• 3 pound pork loin roast, boneless

  • Herbed Pepper Rub

  • 2 tablespoons black pepper, cracked
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Pat pork dry with paper towel. In small bowl, combine all rub ingredients well and apply to all surfaces of the pork roast. Place roast in a shallow pan and roast in a 350 degrees F. oven for 1 hour (20 minutes per pound), until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven; let rest about 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

 
Serves 6-8, with leftovers.

Nutritional values for 12 servings.

Serve this as part of a casual New Year's Eve celebration buffet. Partner with Black-eyed Pea SalsaSweet Potato Casserole, green beans and Cornbread.

Calories: 200 calories

Protein: 25 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Sodium: 115 milligrams

Cholesterol: 75 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 4 grams

Carbohydrates: 1 grams

Fiber: 1 grams