This Crock Pot Pork Roast is so tender and delicious with very little work. The pork falls apart from being slow cooked all day and each bite is packed with flavor.

Pork Roast on a plate with a side of gravy and carrots drizzled with gravy

Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe

If you grew up having big Sunday lunches, I bet a delicious pork roast brings back fond memories. Now, your family can enjoy it too but without the work.

This tasty pork roast is reminiscent of family meals and gathering around the table sharing stories from our day. Throw in a few quick sides and you have the makings for an unforgettable meal.

Don’t be intimated by cooking a pork roast. It really is so simple and the slow cooker makes it very easy. This crock pot recipe is the ultimate comfort food and a family favorite. See more of our favorite Crock Pot Pork Recipes.

Pork Roast in the crock pot with carrots and gravy

How do you Cook a Pork Roast in a Slow Cooker?

Cooking a Pork Roast is so easy to do. The result is a tender, juicy pork roast that is full of flavor.

  • Add the Pork Roast to the Crock Pot. You can use a boneless pork roast or one with the bone-in.
  • Layer the onion and seasoning in the crock pot and on the pork roast.
  • Top the pork roast with the broth on the side. Do not pour over the top so the seasoning remains on the roast.
  • We recommend cooking on low. This allows the roast to cook slow and make it is so flavorful and fall apart tender.
Pork Roast on a plate with a side of gravy and carrots drizzled with gravy

What kind of Pork Roast to use:

We recommend using the pork belly to slow cook in the crock pot. This is the most popular pork and it is budget friendly. If you prefer you can also use a pork tenderloin or a pork shoulder.

Ingredients needed - pork roast, carrots, onion, chicken broth, minced garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper, water, cornstarch

Ingredients

  • Pork Roast
  • Carrots
  • Onion cut into chunks
  • Chicken Broth
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Water (for the gravy)
  • Cornstarch

How to Cook a Pork Roast in a Crock Pot:

  • Add Ingredients to Slow Cooker – Add the pork and everything except the cornstarch and the ¼ cup of water into the crock pot.
  • Cook Pork Roast – Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low. (You can cook on high but reduce the hours on high.)
  • Slice the pork roast.
Uncooked pork roast in the crock pot with carrots and onions and gravy

How to Make Pork Gravy:

  • Mix water and cornstarch – In a small bowl whisk together the ¼ cup of water and the cornstarch.
  • Get Roast Liquid – Remove 2 cups of the liquid from the crock pot and place in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the liquid.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken. It will thicken as it cools as well.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the roast and carrots

How long should you Cook Pork Roast in a Crock Pot:

We recommend cooking the pork roast on low for 6-8 hours. It allows for the pork roast to cook slow and really locks in the juices and the flavor.

Do you have to Brown the Pork Roast First?

No, you do not have to brown the pork roast first. We normally do not brown the pork roast first, but it does give the roast a golden-brown texture.

Pork Roast in the crock pot with carrots and gravy

Crockpot Pork Roast Tips:

  • Frozen Pork Roast – You can add frozen pork roast to the slow cooker. Just adjust the time accordingly for the frozen meat.
  • Instant Pot – This pork roast would be great in the instant pot. This would be a great option, if you forgot to put in the crock pot in the morning.
  • Make in Advance – This pork roast recipe makes the perfect freezer meal. You can place the ingredients in a freezer bag. Grab from your freezer to the crock pot.
  • Cut the veggies into large pieces – Since the beef requires a longer cook time, cut all the vegetables into larger pieces so that they don’t get too soft while cooking.
  • Don’t use Flour for the Gravy – I have found that cornstarch instead of flour works best to make the gravy for this roast. Cornstarch is flavorless so it thickens without changing the flavor of the droppings from the crock pot.

Variation Ideas:

  • Add Onion Soup Mix – We like adding onion soup mix as it gives it a really great flavor too.
  • Slice in Vegetables – Add in some potatoes and celery for extra flavoring.
  • Mashed Potatoes – My family loves mashed potatoes and it is amazing with the pork roast gravy drizzled over it.

