Garlic Roasted Pork Neck Recipe

Pork neck, being a relatively tough cut, is among the less popular parts of a pig. However, it can be surprisingly tasty and tender if prepared correctly. Read on and discover how you can make this absolutely delicious pork neck recipe. All you need to prepare are garlic, thyme, and rosemary. And instead of a pork knuckle, try asking your butcher for a fresh pound of pork neck! We assure you won’t be disappointed.

Preparing the Garlic Roasted Pork Neck Recipe

The ingredients used in this pork neck recipe may be simple, but the taste is simply out of the world. You might be wondering how it will taste with only a few ingredients, but this dish will surely amaze you. The combination of the rosemary and thyme provides a minty and earthy taste. Meanwhile, the roasted garlic provides a beautiful nutty flavor to this dish. Lastly, the lemon will provide a refreshing tang to the dish. A union of so many flavors in just one dish, it provides a depth that you’d never expect from such a straightforward recipe.

So what are you waiting for? This pork neck dish is perfect for lunch and dinner Serve this to your guests when you have a party as well and watch them be amazed. We can show you more if you want to learn about even more easy pork recipes made with 5 ingredients or less.

Garlic Roasted Pork Neck Recipe

How To Make Garlic Roasted Pork Neck

Filled with the fragrance of spices, tartness of lemon, and nutty aroma of roasted garlic, you will absolutely love this Garlic Roasted Pork Neck dish.

Prep: 10 mins
Marinate and Rest: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 50 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 lb pork neck, trimmed
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced thinly, divided
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • oz vegetable oil
  • cooking spray

To Serve:

  • 1 cup potatoes, like mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup vegetables, like sautéed green beans
  • 1 sprig parsley, to garnish


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine half of the garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and oil. Mix until evenly incorporated.
  2. Make incisions around the pork neck and slide in the remaining garlic.
  3. Rub the pork neck with the prepared mixture. Cover and transfer to a chilled area. Allow to marinate for at least for 1 to 2 hours, best if overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place pork neck onto the baking sheet.
  5. Roast the pork neck for roughly 2½ hours or until very tender.
  6. Once roasted, transfer to cooling racks and cover with foil. Allow to rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.
  7. Carve the pork neck thinly.
  8. Serve together with potatoes and vegetables done to your preference, along with some gravy. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 80mg
  • Calories: 830kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 163mg
  • Fat: 66g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 1003mg
  • Protein: 41g
  • Saturated Fat: 32g
  • Sodium: 1316mg
  • Vitamin A: 2390IU
  • Vitamin C: 19mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use other herbs and ingredients for my pork neck recipe?

Yes, of course. You can experiment with herbs that you want to put into your garlic roasted pork neck. For instance, red onions can go well with garlic especially if slow-cooked. Tarragon can also do wonders for this dish. If you want your pork neck to be spicy, feel free to add chili powder. Or for a greater spicy punch, try using whole Thai chilies.

What can I serve with this pork neck recipe?

We recommend serving some salads with this dish or maybe some mashed potatoes, ham, and gravy. For a lighter option, our Tomato Cottage Cheese Salad would make for a refreshing side. If you prefer something more filling, you can never go wrong with Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

Can I make this dish ahead?

Unfortunately, this dish is best served hot. So, if you are planning a cooking schedule for a celebration, cook this dish last especially since it will take some time to accomplish. In cases of leftovers, just place it in an airtight container and keep refrigerated so it can last up to a couple of days. You can turn this recipe into a pulled pork sandwich if you like.

Roast Recipes


Discover the wonders of pork neck with this slow-roasted dish. As a matter of fact, the pork neck is one of the most flavorful parts of the pig because its fat and muscle content are in equal portions. So the next time you visit your butcher, ditch the usual pork belly and give other parts - like the pork neck - a chance.
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