Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Amazingly simple and so good. I ate so much I had a tummy ache! You have to try this!!! From Everyday Food Magazine November 2007. Served with a green salad and foccacia bread. This will make everyone think you were in the kitchen for hours. **One caution the recipe states to 145 degrees, but we did not find this quite done enough for us**
- preheat oven to 450. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Finely chop garlic; sprinkle with coarse salt. Holding a chef's knife almost parallel to cutting board, repeatedly smear garlic with blade until a paste forms.
- Place pork in center of baking sheet. Rub all over with olive oil and garlic paste. season with salt and pepper. Arrange squash halves, cut side down around pork.
- Roast pork until instant read thermometer reads 145 when inserted into thickest part of meat. Around 35-40 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, holding hot squash with a kitchen towel, scrape out flesh into medium bowl. Add sour cream and brown sugar; season with salt and pepper, and mash with fork to combine. Thinly slice pork, and serve with mashed squash, sprinkled with brown sugar.
Awesome! I'm so glad that I tried this recipe. I love roasted garlic and that's just what you get when rubbed onto the pork loin. The mashed acorn squash was a great alternative to mashed potatoes and I served this with brussel sprouts. I had my brother and sister-in-law over and everyone loved this meal. Oh, and the best part about this was that it was sooooo easy! Thanks so much for sharing!!