Porchetta recipe | Jamie Oliver Christmas dinner party ideas (2024)

  • Healthy recipes
    • Healthy snacks
    • Healthy lunches
    • Healthy chicken recipes
    • Healthy fish recipes
    • Healthy vegetarian recipes
  • Main Ingredient
    • Chicken
    • Pasta
    • Vegetables
    • Fish
    • Beef
    • Eggs
    • View more…
  • Special Diets
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian ideas
    • Gluten-free
    • Dairy-free
    • Budget recipes
    • One-pan recipes
    • Meals for one
    • Breakfast
    • Desserts
    • Quick fixes
    • View more…
  • Baking recipes
    • Cakes
    • Biscuit recipes
    • Gluten-free bakes
    • View more…
  • Family recipes
    • Money saving recipes
    • Cooking with kids
    • School night suppers
    • Batch cooking
    • View more…
  • Special occasions
    • Dinner party recipes
    • Sunday roast recipes
    • Dinner recipes for two
    • View more…
    • 5 Ingredients Mediterranean
    • ONE
    • Jamie’s Keep Cooking Family Favourites
    • 7 Ways
    • Veg
    • View more…
  • Nutrition
    • What foods are good for gut health?
    • Healthy eating tips
    • Special diets guidance
    • All about sugar
    • Learn about portion size
    • View more
  • Features
    • Cheap eats
    • Healthy meals
    • Air-fryer recipes
    • Family cooking
    • Quick fixes
    • View more
  • How to’s
    • How to cook with frozen veg
    • How to make the most of your oven
    • How to make meals veggie or vegan
    • View more
  • More Jamie Oliver


Rolled loin stuffed with beautiful things

Porchetta recipe | Jamie Oliver Christmas dinner party ideas (2)

Rolled loin stuffed with beautiful things

“Porchetta is a thing of complete joy. You can cook this as the epic centrepiece of a big feast with all the trimmings, or serve it up on a board with a carving knife at a party with buns, condiments, salad and gravy for dunking. Just wow. ”

PorkChristmasDinner PartyPork bellyItalian

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 725 36%

  • Fat 49.1g 70%

  • Saturates 16.9g 85%

  • Sugars 11.8g 13%

  • Salt 0.8g 13%

  • Protein 48.1g 96%

  • Carbs 19.6g 8%

  • Fibre 3.2g -

Of an adult's reference intake

recipe adapted from

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver

Tap For Method


  • 1 x 5 kg higher-welfare pork loin , with belly attached, skin on (ask your butcher to remove the bones and butterfly open the loin meat)
  • 4 red onions
  • 15 slices of higher-welfare smoked pancetta
  • olive oil
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 400 g free-range chicken livers , cleaned, trimmed
  • 1 bunch of fresh sage , (30g)
  • 1 bunch of fresh rosemary , (30g)
  • ½ a bottle of white wine
  • 200 g mixed dried apricots , cranberries, raisins, sultanas
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 100 g Parmesan cheese
  • 200 g stale breadcrumbs
  • 125 ml Vin Santo
  • 8 carrots
  • 2 heaped tablespoons plain flour
  • 500 ml organic chicken stock

Tap For Method

The cost per serving below is generated by Whisk.com and is based on costs in individual supermarkets. For more information about how we calculate costs per serving read our FAQS

recipe adapted from

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver

Tap For Ingredients


  1. Get your meat out of the fridge and up to room temperature before you cook it.
  2. For the stuffing, peel and finely chop the onions, finely slice the pancetta, then place in a large frying pan on a medium-high heat with 6 tablespoons of oil, the butter and fennel seeds. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, while you finely chop the chicken livers and herb leaves.
  3. Stir the livers into the pan, followed by the herbs and 50ml of wine. Roughly chop and add the dried fruit, along with the pine nuts. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  4. Finely grate over the Parmesan. Toast the breadcrumbs and use your hands to mix them into the cool stuffing.
  5. Place the pork loin on a board, skin side down, open it out and push it down flat. Season generously with sea salt and black pepper, then pour over and massage in half the Vin Santo.
  6. Scatter over the stuffing, pour over the remaining Vin Santo, then roll up the pork, patting on and compacting the stuffing as you go.
  7. Sit it with the seam underneath and tie with butcher’s string to secure it, then score the skin and into the fat with your knife. Season generously and rub all over with oil.
  8. When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to full whack (240ºC/475ºF/gas 9).
  9. Wash the carrots and place in a large roasting tray. Sit the porchetta on top, then pour in 500ml of water and the remaining 325ml of wine.
  10. Place in the hot oven for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4 and leave to cook for 4 to 5 hours, or until the meat is really tender, basting now and again.
  11. Remove the porchetta to a board to rest for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place the roasting tray over a medium heat on the hob.
  12. Skim away most of the fat from the surface into a jar, cool, and place in the fridge for tasty cooking another day. Stir the flour into the tray, mashing the carrots and scraping up all those gnarly bits from the base.
  13. Pour in the stock, and simmer until the gravy is the consistency of your liking, stirring occasionally.
  14. Strain the gravy through a coarse sieve, pushing all the goodness through with the back of a spoon, then season to perfection.
  15. Carve up the beautiful porchetta, and serve it as you wish.


I sometimes like to add a spoonful of blackcurrant jam to the gravy to take it to the next level – delicious!

Related recipes

Mulled wine glazed ham

Hoisin pork

Jamie's epic roast pork

Related features

8 delicious pork loin recipes

How to make crunchy pork scratchings

The best-ever sandwich recipe

recipe adapted from

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver

Related video

Porchetta: Jamie Oliver

© 2024 Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited

© 2024 Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited

Porchetta recipe | Jamie Oliver Christmas dinner party ideas (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Last Updated:

Views: 6278

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (68 voted)

Reviews: 83% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Francesca Jacobs Ret

Birthday: 1996-12-09

Address: Apt. 141 1406 Mitch Summit, New Teganshire, UT 82655-0699

Phone: +2296092334654

Job: Technology Architect

Hobby: Snowboarding, Scouting, Foreign language learning, Dowsing, Baton twirling, Sculpting, Cabaret

Introduction: My name is Francesca Jacobs Ret, I am a innocent, super, beautiful, charming, lucky, gentle, clever person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.