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My cousin Jill wrote this recipe for our Oven Freezer Meals eCookbook and the sauce was so delicious that I wanted to drink it with a spoon. We didn’t end up including the recipe in the eCookbook because we’d rather make roasts in our crockpots than ovens, but I’m excited to share it with you today. It’s delicious, healthy, and so easy to make!

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast RecipeWhat’s so great about this recipe?

  1. It’s healthy.
  2. It’s delicious – everyone from your kids to your grandparents will love it!
  3. It smells amazing.  Seriously amazing.

It might seem odd to share a roast recipe in the heat of August, but I tried replacing the canned tomatoes with fresh garden tomatoes and it worked perfectly.  Grab six tomatoes, scoop out the seeds and juice, and dice them up.  If you have extra tomatoes, I recommend freezing a bag or two for later (instructions below).

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast Recipe

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast Recipe

Servings: 4 servings (increase roast to 3 pounds to feed more people)

Ingredients

  • 2-pound boneless pork roast
  • 28oz can diced tomatoes, undrained (You can sub 6 medium-sized tomatoes, cored, seeds and juiced removed, and chopped – about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional (I only add salt if I’m using fresh tomatoes and want to bring out the flavor)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on “low” setting for 6 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8-10 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.

To Freeze and Cook Later

Label a gallon-sized freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and “use-by” date (which should be three months from when you prepped the meal).  Add all ingredients to freezer bag, seal, and freeze.  When ready to eat, thaw overnight in refrigerator or in water.  Cook on low setting for 6 hours in a 6-quart crockpot or 8-10 hours in a 4-quart crockpot.

Serve over spaghetti with a side of broccoli or green beans. YUM.

Crockpot Italian Pork Roast Recipe

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.  

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Karole Keddle
Karole Keddle
5 years ago

Do I cut up pork roast to put in crock pot or leave it whole? Cheers karole.?

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Karole Keddle

Karole, you can keep it whole!

Andrea
Andrea
4 years ago
Reply to  Karole Keddle

I left whole and it pulled apart with fork when done

Janine Harmon
Janine Harmon
5 years ago

We loved this recipe! It’s a new favorite~thank you for sharing!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Janine Harmon

Janine, so glad to hear! Thanks!!

Theresa
Theresa
5 years ago

Are herbs dried or fresh? This recipe looks amazing!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Theresa

Theresa, we used dried herbs, but you could definitely use fresh!

Savanna
Savanna
5 years ago

What can I sub the tomatoes for if I’m allergic?? Looks yummy!

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  Savanna

Savanna, how about apples?!

Savanna
Savanna
5 years ago

Sounds good! I was thinking celery or carrots but maybe apples.!

sarah
sarah
5 years ago

Can you use a pork tenderloin instead?

Jill Petrush Rogers
5 years ago
Reply to  sarah

Sarah, sure!

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