What is a rack of pork and why should you try it? This cut of pork that still has the bone in it is also known as a pork rib roast or pork loin rack. The cut of meat comes from the back of the pig. It’s extremely tasty, tender, and juicy!

It is essentially a series of pork chops still attached to the bone that creates a visually impressive meal as well. The best part is that it’s easy to cook in a variety of ways. If you love hosting dinner and cooking big roasts for friends and family, then this list of 21 mouthwatering rack Of pork recipes made for you! 

How do you cook a rack of pork? Like I said a moment ago there are many ways to cook it. One helpful way is a method called “Frenching.” Frenching refers to the way the meat has been cut away from the bone, exposing the ribs.

You might think of it as the pork equivalent of a rack of lamb or a beef. Another tasty cooking method is called “crackling.” To achieve the perfect crackling you simply slice the fat, pat it dry, and season before cooking at high temperature until the fat is rendered.

In addition to these cooking methods you’ll find recipes such as Confit of White Marble Farms Pork Rack, Maple Glazed Rack of Pork, and more! 

1 Cider-Glazed Rack of Pork

Cider-Glazed Rack of Pork by Martha Stewart is sure to impress at any style of event. Everyone’s porky cravings will be satisfied with this crispy tender slab. Key ingredients include 1 ½ cups plus, 1 ⅓ cups sugar, 1 (4- to 5-pound) 5-bone rack of pork, frenched, 3 cups apple cider, and other spices. You will start by filling a large pot with water with salt and sugar to make the brine. See more on the post! 

2 Confit of White Marble Farms Pork Rack

Confit of White Marble Farms Pork Rack is a heavenly piece of meat! It’s perfect for family style meals where you can carve it up right at the table. Furthermore it’s an eye-catching holiday recipe for when you’re having all your loved ones gathered together. Key ingredients include Zatarain’s Crab Boil spice, White Marble Farms pork rack, pomegranate seeds, and Honeycrisp apples! 


3 Rack of Pork (Succulent, Easy, Impressive)

This Easy Succulent Rack of Pork is so impressive! Just head to your local butcher for some fresh pork. Most butchers will be happy to scale it up or down depending on the number of people you are serving. This particular recipe is a seasoned roast with a golden brown skin and tender, juicy insides. Aim for a 3 pound roast to feed approximately 6 people, it should have 4-6 bones. 

4 Best Rack Of Pork Recipe

If you’re looking for a tender, perfectly crusted Oven-Roasted Rack of Pork recipe look no further. This meal is especially delicious for the holidays or a special Sunday dinner! The gravy and sweet potatoes underneath really amp up the flavors. They can roast underneath the meat so all the flavors meld together. 

5 Bruce Aidells’ Roasted Rack of Pork

You will quickly find out that this roasted rack of pork recipe is a crowd-pleaser! Every time it is served in my house it disappears in no time. It’s a simple holiday meal too because it’s fuss free and more affordable than the alternative of beef rib roast. The only thing you really need to worry about is ensuring it doesn’t burn. The paste rub is the perfect mix of garlic, herbs, and fennel. 

6 Grilled Rack of Pork with Apricot Glaze

This bone-in Grilled Rack of Pork recipe with Apricot Glaze is a crowd pleasing alternative to the traditional beef roasts. Whether it’s a special holiday or family event this meal will impress all your guests. Just start by scoring the fat cap with X marks or cross hatches. The purpose of this process is to expose the fat cap during the cooking process.

7 Baked Honey Glazed Pork Ribs

Baked Honey Glazed Pork Ribs can be roasted in the oven or slapped on the grill. It’s the perfect recipe anytime of the year with a sticky sweet & savory, caramelized, smoky flavor that melts in your mouth. The easy peasy glaze is super flavorful with a salty sweetness. The sweet flavor comes from honey and brown sugar that also creates a perfect caramelization.

8 Roasted Garlic Herb Rack of Pork

Say hello to your new go-to ribs recipe with this Roasted Rack of Pork! It is a show-stopping, holiday meal that everyone will adore. That’s because it is crusted with garlic, fresh thyme and rosemary- yum! You can also grab some boneless pork for an easy weeknight meal. However for best results on this recipe use pork with the bone-in. 

9 How to Perfectly Roast a Rack of Pork

Roasted Pork Crostini with Apple and Pomegranate will become your new favorite rack of pork recipe. You will come to learn that using pork with the bone-in helps to keep the meat moist. Gone are the days of dry overcooked pork once you learn this cooking method. Every bite of Roasted Pork is tender, juicy and amazing. This delicious main dish is worthy of any fancy dinner party but it doesn’t have to feel fancy while cooking it!

