Pork Loin Recipes

Pork loin and tenderloin are versatile, easy to prepare cuts of meat

Pork loin and pork tenderloin are versatile, easy, delicious cuts of meat. From a Sunday roast to Korean pancakes, we’ve collected our favorite pork loin recipes.

Pork loin is a large, lean cut that is great for slow roasts. For the roast pork sandwich from the John Dory, the loin is cooked slowly before being sliced and mixed with a tuna mayonnaise. In our porco à alentejana, pork is braised and served with clams.

Pork can also be cooked quickly. For spiedies, a regional favorite kebab dish from New York State’s Southern Tier, loin is cut small and grilled over hot coals to create a charred crust.

Because it is lean, pork loin can dry out. One way to avoid this is to wrap it in fat—you can use bacon, or go all out and use an entire slab of pork belly and make porchetta.

Check out all of our favorite pork loin and pork tenderloin recipes.

Pineapple and Pork Teriyaki Skewers

Sweet grilled onion and pineapple stand up against rich marinated pork in these easy, Hawaiian-inspired skewers. Get the recipe for Pineapple and Pork Teriyaki Skewers »

Grapefruit-and-Sugar-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Slathered on pork tenderloin and roasted, a marinade of grapefruit, brown sugar, and spices caramelizes to an exquisite crust.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin

Pork loin is lean—wrapping it in bacon helps keep it juicy as it grills. Get the recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin »

Pork with Apples and Cider Cream Sauce (Székelyalmás)

Tender slices of pork loin in a sumptuous cream sauce get tartness from apple cider and apple wedges and a pleasant twinge of heat from red Holland chiles.


This dish of pork loin wrapped in pork belly is wonderfully decadent.

Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay)

Coconut milk imbues this pork satay with a subtle sweetness. Get the recipe for Thai Pork Satay (Muu Satay) »

Pork with Juniper Berries (Filetto di Maiale con Bacche di Ginepro)

Juniper berries and fresh herbs add aromatic appeal to pan-seared pork loin with potatoes and green beans, a dish served at Villa Roncalli in Foligno, Italy.

Roast Pork with Sinner Stuffing

A generous pour of bourbon is the secret to this juicy pork loin’s sweet fruit stuffing. Get the recipe for Roast Pork with Sinner Stuffing »

Roast Pork Sandwich

Tuna mayonnaise gives April Bloomfield’s roast pork sandwich at John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City a savory boost.


These tangy pork kebabs are rubbed with garlic and dry herbs, and basted with a vinegar wash. A regional favorite of New York State’s Southern Tier, their name derives from the Italian spiedino or spiedo (“skewer” and “spit”). Get the recipe for Spiedies »

Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

These savory Korean pancakes are made from a batter of ground mung beans flecked with pork, scallions, and pungent kimchi. Get the recipe for Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang) »

Porchetta Sandwich

Porchetta Sandwich

Braised Pork and Clams (Porco à Alentejana)

For this dish, pork and fresh clams are braised in an aromatic mixture of wine, tomato, and red pepper paste. Get the recipe for Braised Pork and Clams »