Crock Pot Pork Roast – crock pot season is here, and it is time for pure comfort food! Super easy pork roast made in the crock pot with just a few simple ingredients. It is great for any night of the week.
As soon as the weather turns a little chilly I am looking for comfort food. This crock pot pork roast is pretty high up on the list of things that I am looking for. There is just something about the tender pork over mashed potatoes and gravy that gets me every time.
This pork roast recipe in the slow cooker is made with onion soup mix, and it is going to be a staple in your house. It is just a couple ingredients that you throw together and it comes out super flavorful, comforting, and the whole family loves it!
How to Cook a Pork Roast In Crock Pot
- Place the pork loin in the bottom of your slow cookers
- Sprinkle a package of onion soup mix over the pork.
- Pour in the chicken stock.
- Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
It really could not be any simpler. The pork cooks with the soup mix and the stock all day and it comes out perfectly tender and juicy! To finish it I mix some of the pan drippings with a packet of gravy mix for a quick gravy to serve over mashed potatoes.
If you like to make gravy from scratch, you could take the drippings that are in the bottom of the pan and make gravy. I have never mastered the art of gravy, possible because I hardly ever eat it, so I rely on the packets.
How Long To Cook Pork Roast In the Crock Pot
All crock pots are different and the newer ones seem to cook way faster than they used to. So it can take a little practice to get to know your slow cooker and come up with the perfect time. For a 3-4 pound pork loin it takes approximately 8 hours on a low heat. I almost never turn mine to high because it just dries out the food. A little fat on the meat helps to keep things moist if you end up leaving it a little bit too long.
If you are using a pork shoulder, I like to do closer to 10 hours to make sure it is really tender. The shoulder is a little bit tougher and needs just a little bit more time to really break down and become delicious. If you have an Instant Pot, check out Instant Pot Pulled Pork for an amazing recipe.
The shopping list for this recipe is relatively short. But that is great, because you can keep them on hand at all times to make this recipe any day of the week.
What you need to make Slow Cooker Pork Roast:
- Pork Loin Roast. 3-4 pounds is perfect.
- Packet of onion soup mix – or you can make your own!
- Chicken Stock (I use low sodium)
- Packet of pork gravy mix
If I am using a larger roast, I like to cut it in half, so that the outside does not get over cooked before the center is done. Most of the pork loin roasts you can buy in the store these days are around the same weight. So you shouldn’t have to worry.
A crock pot pork roast can be great for entertaining or just a quick weeknight meal. I love being able to make crock pot recipes on busy days. I can just add everything in the morning and then when we are home and ready, dinner is waiting for us!
Can I Add Vegetables To This Pork Roast Recipe?
There is plenty of liquid in the crock pot, so you could easily add your favorite vegetables in with the pork. They will cook and be tender and delicious when the roast is done.
- Baby Carrots
- Sliced Potatoes
I put the pork roast in the crock pot in the morning and my house smells amazing all day. One down side of working from home when you use the slow cooker, is you are hungry all day long!
What to Serve with Pork Roast
My son is a huge fan of mashed potatoes and gravy lately, so that seemed like the perfect base for a pork roast. I used a packet of pork gravy, and in place of the water called for, I just used the juices in the crock pot. The pork roast was so tender and delicious. Definite comfort food for any night of the week!
More Crock Pot Recipes to Try
- Crock Pot Potato Soup
- Crock Pot Chili
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops
- Chicken Pozole
- Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
- Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken
Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Crock Pot Pork Roast - crock pot season is here, and it is time for pure comfort food! Super easy pork roast for any night of the week.
- 1 3-4 pound pork loin roast
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 1 packet pork gravy mix
- Place pork loin, onion soup mix and chicken stock into a slow cooker. Place on low for 8-10 hours.
- Once pork is cooked, and tender remove from slow cooker and use 2 forks to shred pork.
- Whisk together 1 cup of juices from the slow cooker and packet of gravy mix. Add to a small sauce and a bring to a boil. Cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken.
