Pork Roast with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

White Potatoes vs Sweet Potatoes

Even though white potatoes and sweet potatoes have the same amount of carbs, sweet potatoes give you:

  • Over 100% of your daily amount of vitamin A
  • Are good sources for vitamin C
  • B-6

For potassium and folate, choose white potatoes.

Sunday Dinner

The menu and recipes included here for this Sunday dinner are Pork Roast (loin, which is lean pork), Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Sugar Free Applesauce.

My husband and I are dieting and have chosen to try our best to eat foods with lower carbohydrates .For this meal I included white roasted potatoes for our sons. Next time I make this dinner I'll make more sweet potatoes and omit the white potatoes as everyone enjoyed them so much.



Pork roast, brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes
Pork roast, brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: This entire meal will serve 5-6 people

Cooking Instructions For the Pork Roast

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F
  2. Rinse off the pork loin and insert the sliced garlic cloves. The roast I used was tied and I inserted all the cloves throughout the center of the roast. If you need tturo,make small slices in various places into the meat with a paring knife, and insert the garlic cloves.
  3. Place the meat onto a rack in a roasting pan or on top of celery ribs.
  4. Season with garlic powder and fresh ground pepper.
  5. Add water to the bottom of the pan so that the water is almost touching the meat.
  6. Add the potato halves around the roast.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer placed into the center of the roast reaches 160° - 170°F.
  8. Periodically check the roast to make sure that there is still water on the bottom of the pan adding more if necessary. At the same time turn the potatoes over.


Ingredients needed for the entire meal

  • 4 pound boneless pork loin roast
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced
  • garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled (the one I cooked was just under one pound)
  • 1 tbs. of olive oil
  • marjoram
  • 15 or more medium size Brussels sprouts
  • 1 dollop of butter
  • 4 Royal Gala apples peeled and cored
  • 2 tbs.of lemon juice concentrate or the juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 3 medium potatoes washed and cut in half






Pork Loin Ready to go into the Oven

Pork loin roast seasoned and sitting on top of celery ribs.
Pork loin roast seasoned and sitting on top of celery ribs. | Source

Pork Loin cooked and roasted

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 85g
Calories 122
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Protein 22 g44%
Cholesterol 62 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Preparing the Brussels sprouts
Preparing the Brussels sprouts | Source

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are a favorite at my house whether they are frozen or fresh. We do prefer fresh over frozen. A little trick I learned watching a cooking show one day was when preparing them cut an X on the stem in order to make them cook faster and more evenly.

  • Place the washed and prepared sprouts into a pot and cover with water.
  • When ready to cook them boil for approximately ten minutes or until fork tender.
  • Drain the water and add a dollop of butter placing back on the stove to melt the butter.
  • Stir coating the Brussels sprout with the melted butter and serve when ready.

Sweet Potatoes Ready to go into the Oven

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Peel and cut the sweet potato into bite size pieces.
  • In the bottom of an oven safe dish add the sweet potatoes.
  • Coat the sweet potatoes with olive oil and season with marjoram, cinnamon and fresh ground pepper.
  • An hour before the roast is cooked place the sweet potatoes into the oven.

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Apple slices mixed with lemon juiceApples are cooking with waterStir in cinnamon and ginger mixing wellSugar Free Applesauce is ready to serve.
Apple slices mixed with lemon juice
Apple slices mixed with lemon juice
Apples are cooking with water
Apples are cooking with water
Stir in cinnamon and ginger mixing well
Stir in cinnamon and ginger mixing well
Sugar Free Applesauce is ready to serve.
Sugar Free Applesauce is ready to serve. | Source

Sugar Free Applesauce

  1. Peel, core and slice apples then put them into a medium size bowl.
  2. Coat with lemon juice.
  3. In a medium size sauce pan add the apples to the pan along with 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Place on medium high setting and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the ginger and cinnamon stirring well.
  6. Continue cooking until the apples are soft and easy to mash.
  7. Once cooked remove from heat and put into a serving bowl. I mashed the apples with a fork.


Roasted Sweet Potatoes Ready to Serve

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Dinner is Ready - Let's Eat!

Pork roast with Brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, sugar free applesauce and sliced tomatoes
Pork roast with Brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, sugar free applesauce and sliced tomatoes | Source

Sweet Potatoes vs White Potatoes

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4.9 stars from 10 ratings of Pork Roast Dinner



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Have a great day!

Susan

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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Easy E, I hope you enjoy the Pork Roast!


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Easy Exercise 2 years ago from United States

I learned something new about brussels sprouts - the tiny "x" what a fantastic tip. Great recipe. Looking forward to trying voted up!


