Honey Parmesan Pork Roast in the Slow Cooker Recipe

by Robyn Wright on June 11, 2014

in Food

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast made in the slow cooker | RobynsOnlineWorld.comI just made this for dinner tonight and it had wonderful flavor. When I first found this recipe online I thought it might be too sweet, but I took a chance because of all of the parmesan cheese in it. Good thing I did! My only problem was that it came out a tad dry but that is because I used a pretty small roast and had it in a little too long on high – not the recipes fault at all – cook’s error. The sauce helped though and it is still a make again recipe for us.

I love good recipes I can make in the slow cooker (I call it a Crockpot usually still). Today I knew I would be busy in the late afternoon and probably would not get home until after Hubby did, so it was the perfect day for a recipe like this. I threw in the ingredients earlier in the day and then when I got home it did not take long to get the meal on the table.

Put your pork loin roast into the slow cooker. Then in a bowl you combine the honey, parmesan cheese, and your other spices. You really need to use shredded parmesan cheese for this, not grated. Spoon this onto the top of the roast and press it in a little. Put the lid on and walk away. How long you cook it will depend on the size of your roast and if you use low or high. For a small roast, 4 hours on low would be fine. If you do use a larger roast you might want to increase the amounts of the honey and cheese mixture to cover the larger piece of meat.

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast made in the slow cooker | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

You can see what a nice crust the cheese and spices form on the top of the pork roast. It held on really well even during slicing. With the remaining juices in the slow cooker I made a sauce to pour over the top. You can make it as thin or as thick as you like by adding more or less cornstarch.

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast made in the slow cooker | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

The honey parmesan pork roast went very well with mashed potatoes and some broccoli with garlic and a little more of the parmesan sprinkled on top. The sauce was perfect over the roast pork and the mashed potatoes.

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast served with mashed potatoes and parmesan broccoli  | RobynsOnlineWorld.com

I adapted my recipe slightly from the Taste of Home original recipe. I use raw honey, that’s my preference, but you can use regular honey without any problems. If you do not use soy sauce I would add a bit of salt to the mixture and maybe just a little olive oil to help things all stick together. Just like most slow cooker recipes, it is not set in stone. Adapt the recipe to fit the needs of your family.

Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

Meal type Main Dish
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  • 2lb pork loin roast
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper


Place pork loin roast in slow cooker. In a bowl combine honey, parmesan cheese, soy sauce, garlic, basil and oregano. Mix well. Spoon mixture onto top of the roast and press gently onto the top to help it stay in place. Cover with lid and cook on low for 4 hours.
Remove roast from slow cooker and let rest on cutting board. Pour remaining juices from slow cooker into a small saucepan on high heat. Stir cornstarch into the chicken stock and stir mixture into the sauce. Let come to a boil to thicken. Serve with the roast.

Do you think your family would like this recipe? What would you serve with it?

Robyn     spacer

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  • http://historyinculture.wordpress.com/ Robin

    We still don’t have a slow cooker, but this looks like a nice recipe. We have been eating a lot of grilled asparagus; maybe it would go well with that.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      You could totally make this in the oven too Robin. Agreed, grilled asparagus would be great with it – heck the asparagus is great with everything!

  • Karel Jack

    Sooooo hungry…..

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      It is really good – you should try making it!

  • Kate B

    This looks delicious! Going to have to add to my menu.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      Please let me know what you think if you make it

  • tnsfan

    love pork, sounds great

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      we are pork fans too!

  • coupontammy

    This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      You’re welcome Tammy! Please let me know what you think when you try it.

  • tannawings

    This looks great to me but my ppicky eater hubby just doesnt like pork roasts. He will eat chops so maybe I could use the same toppings for that!

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      You could do it with pork chops too I think. My Hubby thought he didn’t like pork roast, but it was just the way he had them prepared before that he didn’t like. If I do other things with the pork roast, like this, he loves them!

  • laurie

    This recipe looks great. I like the “crock pot” also. I am always looking for new recipes. I get tired of eating and cooking the same dishes. It’s great to have a change.

    • http://www.RobynsOnlineWorld.com/ Robyn Wright

      I don’t like having the same thing all the time either. I have some comfort food items that I cook regularly, but then I mix it up with a couple of new recipes each week also.

  • Leela

    That looks so good. Parmesan

    and pork go so well together.

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