Porchetta (Italian Rolled Pork Loin) with SUPER Crispy Crackling

This porchetta recipe is a traditional way to cook pork in Italy. Italians do it best. pizza, pasta, and even pork! The pork loin is stuffed with delicious ingredients like garlic, onion, fennel, parmesan, and bay leaves.

It is then rolled and roasted until you have SUPER crispy crackling. When you cut into it, it is juicy and bursting with Italian flavors, Bellissimo! It can be a bit tricky, so make sure you follow all the instructions below.

my porchetta in the pan after being roasted

What You’ll Need

Pork Loin

Brown Onions

Garlic

Olive Oil

Fennel Seeds

Sage

Rosemary

Parmesan Cheese

Breadcrumbs

Carrots

White Wine

Water

How to Cook Porchetta

Step 1: Making The Stuffing

Combine the garlic, pepper, salt, and fennel seeds using a motor and pestle. Fry off your onions and bread. Combine all ingredients in a bowl with the parmesan.

Step 2: Season and Roll

Place your pork loin skin side down. Give it a good season with salt and pepper, this will also help tenderize the piece of pork.

Place the stuffing all over the loin and roll the pork up and secure it with butcher twine. Then score the skin and give it a good rub with olive oil.

Step 3: Place on Carrots and Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 230°C or 470°F. Place the carrots in a roasting dish and sit the rolled loin on top of the carrots.

Add 400mls of wine and 400ml of water to the bottom of the pan.

prochetta raw been rolled and stuffed about to go into oven to roast

Step 4: Cook

Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 170°C or 340°F and leave it to cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 168°F

Don’t have a thermometer? Here is how to tell if your pork roast is done without a thermometer. These are guides you should try and get an internal thermometer to check properly.

Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes, then slice and serve.

my porchetta in the pan after being roasted

How Much Do You Need Per Person?

Try to allocate eight ounces or a half-pound of porchetta for every guest. But this can vary on what you serving with it, the time of day as well as ages.

What to Serve With Porchetta?

Porchetta can be a heavy dish. So you want to serve light sides like;

Greek salad

Smoked Corn

Grilled Brussel Sprouts

See more ideas of what to serve with porchetta here.

Got Leftovers?

If you have leftovers, lucky you! Make sure you reheat your pork loin properly when you serve it again. It can easily end up dry.

Make sure you consume the leftover pork loin within 3-5 days.

Want to Smoke Your Pork Loin?

Want to try more pork loin recipes? See some of our favorites below

Smoked Pork Loin With Mushroom Gravy

my porchetta in the pan after being roasted

Porchetta (Italian Rolled Pork Loin)

Charlie
An Italian classic! This rolled pork loin is stuffed with delicious Italian flavors and then roasted to perfection
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course main
Cuisine Barbecue, dinner
Servings 8 people
Calories 455 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 8 lbs Pork Loin
  • 2 whole brown onions
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 bunch sage
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1.25 cups breadcrumbs
  • 6 whole carrots
  • 1.25 cups white wine
  • 1.25 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Using a motor and pestle, combine the garlic, pepper, salt, fennel seeds. Fry off your onions and bread. Combine all ingredients in a bowl with the parmesan
  • Place your pork loin skin side down. Give it a good season with salt and pepper. Place the stuffing all over the loin and roll the pork up. Secure it with butcher twine. Then score the skin and give it a good rub with olive oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 230°C or 470°F. Place carrot in a roasting dish and sit the rolled loin on top of the carrots. Add 400mls of wine and 400 mls of water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 170°C or 340°F and leave it to cook for 3.5 – 4.5 hours or until the meat feels tender.
  • Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes, then slice and serve.
Keyword pork loin, roasted pork

Want to try my Mediterranean stuffed pork loin? With feta, spinach, and wrapped in bacon, this rivals my porchetta!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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