Air fryer pork loin roast is flavorful, tender and juicy. Coated with a quick spice rub and cooked perfectly in the air fryer. Simple and delicious, this is a meal you will want on your menu again and again.
We love serving this pork with a baked potato side and pea salad, or air fryer carrots.
This air fryer pork loin recipe is one of our favorite things to make in the air fryer. It’s an easy dinner recipe that makes great leftover. You don’t have to worry about marinating, and it’s quick and easy to cook.
What is the difference between pork tenderloin and pork loin?
Pork loin is usually easy to find at the grocery store and is very budget friendly.
Pork loin is a different cut of meat from pork tenderloin. Pork loin is a little wider and typically has a layer of fat. Pork tenderloin is long, thin, and typically doesn’t have much fat.
Pork Loin Air Fryer ingredients
- Pork – You can find pork loin in the meat department at the grocery store.
- Olive oil – This helps to seal in the flavors and adds a nice crust.
- Seasonings – Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper. Feel free to use your favorite pork seasoning in place of this mixture.
How to make Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast
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- Prepare: Trim off any excess fat. Dry pork with paper towels.
- Season: Mix together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pierce the pork with a fork and brush on the olive oil. Rub on the seasoning mixture. Make sure to coat the whole pork loin.
- Cook: Place the pork in the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes. You don’t need to flip.
- Rest: Carefully remove the pork from the air fryer and lightly cover with foil. Let the pork rest for about 5 minutes before slicing to seal in the juices.
How long to cook Pork Loin in Air Fryer
A standard pork loin will take about 20 minutes to cook in the air fryer.
It will take 12-13 minutes of cooking time per pound.
Pork Loin Air Fryer tips
- Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees F.
- Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your pork loin.
- Let the meat rest before slicing. This helps to keep the juices in so the meat doesn’t dry out.
How to store Leftover Air Fryer Pork Loin
Let the pork completely cool, you can slice the whole thing and store in an airtight container or leave it whole and either wrap in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The leftovers are wonderful for pork loin sandwiches the next day. You can serve the meat cold, or reheat in the air fryer or in a pan for just 2-3 minutes. It’s also great on a salad or used for fried rice.
Pork Loin Air Fryer Tenderloin Slices
If you would like the pork to cook a little quicker, you can choose to slice the pork into 3/4-inch slices using a sharp knife. Place the slices in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 4-5 minutes on each side.
I prefer cooking the loin whole if you have the time for the most flavorful, juicy pork.
Pork Loin in Air Fryer FAQ
Cook pork loin at 400 degrees F in the air fryer.
Yes, you can put foil in most air fryers. Be sure to check the information on your specific air fryer.
What to serve with air fryer pork loin
The spices in the dish go well with a variety of different sides. Here are some we enjoy:
More easy air fryer recipes
- Air fryer hamburger – Make delicious, juicy hamburgers in the air fryer.
- Air fryer sausage – Choose your favorite sausage to cook quick and easy.
- Air fryer chicken breast – Seasoned chicken that cooks quickly and great for a simple dinner.
- Air fryer rotisserie chicken – Make your own instead of store bought.
- Air fryer chicken legs – These chicken legs cook up quickly.
Pork Loin Air Fryer
- 1 1/2 lb pork loin
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon course salt
- Remove any excess fat from pork loin. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- In a small bowl, stir together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Pierce loin all over with a fork. Rub olive oil over pork and then rub seasoning mixture all over.
- Place pork in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes. Make sure that internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees F.
- Carefully remove pork loin and loosely cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
I usually buy pork tenderloins, however, when I discovered I’d bought a Hormel 1.5 lb pork loin, I found this recipe and am so glad that I did! Deliciously moist and tender and beautifully browned. After removing all fat, 8 rubbed with olive oil, embedded garlic slices in small slits all over roast, rubbed with olive oil before adding Pampered Chef Greek seasoning. Cooked in air fryer at 383 degrees for 20 minutes and allowed it to sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Delish!
Not only was this tasty, but juicy and very easy to make for dinner. Thank you for sharing and look forward to trying more of your recipes!
So glad you enjoyed!
Looking for a substitution for turkey for Thanksgiving this year! With the prices of turkey. Never had an alternative to turkey! The Air Fry pork loin!
I’m new to cooking with an air fryer. Maybe I missed it in the directions, but what do I set my fryer to? Air crisp? Delicate? Roast? Bake? I’ve got it in now on Roast. Assuming/Hoping that’s what was intended…
You can just set it to regular air fryer mode. Roast will work also.
I am super confused by your recipe. You start by explaining the difference between pork loin and tenderloin and by the title of the recipe I think it is for pork loin. But then during the explanation of the recipe you use the words tenderloin “make sure to coat the whole tenderloin” and “Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin slices” Then you have a picture of the Hormel package that is a loin filet which I read on some other recipes is another name for tenderloin. Also it is only 1.5 lbs which usually is the wt of a tenderloin. I have a giant pork loin that I can cut any weight but I am afraid it will not be tender at all if your recipe really is for a tenderloin. Very confused 🤔
Hi Denece, Thanks for writing. You are correct, I made the mistake of writing tenderloin in the directions. I did use the Hormel Pork Loin Filet, not tenderloin. It is a little larger, 24 oz, than a tenderloin. You can cook a tenderloin using this same method, the cooking time just might be a little shorter. I recommend just making sure the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
Quick, easy and delicious – who could ask for anything more?
Love trying new recipes. Very juicy in the air fryer. 😋
It took me awhile (had to re-read the whole article) to decide that the recipe did not mean One 1/2# Loin. It meant one 1-1/2# Loin Roast. I needed to know for sure that 4 servings were 2-oz each for nutritional info. Our Meijer has recently been offering Half-Loins, which are great. I picked up 2 for the price of 1 this week. Tonight your recipe is going into my new PowerXL 7-Qt Air Fryer. I love the simplicity of your spice mix. Thanks for that, and also for the detailed information on the difference between the Loin and the Tenderloin.
Boy, was I wrong! I just opened up the Pork Tenderloin I wrote about above. It was totally different from the wider, heavier ones (the 1/2 Tenderloins at Meijer.) It turned that there two narrower loins in each cryovacced package. This will work out better for me (single) and is cut just like this recipe’s. So I learned Tenderloins actually come in three shapes… Wide, 2-piece, and an even smaller filet. I am such an Old Dog, still learning.
Followed your recipe except I cut slits in to the pork loin and put pieces of garlic inside.. Loved that it was done in the air fryer and it was so easy to make. Thank you 😊
So glad you enjoyed it!
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers
I recently discovered how delicious a pork loin is and have had it several times since. Yesterday, I picked up another flavor to try. Hopefully, it will be a huge hit too. It is an inexpensive meat when it comes to feeding 5 people.
I love pork loin, the first time i prepared it I wasn’t impressed because it came out too dry. I’ve saved your recipe for my next trial, especially because I have an air fryer now. Fingers crossed they’ll come out right this time.
What a great idea for dinner tonight! I was looking for something easy to make!
I tried a pork loin recipe before, but didn’t like it much. I will try your recipe next time. That pork loin looks good.
Jennifer Van Haitsma
This looks delicious! I typically don’t eat a lot of pork (no real reason, just a preference) but this looks amazing. We will have to try this one.
It has been a long time since I’ve had pork loin. This sure does look amazing. I love that it was made in the air fryer too. I need to try that.
Terri A Steffes
We love a good pork loin! I love the sides you mention, too. We like it with mashed peas… oh my, so good!