This Air Fryer Pork Loin is perfect for Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. The pork roast gets cooked perfectly while staying juicy and tender. Slice it and serve with a salad, steamed veggies, or your choice of side dishes.

air fryer Pork loin with served with broccoli

This recipe takes all the guesswork out of cooking pork. Pork is so easy to overcook and the air fryer keeps the pork loin juicy and moist without a marinade to boot.

I’m convinced the air fryer can cook almost anything with delicious results! Pork loins are also less expensive than beef and easy to find.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It’s just so simple! If ever a recipe were low maintenance this one is it. Simply rub on the oil and the seasonings then cook and let it rest (the hardest part).
  • It’s done in 40 minutes. Serve alongside steamed broccoli and white rice or potatoes for a quick and simple dinner. You can serve it with nearly anything. See my entire index of 30 minute meals if you are really pressed for time.
  • This pork loin is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. Since the pork loin isn’t pre-seasoned or marinated, you don’t have to worry about sneaky ingredients.
sliced roast on serving plate

Key Ingredients

Boneless pork loin roast is a mild, lean cut of pork that’s slightly larger than the pork tenderloin. It’s readily available and high in protein. Look for it in the butcher section of your grocery store.

Olive oil helps all the seasonings adhere to the pork and also aids in a crispy exterior.

Seasonings including sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder give this roast tons of flavor with little effort.

Ingredients for air fryer pork loin

Recipe Steps

Step One

Pat the pork loin dry with paper towels and then rub the oil on both sides of it.

Step Two

In a small bowl, combine all the seasonings and sprinkle the mixture on both sides of the pork loin.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Place the pork loin inside the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Step Four

After 10 minutes use tongs to turn the pork loin over and cook for another 12 minutes.

a cooked pork loin

Step Five

Once the cooking time is up use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the internal temperature of the pork is at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

sliced pork loin

Step Six

Use tongs to remove the pork loin to a cutting board. Let it rest for 5 minutes then slice and serve.

bite of cooked pork loin on a fork

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can use sweet paprika instead. Or, just leave it out. You can also always use pre-made Italian seasoning instead of the seasonings I mentioned. This will save even more time.
  • This recipe is for a pork loin which is different from a pork tenderloin. A pork loin is a type of roast that is thicker than a pork tenderloin and requires a longer cooking time.
  • Note that his recipe calls for a 2 pound roast. A very large roast may not fit well into your air fryer depending on it’s size and the timing won’t be right.
  • Do you have ground pork and opposed to a pork roast? Try my recipe for Baked Pork Meatballs!

FAQs

What temperature should you cook pork to?

The internal temperature of cooked pork roast should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit while cooked ground pork is slightly higher at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure the pork is not only safe to eat but juicy and delicious!

pork loin served with broccoli

Other Air Fryer Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire index of gluten-free air fryer recipes.

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pork tenderloin with broccoli

Air Fryer Pork Loin


Description

This Air Fryer Pork Loin is perfect for Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. The pork roast gets cooked perfectly while staying juicy and tender. Slice it and serve with a salad, steamed veggies, or your choice of side dishes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 2-pound boneless pork loin roast
  • Nonstick cooking spray or 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the pork loin on a cutting board or a plate and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Spray the pork loin lightly with nonstick cooking spray or use your hands to rub the olive oil on both sides.
  3. Then, in a small bowl, combine the sea salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on both sides of the pork loin.
  5. Then, place the pork loin inside the basket of your air fryer. Set the temperature to 400°F for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes of cooking time, open the air fryer and use tongs to carefully turn the pork loin over to the other side.
  7. Close the basket and let it cook for 12 more minutes.
  8. Once the cooking time is up, use an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the roast to ensure that the pork reaches a minimum temperature of 145°F. If the temperature is below 145°F, turn the air fryer back on for an additional 3-4 minutes and then re-check the temperature.
  9. Use clean tongs to remove the pork loin to a cutting board. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving hot.

Notes

  1. If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can use sweet paprika instead. Or, just leave it out.
  2. This recipe is for a pork loin which is different from a pork tenderloin. A pork loin is a type of roast that is thicker than a pork tenderloin and requires a longer cooking time.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to cook pork loin, air fried pork, air fried pork loin roast

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