Main Courses

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Posted: April 1

Time: 9 hours

Yield: 8 servings

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Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just celebrating the weekend, you need a special main course that can wow. Roasted Pork Shoulder is a savory, fatty, and juicy decadence that just screams sensational taste! Rubbed with a herbaceous spice mixture, the Roasted Pork Shoulder is tender, tantalizing, and perfect for pairing with potatoes, rice, and hearty vegetables. It may take a little time, but one bite and you’ll know it is worth it!


6 pounds pork shoulder, bone-in
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons kosher salt, or to taste
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground black pepper


Step 1

Dry the pork shoulder on all sides with a paper towel.

Step 2

Trim the excess fat from the pork.

Step 3

Using a sharp knife, score the meat in a criss-cross pattern.

Step 4

Combine the garlic, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, kosher salt, sugar, and black pepper in a bowl.

Step 5

Apply the spice rub marinade on all sides of the pork and allow the pork to sit out to marinate for 3-4 hours, or cover and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Step 7

Place the roast in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet lined with plenty of aluminum foil.

Step 8

Roast the pork until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F, about 3-4 hours. Each pound of pork adds about 25-30 minutes of roasting time.

Step 9

Remove the roast from the oven and allow it to rest uncovered for another 30 minutes. The temperature should rise about 5-10 degrees while it rests.

Step 10

Slice or shred to serve warm.

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