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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Parmesan Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin

Just look at this pork loin wrapped around a filling of Parmesan cheese and spinach. It comes together really pretty easily and tastes amazing!

dinner plate with pork loin rolled around spinach Parmesan filling with green beans and pasta


     Stuffed pork loin is one of those meals that looks "WOW!" In reality it's pretty simple to make. This pork loin is rolled around a filling of Parmesan cheese and spinach for fabulous flavor. It would be perfect served at your next dinner party, holiday meal or just because!


     I originally shared this fabulous recipe back in October of 2015. It was an instant hit with my husband and actually got quite a bit of love on pinterest despite the terrible pictures.

      We have enjoyed it several times since, but I either forget to take pictures or it's too late and dark to bother. It's a real shame because this pork loin is fabulous and you all deserve the chance to try it!

     I know prepping the pork loin to roll around the filling seems intimidating. I promise you though, it is not that complicated.

   So I made a short video showing just how to do that. It is embedded in this post so you can see in real time what I do.

spinach and cheese stuffed pork loin in dutch oven


     I also have a video on YouTube showing the whole process of making this exact recipe.  Watch it and you'll see how doable it really is!

    Of course I snapped a few new pictures for the post and freshened up the printable recipe card while I was at it. Hopefully all of the added information and help will encourage you to give it a try!

Original post from 2015:


     I don't know why, but pork just says fall to me.  There is something about it that seems perfect when the weather turns a little cooler.

    I have had this idea in my head for a little while now, but it had been so hot that the timing didn't seem right.  It finally cooled down, so I threw open the windows and got out a big hunk of pork loin!

    This filling is delicious!  I knew it was going to be.

    How could cream cheese, Parmesan and spinach not be good together?  Plus it smells amazing while it is cooking!


   Of course everything is better browned, so the pork took a turn on the hot stove before going into the oven.  It came out with a beautiful color and a knock your socks of smell.

spinach and cheese stuffed pork loin on cutting board resting


   As with any meat, you are going to want to let this rest a while before you cut into it.  It is especially important with this though because you don't want all that melty cheese running out.

    Give everything a chance to settle in for a bit before you dive in!

   I served this with some simple butter parmesan noodles and some peas.  It was an easy meal that looked like it took a lot more effort than it did.

    It was greeted by a lot of mmmms at the table.  That is a win in my book!

More great pork recipes:


     If you are a fan of pork recipes like we are, I have plenty more ideas for you! Apple cider pulled pork is a fun spin on a favorite and it comes together easily in the slow cooker.

   Brown sugar Dijon pork roast cooks along with veggies on a sheet pan for an easy one pan supper.

     Or if you like the idea of stuffed pork loin, this apple stuffed pork loin is a fall favorite!

close up of slices of pork loin stuffed with spinach and cheese


Tips for prepping your pork loin


Place your pork loin fat side up on a large cutting board. Get a sharp chef knife, the biggest one you're comfortable with and get started.

Get the loin perpendicular to your body, then slowly use the knife to cut across the equator.  Stop about a quarter inch before you get to the other side

Open the pork loin up, like a book. Adjust the center cut until it looks and feels right, making sure not to cut all the way through.

Now starting in the middle cut one side in half again. Just like before, you want to stop about a quarter inch before the side.

Now do the same on the other side.  The pork loin should be laid out 4 wide, but all in one piece.

You can pound it or perfect it all you want, but honestly you can likely just go with it as is. I generally don't fuss with it and am always pleased with how it looks.

Now spread your stuffing over the top. I like to have the fat layer on the outside for browning and cooking. So I start withe the side farthest from that section and start rolling it up.

You don't need a super tight roll, just enough to bring it back together without squishing out the filling.

You can secure it with butcher's twine or toothpicks if you want. You can also leave it as is.

Now you're ready to brown and roast it. See, it wasn't that bad!

To watch the whole process, head over to YouTube and watch the video or click the image below!

youtube thumbnail for pork loin video



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Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Pork Loin Recipehttps://youtu.be/XH5e2ujcTn0Watch me cut, stuff and roll a pork loin to make a statement meal that really is pretty simple to dohttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tfLDFInc2Jw/XtPxpMp373I/AAAAAAAA-NU/Er2vSuCYBl8LunO4M3YRylkC2BUTuiktACNcBGAsYHQ/s320/spinach%2Bparm%2Bpork%2Bloin%2Bthumb.jpg5/31/2020
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Parmesan Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin

Parmesan Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin

Stuffed pork loin is one of those meals that looks "WOW!" In reality it's pretty simple to make. This pork loin is rolled around a filling of Parmesan cheese and spinach for fabulous flavor. It would be perfect served at your next dinner party, holiday meal or just because!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or about 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional salt and pepper
  • 1.5-2 pound pork loin
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or your favorite cooking oil)

Instructions:

  1. Cut pork loin almost in half, leaving about 1/4" remaining intact. Lay the pork loin open.
  2. Starting from the center, cut each side almost in half again. It is easier than it sounds, just use a sharp knife and go slow. Open the pork loin up and pound out any high spots.
  3. Squeeze the liquid out of the thawed spinach. Mix it with cream cheese, garlic, green onions, Parmesan and pepper.
  4. Spread over pork loin.
  5. Roll the pork loin tightly.
  6. Heat an oven proof pan and oil on the stove. I used my cast iron dutch oven (one of my favorite tools!)
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on pork loin, then brown on both sides.
  8. Cover and place in 375 F for about an hour or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 F.
  9. Let rest for at least 10 minutes and then slice. It smells so good it will be hard to wait, but it is worth it!

