Simply Delicious Roasted Pork Shoulder

My darling daughter was diagnosed with CF when she was 22 months old. She used to love this recipe when she was younger, though is now a vegetarian. We still enjoy it, though. And, it's so easy to make.

by Sue L.

Nutrition information

Servings: 6

Amount per serving

  • 430
  • 913 mg
  • 62g
  • 43mg


  • 4 lb pork shoulder
  • 3 Tbsp garlic infused olive oil or plain olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Add All Ingredients


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 1/2 hours

Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2
Rinse the pork shoulder and pat dry.

Step 3
Mix together (small bowl): olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt -- whisk together to form a basting sauce.

Step 4
Apply sauce all over the pork with a pastry brush or with your fingers.

Step 5
Spray a meat rack with nonfat cooking oil. Put meat on rack and place into 13 x 9 roasting pan.

Step 6
Roast for 20 minutes.

Step 7
Reduce temperature to 325 degrees and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 185 degrees. Should take about 4 hours.

Step 8
Place pan with pork on a cooling rack on counter. Let rest for about 30 minutes.

Step 9
Can either pull apart with two forks, or cut into slices -- thick or thin.

Step 10
Depending on how you prepare the roast, your serving sizes will vary. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or on ciabatta bread for a sandwich. Yum!