This Sunday Pork Roast is wonderfully tender, juicy, and features a crispy crust on the outside. It’s the ultimate choice for a family Sunday dinner, consistently delivering incredible results.
What’s better than a juicy and tender pork roast in the oven with some delicious and aromatic vegetables served on a Sunday dinner with your family and friends?
Perfect for special occasions, holidays, and family gatherings, this Sunday pork roast is a comforting and satisfying meal recipe that’s perfect for feeding a crowd and surprising them with the delicious flavors of this dish.
Just think about a juicy, savory, and tender pork roast with a crispy brown crust and a delicious mix of roasted and crisp vegetables served on Sunday with your family; sounds great, right?
What Is Sunday Pork Roast?
Sunday pork roast is a traditional dish often served for dinner with family and friends on Sundays. This dish consists of a large cut of pork (shoulder or loin roast) cooked in the oven with many types of vegetables.
This Sunday pork roast is a popular dish served with many side dishes on special occasions such as Sunday family dinners, holidays, or family gatherings.
Why Are You Going To Love This Sunday Pork Roast Recipe
- Requires only 15 minutes of prep.
- It’s a versatile recipe; you can serve it with many side dishes.
- Super easy to prepare.
- Made with delicious and healthy ingredients.
- It’s a comforting and hearty recipe perfect for special occasions.
- Loaded with delicious flavors.
Ingredients For Sunday Pork Roast
This recipe is one of my favorites since it’s super easy to prepare and requires only a few easy-to-find ingredients. Here is a list of everything you need:
- Pork Shoulder – I used a 4-lb one. You can get them either at any local supermarket.
- Oil – feel free to use any vegetable oil you like. I used olive oil for this recipe.
- Pork Roast Seasoning – I love to make my pork roast seasoning at home, but storebought seasoning works just as well. It’s readily available in most grocery stores.
- Onion – Roasted onions contribute a delicious flavor. You can use red, white, or yellow onions, and if you desire extra depth of flavor, shallots are a fantastic choice.
- Carrots – Chop the carrots into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking. Alternatively, you can use baby carrots for added convenience.
- Rosemary – Fresh rosemary adds a wonderful aromatic touch. However, you can also incorporate your favorite dried herbs like thyme, oregano, or sage for a unique flavor profile.
- Salt and Pepper – Season your roast to taste with salt and pepper. You can adjust the seasoning based on your preference for saltiness and spiciness.
How To Make Sunday Pork Roast
Even though it may look impressive, this Sunday pork roast recipe is quick and easy to prepare without needing cooking skills. Here are the instructions that you have to follow:
Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F (232°C). This initial high heat will help develop a flavorful crust on your pork roast.
Prepare the Marinade Mixture: In a mixing bowl, create the marinade mixture by combining the olive oil and pork roast seasoning. Stir until they are thoroughly blended.
Season the Pork Roast: Place your pork roast on a baking pan or roasting dish. Take the prepared seasoning mixture and, using your hands, evenly rub it over the entire surface of the pork roast. Ensure the seasoning thoroughly coats the meat for maximum flavor.
Position the Pork Roast in the Oven: Put the seasoned pork roast into the preheated oven, leaving it uncovered. Roast it at 450°F (232°C) for approximately 40 minutes. This high-heat phase will develop a delicious crust on the outside.
Prepare the Vegetables: While the roast is in the oven, cut your vegetables into uniform sizes to ensure even cooking.
Arrange the Vegetables: After the initial roast, lower the oven temperature to 350°F (180°C). Now, arrange the prepared vegetables around the pork roast in the roasting pan. Additionally, place a whole rosemary sprig among the vegetables for a delightful aroma and flavor. Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning to taste. If needed, add one cup of water to create steam and maintain moisture.
Monitor the Roast’s Internal Temperature: Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast to monitor its internal temperature. Continue roasting until it reaches a safe range of 160-170°F (71-77°C). This typically takes about an additional 1 to 1.5 hours, but the key is reaching the desired internal temperature for a tender result.
Rest and Slice: Once the pork roast reaches the desired internal temperature and easily shreds with a fork, remove it from the oven. Allow the roast to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This resting period retains juices and ensures a tender, flavorful result.
Tips For Making The Best Sunday Pork Roast
- Make sure you chop the vegetables in the same size to cook evenly.
- Allow Meat to Rest: Before cooking, let the pork roast rest at room temperature for a few minutes. This not only enhances flavor but also allows for more even cooking and quicker cooking times.
- Choose the Right Cut: Opt for pork shoulder as it offers an excellent balance of lean meat and fat. This cut is ideal for a succulent and tender roast that’s full of flavor.
- Fridge: you can store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Freezer: this pork roast recipe it’s also freezer-friendly, so transfer any leftovers to a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
To Reheat: thaw the leftovers in the fridge overnight and reheat them in the microwave or oven for a couple of minutes until heated through.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Cover The Pork Shoulder While Cooking?
It’s up to you. If you want to obtain a crispy crust on the outside and juicy meat on the inside, it’s best to cook it uncovered.
But if you want the pork roast to be more tender and juicy, you should cook it covered.
How To Check If My Pork Roast Is Cooked?
If you want to ensure that your pork roast is fully cooked, then use a meat thermometer to check if the pork roast’s internal temperature is 150F (75C).
Can I Use Bone-In Pork Roast?
Sure, you can use either bone-in or boneless roast for this recipe. Personally, I prefer a boneless one since it’s easier to slice and serve.
How Do I Prevent The Pork Roast From Drying Out?
- Low and Slow Cooking: Opt for a low and slow cooking method. This means roasting the pork at a lower temperature for an extended period. This gradual cooking allows the meat to stay juicy and flavorful.
- Use a Meat Thermometer: Invest in a meat thermometer to accurately monitor the internal temperature of the pork roast. This ensures you don’t overcook it, which can lead to dryness. Pork is safe to consume when it reaches an internal temperature of 160-170°F (71-77°C).
- Add Liquid: To maintain moisture, consider adding a small amount of liquid, such as water or vegetable broth, to the bottom of the baking pan. This creates steam during cooking, keeping the meat moist and preventing it from drying out.
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Sunday Pork Roast
- 3 to 5 pound pork shoulder or pork butt roast
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp pork roast seasoning
- 1 cup water or broth if needed
- 2 large onions
- 3 large carrots
- 3 large turnips or potatoes
- 4 celery ribs
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by preheating your oven at 450F/232C degrees.
- Make the marinade mixture. Add the olive oil and pork roast seasoning to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Season the pork roast. Place the pork roast on a baking pan or roasting dish. Take the seasoning mixture and use your hands to rub it evenly over the surface of the pork roast, ensuring it's well coated with the seasoning.
- Place the seasoned pork roast in the preheated oven, uncovered, at 450°F (232°C). Roast it for approximately 40 minutes.
- Prepare the vegetables. Cut the vegetables into similar sizes to ensure that they cook evenly.
- Arrange the vegetables around the pork roast. Place the whole rosemary sprig among the vegetables in the roasting pan. Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning. If needed, add one cup of water.
- After the initial high-heat roast, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (180°C). Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast. Continue roasting until the internal temperature reaches a safe range of 160-170°F (71-77°C). This typically takes about an additional 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Once the pork roast reaches the desired internal temperature, and shreds easily with a fork, remove it from the oven. Allow the roast to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This helps to retain its juices and ensures a tender, flavorful result.
- Serve the sliced pork roast with the roasted vegetables and enjoy your Sunday dinner!
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.