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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.
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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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Crockpot Pork Roast and Vegetables
- Crock Pot Slow Cooker
- 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.