What to do with Leftovers:

  • Make Pulled Pork Sandwiches – We love to make pulled pork sandwiches with any leftover meat. The meat is tasty with a little balsamic vinegar if you plan to make pulled pork sandwiches.
  • Serve Egg Noodles – You can also serve leftovers over egg noodles. This is delicious and so budget friendly.
  • Variation to use Shredded Pork Roast – It really is so good and a great use of money because the meat can be used many different ways.  The potatoes and carrots get the best flavor from the crock pot pork roast recipe.
Pork Roast on a plate with a side of gravy and carrots drizzled with gravy

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Pork Roast:

  • Mashed Potatoes – You can add potatoes if you want or serve with mashed potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Rolls – We love making homemade rolls when making pork roast. We love to get all the gravy leftovers with the rolls.
  • Rice – Instead of potatoes, serve over white rice.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3-5 days or you can freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.

This pork roast makes the best leftovers. You can use the shredded pork roast in many different ways. The flavor of the pork roast after marinating in the gravy overnight gives it so much flavor.

Pork Roast on a plate with a side of gravy and carrots drizzled with gravy

Print this Slow Cooker Pork Roast recipe below:

Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe

4.99 from 138 votes
This Crock Pot Pork Roast is tender and delicious with very little work. The pork falls apart from being slow cooked and each bite is so flavorful.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 341
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork roast
  • 4 carrots (peeled and cut into large pieces)
  • 1/2 onion (diced into large pieces)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water (for the gravy)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (for the gravy)

Instructions

  • Add the pork and everything except the cornstarch and the ¼ cup of water into the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the pork is cooked through (internal temperature of 145 degrees F).
  • Remove the pork and slice.
  • Now, time to make the gravy. In a small bowl whisk together the ¼ cup of water and the cornstarch.
  • Remove 2 cups of the liquid from the crock pot and place in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the liquid.
  • Heat over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the roast and carrots when serving and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
*You can also use a pork should or pork butt in this recipe instead of a pork roast.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 341kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 52g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 146mg, Sodium 915mg, Potassium 1026mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 6801IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Oh my this looks tasty. Wondering can you just pull the roast out and slice to serve instead of shredding? Also was wondering about using Pork Gravy mix (Like McCormick’s) instead of the plain cornstarch & water? Also, if I did that would I use the same amount of water or do you think make according to package directions? Thanks.

  2. What size crockpot for a 3 lb pork roast?
    I’ve learned from experience that that it definitely makes a difference.

  3. This recipe looks great! I wanted to help you edit it. When describing how to make the gravy, you mention adding cornstarch and water to the BEEF juice. It should be pork, I would guess. Just trying to help.

  4. 5 stars
    This was perfect! I added cut up potatoes so that I had even less work to do. ? My family loved it and we are adding it to our menu. ??

  5. 5 stars
    We had this tonight. I added potatoes and carrots to the crockpot!! It was delicious!! Perfect for a work night dinner. When I came home the house smelled wonderful! It was so nice to have a complete meal already cooked after a long day at work. Thank you for the excellent recipe. I am going to make this regularly. After trying this one I am looking forward to making more of your recipes.

  6. I noticed beef juice in the gravy instructions. Hmmm… pork roast & chicken broth – Where’s the beef? 🙂
    I will use the pork juice…
    Everything is in the crock-pot and I am looking forward to the meal & leftovers. I appreciated the suggestion of left overs on egg noodles – sounds delish. I will be checking out your Eating on a Dime site, too. TTFN

  7. Thank you! I’ll update that as I did use the broth from the crock pot. I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    I did not plan to add 2 stars, this was an error. I have hopes it will be 5 stars, making today.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and my family loved it…even my 14 yr old picky eater…she even asked for seconds

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe produces an outstanding pork roast that is tender and moist. The gravy is excellent though it is unnecessary to add gravy to the succulent pork! I will make it again!