Slow cooker pork loin with creamy gravy is such an easy and comforting dinner option. It cooks while you are busy living your life and is tender and tasty when you are ready to eat.
Delicious filling dinners don’t have to be hard to make. This super simple recipe allows you to cook a great meal with very little effort.
Pork loin is such a great cut of meat for a crock pot meal. It is super versatile and can take a lot of different kinds of flavor combinations.
It cooks up tender and juicy when cooked low and slow. We love pork chops in mushroom soup gravy, so I wanted to do a play on that recipe.
You can cook it to a point that it is easy to slice like I did here. With a bit more cooking it can be shredded a bit as well.
Both presentations work well for this meal. It looks nice sliced and served with a bit of the gravy. It also tastes amazing if it is presented in a more homestyle way as hunks of meat that are served in the gravy.
Either way it is delicious served with mashed potatoes, wide egg noodles or rice. Serve it next to or right on top of one of those choices.
Then all you need is a vegetable and dinner is done. This is always a hit with our family and I’m sure it will be with yours as well.
Tips for cooking pork
Whole muscle cuts of pork such as pork loin are considered to be cooked to a safe temperature when they reach 145F. It will still have a blush of pink in the center at that temperature but is perfectly safe to eat.
You are welcome to cook it to 165F if you don’t want the pink center. Either way it is sure to be delicious.
If you intend to slice it, pull it out of the slow cooker in that temperature range and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before cutting it. Failing to let the meat rest will increase your chances of dry meat.
Pork loin is not a cut of meat I would normally recommend for pulled pork. It is too lean and easy to dry out for most recipes.
However when it cooks in a moist slow cooker environment like it does in this recipe, it can be cooked to a higher internal temperature to the point that it will shred without drying out. Then you can take a scoop of gravy with bits of pork in it and serve it over your potatoes or pasta for a super comforting dinner.
More great pork loin recipes
Parmesan spinach stuffed pork loin is a show stopper entrée. It looks complicated to make, but it really is easy and the results are amazing.
Roasted pork loin with apples and fennel is another really tasty meal. The veggies cook right with the meat, so all you need is a little pasta or rice to round out the meal.
Grilled bacon wrapped pork loin is another winner. Use whatever spice rub you like best and grill it to perfection.
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- 2 lb. pork loin
- 10.75 oz. can cream of mushrooms soup
- 10.75 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- Stir together soups and water in slow cooker.
- Add pork loin and sprinkle with garlic and pepper.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours, or 6-7 if you want to shred it.
- Remove pork loin and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
- Meanwhile taste the gravy and adjust your seasonings if desired.
- Serve with a side of mashed potatoes, rice or pasta topped with the gravy.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 767mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.