Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

My family's favorite pork roast. Very flavorful. Pan drippings make excellent gravy. This recipe alone should be reason enough to grow your own fresh thyme.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Grate the zest from one lemon and combine with the thyme, salt, garlic, and pepper in a small bowl; stir in the olive oil until blended. Rub the entire surface of the pork to coat with the herb mixture.
  3. Place roast top side up in a small roasting pan. Roast 30 minutes, then turn pork over, baste with pan juices and roast 30 minutes. Turn top side up; baste; roast 15 minutes or until center of roast reads 140°F
  4. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes. Center temperature should have risen to 150°F
  5. Carefully remove strings and cut into thin slices.
  6. Also good served at room temperature or cold.