Garlic & Herb Pork with Acorn Squash & Apples One Pan Sheet Meal

First day of fall and it is 70 degrees out! What a perfect day!

Pumpkins, apples, winter squash, apple cider, broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin spice everything, leaves changing colors, cooler weather, back to school, and organizing busy schedules. As busy life can get, don't let your healthy lifestyle FALL away. If you haven't tried one pan dishes for a quick meal, you better start (your life will change 😄). But seriously, one pan with everything on it and one dish to clean can't beat it! Roasted and cruciferous veggies are amazing to incorporate and provide a healthy spin with color.

If you are like me, you probably haven't tried acorn squash. After you make this dish it may become your best friend for dinners, this fall. This was also my first time making a pork roast and oh my goodness it was so delicious and easy (why haven't I tried it before?). Incorporating the apple slices was a perfect sweet touch. All produce came from my family's farm (Duffield's farm). Go support your local farmers! From apple picking or stopping at the road stand, farmers appreciate their customers.

As you can tell The Recipe Redux's September theme is sheet pan meals and I obviously love them! Meal prep or just a family dinner, sheet pan meals can satisfy all taste buds. Hit all the fall taste buds with this dinner idea:

Garlic & Herb Pork with Acorn Squash & Apples
One Pan Sheet Meal
Serves: 4
  • 1 pork loin  
  • 1 honey crisp apple
  • 1 acorn squash, sliced (may need to place in microwave to make it easier to slice; keep the seeds)
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary (I used fresh but dry is fine as well)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tsp olive oil   
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Lightly spray oil on sheet pan. Lay pork loin in the middle. Lay apple, acorn squash, and shallot slices around thee pork. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix garlic cloves, basil, thyme, rosemary, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp olive oil, and apple cider vinegar together. Rub it on pork.
  4. Roast in the oven for 40-45 minutes until internal temperature is 145 degrees. When done, let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. While everything is roasting, clean and pat dry the acorn squash seeds. In a foil pack, add seeds, drizzle olive oil, and sprinkle S&P. Roast for 10 minutes, until they become crunchy. Eat as an appetizer or add to the dish for an extra crunch.   
  6. Enjoy!
I love the flower outline.
Clean and keep those seeds!!!
Tasty squash seeds roasted
So, I really wanted to get a picture of the pork cut. But my hubby and I went to go house searching and when I got back my family already started to eat it! I froze the other pork loin that came in the package and will defiantly be making this again.

Have a great September! 



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