Butternut Squash – Filled Roasted Pork Loin
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small butternut squash, cut lengthwise, seeds scooped out and roasted until tender at 375 F.
  • 1 pork loin 2½ lb.
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced finely
  • 3 tablespoons or more of a Tuscan dry herb mixture of sage, rosemary, thyme and cracked black peppercorns
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • heaping teaspoon of salt
  • butchers twine
Instructions
  1. After the squash is cooked tender and cooled, mash it up.
  2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, herbs, garlic and salt together and let it sit for a bit.
  3. Open up your pork loin to ¼ inch thickness
  4. Rub oil and herb mixture all over the top.
  5. Spread mashed butternut squash on top and all over herb mixture.
  6. Start at one end and roll up and tie with butchers twine.
  7. Place pork loin in a roasting pan, brush with more oil and herb mixture then roast in the oven at 375 F. until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  8. Cut into thick slices and present the whole loin at the table for serving.
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2014/01/butternut-squash-filled-roasted-pork-loin.html