Orange Paprika Pork Loin Recipe

If you’re looking for a dinner bursting with flavor that might be a little different than you’re used to, this Orange Paprika Pork Roast is the recipe for you. The smokey, spicy taste of paprika blends perfectly with the citrusy flavor of oranges, adding a slight tinge of sweetness to the mix. This recipe is extremely easy and takes very few ingredients.

To make Orange Paprika Pork Roast you will need the following ingredients: Pork loin roast, oranges, paprika, salt, and pepper.

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For some reason, pork loin roast can be intimidating if you’ve never made it before. I know it was for me back in the day. However, once I finally made it once, I was astonished at how easy it was. Not to mention, I was surprised at how simple it was to mix up the flavors and sides it went with.

Since I’ve gotten more comfortable making pork loin roast, I love coming up with new ways to give it life. This Orange Paprika Pork Roast has become one of my favorite ways to prepare a pork loin roast because the flavors hit your tongue and make it sing. It has the perfect combination of bold, sweet, savory, and spicy to create a dish you’ll want to make again and again.

How Do You Make Orange Paprika Pork Roast

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice one orange in half and juice the other half. Set aside the juice. Wash the pork loin and rub it with paprika until it’s thoroughly covered. Place the pork in a baking dish and arrange the orange slices (these slices came from the oranges you sliced in half earlier) around the outside of the roast.

Pour some of the orange juice over the roast and the rest of the juice into the bottom of the baking dish. This will help with sticking and give it a fantastic flavor.

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Roast for one hour and thirty minutes or until the center is cooked. To check if it’s done,  make sure a knife goes through easily, or just cut the roast in half and check for pinkness. Serve with stuffing or rice.

Tips to Making Orange Paprika Pork Roast

If you’re having trouble with your pork roast drying out, try cooking it at 400 degrees for the first 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees for the remainder of the cooking time.

Sometimes cooking it a touch slower on a lower heat setting will keep it from losing a ton of its moisture. The added orange juice in this recipe should keep it from drying out as long as you follow the directions to the letter.

Cooking it covered or uncovered is up to you. If you have an oven that seems to dry dishes out, covering it would be the best route to take.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Orange Paprika Pork Roast

What Temperature Should a Pork Roast Be Cooked To?

I usually just eye the inside of the roast since you can usually tell if it’s done pretty easily that way. If the inside is no longer pink, you’re good to go. However, if you would rather keep your pork looking aesthetically pleasing or prefer to ensure the temperature has reached appropriate levels, you’ll want to make sure the pork roast has reached 145 degrees.

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What Should I Serve With Pork Roast?

Just about any side pairs well with pork roast. The more popular options often served with pork roast dinners are mashed potatoes, green beans, and dinner rolls. However, we usually like to serve it with rice or stuffing.

Applesauce is a really popular side for pork dishes in general, if you would like something more kid-friendly. However, it really all comes down to the sides you prefer because pork roast is a pretty universal dinner option. It doesn’t limit your side options.

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Orange Paprika Pork Roast Recipe

Don’t be afraid to attempt a pork loin roast and use this Orange Paprika Pork Roast recipe while you’re at it. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised when you find out how easy it is to prepare. Prep time is literally a couple of minutes. You can’t beat such an easy and quick dinner!

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Pork loin marinated with paprika and orange juice.
Yield: 4

Orange Paprika Pork Loin

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb pork loin roast
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Slice one orange in half and juice. Set aside juice.

Wash pork loin and rub with paprika until it's covered. 

Place in baking dish and arrange orange slices around the outside of the roast.

Pour some juice over the roast and the rest into the bottom of the baking dish. This will help with sticking and give fantastic flavor.

Roast for one hour and thirty minutes until the center is cooked. To check make sure a knife goes through easily. Or just cut in half and check for pinkness. 

Serve with stuffing or rice.