- Serve shredded pork with gravy.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 460Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 182mgSodium 673mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 61g
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Beth Pierce says
This is exactly the sort of recipe I needed for crazy school nights! Looks so easy and flavorful; adding this to my dinner line up for the week!
Melanie Bauer says
Oh wow, looks fabulous and yummy! Definitely making this, my kind of comfort food!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
WOW!! This sounds fantastic!! A MUST make!!
Mmm this was so simple and tasty, definitely making again!
This was fall apart tender and delicious! So easy using the crockpot too.
Jacque Hastert says
I love a meal that I can toss in the slow cooker and let it do all the work! This is perfect for busy weekend days when all the kids have sporting events. Thanks for sharing!
Love easy and tasty dinner idea! And this recipe is one of them!
This is exactly what I need for a busy weeknight, thank you!
katerina @ diethood.com says
This is perfect! for weeknights!! It looks incredibly delicious!
Sara Welch says
This was absolutely delicious! Served this for dinner last night and even my picky eaters cleaned their plates! Easily, a new family favorite dish!
This is cooking in my crock pot now. It smells amazing!!!
Sharon Lombardo says
Made this dish last night. Absolutely delicious and super easy!
Could you use a packet of brown gravy instead of the pork gravy? This sounds delicious
Erin S says
Yes, I just like the flavor of pork gravy because it is more mild. But if you like brown gravy and that is what you have it definitely works!
I make this, except I do in in the oven, and slice instead of shred. So good!
Serve it with mashed potatoes, garden grown corn & chunky Apple sauce.
I love that this is only 4 ingredients but yet looks so delicious and mouth watering!
Can you double the amount of pork? and can you add vegetables- like potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and onions?
sorry- I miss read the amount of pork in the recipe- but still wonder about the vegetables
Erin S says
Yes you can add vegetables – there is a section in the post above with the heading CAN I ADD VEGETABLES TO THIS PORK ROAST RECIPE? And there are ideas and instructions there.
Allyson Zea says
Wow this looks so juicy and tender!!!
Unbelievably tasty and tender.
Amazing dinner idea! I will make it tonight. My family loves it!
Melissa Ribas Lewis says
Could this be made in the Instant Pot? If yes, do you know cooking time?
Erin S says
You definitely could. I would cut the pork roast into 2-3 inch cubes and cook for 45 minutes under high pressure.
Can you make this with a frozen roast? I forgot to bring the pork roast up from the freezer last night and just sat on the counter maybe 20 minutes ago. Would love to make this for supper tonight.
RANDALL CLARK says
Could you not mix the gravy mix with the broth at first and then pour it over the meat?
Erin S says
I haven’t done it, I am sure it would work. Just not sure after cooking that long how much of a gravy consistency it would have.
RANDALL CLARK says
Do you think it would be too thick or too thin?
Erin S says
I think it would thin out a lot with the juice from the meat
Maybe use 2 packets of gravy mix. That may thicken it..
So I just made this today with a smaller roast. It was only 2.5 pounds and I wanted to check it early. At only 4 hours, it was already 180 degrees and super dry. 🙁 I thought it might take less time being smaller, but I didn’t think it would take half the time! Has anyone else had this problem? I attempted to shred it (not easy!) and put it back in the juices. I’ll make the gravy and see it we can smother it with gravy to eat it. It smelled very good and I loved the ease of the recipe.
Erin S says
Did you cook on high or low? Also, what was the cut of pork you used?
I don’t have any pork gravy mix but I do have chicken gravy mix….. what are the thoughts of using chicken instead of pork?
Erin S says
I am sure it will work great! It won’t have quite the same flavor, but it will still compliment and work well.
Awesome recipe! Will definitely add this to my list when making a pork shoulder.
Wow, chicken broth and onion soup mix… that’s it! FABULOUS!
Served over mashed potatoes and made the gravy for the top… YUMMY!
Thank you for sharing this recipe!
This looks really good please send me the website thank you
Erin S says
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