Garlic Crusted Pork Loin With Mashed Acorn Squash

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • 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.