Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

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.

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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.

For more delicious and easy crock pot recipes, check out my Easy Crock Pot Recipes page and my Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker page.

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.

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35 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

  1. This sounds wonderful. I’m your newest follower…from the blog hop. Glad I found you. Hope you’ll come and visit me as well.


  2. I would never have thought of putting honey and Parmesan cheese together. But from the picture, I can tell it tastes great, plus I love pork loin and tenderloin.

  3. Thank you for sharing this! I am always looking for new crock pot recipes and this one looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!
    I found you on a Blog Hop and I am your newest follower! I would love to have you come by my blog and follow back if you would like to!
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  4. I would never have put soy sauce and parmesan cheese in the same sentence let alone the same crockpot…but you say it works…………………….who knew !!!???

  5. Made this tonight. Really liked the flavor but I couldn’t slice my tenderloin as nice as the one in the picture. It just shredded like pulled pork. Did I cook it too long? Family liked it though, so I guess I can’t complain!

    1. You would not believe how hard it was for me to make that photo look good! :) It just didn’t slice nice. The second time I made this recipe, I just cut into chunks and then shredded it (since I didn’t have to worry about photographing it!). It’s so yummy that no one in my house cared that it didn’t look as pretty the second time around! :)

  6. I discovered this recipe through pinterest; the roast looks delicious! I’ve been looking for good crock-pot recipes. You mentioned that you had clipped this recipe from a magazine — do you remember which one?

  7. I made this for dinner tonight. It was a had great flavour, easy and had everything in my cupboard. I used the jar of Parm will try fresh next time but it was really good. I also left out the oil as I was out. This is in the family favourite recipe file!

  8. This might be a silly question….but when you cut the roast in half did you mean half width wise or length wise? Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it!

      1. I’m trying this for dinner tonight! But I might also have a silly question about cutting it. Do you cut it because it cooks better or to just fit it in the crock pot? Can’t wait to see what this tastes like! :)

  9. You said to put it in a 3 quart crockpot…but you also said you use a 6 quart one…which should I use? I always have trouble with a small amount in a bigger one and a bigger amount in a small one…never seems to cook right!

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