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Air Fryer Pork Loin

I use a simple dry rub to make air fryer pork loin so it’s seasoned to a golden crust with tender and juicy meat inside.

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Air Fryer Pork Loin sliced on a plate with parsley and lemons

An Easy Air Fryer Pork Roast Recipe

You just found the most juicy and flavorful recipe to make air fryer pork loin. You’ll never cook them in your oven again!

Pork loin thrives on being cooked at a high temperature to create a nice crusting on the outside.

That’s why it’s super important to preheat your air fryer before cooking the pork. This will give the meat the longest time at the highest temperature to get that perfect bite.

I love pairing this recipe for pork loin with roasted veggies, carrots, garlic bread, green beans, and a mix of potatoes and onions.

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And if you love pork tenderloin recipes, try my cast iron pork tenderloin, air fryer pork tenderloin, and Ninja Foodi pork tenderloin recipes!

Ingredients needed to make pork loin in the air fryer on a white plate and small white bowls

Air Fry Pork Loin Ingredients

  • Pork loin — I’ve included directions for any size
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic and onion powder
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Pork Loin in the air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, whisk together the spices. Trim away any excess fat from the outside of the pork loin, then rub the meat all over with the seasonings.

STEP THREE: Place the pork loin in the air fryer basket and cook for 12-14 minutes per pound (about 35-40 minutes total), flipping once to ensure even cooking. The roast should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F using an instant read thermometer.

Raw pork loin in the air fryer

STEP FIVE: Transfer the pork loin to a cutting board and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Are Pork Loin and Pork Tenderloin the SAme?

No, pork loin and pork tenderloin come from different parts of the animal, making them two very different cuts of meat.

Pork loin is a wide and fat cut from the back of the animal and is a bit cheaper in price.

Pork tenderloin is lean and tender. It comes from a muscle that runs along the backbone, and it can be a pricier cut of meat. If you have pork tenderloin, try this air fryer pork tenderloin recipe.

Cooked pork loin in the air fryer

Tips For the Best Air Fryer Pork Loin

  • Preheat the air fryer before cooking the pork to get a nice seared crust.
  • Let each pound of pork cook for 12-14 minutes, meaning a 2lb pork loin will cook for 24 to 36 minutes.
  • Consider using a meat thermometer that will beep when it hits temperature to get the juiciest piece of pork.
  • Let it rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into slices to keep the juices in.
  • Reheat leftover pork loin fillets in the air fryer at 370 degrees F for about 3 minutes.
  • If air frying a frozen pork loin, let a 2.5lb piece of meat cook for 60 minutes.
Closeup of pork loin served on a white plate with green beans with a piece cut on a fork

Ideas for What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

Closeup of Air Fryer Pork Loin sliced with parsley and lemons on a white plate

Air Frying Pork Loin FAQs

How to Reheat Pork Loin in the Air Fryer

Reheat leftover pork in a preheated air fryer at 370 degrees F for about 3 minutes.

How to Store Leftover Air Fryer Pork Loin

Store any leftover pork loin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Is it okay for pork to be a little pink when cooked?

Yes, cooked pork may have a bit of a pink color. As long as it has reached 145 degrees F, it is fine to eat. If you prefer no pink, opt to cook your pork until it reaches about 155 degrees F.

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Air Fryer Pork Loin sliced on a plate with parsley and lemons

Easy Air Fryer Pork Loin

Samantha Erb
This simple recipe for air fryer pork loin roast is the best way to get a crispy, golden crust on the outside with tender, juicy, perfectly cooked meat on the inside!
4.36 from 62 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds pork loin roast
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 370 °F.
  • Whisk the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Trim away any excess fat from the outside of the pork loin then rub the pork all over with the seasoning mix.
  • Place the pork loin in the air fryer and cook for 35 to 40 minutes,* flipping once halfway through cooking until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 145 °F.
  • Remove the pork loin from the air fryer and transfer it to a cutting board. Allow it to rest at least 5 minutes before slicing then enjoy!

Video

Notes

*Cook pork loin 12 to 14 minutes per pound

How to Reheat Pork Loin in the Air Fryer:

Place pork loin slices in a preheated air fryer at 370 degrees F and cook for about 3 minutes until warmed thoroughly.

How to Cook Frozen Pork Loin in the Air Fryer:

Air fry frozen pork loin for about 60 minutes at 370 degrees F until the roast hits 145 degrees internally. Let rest for at least 5 minutes prior to cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 60gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 210mg

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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18 thoughts on “Air Fryer Pork Loin”

  1. 5 stars
    Followed your directions and it came out perfect. Also enjoyed the Italian seasoning adding to the flavor. This will be my go to method for doing pork loins and will also try the tenderloin using those instructions. Many thanks!

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