Crockpot pork butt roast is a great way to cook a large cut of meat for a family dinner or meal prep. The meat cooks on low during the day for a meal that’s easy enough for a weeknight. Then, add a side dish for a hearty meal – it’s a great recipe to add to your dinner rotation.
Some people might think a delicious juicy roast is only for the weekends, but you can make this hearty main dish easily during the week when you use your crockpot. It’s really easy, and there’s nothing better than coming home to a comforting dinner all ready to go when you get home from work.
Easy Pork Butt Recipe
This crockpot pork butt roast is a great choice. It’s quick to prep in the morning, and you can leave it to cook low and slow all day. Then, when it’s time to eat, just shred it and add your favorite side dish to go with it.
If you’ve never cooked a roast before, you need to try my pork roast recipe. It’s practically fool-proof and turns out delicious every time. The best part is once it’s in the crockpot, you don’t need to babysit it – all the work is done while you get on with your day.
- Pork butt roast
- Sliced white mushrooms
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Chopped yellow onion
- Minced garlic
- Dried sage
- Dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- Bay leaves
How to Cook Pork Roast in a Crockpot
Dry the pork butt roast by patting it dry with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Then, place it in the crockpot.
Combine the dried herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the meat.
Place the mushrooms and onions in the crockpot. I like to use them to fill in the space at the bottom between the pork butt and the crockpot.
Pour the broth into the bottom of the crockpot and then add the bay leaves.
Place the lid on top and cook the pork butt for seven hours on low. Once it’s done, you can slice it or shred the meat for serving.
How to Serve It
There are so many ways to serve this crockpot pork butt roast. Here are our favorite ideas:
- Add some homemade gravy to go with it. Our recipe is really easy!
- Any kind of vegetable you like is great, too. You might like roasted green beans, jicama fries, grilled vegetables, or potato wedges.
- Piling the shredded roast on some garlic mashed potatoes is a great comfort food dinner.
- I also love to make sandwiches with the shredded meat. Get some soft hoagie rolls, pile on the meat, add some cheese and then broil them in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Serve some of the cooking juices with them for dipping.
What size roast should I buy?
I like to use a two to three-pound pork butt for this recipe.
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, this slow cooker pork roast is great for meal prep. Sometimes I make this recipe over the weekend, and then I can get several meals out of it during the week. You can warm it up with a side dish or make sandwiches and wraps. You could even toss the shredded meat in a salad for a lighter meal.
How long do the leftovers keep?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. If the meat is a little dry when you warm it up, just add a splash of broth when you reheat it.
There’s nothing better than this crockpot roast on a chilly day. It’s so easy you can make it any day of the week when you’re craving something hearty and satisfying. Enjoy!
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Crockpot Pork Butt Roast Recipe
- 2-3 pound pork butt roast
- 8 ounce package white mushrooms sliced
- 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Bay leaves
- Using paper towels or a clean dish towel, pat the pork butt roast dry and place in the bottom of the crockpot.
- In a small bowl mix sage, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Apply to butt roast in an even layer. Place the mushrooms and onion in the bottom of the crockpot around the outside of the roast. Pour chicken broth into the bottom of the crockpot and add in the two bay leaves.
- Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours. Serve hot!!
- Use your favorite gravy with this dish to add to the flavor. We have one on Easy Good Ideas that would go very well, and it is ready in minutes - https://easygoodideas.com/brown-gravy/
- This would be delicious as a sandwich. Use your favorite hearty roll and dip it in the juices from the crockpot. So delicious.
This Crockpot Pork Butt Roast is perfect for busy families! It’s great for dinner the night of, and also makes perfect leftovers so you have multiple meals in one!
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