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Pork Loin with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Drizzled with a garlicky cream sauce, Pork Loin with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce will be your new favorite dinner to serve!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Pork loin, Pork Loin with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 111 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net

Ingredients

Roasted Garlic

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Pork Loin

  • 1 Pork Loin, about 3 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Cream Sauce

  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

Roasted Garlic

  1. Cut each clove of garlic in half and place on top of a piece of tin foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Form a foil pouch around the garlic, leaving the top open slightly. Place directly on the oven rack, opening side up, and roast until the garlic is tender (about 12-15 minutes). Use a fork to smash the garlic and set aside.

Pork Loin

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork loin to the hot skillet and sear until golden brown on each side, approximately 8-10 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove from skillet and transfer the pork loin to a baking sheet. Reserve the skillet.

  2. Place the baking sheet into the oven and roast until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven. Tent to keep warm and set aside.

Cream Sauce

  1. To the skillet, over medium-high heat, add half & half, chicken broth, and flour. Stir until it thickens, and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Add oregano and grated cheese to skillet and whisk until cheese is completely melted, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to just below medium and add the roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, and cayenne. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tomatoes are softened and the spinach wilts.

  3. Slice pork loin into 1-inch pieces and drizzle cream sauce over the top.

  4. Serve immediately.