Air Fryer Pork Loin

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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.

Pork loin sliced


 

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.

Ingredients needed

  • 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

Scroll to the bottom for full, printable recipe, ingredients and video.

  1. Prepare: Trim off any excess fat. Dry pork with paper towels.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Pork loin, bowls or oil, italian spices, garlic powder and onion powder

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.

Recipe 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 leftovers

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.

What temperature should you cook pork loin?

Cook pork loin at 400 degrees F in the air fryer.

Can you put foil in an 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 pork loin

The spices in the dish go well with a variety of different sides. Here are some we enjoy:

Sliced pork on a board with knife

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Sliced pork loin on board.
5 from 18 votes

Pork Loin Air Fryer

By Heather
How to make delicious air fryer pork loin.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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23 Comments

  1. This seems like a really great recipe especially where I’m trying to find pork loin not the tenderloin. I wanted to find out if I could wrap it in bacon in the air fryer?

    1. I think that would work fine, I haven’t tried it that way though. You just might want to keep an eye on the bacon so it doesn’t burn.

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

      1. 5 stars
        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!

  4. 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…

  5. 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 🤔

    1. 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.