Crock Pot Garlic Pork Roast

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Now that summer has arrived and it’s starting to get warm outside,  the last thing I want to do is to turn on my oven. So as the temperature increase outside I start to use my crock pot more often, to help keep the house cooler. This recipe is a great recipe to make on a busy and warm summer day.

I like to purchase pork tenderloin at Costco on a regular basis and prepare it into pork chops and pork roast. So I usually have a pork roast tucked away in my freezer to use. I usually will throw some potatoes and carrots in with the roast to round out the meal, add a salad and dinner is ready.

I like to put onions in the bottom of the crock pot to keep the roast off the bottom and to add some extra flavor.

Onions in Crock Pot


These are the garlic spears I will tuck into the roast. I just cut the cloves into thirds.

Garlic Slivers

Once all the garlic spears are tucked into the roast, I then place the roast into the crock pot. To tuck the garlic spears into the roast,  just cut a slit in the roast about an inch or so deep and push the garlic spear in.

Roast with Garlic in Crock Pot


Then I just add the seasonings to the roast. I usually will add a few potatoes and carrots too.

Pork Roast Seasoned

Then once the roast is done I let it rest a few minutes and then slice. Usually the roast is so tender it just almost falls apart. Roast all Done and Cut

Crock Pot Garlic Pork Roast

1 Pork Roast about 2-3 pounds
1 Onion, sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, sliced into thirds
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Pepper
1 tsp of Parsley
1 tsp of Garlic Powder
2 TB of Worcestershire Sauce

  1. Place the sliced onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Make a few small cuts in the top of the roast about an inch to inch and half deep. Then push the garlic cloves into the openings you made.
  3. Place the pork roast on top of the onions.
  4. Sprinkle the roast with all of the seasonings and the Worcestershire sauce. You can add in potatoes or other vegetables you would like to cook alongside the roast.
  5. Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
  6. Remove from crock pot and let rest about 10 minutes. Then slice and serve.

What’s your favorite crock pot dish to make in the summer?


  1. says

    I’ve been meaning to use my crockpot a little…but it’s still packed away in a box in the garage. That’s not good, I know. ;) Your pork does look quite tender, Shelly! I really need to pull out my crockpot, because I know it would make mealtime so much easier.

    • says

      My old crock pot broke a while back and I was lost without it. I didn’t realize how much I use it. I love I can take a few minutes in the morning and by dinnertime, dinner is ready to serve. Makes for an easy cooking day for me. :)

  2. J. Mac Neal says

    Sounds really good, Shelly. I was wondering what the meat yield is with this cooking method. Does a 2 to 3 lb. roast cooked this way serve 4? With or without leftovers? The information would help those of us with larger or smaller households. Oh, and also, what size crock pot do you use for this type recipe?

    • says

      J. Mac, When I make a pork roast this way, our family of 4 get two meals out of the meat. One meal that is a meat and potatoes meal. For the second meal I usually make pork tacos or enchiladas. Sometimes I’ll make soup or a casserole with the leftovers. There usually isn’t enough meat for a second meat and potatoes meal. I have a 5 quart slow cooker that I use to make this pork roast. Hope that helps! If you have more questions, just let me know. :)

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