Slow-Cooked Pork Roast in Crock Pot

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This slow-cooked pork roast recipe is as easy as they come. Slow-cooked in cream of mushroom soup, it’s easy to make, and so tender and flavorful.

slow-cooked pork roast

This slow cooker pork roast recipe is one of my husband’s favorite meals and mine, too! The pork roast is so tender it falls off the bone and I have to spoon the pulled pork pieces out of the crock pot to put on a plate. It cuts easily with the slightest pressure of a fork and the taste is every bit as good as you’d expect.

Plus, recipes don’t come any easier than this (why I love slow cooker recipes). Place your pork shoulder butt roast in the slow cooker along with a can of cream of mushroom soup and whatever veggies you desire. Then walk away and come back at the end of the day to a ready-made supper. Minimal ingredients and instructions is my kind of main meal!

For a full meal, I toss some carrots in with the pork roast, fry up some corn the day before, and cook it fully to store in the fridge and reheat right before the meal. Then all I have to do to have supper ready is whip up some mashed potatoes, make some bread, and make the tea! Of course, my dessert was made a day or two ahead of time as well and sits happily in the fridge alongside the corn.

I love making part of my meal ahead of time, especially on the weekends. It’s easy when you have dinner guests or a special meal to plan so you are out of the kitchen and enjoying the time as much as everyone else, all it takes is a little creative meal planning. So today, I’m gonna do that for you. 

What You’ll Need to Make Slow-Cooked Pork Roast:

ingredients for slow-cooked pork roast


  • Bone-in pork shoulder butt roast (also known as a Boston pork butt roast)
  • Baby carrots
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Potatoes and onion (optional)

How to Make Slow-Cooked Pork Roast:

put roast in crock pot

Put your pork roast in the crock pot.

nestle potatoes and carrots around

Nestle the carrots, potatoes, and onions (if you so choose to use them) around the pork roast.

pour cream of mushroom soup over the roast

Pour a can of cream of mushroom soup all over everything.

Cover and slow cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

I like to cook mine about an hour longer than it calls for when I make this roast because I love it extra tender.

slow cooked pork roast

The meat should be super tender when it’s finished, so just use two forks to pull the meat apart and serve! And don’t forget to scoop up all those delicious veggies and get them on the plate.

Enjoy your crock pot pork roast dinner!


Store leftover slow cooker pork roast in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve cold or quickly reheat in the microwave. I love to make pork sandwiches for lunch the next day with leftovers. YUM.

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute the cream of mushroom soup for cream of celery soup or cream of chicken soup.
  • You can use a variety of pork cuts: bone-in pork shoulder, pork butt, boneless pork roast, and pork loin. If you use pork loin, this leaner cut of meat will only need about 5 hours of low cooking time in the slow cooker.
  • If you want to add onion and potatoes, quarter the potatoes (or sweet potatoes) or use whole baby potatoes. Another root vegetable that would work is fennel.

Recipe FAQs

Can you put raw pork in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can! However, if you want, you can quickly sear the pork roast just until brown in a skillet and then place it in the slow cooker. Browning the meat just helps to add more flavor.

How long should you cook your pork roast in the crockpot?

You can cook your pork shoulder roast for up to 8 hours on low in the slow cooker.

How do you prevent your pork roast from drying out?

You need to add some sort of liquid to the crockpot alongside the pork roast to prevent it from drying out. In this instance, we’re using canned soup to make the pork extra flavorful and juicy.

Plan-Ahead Father’s Day Dinner Menu

If you’d like to serve your crock pot pork roast as a main dish for Father’s Day or a celebratory Sunday dinner, here’s a sample plan-ahead Father’s Day dinner menu with lots of corresponding blog posts. Enjoy!

2-3 days before: make dessert

I prefer a refrigerator cake as these are easy to make ahead of time and only improve as they sit in the fridge. Here are some refrigerator cakes on Southern Plate that are awfully good!

1-2 days before: shuck and fry corn

Place finished corn in the fridge and just microwave it before the meal or heat it in a pot on the stove. You can also make sweet and sour green beans at this time instead of or to go along with the fried fresh corn.

Day of meal: cook pork roast in crock pot and make the bread, mashed potatoes, and tea

Here are some bread options:

slow-cooked pork roast

Pork Roast in Crock Pot

This pork roast in crock pot recipe is as easy as they come. Slow-cooked in cream of mushroom soup, it's so tender and flavorful.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 2 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, roast


  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • baby carrots
  • 1 pork roast


  • Place the pork roast in the slow cooker and add your preferred vegetables. Pour the canned soup over it all.
    1 can cream of mushroom soup, baby carrots, 1 pork roast
  • Slow cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve!
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  1. I agree, the name is confusing since the Boston Butt comes from the shoulder cut. Same goes for a picnic ham. After cooking a picnic ham it will look and taste just like a Boston Butt, as it comes from just below the shoulder cut. Real ham comes from the hind quarters. They call it Boston Butt because if they called it a Boston Ass nobody would buy it!

  2. I make my pot roast like this with a box of onion soup mix tossed in. Since I work outside the home ( and inside as well so I guess I have two jobs) I always make double portions and fix myself and husband lunch for the workday. I never could understand why people pay $7 for lunch everyday when they can bring a great home cooked meal from home.

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