Discover the perfect air fryer pork loin recipe for a delicious and healthy meal. Juicy pork roast cooks up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Why you'll love this recipe
This pork loin recipe is a slightly larger version of my equally delicious air fryer pork tenderloin.
Pork loin is a larger cut and takes just a little bit longer to cook. It's perfect for the holidays, Sunday suppers and cozy family get-togethers. Here's more reasons to love this tasty recipe...
Healthier Option - One of the main reasons we love air fryer pork roast is that it's a healthier alternative to traditional frying. Air frying works by circulating hot air around the pork. This means the outside takes on a nice color while the inside stays tender and juicy.
Easy Cleanup: If you know me by now, you know, I'm a realist! Air fryers are designed with easy cleanup in mind which is something my busy life loves! All the mess (which isn't much) is contained in the air fryer and most of the parts can go right into the dishwasher.
Time and Convenience: Speaking of being realistic, air frying is known for its efficiency in cooking. It preheats quickly and cooks food faster than conventional ovens. We love this because our family wants to eat good for you, homemade foods, but we don't have time for a lot of fuss.
Pork loin vs pork tenderloin
Because we get started, let's talk for a sec about what pork we're cooking. Different cuts of meat can be confusing, especially when you're staring down the all the cuts of pork at the grocery store.
A pork loin is a larger cut of meat and is more of a roast type of cut. It’s tender, mild, and benefits from marinating and seasoning.
On the other hand, a pork tenderloin is a smaller and thinner cut, usually with a tapered end. These usually weigh in at just 1-1.5 pounds. They’re super tender, juicy and also love a good marinade like in my pork stir fry recipe.
Once you have your pork roast, you're almost done! Here's what else you'll need.
- boneless pork loin roast - This will be called a pork loin or pork loin roast. Be sure to get the boneless cut. You can also use this cut of pork to make Mississippi pork roast.
- oil - I'm using extra virgin olive oil because of its light and neutral flavoring and taste.
- spices - This is a great opportunity to clean out your spice cabinet! In my recipe, I'm using rosemary, garlic and onion powder. You can spice up your pork loin in the air fryer depending on what you have to use.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
I'm a big fan of using what you have! Here are some ideas of how to fill in your ingredients.
Italian seasoning is a great multipurpose spice blend that can be used in this recipe.
Vegetable oil or canola oil can be substituted for the olive oil.
How to make a delicious air fryer pork loin
This recipe is easy peasy. Here's how we're making it.
Step #1: Remove the pork loin from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
Dry pork with a few paper towels.Transfer to a cutting board and trim any excess fat (there won’t be much).
Step #2: Turn on the air fryer and set it to preheat at 375°F. Allow it to preheat for 5-7 minutes.
While the air fryer pre-heats, make the pork marinade. Combine the olive oil, dried rosemary, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Add salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
Step #3: Rub the seasoned olive oil mixture over the pork roast.
Add the seasoned pork loin to the air fryer basket.
Step #4: Cook the meat for 10 minutes, then use tongs to flip the tenderloin over.
Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
Use a digital meat thermometer to check for a temp of at least 140°F before removing from the fryer.
Step #5: Let the pork tenderloin rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Tip: The internal temperature of the air fried pork loin will be 145°F when it is fully cooked.
No air fryer? No problem! I like making this herb rubbed pork loin in the oven for special occasions and cozy family dinners.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftover sliced pork loin is wonderful for sandwiches! Pork is a great match for green bean casserole without mushrooms
Don't overcook the pork! If you don't already have an instant read meat thermometer, it's worth it to ensure juicy, melt in your mouth pork loin.
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These are my favorite side dishes to serve with air fried pork loin:
Air Fryer Pork Loin
- 2 pound boneless pork loin roast trimmed of excess fat
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- Remove the pork tenderloin from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Dry pork with a few paper towels. Transfer to a cutting board and trim any excess fat (there won’t be much)
- Turn on the air fryer and set it to preheat at 375°F. Allow it to preheat for 5-7 minutes.
- While the air fryer pre-heats, make the seasoning rub. Combine the olive oil, dried rosemary, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Add salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Rub the seasoned olive oil mixture over the pork tenderloin.
- Add the seasoned tenderloin to the air fryer basket. Depending on your model of air fryer you may need to place it at an angle.
- Cook the meat for 10 minutes, then use tongs to flip the tenderloin over. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes. Use a digital meat thermometer to check for a temp of at least 140°F before removing from the fryer.
- Let the pork tenderloin rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. The internal temperature will be 145°F when it is fully cooked.