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Prepare to elevate your culinary prowess with our Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast. This dish is a culinary masterpiece well within your reach and succulent, tender, and dripping with a mouthwatering honey garlic sauce. 

air fried pork loin roast, with rosemary and potatoes

Brace yourself for a flavor journey that will leave you craving every delectable bite!

Note: This recipe requires some effort, making it at least a medium-difficulty recipe. But of course, I’m sure you can easily perfect it. However, if you don’t have the extra time, check out this easy air fryer pork sirloin roast instead.

We are currently in the development and testing stage for this pork loin air fryer roast recipe. Stay tuned for more updates. If you have any tips on making this dish even better, please leave us a comment below. We appreciate your input!

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast

Here are all you need to make best damn air fried pork loin roast.

  • Pork loin
  • Avocado oil

Dry rub:

  • Smoked paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Soy sauce
  • Fresh chopped parsley

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.


That’s a lot of ingredients, right? Well, it’s the “best damn air fryer pork loin roast” for a reason.

Here’s the deal:

Avoid using fresh herbs in the dry rub as they might burn and turn bitter during cooking. You should always use dry herbs rather than fresh ones for anything that requires long cooking. 

Pro Tip: This rule holds true beyond this recipe and for cooking in general.

If you’re seeking convenience, ready-made dry rubs are an option. However, it’s worth noting that while they offer a quick fix, they may not match the exceptional flavors of this air fryer pork loin roast recipe.

Similarly, consider using BBQ sauce for a convenient yet equally flavorful alternative. It’s easy to use, and its rich taste provides a seamless transition and a delightful twist to your air-fried pork loin roast.

Recipe Video

Here’s a video of a similar recipe that we’re going for.

How to Cook Pork Loin Roast in an Air Fryer?

Prepare for a culinary adventure that promises rich and savory rewards. This Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast recipe is a fantastic medium-level challenge that will have you savoring every triumphant bite. Let’s dive into the details, step by step, to ensure your taste buds are in for an unforgettable treat.

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 350ºF (177ºC).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 350°F (177°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.

Step 2: Prepare the dry rub.

First, combine smoked paprika, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. This ensemble creates a harmonious symphony of aromas, ensuring your pork loin is a star of flavor.

Step 3: Season the pork loin.

Pat the pork loin dry with a paper towel. This step is crucial as it removes excess moisture from the surface, ensuring the flavorful rub adheres perfectly. It also allows the pork to achieve that enticing crispness.

Next, let your inner chef shine. 

Coat the pork loin meticulously with avocado oil, guaranteeing a uniform layer that not only enhances flavor but also aids in creating a sumptuous texture. 

Sprinkle the prepared seasoning mix generously over the pork loin. Get your hands in there and gently massage the blend onto the meat’s surface. By doing so, you guarantee that each succulent bite boasts a symphony of taste that’s truly satisfying.

💡 Pro Tip: Unveil your pork loin’s full potential by bringing it out 30 minutes before cooking. As a result, the meat will cook more evenly, which evolves into “the best damn pork loin roast.”

Step 4: Air fry pork loin roast for 45 – 60 minutes at 350ºF (177ºC).

Place the seasoned pork loin in the preheated air fryer. Set the temperature to 350ºF (177ºC) and cooking time to 45 – 60 minutes. Flip the pork halfway to ensure even browning.

Here’s the thing:

The cooking time will vary depending on the pork loin’s thickness and the air fryer’s specs. (Those two, among other things.)

Hence, it’s crucial to check for doneness. Use an instant-read thermometer for this task. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork, ideally in the center. Once it reads 145ºF (63ºC), you can take it out of the air fryer.

Then, let it rest at room temperature for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing. Cover with foil to keep it warm. Doing so will allow the juice to redistribute.

💡 Pro Tip: You can remove the pork from the air fryer once it reaches 140ºF (60ºC). This is one of the secrets to achieving the juiciest pork loin roast. Don’t worry; the carryover cooking will still let the pork reach the safe internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC).

Take flavor to new heights with the next step.

Step 5: Make honey garlic butter sauce.

In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt unsalted butter. 

Once melted, add honey and minced garlic, whisking until the honey becomes one with the butter. Then, introduce freshly squeezed lemon juice, soy sauce, and a touch of salt. 