Notes:

For more specific directions on prepping the pork loin, check out the post where there are very detailed written instructions or video on YouTube for a visual.
Calories
348.00
Fat (grams)
23.11
Sat. Fat (grams)
9.34
Carbs (grams)
4.41
Fiber (grams)
1.46
Net carbs
2.95
Sugar (grams)
1.33
Protein (grams)
30.45
Sodium (milligrams)
263.06
Cholesterol (grams)
110.70
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Just look at this pork loin wrapped around a filling of Parmesan cheese and spinach. It comes together really pretty easily and tastes amazing!


Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

60 comments:

  1. My husband loves pork loin. I'll be sharing this with him! Thank you for posting!

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    1. We didn't used to eat much pork loin, now it is one of my favorite things to make!

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  2. Wow Carleee! This sure gave me happy goosebumps! And loove the presentation as well! You are certainly very talented!

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    1. Thank you so much! Ever since I figured out stuffing a pork loin like this is a lot simpler that it looks, we have been having fun trying new stuffing flavors. This one was a definite hit!

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  3. Mmmm.... this sounds absolutely WONDERFUL! I haven't done stuffed pork yet - but I really need to. :)

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    1. It is a lot of fun to make and looks really fancy when you serve it! You really should try it soon!

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    1. I just love stuffed pork loins. They are easy to make but make a big impact when serving them!

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  5. That's a win in my book too. This looks delectable.

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  6. We love pork around here, and this recipe is sure to be one of our favorites. Can't wait to try!

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  7. This looks and sounds delicious. As you say, can hardly do wrong with the filling mixture!

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    1. Thank you! I really think you could put creamy melted cheese on just about anything and I'd eat it!

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  8. Stuffed pork loin is delic!!
    Thanks for joining in this month!

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    1. We have been having fun trying all sorts of different fillings! Thanks for picking a great theme!

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  9. Yum! This roll looks beautiful! I love a spinach cheese filling. It sounds perfect.

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  10. This is my favorite cut of meat!! Your recipe looks amazing Carlee! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine. I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with pork loins lately!

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  11. This will definitely be on the menu Carlee! We love pork and also spinach. This recipe looks good enough for a special occasion meal as well. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom. Have a great week!

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    1. I definitely think this would be perfect for a special occasion meal. It is just all the much better that it is pretty easy to prepare! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  12. Gorgeous, Carlee! Love that shot with the swirl of filling all surrounded by luscious pork!

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    1. Thank you! I just love wrapping the pork around tasty fillings!

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  13. This looks great Carlee! I always end up with dry pork loin, even if I cook it the right amount of time. The stuffing inside this recipe looks like the perfect fix to keep the inside nice and moist. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Pork loin can definitely get dry easily. This one was definitely full of moisture and flavor. I always start set my timer for 5-10 minutes less than the recipe says to get a read on the temperature at that point and judge how much more time to add from there. The cream cheese definitely helps keep everything moist and flavorful just in case!

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  14. I absolutely have to try this. What a great presentation!

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    1. Thank you! Ever since I learned how easy it is to cut and roll a pork loin like this, I can't be stopped. There are so many fun flavor combinations to put in there!

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  15. What a delicious Stuffed Pork Loin that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks you! We really enjoy it too. Thanks for hosting.

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  16. Sounds perfect for a dinner party! Thank you Carlee for sharing another delicious recipes with us at #AnythingGoes and see you next week.

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  17. Heaven! That's what this sounds like! I think I drooled! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It is really very good! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  18. We are always looking for ways to jazz up pork, and your recipe looks and sounds delicious! Pinning for sure! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! :)

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    1. We have stuffed it with apples before and caramelized onions and really liked it, but there is nothing quite like stuffing meat with cheese! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Looks so tasty - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  20. I don't normally like pork but the picture looked so good I had to click! Yummy. #anythinggoes

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, this is a good one for sure!

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  21. Love to find new recipes for pork loin. Think I will need to join the Foodie Extravaganza group. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join.

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    1. I have been loving pork loin lately, of course wrapped in bacon or stuffed with delicious fillings it is hard to go wrong! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  22. This looks fantastic- I've never actually made a meat dish that's stuffed (I'm almost ashamed to say that!).You make it look so easy!

    I can't wait to try this!

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    1. I hadn't done much meat stuffing myself until earlier this year, now you can't stop me! I hope you love it!

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  23. Holy Moly I'm making this for sure! This sounds so completely amazing! I need it in my life and my family will love it too!

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  24. Can't. Get. Enough. Stuffed. Pork. Or not stuffed. I just love pork. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at #SaucySaturdays.

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    1. I love pork too, especially in the fall! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  25. Pinned and Tweeted. These flavors all sound great together. I love the idea of adding the mixture to the pork loin. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. Thanks so much! We really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting!

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  26. I love those types of meals that seem like they took a lot of effort but in reality are simple to make! In fact, I pretty much only make easy meals here these days. :)

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    1. With little guys running around, it is about the only way to cook!

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  27. I have been looking for some pork recipes. This looks delicious! Pinned!

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  28. Looks delicious and easy to make. Pinned to share.

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  29. Found your recipe on Pinterest and making it right now...it smells amazing in my kitchen! Can't wait!

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  30. I haven’t made a stuffed pork loin in years, now I must...looks soooooo GOOD! Happy new month!

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