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Easy Exercise 2 years ago from United States

Yum! Love these ingredients and I never knew about the cross on the brussels sprouts - fantastic tip!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks poetryman!


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Really looks and sounds tasty.


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Tamara14 2 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

These are some of ma favorite ingredients and I do similar recipes often. Great!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Vicki, Thanks for the pin I really appreciate it. I've become addicted to sweet potatoes lately especially when I have a choice when it comes to fries.

Thanks Breakfastpop!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

Yum, Yum, Yum and voted that way...


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That's a whole meal! Looks so awesome. I prefer white potatoes but also love sweet potatoes and should eat more of them! Pinning this recipe!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dee, I've been behind on keeping up too so don't feel bad. Sorry to hear that you've been ill but happy to see you. Lately I'm addicted to sweet potato fries. I don't deep fry them though, I bake them in a a bit of olive or vegetable oil.


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Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

I am way, way behind and trying to catch up on my favorite writers. Been away because of illness. I saw this and had to stop. I love sweet potatoes but usually eat either with chicken or pork chops....we be trying this very, very soon.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Crafty, Have to love those sales. We stocked up on pork loins last week because of a huge sale.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

This is one of my favorite meals. Our local grocery store has pork roasts on sale this week buy 1 get 2 free! I'm headed down there today.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kasman, I've just recently started to eat sweet potatoes this way and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed them. I didn't think my sons would care for them but they can't seem to get enough of them now :) So you may just be surprised :)


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I'm a huge fan of pork roast! That was enough to reel me in......also I love brussel sprouts. I'm not too keen on sweet potatoes though......I love sweet potato fries, but I never have been a big fan of the potatoes as they are. I don't know why. I may try it on your suggestion honestly but I may have to bring in the white potatoes on reserve. Great pictures, love your style! Voting up and sharing!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Peggy :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Susan,

You entire meal looks and sounds delicious. Gave it a 5 star rating. Nice tip about how to prepare the Brussels sprouts for faster cooking.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Frank, Thanks and I hope you're having a nice weekend.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

thank you once again justasksusan for keeping my recipe board full with wonderful recipes bless you :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruchira, Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

byshea, We seem to eat a lot of pork and I'm always looking for new ways or side dishes to go along with it. Hope you enjoy your pork roast.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Eddy and hope you have a great week.

RH, I didn't like them either when I was younger.

Snurre, Thanks and sorry to hear that you don't have sweet potatoes there.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

I am not much of a pork fan but your sweet potatoes delighted me.


Mklow1 3 years ago

This was the most thorough and simple recipe I have ever read! It is like Cooking for Dummies, so it is perfect for me. lol I will really enjoy cooking this.


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byshea 3 years ago

This looks delicious. I love cooking pork roast and your hub came at the perfect time. I'm going to try this tomorrow night I think.


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Snurre 3 years ago

This roast recipe looks amazing. And brussel sprouts are my favourite. As for sweet potatoes, we don't get them here. Voted and more!


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

That sounds delicious! I love sweet potatoes...the kids do not so I don't make them often...I wish!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This one goes right in with my other recipes Susan. Keep them coming and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

GoodLady, Thank you. I've just started eating sweet potatoes in the last five years or so. I really like the sweet potato fries but it will be awhile before I can eat those again :)


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruby, The sweet potatoes are nice change.


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy

I really like the way you explained you were dieting and how this meal is not only wonderful to look at and taste but is also it is careful not to over do the 'wrong' stuff. It does look delicious. We don't use sweet potato enough and i had no idea of their super nutritional value.

Really interesting and nicely done Hub - and your meal is just lovely.

I gave you five stars and voted, now i'll share and pin etc.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is great. I always use white potatoes with a roast, but i will try the sweet potatoes next time. You make the best meals..Thank you..


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Carol and I hope you enjoy the recipes.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks drbj!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

donnah, It has taken me years to get my husband to try sweet potatoes. He did try a few sweet potato fries one day and wasn't too keen on them but after eating them cooked roasted this way he really enjoyed them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Looks delicious and we love all the veggies you have here. Lots of excellent instructions. It looks so good I may have to make this tonite..I have pork, brussels sprouts ..need the sweet potatoes... Voting up for a wonderful recipe and pinning...


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I LOVE pork roast, Susan, and this is such a nice, easy, simple way to cook it, even I can manage it. Thank you.


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donnah75 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Yum! I always prefer sweet potatoes to white potatoes. They have so much more depth of flavor. Recently I tried brussel sprouts for the first time. It only took me 37 years! I don't know why they have a bad rep, as they are tasty. Voted up.

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