Air Fryer Pork Roast

Published Date: September 3, 2022


Category: Air Fryer Dinners

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Do you love hearty meals that are fast and simple? This Air Fryer Pork Roast is always my go-to! It’s comfort food at its finest and so tender and flavorful! I love pairing it with extra veggies and ingredients and filling my plate full! This just might be your new weekend recipe!

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🛒 Ingredients for Pork Roast

  • Pork shoulder butt roast
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Beef Broth
  • Baby potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning salt

*see recipe card for detailed amounts

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How to Make Pork Roast in the Air Fryer

  • Rub the pork roast with 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of pepper, ½ tsp of garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make sure to cover all sides.
  • Make a large foil pouch inside your air fryer and place the seasoned roast inside it. Pour the broth into the foil pan with the roast.
  • Set the air fryer to cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  While this is cooking, prepare the potatoes and carrots.
  • Slice the baby carrots and baby potatoes into halves.  Place them in a large bowl.  Sprinkle on the 2 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon seasoning salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.  Toss this all together well.
  • When the first cook time is over for the pork roast, open the air fryer and flip the roast over.  
  • Add the vegetables all around it.
  • Put the basket back into the air fryer, set the temperature for 350 degrees and cook for another 35 minutes.  
  • Check the temperature of the meat. It is safe to eat at 145 degrees.  If it is not at this temperature, return it to the air fryer, cooking for 5 minutes at time at 350 degrees.  
  • Check the tenderness of the vegetables.  If the roast is cooked but the vegetables are not, remove the roast and place it on a cutting board, covering it with tin foil and allow it to rest.  (We want it to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting it.)
  • Continue to cook the vegetables at 5 minute intervals (at 350 degrees) until they are the desired tenderness.

Helpful Notes:

  • When the roast is fully cooked, remove it from the air fryer basket and place it on a cutting board. Cover it with foil and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute and give the meat a stronger juiciness.
  • People often ask if they sould quickly pan fry the outside of the roast before air frying. That is not necessary because the air fryer automatically gives this roast a nice, crispy outside coating!

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Leftover pork roast should be wrapped well and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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FAQS

Can I cook other vegetables with the roast?

Yes, you can, if you prefer, try onions, parsnips, or squash (cut into about 1 inch pieces).
What else could I use as a marinade?

What else could I use as a marinade?

A great substitute would be ¾ cup of pineapple (or lime or lemon) juice mixed with 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar.  If you don’t have any juice, try mixing the brown sugar with apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar.

How long does it take to cook pork roast in an air fryer?

About 12-14 minutes per pound at 400 degrees F, plus about 10 minutes resting time before cutting.

At what temperature is pork roast done?

The inside of the roast must heat to 145 degrees to be fully cooked through.

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Air Fryer Pork Roast


5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 388 kcal
Air Fryer Pork Roast is the ultimate comfort food. It's loaded with flavor and delicious! (and super simple!)

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 2 pound pork shoulder roast butt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • ½ pound baby potatoes
  • ½ pound baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rub the pork roast with 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of pepper, ½ tsp of garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make sure to cover all sides.
  • Make a large foil pouch inside your air fryer and place the seasoned roast inside it. Pour the broth into the foil pan with the roast.
  • Set it to bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  While this is cooking, prepare the potatoes and carrots.
  • Slice the baby carrots and baby potatoes into halves.  Place them in a large bowl.  Sprinkle on the 2 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon seasoning salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.  Toss this all together well.
  • When the first cook time is over for the pork roast, open the air fryer and flip the roast over. 
  • Add the vegetables all around it.
  • Put the basket back into the air fryer, set the temperature for 350 degrees and cook for another 35 minutes.
  • Check the temperature of the meat. It is safe to eat at 145 degrees.  If it is not at this temperature, return it to the airfryer, cooking for 5 minutes at time at 350 degrees.
  • Check the tenderness of the vegetables.  If the roast is cooked but the vegetables are not, remove the roast and place it on a cutting board, covering it with tin foil and allow it to rest.  (We want it to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting it.)
  • Continue to cook the vegetables at 5 minute intervals (at 350 degrees) until they are the desired tenderness.

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NUTRITION

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 54gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1440mgPotassium: 1292mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 7888IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Course Air Fryer
Cuisine American
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  1. Is it necessary to have the foil pouch or is it convenient for easy clean up? I don’t want to use so much foil if it is not necessary