Allow this exquisite mixture to simmer for 3 – 5 minutes, letting the flavors harmonize. Then, remove from the heat. Stir in chopped parsley to infuse a burst of freshness.

Set the sauce aside for now.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy!

air fried pork loin roast, with rosemary and potatoes

The moment of truth has arrived – time to savor the fruits of your labor. 

Once the pork loin has rested, slice them into thin slices and arrange them on a serving platter.

Drizzle the luscious honey garlic sauce over the pork loin, creating an explosion of flavors. Elevate the presentation by sprinkling fresh chopped parsley on top.

Best of all:

You can pair your air-fried pork loin roast masterpiece with your favorite sides, such as roasted diced potatoes or creamy mashed potatoes. With each bite, you’ll understand why this dish earns its title as the Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast.

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: For future enjoyment, freeze any leftovers by wrapping slices tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When you’re ready to relish your creation, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the air fryer at 350ºF (177ºC) for 5 – 7 minutes.

Fridge: If you find yourself with leftovers (though that’s a rarity!), they’ll stay fresh in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. To reheat, place them in the air fryer for 5 – 7 minutes at 350ºF (177ºC) until perfectly heated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Air fry pork loin roast for 45 – 60 minutes at 350ºF (177ºC). As cooking time varies, ensure the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C) before serving.

Yes, you can air fry pork loin roast. Doing so creates a succulent and flavorful result. Coat it with seasoning, air fry at 350°F (177°C) for 45 – 60 minutes, flipping halfway. Use a meat thermometer to confirm 145°F (63°C) internal temperature. Enjoy tender goodness with a drizzle of delicious sauce.

prep time15 minutes
cooking time45 minutes
total cooking time1 hour

Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast

Elevate your culinary game with the ultimate indulgence – the Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast. A succulent masterpiece with a harmonious blend of herbs and a luscious honey garlic sauce that will leave you craving every savory bite. Prepare for an unforgettable dining experience that’s remarkably easy to achieve.
air fried pork loin roast, with rosemary and potatoes
5 from 1 vote
number of servings6

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For the Pork Loin:

  • 2 pounds pork loin
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Dry Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350ºF (177ºC) for 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the dry rub. In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper to create a dry rub.
  • Season the pork loin. Pat the pork loin dry to remove excess moisture. Rub the pork loin with avocado oil, ensuring an even coating. Then, generously coat the pork with the prepared dry rub, pressing it on all sides.
  • Roast pork in the air fryer. Put the pork in the air fryer. Then, air fry at 350ºF (177ºC) for 45 – 60 minutes. Make sure to flip halfway through the cooking time. For fully and safely cooked pork, the internal temperature should reach 145ºF (63ºC).
  • Prepare the honey garlic sauce. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the honey and minced garlic, whisking until the honey melds with the butter. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and soy sauce, adjusting with a touch of salt to taste. Simmer for 3 – 5 minutes, letting the flavors marry together beautifully. Introduce the chopped parsley and stir well to infuse the flavors.
  • Let the pork rest. Once the pork loin reaches the desired temperature, carefully remove it from the air fryer and cover it with foil. Let it rest for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Once rested, slice the pork loin into thin slices and arrange them on a serving platter.
  • Drizzle honey garlic sauce. Drizzle the prepared honey garlic sauce over the sliced pork loin.
  • Serve the air-fried pork loin roast and enjoy! Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley over the pork loin slices for extra flavor and a pop of color. Serve with your favorite sides, like roasted diced potatoes or creamy mashed potatoes.


  • Let the pork loin sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. It ensures even cooking, leading to the best damn pork loin roast.
  • At 140ºF (60ºC), take out pork from the air fryer. Carryover cooking will safely hit an internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC). This is one of the secrets to achieving the juiciest pork loin roast. 
  • Considering that cooking time varies depending on the meat’s thickness (and your air fryer’s specs), always check with a meat thermometer if your pork is cooked thoroughly. The pork’s safe internal temperature is a minimum of 145ºF (63ºC).
  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food. 
  • You can skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually to prevent burning the pork loin roast.
  • I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to test the pork loin roast. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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