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Delicious Air Fryer Pork Roast for Beginners

If you’ve ever felt that cooking a pork roast sounds like a daunting task, worry no more. This air fryer pork roast recipe is about to change your life, or at least your dinner game. It’s so easy, you might start wondering if you missed a step (spoiler: you didn’t!).

The air fryer does the heavy lifting, giving you a roast that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Trust us, you’ll be roasting like a pro in no time.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Pork Roast

Let’s get to the good stuff. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pork roast: A 2-3 pound pork loin or shoulder
  • Olive oil: A couple of tablespoons to rub all over the roast
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika are classics, but feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices

Tips for a Perfect Air Fryer Pork Roast

  • Pat it dry: Make sure your pork roast is dry before you start seasoning. This helps in getting that fabulous crispy crust.
  • Rub it right: Don’t be shy with the seasoning. Rub it in thoroughly to make sure every bite is packed with flavor.
  • Let it rest: After cooking, let the pork rest for a few minutes. It helps the juices settle back into the meat, making each slice tender and delicious.

Variations and Substitutions

No pork loin? No worries! Use a pork shoulder or even a tenderloin. Cooking times may vary slightly, so keep an eye on it.

Get smoky with some smoked paprika or add a spicy kick with chili powder. Want a herby vibe? Rosemary and thyme always complement pork beautifully.

If you’re feeling fancy, brush the roast with a bit of honey or maple syrup halfway through cooking for a sweet glaze. Yummm!


Air Fryer Pork Roast

An easy and delicious pork roast made in your air fryer. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion with minimal fuss.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 364 kcal


  • Air-fryer
  • Small bowl for mixing seasonings
  • Meat thermometer (optional, but useful)


  • 2-3 pounds pork loin or shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or thyme


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • Pat the pork roast dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Add rosemary or thyme if desired.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture all over the pork roast until fully coated.
  • Place the pork roast in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 45-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (use a meat thermometer to check).
  • Let the roast rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy your simply divine air fryer pork roast!


Serving: 6ouncesCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 51gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 693mgPotassium: 862mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer, pork roast
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Andrew Gray

Friday 12th of July 2024

Who knew air frying could be so versatile