Crockpot Pork Roast

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This Crockpot Pork Roast and Vegetables is a fix it and forget it meal that always turns out great. The pork roast always comes out tender and juicy.

Crock Pot Pork Roast with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots on the side.
Featured with this recipe
  1. Ingredients for the Best Pork Roast in a Crockpot
  2. Go Ahead, Get Creative!
  3. Pick the Perfect Pork
  4. Frequently Asked Questions for Classic Pork Roast Dinner
  5. Storing Traditional Slow Cooker Pork Roast
  6. More of the Other White Meat
  7. Crockpot Pork Roast and Vegetables Recipe

This crock pot pork roast recipe with vegetables is a fix it and forget it meal that always turns out great. You can rely on tender, juicy pork roast, and the vegetables are cooked to perfection. This combination is always a family favorite dinner!

I love using my crockpot! It is so handy on busy days. You can relax the rest of the day because dinner is getting done. What a great feeling! Plus, there is nothing quite as comforting as your family walking into a home filled with the aroma of a home-cooked meal.

Ingredients for the Best Pork Roast in a Crockpot

These ingredients are classic and traditional for any slow cooker pork roast recipe! You will love the flavor, aroma, and just how simple it is to make. Take a few minutes to prepare and let the slow cooker do all the work!

  • Pork roast – I used a 3 to 4 pound roast that fit in my slow cooker easily.
  • Oil – Be creative with your oil! Choose from olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil.
  • Potatoes – Quarter either red or russet potatoes for your roast. These will go around the sides of the crockpot.
  • Carrots – It is easiest to buy baby carrots and just add them to the crockpot but you are welcome to washing, peeling, and cutting fresh carrots too!
  • Onion – Cut into chunks or slices to add in with the vegetables.
  • Cream of mushroom soup – Make your cream of mushroom soup homemade or if you don’t have time, use a store bought can.
  • Onion soup mix – This seasoning is always a classic added to the pork loin roast. It gives the most flavor all in one packet!

Go Ahead, Get Creative!

If you’re looking to mix things up with this classic meal, go ahead and get creative with spices and veggies. You can also mix things up with the kinds of seasoning you use. This time I just used salt and pepper because the soup mixes add a lot of flavor and make a nice gravy that coats the meat and vegetables. Here are some extra ideas!

  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
Pork Roast in a black crock pot surrounded by potatoes, carrots, onions.

Pick the Perfect Pork

When it comes to finding the best pork roast, not all cut of pork is created equal. For crockpot pork recipes, you want to get that tender, savory, slow-roasted taste, which means you need a cut of meat that has enough fat to bring out all the right flavors. Your best option is from the belly. Pork belly is high in fat, making it a versatile and delicious cut of meat. If you’re worried, you can skim away some of the fat, but leave enough for flavor.

“Love a good crock pot recipe! This is comfort food at its best! Not only is this meal easy to prepare but it is also very delicious!”

-Gina

Frequently Asked Questions for Classic Pork Roast Dinner

Where does pork roast come from?

Pork rib roast are also called pork center loin roasts or just pork roast. These are usually bone in or boneless. They are known to be fattier than tenderloin or pork shoulder but still fairly lean. They are juicy and full of flavor!

Do you need liquid in a slow cooker for pork?

Not for this recipe! Because there is a good amount of liquid from the cream of soup and the meat, you do not have to add in extra liquid. Sometimes extra liquid will make the meat and vegetables more mushy. If you are really wanting to add liquid, I recommend beef or chicken broth.

Do you have to brown a pork roast before putting it in the crockpot?

To get a delicious crust around the pork roast, it is best to sear the pork before adding it to the crockpot. Searing your pork will help lock in juices and give the pork a nice brown color. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes to sear the pork on each side.

What goes good with pork roast?

We always love to have a brown sugar and honey glaze or a chunky applesauce that lays over the pork roast when it is served.

What is pork gravy made of?

Create the best gravy using your pork roast drippings from the crockpot. Whisk together cornstarch and liquid from the slow cooker in a small saucepan on medium high heat until it begins to boil and thickens in the pan.

Crock Pot Pork Roast on a white tray with vegetables and a spray of parsley on the side.

Storing Traditional Slow Cooker Pork Roast

If you have leftovers then this crockpot meal is perfect to warm up again and again throughout the week! Simply place the roast in an airtight container dish and sit in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. When ready to reheat, you can place in the microwave or cook in the oven until warm. You can even make pork sandwiches for the next day!

