Air fryer pork loin roast is the closest to grilled pork roast you can get from the convenience of your kitchen. Made in an hour and with minimal effort, this recipe is perfect for lazy dinners.
We love to eat pork roasts around here like my Garlic and Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Roast or Honey Mustard Pork Shoulder Roast, but cooking pork loin in the air fryer is quick and easy and you really can't beat the convenience.
Thanks to the air fryer, we get a tasty caramelized pork crust and tender, juicy meat inside. Perfectly cooked and so delicious that you'll be crossing your fingers for leftovers the next day.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It's easy to make. Just season the meat and set the timer. This recipe is very hands-off and low maintenance, making it perfect for anyone not wanting to spend too much time or effort assembling dinner.
- Minimal dishes to wash later. One of the best things to note about this recipe is how few dishes you'll dirty in the process! More time eating and less time cleaning.
- Simple ingredients. We use a pork loin and some basic seasonings to make a truly flavorful result. You may be surprised to find that you have some (if not all) of the seasonings on hand already.
Pork roast- You will want to use a boneless pork loin roast that is 4 pounds in size. Smaller roasts cook more quickly, but larger roasts won't fit inside the air fryer basket. 4 pounds is perfect for a tight fit in an 8-quart air fryer.
Olive oil- Using olive oil will help to get the seasonings to adhere, help to prevent sticking to the basket, and help to get a crispier skin on your pork.
Seasonings- For a delicious flavor profile, you'll want to use a combination of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Add your seasonings to a bowl.
Step 2: Mix well to combine.
Step 3: Brush your pork loin with olive oil and brush the basket of the air fryer to prevent sticking.
Step 4: Sprinkle your seasoning over the pork loin.
Step 5: Rub the seasoning well to cover and coat the pork completely.
Step 6: Place your pork loin into the basket. It may need to go in at an angle. Place the fat layer on top to keep the meat from drying out.
Step 7: Cook at 325 degrees F for 1 hour or until the meat reaches 145 degrees F internally.
Step 8: Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help to seal the juices.
Serve warm, and enjoy!
🍴 Recipe Tips
You can preheat your air fryer if desired. Just bring the air fryer to temp and let it cook for 2 minutes, with nothing inside, before adding your meat and cooking as directed below.
Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Cooking Time
The amount of time needed to actually cook your pork loin will depend upon several different things, including:
- The size of your pork loin (width, length, and weight) all play a role in how heat penetrates the meat.
- The temperature of the pork (is it frozen, chilled, or room temperature).
- If you preheated your air fryer.
It shouldn't be frozen or have ice crystals on it, but if it does, prepare to extend the cooking time a few extra minutes as a result. This also may result in dry pork.
Your roast will be finished cooking when the internal temperature is a minimum of 145F degrees. It may still be pink inside as this is considered rare for pork, but try not to exceed an internal temperature of 165F degrees because then you risk it being overcooked and dry.
If you have leftovers, you can reheat slices of pork in the air fryer by cooking them at 350 degrees F for about 2 minutes or until warmed through.
Alternatively, you can cook a few slices on a plate for just 1-2 minutes in a microwave.
You can keep your cooked pork roast stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days if you do not plan to eat it immediately.
No, you do not need to preheat your air fryer for this recipe. You can if you choose to, but it won't make a big difference in the end results.
Make sure to check on the roast with an instant read meat thermometer for doneness as it gets close (within the last 15 minutes) to the cooking time. This will help you to figure out how quickly the roast is cooking and gauge the estimated time dinner will be ready.
Food health regulators have determined that eating pork that still has some pink to it is completely safe as long as it reaches a minimum of 145F degrees.
Consider it the medium-rare area and 160F being the well-done. Your pork is safe and not too over or undercooked as long as you're somewhere in that realm.
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Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast
- 4 pounds Pork Loin Roast ($9.36)
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil ($0.26)
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning ($0.10)
- 1 teaspoon Garlic powder ($0.10)
- ½ teaspoon Paprika ($0.05)
- ½ teaspoon Salt ($0.05)
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper ($0.02)
- Add your seasonings to a bowl. Mix well to combine.
- Brush your pork loin with olive oil and brush the basket of the air fryer, to prevent sticking.
- Sprinkle your seasoning over the pork loin. Rub the seasoning well to cover and coat the pork completely.
- Place your pork loin into the basket. It may need to go in at an angle. Place the fat layer on top, to keep the meat from drying out.
- Cook at 325 degrees F for 1 hour or until the meat reaches 145 degrees F internally.
- Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help to seal in the juices.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
- Preheating your air fryer is optional but can help cook the pork more evenly.
- Cooking time depends on factors like the pork's size and temperature, so use an internal meat thermometer. Aim for a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.
- Reheat pork slices in the air fryer at 350°F for about 2 minutes or use a microwave for 1-2 minutes.
- Store cooked pork roast in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days if not consuming immediately.