3 Traditional Italian Recipes for a Sunday Pork Dinner

Italian Sunday Roast Pork Dinner

Serving a slow-cooked, oven-roasted pork dinner is a rite of passage for the Italian chef in all of us, and one of the most respected meats you can add to the table.

Category Dinner, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author V "Paleo Boss Lady" Capaldi


  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4-5 pound pork butt or shoulder
  • 2 tablespoon pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground garlic
  • 1 tablespoon organic black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Mix all spices together in a bowl and set aside.

  3. Peel garlic and then make slits in pork. Place garlic inside slits.

  4. Quarter the onion and, with toothpicks, insert on top of the pork

  5. Sprinkle the pork with the above mixture using your fingers to rub it in.

  6. Place pork in a roasting pan and cook for 5 hours.

  7. Once done, use a fork to pull apart, enjoying the crusty outside and finger fork cooked inside.