Simple Smoked Porchetta

This recipe is creative, it requires some attention to detail, and it will absolutely be worth it when you slice into it at the end. Porchetta is a fun way to up your pork butt game from the usual “pulled pork” cooks. It will excite your guests and will be a dish that really stands out at your next dinner party or date night!


  • A whole boneless pork butt (around 10 pounds is best)
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • ⅓ cup chopped sage
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ⅓ cup kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • Butcher’s twine


  • Light your smoke tube if you opt to use one
  • Set your smoker to 350 degrees and let it run while you prep your pork butt
  • Slice the pork butt along the fat cap so it is able to roll out flat
    • You’ll be re-rolling the pork butt in a pinwheel fashion once dressed
  • Brush olive oil, garlic, parsley, sage, lemon, and orange onto the surface of the pork
  • Sprinkle half your salt & pepper on to that
  • Roll the pork back in to a pinwheel 
  • Secure the butt with the twine
  • Use the rest of your salt & pepper onto the exterior of the butt
  • Place butt directly onto center of grill when grill is at temp
  • Let it smoke until 145 IT 
    • About four hours
  • Remove from grill when it reaches temp
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Remove twine
  • Slice and serve!

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