Porchetta – Italian Pork Roast

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Treat your loved one to this beautiful Italian pork roast for your next special occasion dinner… or any dinner for that matter.  This Porchetta is a juicy pork tenderloin slathered in herbs, wrapped in bacon and roasted to perfection.

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This Porchetta recipe is stunning to look at, and yet so simple to make. With only 5 minutes of prep time before popping it into the oven, you’ll have plenty of time to spare.

A slathering that includes orange zest, fennel seeds and rosemary starts this off right.

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Bacon wraps around it like a warm hug. Can you get any better than this?

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Heaven.

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

I know this is more than a meal for two, but I can’t think of anything better than having a delicious roast like this for supper…and leftovers for lunch the next day.  Now that’s a special treat in my book.

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

Yield: 8

Porchetta

Porchetta - a beautiful Italian Pork Roast, perfect for any special occasion. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This Porchetta is a juicy pork tenderloin slathered in herbs, wrapped in bacon and roasted to perfection.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tb fennel seeds, chopped
  • 1 Tb rosemary, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 5 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small dish, combine the chopped fennel seeds and rosemary, minced garlic, the salt and pepper, the orange zest and the extra virgin olive oil. Stir this together into a soft paste.
  3. Place your pork tenderloin in a baking dish. Slather the herb paste all over the top of the tenderloin.
  4. Lay the bacon slices across the tenderloin, tucking the ends underneath.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees for medium.
  6. Remove the roast to a platter and let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 462mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 25g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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