French Pork loin roast (with mustard)

Roasted in the oven, this delicious French-style pork loin roast is cooked in a rub of garlic, herbs and mustard for maximum flavor.
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This Recipe includes

Main ingredients:

pork Pork loin (approx. 2 pounds in weight)
oil Olive oil
mustard Dijon mustard

Spices, herbs and flavoring ingredients:

garlic powder Garlic powder
onion powder Onion powder
oregano Dried oregano
Basil Dried basil
salt and pepper Salt and pepper

Why we love it

When your preparing dinner for family and friends, it is hard to go wrong with a good pork loin roast. It is a lean meat that is versatile enough for any occasion and always delicious.

And with this classic French-style recipe with a touch of dijon mustard, the pork loin roast easily kicks it up a notch. Called Rôti de porc de Dijon, it is dish that is often served on occasions like a long lazy Sunday lunch, with all your friends and family gathered around.

It also goes well for occasions like a Friday dinner party, or even Christmas or New Years’. And if you want to enjoy on a regular weeknight, why the heck not!? The pork loin roast recipe is so easy, it may even make it into your regular weekly rotation.

Pork loin getting ready to go in the oven
Pork loin getting ready to go in the oven

The key to the recipe is not rush it, but to let the pork loin cook slowly in its marinade and juices so that it comes out crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside.

What to serve with it?

This delicious French-style pork loin roast can be served with a side dish like this cheesy cauliflower gratin or these lyonnaise potatoes.

For starters, consider this tomato bruschetta or these scallops in pesto.


What drinks to serve with it?

For drinks, this pork loin roast goes quite well with a young local red wine like a red Brouilly wine from Beaujolais which is grown near Dijon.

Another option is a wine like a Graves from Bordeaux, or a Médoc. You can read more about French wines here.


How to store it?

This pork loin roast keeps quite well in the fridge, and can be served warm or cold. Let it cool, and then place in an airtight glass container in the fridge, so that the pork roast doesn’t dry out.


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French Pork loin roast (with mustard)

Nassie Angadi
A delicious French-style pork loin made easily in the oven that makes a wonderful dinner for any occasion.
4.56 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 109 kcal


  • 1 pork loin approx. 2 pounds in weight
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the spices together along with the olive oil.
  • Rub the pork loin generously with the spice mixture.
  • Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow it to marinate.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven for 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the pork loin in a baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes, occasionally turning the pork loin roast.
  • Remove the pork loin roast from the oven and cover the dish with tin foil or a lid to let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve while warm.


Serving: 1gCalories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 131mgFiber: 1g

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