Slow Cooker Pork Pot Roast


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This tender pork roast is so easy to prepare! Just throw everything in the slow cooker and let it cook for 9 hours!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 10 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8-10 servings


  • 3-lb. pork boneless shoulder roast
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fennel seed, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 3 med. parsnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 med. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 1/2 C. water

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If pork roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove. In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning, fennel seed, salt and celery. Pat seasoning mixture evenly onto pork.

Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet 5 to 10 minutes, turning several times, until brown.

In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place parsnips, sweet potatoes and garlic, Pour water over vegetables. Place pork on vegetables.

Cover and cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.

Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove netting or strings from pork. Cut pork across grain into slices; serve with vegetables and juices.

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