Cordon Bleu Stuffed Pork Loin, filled with ham, swiss, spinach, and herbs, is the most tender and delicious roast. Whether you make for a holiday party, a casual get-together, or a Sunday dinner - this roast is a showstopper and will impress your family and guests!
With easy step-by-step instructions, only you will know it wasn't hard to make! You can even prepare a day ahead and simply roast the day of your dinner! This is a low carb and keto-friendly recipe too!
What You'll Need
- Chef's knife
- cutting board
- roasting pan with rack
- kitchen twine
- kitchen scissors
- cheese grater
- instant-read thermometer
- measuring spoons
Ingredients - Stuffed Pork Loin
- (1) 3 to 4 lb boneless pork loin roast
- 1/2 pkg frozen chopped spinach, chopped and squeeze dried
- 8 oz swiss cheese, shredded
- 6 oz of deli ham slices
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp. herbs de Provence
- kosher salt (my favorite!)
Ingredients - Cordon Bleu Sauce (Optional)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard (yellow or dijon is fine)
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
How To Make Cordon Bleu Stuffed Pork Loin
Step One. Prep Ingredients
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut (6) 12" pieces of kitchen twine.
Step Two. Butterfly Roast
Slice a 1" diagonal slice lengthwise into the pork loin. From there continue slicing in 1" slices parallel with the countertop. As you go, the thickness of the pork loin should be about 3/4", give or take. It will not be perfect so don't worry! Continue making slices, rolling roast out flat while you go until you get to the end. You should end up with a rectangle shape, flat roast. If you have any thicker parts go ahead and slice into the thicker parts at an angle to help you flatten it out more.
Not the prettiest picture below, it looks a bit like I took a hatchet to it - but you get the idea! 🙂
Step Three. Stuff Roast
Rub olive oil and generously salt and pepper both sides of pork loin.
Turn sliced side up and lay ham slices overlapping slightly.
Sprinkle spinach over the top
Sprinkle cheese and 1 tsp of the herbs de Provence.
Step Four. Tie Roast
Cut twine into 6 12" pieces. Carefully and firmly begin rolling roast, tucking ingredients back in as you go along. End with the seam side down. With the twine, tie 6 even pieces, firmly tying each piece into a knot. Sprinkle outside of roast with remaining herbs de Provence.
Step Five. Roast the Pork
Place pork loin in a roasting pan and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes per pound until the center reaches 160 degrees (medium).
Tip: use a thermometer that you can set an alarm to go off when 160 degrees is reached. This one is wireless and will let you know when the roast is done!
Remove roast from the oven, cover with foil, and let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Cut into slices and serve with optional cordon bleu sauce (easy recipe below!)
How To Make The Creamy Cordon Bleu Sauce
Creamy cordon bleu sauce can be made ahead of time and warmed when ready. This sauce is great on eggs, chicken, and fish!
Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl or saucepan.
Heat on low until you are ready to serve roast. Or, you can store in an airtight container and reheat when ready to serve roast the next day.
How To Stuff A Pork Loin
At some point, I will make a video to show how I make this roast, but in the meantime watch the video below from Chef John of Food Wishes. He explains the process of cutting and stuffing the pork loin in a much better way than I probably ever could! 🙂 Watch: How To Stuff A Pork Loin
What To Serve With Pork Loin
If you having a dinner or holiday party, below is my suggestion for an easy menu. Much of the menu can be prepared ahead of time, making dinner much simpler!
- Cordon Bleu Stuffed Pork Loin (with Creamy Cordon Bleu Sauce on the side)
- Easy Pan-roasted vegetables
- Make-ahead layered salad
- Pumpkin Creme Brulee
Two Days Prior:
- Make Pumpkin Creme Brulee (do not carmelize top yet)
- Make the Creamy Cordon Bleu Sauce
One Day Prior:
- Stuff pork roast and secure. Cover tightly and refrigerate.
- Cut up vegetables that will be pan-roasted.
- Make layered salad
Day of Dinner:
- Roast pork loin
- Toss vegetables with olive oil and salt/pepper. Roast vegetables (see instructions below)
- Whip cream for Pumpkin Creme Brulee, if not carmelizing top
- Warm the Creamy Cordon Bleu Sauce
- Carmelize creme brulee top, or dollop with whipped cream
To make pan-roasted veggies: cut up potatoes, onions, carrots. Vegetables should be about 1" to 1-1/2" in size. Toss with olive, kosher salt, and pepper. Scatter the vegetables around the base of the roasting pork loin approximately 30 minutes prior to when the roast will be done. When the roast is done remove from pan, tent with foil, and place vegetables back in the oven and turn the heat up to 425 degrees F. Continue roasting vegetables until they are done (approximately 15 to 20 more minutes).
More Recipes That Can Serve A Crowd
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (Keto Beef Stroganoff)
- Instant Pot French Onion Soup
- Easy Slow Cooker Pork Butt Roast (Low Carb Pork Roast)
- Tender Slow Cooker Tuscan Turkey Breast
How can I tell if stuffed pork loin is done?
A stuffed pork loin is done with the temperature reaches 160 degrees F in the center. Using a programmable thermometer or an instant-read thermometer is the easiest way to check the temperature.
Can I stuff A pork roast the night before?
Yes, you can stuff a pork roast the night before. This is super helpful if you are cooking dinner for a crowd. Follow steps one through four for making this roast Cover roast and keep in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before roasting.
How do I cook A stuffed pork loin?
You should cook a stuffed pork loin in a roasting pan with a rack. You can also lay your roast over vegetables like onions, potatoes, carrots, etc. Ideal roasting temperature is 350 degrees F. Typical roasting time is about 25 minutes per pound, stuffed.
This roasting time varies with how much stuffing is used and how many pounds the roast is. I would use the time as a guide, but use a thermometer to make sure of the correct temperature.
What temperature should pork tenderloin be?
Pork tenderloin should be cooked to 160 degrees F.
How Do You Reheat Pork Tenderloin?
You can reheat pork tenderloin a few slices at a time in the microwave if you wish. I use a covered microwave-safe dish, then cook for about 1-1/2 minutes on the reheat setting. If you have any chicken broth or juices leftover from the roast you can put a little in your dish to preserve moisture.
You can also reheat your roast in the oven. Set oven on 300 degrees F., set roast in a baking dish and tightly cover with foil. Heat until warm. Be careful not to cook too long!
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