Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary

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Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary

You can’t beat coming home on a cold winters’ day and being enveloped by the smell of rosemary and pork.  The recipe for Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary is really fast and the house smells delicious when something has been braising all day.  There is almost no work involved, which is great, especially on those exceptionally long days when you just want to get home and relax.

Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary
Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary
Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary

In the morning, brown the roast on all sides, place it in the crockpot and sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.  Scatter the sliced onions around the roast and pour in the water.  Turn to high and that’s it.  Come home later to good meal with plenty of leftovers for lunches.

Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary
Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary

Serve this pork roast with my Grain Free Butternut Risotto for a healthy comfort food dinner.

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Rosemary Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Rosemary


This super easy pork roast is a fix it and forget it dinner perfect for Sunday dinners and weeknights as well. The rosemary infuses the whole slow cooker and adds a wonderful savory flavor to the roast.



14 pound bone in pork shoulder roast

2 sprigs rosemary, coarsely chopped

1 large onion, sliced

2 cups water, or broth

1 teaspoon sea salt, add to taste

1 tablespoon oil for browning the roast


3 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch

3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste

Black pepper to taste


Preheat the pan, I used cast iron, add the oil and brown the roast over medium-high on all sides. Remove roast from skillet and place in the crock-pot.

Place onions around the roast and sprinkle rosemary over the top. Pour the water in, then scatter the sea salt over the top of the roast. Turn crock-pot to high and cook for about 8-9 hours or until tender and falling apart.

When ready to serve place the roast on a serving platter and cover to keep warm. Transfer liquid from the crock-pot to a pan on the stove, straining out the onions. Bring to a boil then reduce liquid to a simmer.

Mix together the arrowroot and water together and add a little of the boiling liquid to the mixture to temper it. Then, slowly add the arrowroot mixture to the simmering liquid whisking all the while.

Whisk in remaining salt and simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Transfer to a serving container and serve with the roast.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Slow Cooker Pork Roast, Old Fashioned Pork Roast Slow Cooker, Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Gravy

3 thoughts on “Crock-pot Pork Roast with Rosemary”

  1. Hi Kari- I made this today for a dinner party of 10, and it turned out amazing! Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I bought nearly an 8 pound shoulder to accommodate the extra servings, and I adjusted the amount of onions, water, salt, and rosemary by adding about 1/4 more. I have a large crockpot and to fit perfectly. It was so easy, and It fell apart it was so tender! This is a keeper! My only issue were the chunks of onions in the gravy. Your gravy picture doesn’t look chunky and I was wondering if you strained them out? Or blended them? The arrowroot worked like a charm as a thickener… but the onions were still chunky. Maybe I needed to chop them smaller?
    Anyway great dinner! Thank you!

    • I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this! This recipe is one of the oldest ones I have on the website and it looks like I did forget the step where you strain out the onions – so sorry about that! You could probably blend them in as well, but it might be more work than it’s worth. Apologies again, but I’m so glad you brought this to my attention, I’m heading right over to fix the recipe!


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