What Is the Best Temperature to Bake a Pork Roast and How Long Should It Cook Per Pound?


Cook pork roast until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This may take 20 minutes per pound in a 350 degree oven.

Check meat temperatures with a digital food thermometer. After finished, allow the pork roast to rest for three minutes before cutting it. After being cut, the pork roast may have a pink tinge in the middle, but it is safe to eat. Cooking temperature and ingredients may cause the pink coloring. Although a pork roast can be safely cooked to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, cook ground pork and organs such as liver and chitterlings to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.