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14 best pork leg roasts

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Devour these mouthwatering pork leg roast recipes

This April, make the most of Prices Dropped on pork and tuck into hearty autumn roasts without stretching your budget. Explore our top pork leg roast recipes, ideal for any occasion and guaranteed to please your palate and wallet alike.

Pork leg roast

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Pork leg roast

Transform a basic pork leg roast into a family meal masterpiece with this easy dinner idea. By incorporating seasonal produce like root vegetables, you can create a budget-friendly, one-pan wonder that's both nourishing and hearty. Roasting pork is a classic meal preparation technique that ensures a warming dish, ideal for cold winter evenings. To achieve that unforgettable crackling, score the skin carefully, ensuring deep enough cuts to allow the fat to render out - but not so deep that you cut into the meat itself. Maximise your value (and your weekly meal plan) by using leftovers for pulled pork sandwiches or stir-fries.

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Roast pork with roasted pumpkin

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Roast pork with roasted pumpkin and rocket salad

Pair your roast pork with the sweetness of roasted pumpkin, peppery rocket, tangy feta and lentils for a budget-friendly meal that doesn't skimp on flavour. This easy dinner option showcases the power of pairing seasonal produce, ensuring a value meal perfect for a cosy family gathering. For an extra wow-factor, sprinkle roasted pine nuts over the salad before serving. It not only adds texture but also a buttery richness that complements the lean pork. Leftover pork can be thinly sliced and added to wraps or salads for a protein-packed lunch the next day.

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Crispy roast pork

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Crispy roast pork with garlic mash and beans

Nothing says comfort like a plate of crispy roast pork served alongside velvety garlic mash and crunchy green beans. For the ultimate garlic mash, oven-roast whole garlic cloves until they're soft and caramelised, then blend them into mashed potatoes for a deep, sweet garlic flavour that’ll have you satisfied with every forkful. A tip for achieving the perfect crispy skin on your pork is to ensure it's thoroughly dried before roasting. Then blast it at high heat for the first 20-30 minutes before lowering the temperature to cook through.

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Crackling Pork Leg Roast

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Crackling pork leg roast with roasted potatoes and green salad

Indulge in the ultimate comfort of a crackling pork leg roast, a budget meal that feels anything but. Paired with roasted potatoes and a crisp green salad, this dish is a crowd-pleaser. Easy to prepare and inherently warming, it's a perfect choice for a winter dinner, marrying the classic roast with the freshness of seasonal greens. For an even more succulent roast, consider brining the pork leg overnight in a solution of water, salt, and a touch of sugar. This process helps the meat retain moisture during cooking, making it even more tender.

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Roast Pork With Salsa Verde

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Roast pork with salsa verde

Introduce a burst of freshness to your roast pork with a homemade salsa verde. This vibrant sauce, made with parsley, mint, basil, capers, garlic, and olive oil, not only adds colour to your plate but also infuses the dish with a tangy, herby flavour that enhances the natural taste of the pork. Tip: use a mortar and pestle to gently bruise the herbs and release their oils, for a deeper salsa verde flavour. Serve the pork sliced, with a generous spoonful of salsa verde on top, for a dish that’s as beautiful as it is flavoursome.

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Boneless Pork Leg Roast With Apples and Sage

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Boneless pork leg roast with apples and sage

Transform your dinner table with a boneless pork leg roast, paired with apples and fresh sage. This family-friendly dish brings comfort and warmth, particularly during winter months. Roasting pork with apples is a classic for a reason —  it's a budget-friendly way to infuse the meat with a natural sweetness and moisture. Sage adds a layer of earthy flavour, making this dish a testament to pairing seasonal produce. For an easy dinner that's both nourishing and fulfilling, serve this roast alongside roasted potatoes, carrots and parsnip.

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Roast Pork with Mustard and Maple Pears

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Roast pork with mustard and maple pears

This roast pork recipe elevates the basic meal to an exquisite family dinner with condiments you already have on hand. The mustard and maple glaze is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, to your succulent pork. Pears, when roasted, become tender and caramelised, adding a subtle, fruity flavour that pairs wonderfully with the savoury meat. This dish showcases how winter produce can be utilised to create affordable meals that are both comforting and tasty. Round out your meal with a side of steamed green beans or brussels sprouts.

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Roast Pork With Smashed Garlic Roast Potatoes and Gravy

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Roast pork with smashed garlic roast potatoes and gravy

A quintessential family meal, this roast pork with garlic roast potatoes and ready-made gravy is comfort on a plate. It's an easy dinner option that promises a warming dish, ideal for colder evenings. Utilising basic pantry items like potatoes and garlic, this recipe proves that budget meals don't have to compromise on flavour or satisfaction. The garlic adds a robust flavour to the potatoes, while the gravy envelops the dish in rich, meaty goodness. Pair with a simple salad for a balanced meal.

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Roasted Pork Leg With Pineapple Sauce

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Roasted pork leg with pineapple sauce

Introduce a twist to your roast pork with a tangy pineapple sauce, blending the classic with the tropical. This dish is a celebration of value meals, leveraging the natural sweetness of pineapple to create a sauce that's both unique and irresistibly complementing the pork. The acidity of the pineapple cuts through the richness of the meat, making this a dinner option you’ll want to rotate year-round. It's a family meal that's sure to impress, showcasing how budget-friendly ingredients can be transformed into a feast.

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Glazed Roast Pork

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Glazed roast pork

Glaze your roast pork with a mixture of marmalade, coriander and ginger for a dish that brings a touch of sweetness and a hint of warmth to your dinner table. This recipe is a perfect example of a cost-effective  meal turned into a delectable family feast, with servings left for lunch. It's an easy dinner that doesn't skimp on flavour, ideal for busy weeknights or a leisurely Sunday lunch. The glaze caramelises in the oven, providing a beautiful colour and a mouthwatering aroma. Plate up with a side of roasted vegetables for a winning feast.

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Roast Pork With Maple & Mustard Peaches

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Roast pork with maple and mustard peaches

This roast pork recipe, adorned with maple and mustard peaches marries the rustic appeal of roast pork with the unexpected punch of sweet and tangy peaches. The maple and mustard glaze on the peaches enhances the pork's natural flavours, offering a budget-friendly yet memorable dinner. Finish it all off with a drizzle of pan juices.

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Pork Leg Roast with Rhubarb Chutney

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Pork leg roast with rhubarb chutney

Reimagine the classic pork leg roast with a side of homemade rhubarb chutney, blending the savoury with the sweet and tangy. This pairing is a testament to using seasonal produce to elevate your meals without stretching the budget. The rhubarb chutney adds a refreshing contrast to the rich, succulent pork, making this dish a standout for any family meal. It's an easy dinner option that promises a comforting, hearty meal, perfect for gathering the family around the table.

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Roast pork with parsnips and cabbage

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Roast lemon pork with parsnips and cabbage

Bring a burst of brightness to your dinner with roast lemon pork, served alongside roasted parsnips and cabbage. This dish is the answer to a nourishing yet economical family meal that pairs beautifully with the zesty freshness of lemon. The addition of winter vegetables like parsnips and cabbage not only adds texture and flavour but also makes for a well-rounded plate. Ideal for a basic yet classic meal, this recipe is a go-to for those chilly nights when you crave something warm and hearty.

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