Porchetta Toscana

Porchetta Toscana is a traditional Italian dish made from a pork roast that is seasoned with herbs and spices, rolled and slow-roasted until tender and flavorful. The dish originates from the central region of Tuscany and is typically served as a main course for special occasions or holidays.


  • 2-3 lb pork shoulder roast (skin on)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp of fennel seed
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil


  1. Using a sharp knife, make small incisions all over the pork shoulder roast and set aside.
  2. Mix the garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, fennel seed, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Rub the mixture all over the pork roast, making sure to get the mixture into the incisions.
  4. Roll the pork roast up and tie it with kitchen twine to keep it together.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Place the pork roast, skin side up in a roasting pan, and brush with olive oil.
  7. Roast for about 2-3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with a sprinkle of salt and any additional herbs if desired.

Note: You can add vegetables like onions or carrots to the roasting pan for flavor and nutrition. Also, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork roast; this will ensure that it is cooked to perfection.


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