10 Roasted Double Rack of Pork with Morel Mushroom Pan Sauce

Frenching the bones of two rib racks and presenting them back-to-back will produce extra delicious and tender meat. For 12 hearty portions you will need 2 8-bone racks of pork (each 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 pounds), chine bone cut off, Morel Mushroom Pan Sauce, 3 large garlic cloves, 2 shallots, quartered, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon ground black pepper.

11 Smoked Rack of Pork

This Smoked Rack of Pork recipe is absolutely delicious, covered in garlic and slow-cooked to perfection. This impressive slice of pork is easy to smoke too. You will love the yummy smoke ring, piles of juicy pork, and rub to die for. Eating meat on the bone is like nothing else! With any size rack of pork, olive oil, garlic, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. 

12 Rack of Pork with Mascarpone Mushroom Polenta

Ingredients for this Rack of Pork with Mascarpone Mushroom Polenta are simple and full of flavor. You will need 2 5-bone pork loin roasts, chine bones removed (about 4 pounds each), 1 cup Colavita Balsamic Vinegar, 1 shallot, coarsely chopped,  6 sage leaves, 2 cups Rachael Ray Low-Sodium All-Natural Chicken Stock, 1 cup molasses, and a few more items. 

13 Costco Marinated Rack of Pork

I just love shopping at Costco don’t you? They have everything, especially big slabs of meat for the best feasts! Costco Marinated Rack of Pork is packed with amazing flavor! You can grab yourself a pre-marinated one, or drizzle the pork with olive oil and Montreal steak spice. Key veggies include onion, carrots, and celery. 

14 Roasted Garlic Herb Rack of Pork

If you’re looking for Roasted Garlic Herb Rack of Pork recipes look no further! This is an epic main course for any and all special occasions. You will start to drool at the sight and smell of the garlic, fresh thyme and rosemary crust! Serve it up with any side dish you can dream up like mashed potatoes, asparagus, green bean casserole and more. 

15 Roasted Rack of Pork With Spicy Dijon Mustard

Just like Pork Loin, this feast-worthy pork roast with spicy Dijon mustard is easy to make, goes with any side dish, and is perfect for special occasions or a big, tasty dinner. With fabulous herbs and spices it’s also covered with breadcrumbs and baked over a bed of veggies. The best part is the thick layer of spicy Dijon mustard! 

16 Maple Glazed Rack of Pork

The flavor combination of pork and maple is next level delicious. That’s why this Maple Glazed Rack of Pork recipe really takes the cake. It takes 10 minutes to prep, 45 minutes to cook, and serves 6 hearty portions. Key ingredients include Frenched rack of pork, slivered garlic cloves, chopped fresh thyme, coarse salt, ground black pepper, pure maple syrup and grainy mustard and cider vinegar. 

17 Smoked Rack of Pork {Incredibly Easy Recipe}

Are you ready for an incredibly easy smoked rack of pork recipe? This rack from Costco is perfect for smoking and is super simple to whip up. Costco rack of pork is injected with a saline pork broth which results in the most juicy meat ever. No need to brine or marinate, just get smokin. Just take the meat out of the plastic wrap, pat it dry with paper towels, apply your favorite rub, set for 30 minutes, then smoke! 

18 Roast Rack of Pork with Crispy Crackling

This Pork Rack with Crackling will blow you away! Crackling is so crispy, crunchy, and delicious- I just can’t get enough of it. In order to make the best crackling, allow the pork come to room temperature then slice into the pork rind in a square or diamond pattern with a sharp knife. Make sure you don’t also cut into the meat then pay it all dry with paper towels. 

19 Perfect Oven Roasted Rack Of Pork With Turnips 

This is the perfect Oven Roasted Rack Of Pork ever served with turnips, mashed potatoes, and crisp green beans. It has an herb crust that’s rich and crispy. For optimal results grab yourself a Rack of Kurobuta Pork. Rack of Kurobuta Pork is very flavorful and tender. Make sure to use unsalted butter and coarse salt as well. Last but not least, whip up a delicious base sauce with Dijon mustard and Mayo. 

20 Indoor BBQ Rack Of Pork

You will truly impress your guests with this presentation at any holiday feast. Each bite is dripping with a moist juicy flavor that will knock your socks off. Grab your favorite BBQ dry rub, score the fat cap on the pork, salt it generously, then leave it uncovered in the fridge to dry brine for 4 hours or overnight.


I adore herb roasted French rack of pork recipes! This one surely won’t disappoint and will instantly become your new favorite meal. You will need about 4 lbs. French rack of pork, oil (such as vegetable, canola, or sunflower), salt, pepper, finely chopped rosemary, smoked paprika, unsalted butter, crushed or minced garlic, and some potatoes (Russet, red or white fingerling.)

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