More of the Other White Meat

If you like this delicious Crockpot pork roast, you will definitely want to try these other pork options. Another option if you’re in the mood for beef, check out our Sunday Pot Roast (Instant Pot Recipe) for all the traditional flavor in half the time!

Crock Pot Pork Roast on a white tray with vegetables and a spray of parsley on the side

Crockpot Pork Roast and Vegetables

4.94 from 15 votes
This Crockpot Pork Roast and Vegetables is a fix it and forget it meal that always turns out great. The pork roast always comes out tender and juicy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8

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Equipment

  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large fry pan or skillet, brown sides of the pork roast in oil.
  • Place roast in crockpot.
  • Mix cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix in a medium size bowl. Add vegetables and mix well.
  • Pour mixture over roast in crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.

Notes

How to Store Leftovers 

If you have leftovers then this slow cooker meal is perfect to warm up again and again throughout the week! Simply place the roast in an airtight container dish and sit in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. When ready to reheat, you can place in the microwave or cook in the oven until warm. You can even make pork sandwiches for the next day!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 45gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 778mgPotassium: 1473mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4415IUVitamin C: 20.2mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 6.7mg

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Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. this has been my favorite recipe for years. i finally found someone that actually blesses us with the recipe! it’s amazing!! thank you…

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was a keeper. The simple gravy was wonderful. I thickened it on the stove once the roast was ready. My family loved it.

  3. 4 stars
    I probably shouldn’t comment til my roast is done. That being said, I’m at the 4 hour on low point. I’m using a 2.75 lb pork loin. I’m using more onions and carrots than called for, plus added some celery since the roast is slightly smaller than suggested and we LOVE veggies. What I’m finding is that this needs a little liquid. I opened the slow cooker to quickly move the veggies around and found that VERY little liquid has cooked out and the mushroom soup mixture has not loosened up and given off any liquid. Potatoes and carrots that were resting against the side of the crock are dry and stuck to the side. So, I added about 1/2 cup of not water and have the lid locked back down. Will try to update review once it ‘s all done

  4. 5 stars
    Love this pork roast! It is so easy to make, and turned out utterly perfect! This will be a staple for us this winter!

  5. 5 stars
    Love a good crock pot recipe! This is comfort food at its best! Not only is this meal easy to prepare but it is also very delicious!

  6. I don’t have a crock pot, but want to try this. Any suggestions for cooking in the oven or over a burner?
    Thanks!

    1. Yes! So, follow the instructions for browning the meat, and then you can either cook it in the oven or on the stove top. For the oven, use a large pot with a lid and bake at 350 for about 3 hours. For the stove top, use a large pot with a lid and cook it on low heat/a simmer for about 3 hours. Hope this helps!

    2. 5 stars
      I made this for dinner tonight, and it was honestly the best pork roast I have ever made! I followed the ingredients and directions, plus a can of chicken broth, and minus the whole onion because I forgot to buy it (!!!) but it came out so good, cooked it on low for 5 & 1/2 hours, then turned it up to high for the last hour. We all enjoyed it, thanks for posting your recipe! 😊

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious went back for seconds.Had some some home made applesauce with it stuffed.

  7. 5 stars
    This is such an easy and delicious meal, my family loved it! The pork cooked up tender and juicy. This is one I will make again and again!

  8. 5 stars
    I love coming home to a yummy dinner from the crock pot! This pork is top of the list, it’s flavorful and juicy and makes great leftovers too!

    1. You definitely can use some stock or broth if you would prefer. Beef broth might taste better than chicken broth but you can use whatever you prefer!

    2. I think your supposed to use a can of mushroom soup and then add the onion soup powder to it, that’s what im going to try

    3. The husband got a bone in pork shoulder 🤦🏼‍♀️ does this work for this recipe?! Should I cook linger or different level or add liquid?! It’s already in the pot, just put it in! HELP!!! Lol

      1. I’m just seeing this, I’m sorry! How did it turn out?? We haven’t tried it with bone-in pork shoulder.

        1. Will a pork loin work with this recipe? I don’t want it to fall apart but rather be able to slice it. Thanks.

          1. I haven’t tried it with a pork loin, so I’m not sure how that would turn out. Let us know how it goes if you try it!

    4. Per the recipe, mix the dry soup mix with the canned soup, then mix with the vegetables to coat them. It is ‘gloppy’ but the juices from the pork roast will make a nice gravy. Be sure the veggies aren’t left on top of the roast or they won’t cook enough.

    5. I’ve got mine in the crock pot now for over 8 hours and there is plenty of liquid in just from the veggies and meat

    1. You can use cream of chicken or cream of celery for a similar taste and texture. Thanks for asking!