Garlic Crusted Pork Loin With Mashed Acorn Squash

Total Time
1hr 10mins
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**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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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!!