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Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast

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This easy Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast recipe is incredibly flavorful with tender, fall-apart pork. With 4 simple ingredients, plus pantry spices, it’s a winner for weeknight cooking or a super low-effort Sunday dinner.

Side view of Italian Pork Roast and Sweet Potatoes on a White Platter

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Slow Cooker meals are a lifesaver for families with little time for cooking or food preparation. Or when you, the chief cook, need a night off from cooking. 

This fall-apart-tender Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast is one of the simplest meals you can make. Yet special enough to serve for a Sunday supper.

Then there are people like me who love to linger in the aroma the slow cooker gives me house — all day long!

Plus, slow cooker meals are incredibly delicious in that the ingredients take their sweet time to flavor and season… and become mouth-wateringly tender. As happens with this pork roast.

Top view of Sliced Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Why I love this recipe

  • 4 simple ingredients: (pork roast, onion, potatoes, and broth).
  • Simple seasonings: (garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper).
  • 5 minutes of prep: (I don’t even sear the roast — although it would enhance the flavor if you wanted to!)
  • It’s SO easy.

Ideas For Leftover Pork Roast

It’s the leftovers that send this pork roast to the top of my recipe list. It’s a one-cook-yields-multiple-meals scenario. I like to get a roast big enough for leftovers. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Shred the pork and add a favorite BBQ sauce for pulled pork sandwiches.
  • Add shredded pork to stir fry vegetables and serve over your favorite grain.
  • Combine the pork with grape tomatoes and serve over pasta.
  • Tacos.
  • Empanadas.
  • Enchiladas.
  • Add it to pizza – like this Street Corn Pizza.
  • Make a hash with any leftover potatoes, onion, and pork.
uncooked pork roast in the slow cooker with potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will leftovers from this pork roast last?

You can keep them covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days — and I’ve got plenty of ideas for how to use them above!

What cut of pork roast should I use for this recipe?

Use pork loin roast to get good slices (tenderloin would also work), but if you’d prefer this recipe to yield shredded pork a boneless pork shoulder or pork butt would work best here.

Closeup view of Slow Cooker Pot Roast on a White Serving Platter

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Sliced Pork Roast on a Platter with Potatoes

5 Ingredient Italian Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

This easy Italian Slow Cooker Pork Roast is incredibly flavorful with tender, fall-apart pork. With 5 simple ingredients, plus pantry spices, it's a winner for weeknight cooking or Sunday supper.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lb pork roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 lbs small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup broth (chicken or beef)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the pork roast in a slow cooker. Arrange the onion and potatoes around the roast in the base of the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the broth over the pork roast, potatoes, and onions.
  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper on the roast and potatoes. Place the lid on the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and let rest for 7 minutes. Meanwhile, transfer the potatoes and onions to a serving platter and reserve cooking juice to serve with the roast. Slice the roast and transfer to the platter.

Notes

Use pork loin roast to get good slices (tenderloin would also work), but if you’d prefer this recipe to yield shredded pork a boneless pork shoulder or pork butt would work best here.

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