Slow Cooker Pork TenderloinMay 31, 2011
This recipe for Parmesan Pork Roast in the slow cooker is incredible. The pork is ultra tender and it makes a thick, rich sauce. Busy moms need to have quick dinner ideas and easy crock pot recipes to help make meal planning easier and this recipe doesn’t disappoint.
I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical about the amount of parmesan cheese. But I was pleasantly surprised! It really added a nice layer of flavor. As I mentioned before, I used a pork tenderloin, which is much smaller and leaner than a pork roast. I found that it worked well but make sure you set your slow cooker to a lower setting and/or cut down the cooking time — you don’t want to over cook it.
I love my Slow Cooker! She’s a hard worker in my kitchen, even during the summer months. I love finding recipes where I can assemble the parts the night before and then throw everything in before I leave for work the next morning. This really helps get dinner on the table fast on busy weeknights. And this slow cooker pork tenderloin recipe with parmesan, garlic and soy sauce fits the bill perfectly!
It’s no wonder that “the pile” has a lot of slow cooker recipes. I’ve slowly been working my way through them. Check out my previous slow cooker posts such as Chicken Parm, Beer Braised Short Ribs, Salisbury Steak and Italian Pot Roast. There are some great dinner ideas in there!
Overall, this gets a big thumbs up from my taste-testers!
When it comes to slow cookers, there are many options available – from the basic to the ultra fancy. My favorite is the Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker. I have had a number of slow cookers over the years and this is by far my favorite. It’s easy to use and program. It’s just the right size and it has handy clips that hold the lid on securely while you’re traveling.
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Cut roast in half. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy.
This recipe would make a perfect freeze-ahead slow cooker meal! Just put all of the ingredients together in a zip top bag and stash it in the freezer. Then, when you’re ready to make it, simply thaw the package overnight in the fridge, put it in your slow cooker and cook according to the directions.
Want more easy recipes? be sure to check out these pages on It’s a Keeper: