minutes
  12. Remove from oven checking internal temperature.  Pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to reach a slight pink stage or 165 degrees for well done
  13. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  14. Slice
Stuffed Pork Loin

Really that is all you need to know to make this amazing recipe.  But I’ve also included these FAQ’s to help you too.  These are questions I’m often asked and thought I’d include just to make sure this recipe is as easy as I’m telling you it is.

How long do you cook Stuffed Pork Loin Roast?

Pork needs to be cooked to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees for a slightly pink center or 160 degrees for a more well done.  For an average size pork loin (about 1 ½ pounds) 35 minutes typically does the trick.  However, always ensure the internal temperature with a reliable kitchen thermometer.

How to Cook a Stuffed Pork Loin

There are many ways to cook a pork loin, however, I recommend to roast the pork loin.  It’s a sure way to make sure your meat is properly cooked through and it’s incredibly easy too.

How to Butterfly your Pork Loin

How to Butterfly a Pork Loin

With a sharp knife make a cut down the center of your loin but do not cut all the way through.  Then lay the pork open like a book and use a meat mallet to pound the pork thin.  I like to place a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper on the pork before pounding to keep the meat for tearing.

Once you have butterflied your pork, then you can fill with the delicious stuffing.  Spread evenly across the pork before rolling tightly up.  Use Kitchen Twine to secure the stuffed roll and hold everything into place for cooking.

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What to serve with Stuffed Pork Loin?

Want a little tip?  Well, add 1 lb of baby new potatoes cut in half into your roasting pan with your pork loin to cook.  They will be delicious!  You can even sprinkle a bit of the leftover stuffing with the potatoes to season them up.

Is Stuffed Pork Loin Gluten Free?

This recipe can be gluten free however you would need to use Gluten free bread crumbs.  So make sure you are using proper ingredients for your allergy needs. 

How to Tie a Stuffed Pork Loin

Roasts are tied for a couple of reasons.  First to keep the roast looking stunning and second to hold the stuffing inside.  It’s not difficult to tie your roast.  Use Kitchen Twine and place a tie about every 3-4 inches apart starting about 1 inch from the side of the roast.  You really can’t over tie, so make sure your stuffing stays put!

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Can I stuff a Pork Loin the night before?

You absolutely can!  The stuffed pork loin can be made hours ahead and kept in the refrigerator until it’s ready to be cooked. Wrap the pork loin in Parchment Paper and then Foil and keep in the refrigerator until ready to brown and cook.

How to reheat Stuffed Pork Loin

Individual slices can be reheated in the microwave as a single serving or if reheating a larger portion of the roast, place on the stove over medium/low heat.  I like to add just a little bit of vegetable stock in my pan when heating this way to keep the roast moist.

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Thermometers

Let’s chat about kitchen thermometers for a minute because with this recipe, you really need one.

Not all thermometers are the same, trust me.  I’ve tried a lot.  I currently love my Thermopen from Thermoworks.  It’s so accurate and reliable and so easy to use.  If you invest in a quality thermometer, you won’t be disappointed and your recipes will always be cooked consistently.

I love how easy this thermometer is to use, and I keep it handy in my kitchen with my other measuring tools.  In seconds I can read the internal temperatures of my food and know my recipe is cooked to perfection.

Pork Loins often go on sale, and often times you can find a deal for buy one get one free.  Roasting a loin is so easy, that why not add some yummy stuffing inside.  Your family will go crazy of the possibilities and you will love a change to your menu.

Making this delicious Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe really is easy.  Just follow the easy steps and you will be on your way to making a memorable mouthwatering dinner in no time.  This is a recipe

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Stuffed Pork Loin is an easy dinner recipe.  Don’t be fooled by the fancy presentation with just a little preparation you can be eating this mouthwatering delicious Pork Loin Recipe in no time.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb Pork Loin
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Craisins
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Basil
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs Rosemary Fresh
  • 1 Bunch Green Onions Diced
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine stuffing ingredients.  Diced green apples, cranberries, chopped pecans, bread crumbs, nutmeg, basil, rosemary, green onions, thyme, and salt and pepper.  Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Lay your pork loin on a cutting board and with a sharp knife butterfly the pork Loin but do not cut all the way through. Open the pork loin like a book and now you will spread the filling on the pork
  • Optional – You can use a meat mallet to pound out the pork loin to flatten and keep the thickness uniform.
  • From the long side, begin to roll up the pork loin making sure to keep the stuffing inside
  • Use 3-4 pieces of butcher string to tie up the stuffed pork loin
  • Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a frying pan and heat over medium high heat on stove.
  • Brown all sides of pork loin in hot olive oil. About 1 minute per side.
  • Place Pork Loin in a roaster pan, 9×13 pan, or Dutch Oven
  • Tent with foil
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-55 minutes
  • Remove from oven checking internal temperature.  Pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to reach a slight pink stage or 165 degrees for well done
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  • Slice and Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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