Easy BBQ Thyme Pork Roast

Easy BBQ thyme pork roast made with Diet Coke for added zest!  A super simple meal that's sweet and savory that the whole family will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author J Trogstad


  • 1 1-3 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup Diet Coke
  • 2 TBSP fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 3 cups sliced potatoes
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425*F.  In a small saucepan combine the BBQ sauce, Diet Coke, and thyme.  Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until reduced to about 1/2 the original amount.

  2. While the sauce is simmering prepare your french fries.  Place the potato slices in a mixing bowl with the olive oil and a dash of salt, stir and place them on the bottom of a four-sided baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Leave a small amount of room in the center of the pan to place your pork roast.

  3. Once your sauce has reduced place your tenderloin in the center of your baking sheet and drizzle 1/2 the sauce over top the roast and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the center of the roast is 150*F.  Place the rest of the sauce on the top of the roast and then broil the meal for 1-3 minutes to create a glaze and crisp up the french fries.

  4. Serve with extra fresh thyme and a crisp cool Diet Coke.  Enjoy!