Check out this amazing Stuffed Pork Loin prepared with a simple filling of bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and cream cheese! You’re going to love this savory, creamy, filling meal that’s super easy to make!
Tender and Easy Stuffed Pork Loin
This pork loin recipe is unbelievably easy, and ever-so-tasty! A simple pork loin transforms into a gourmet masterpiece, seasoned with a simple blend of spices and roasted to perfection. And, with its mouth-watering stuffing prepared with bacon, some veggies, and cream cheese, it’s guaranteed to be irresistible, even to picky eaters.
Served with mashed potatoes, a green salad, or your favorite pasta, stuffed pork loin makes a wonderful, hearty meal that’s fancy enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Just make sure to make plenty because everyone will be asking for seconds!
What You’ll Need
This stuffed pork loin recipe is as simple as can be, and has even simpler ingredients! Here’s the full list:
Bacon: A few slices of bacon, diced up, add oodles of savory flavor.
Onion: I use a diced yellow onion, but you can use sweet, red, or white onions if you prefer.
Mushrooms: Chopped baby bella mushrooms give the filling a meaty, satisfying taste and texture.
Garlic: Mince or press the fresh garlic cloves. If you need to, you can substitute garlic granules or dried garlic.
Baby Spinach: A hint of green and some healthy nutrition! You can’t go wrong with a bit of baby spinach.
Herbs and Spices: Salt and pepper, of course, but the real stars of the spice blend are rosemary, garlic powder, and sweet paprika. If you prefer, switch out the sweet paprika for smoked, to get an extra shot of smoky flavor.
Cream Cheese: You’ll want it softened to room temperature.
Pork Loin Roast: Make sure to pick out a good cut, as this is the main part of the dish. See below for more info on pork loin.
Olive Oil: You can switch it out for any other mild oil, if desired.
What Is the Difference Between Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin?
These two cuts of pork may sound similar, but they are not the same thing. Pork loin is larger and typically will have a bit more marbling, with a fat cap running along the top. Pork tenderloin is a smaller, narrow, and delicate cut that is very lean, but also very tender when cooked properly.
They also cook differently; pork loin needs longer to cook through, whereas pork tenderloin cooks up faster and is perfect for when you need something quick! Like my Pan Seared Pork Medallions – a meal that’s done in just 20 minutes!
When choosing a pork loin, look for one that is pinkish red, not pale, and not spotted with dark coloring. There should be some fat and marbling, but not an excessive amount. I used a four-pound loin for this recipe.