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  • Pesto Pork Roast

    See how easy amazing can be! Fresh pesto, roasted tomatoes and noodles take pork loin to new heights in flavor. Simple and delicious!

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    Click Step 1 to the right.

  • Step 1: Gather Ingredients

    1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    4 garlic cloves, peeled
    12 plum tomatoes
    1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided
    1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
    1 bone-in pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
    1 package (16 oz.) egg noodles

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  • Step 2: The Pesto

    For pesto, in a blender, combine 1/4 cup oil, basil, cheese and garlic. Cover and process until blended. Remove 2 tablespoons pesto to a small bowl; stir in remaining oil and set aside.

  • Step 3: The Pork

    Cut each tomato into four slices; place in a greased shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle remaining pepper and salt over roast; place over tomato slices. Spread remaining pesto over roast.

    Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

    Source: tasteofhome.com

  • Step 4: The Noodles

    Remove roast and keep warm. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. With a slotted spoon, add tomatoes to noodles; add reserved pesto and toss to coat. Serve with pork. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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