How Long to Cook a Pork Roast in a Crockpot


While cooking a pork roast in the crockpot is simple, timing does vary depending on how long you want to cook it. Generally speaking, the larger your roast is and the higher temperature you set your crockpot at, the longer it will take to cook. See below for some general guidelines:

2 to 3 pounds

2 to 3 pounds of pork roast will take 6 to 8 hours to cook in a slow cooker.

The best size slow cooker for this recipe is one that’s 3.5 quarts or smaller, as larger ones will be able to hold more than three pounds of meat and won’t leave room for vegetables or other ingredients. If you don’t have a small enough crockpot, you can use two smaller ones–just make sure they’re both no more than half full when combined!

It’s important that your roast is thawed before cooking it in the slow cooker; otherwise, it could become overcooked on the outside while remaining raw inside (and nobody wants that). Also make sure that whatever cut of pork roast you buy has been trimmed properly: remove any excess fat from around where it was tied together with string (if applicable) so everything cooks evenly throughout its entire length when cooked at low temperatures over several hours’ time frame

4 to 6 pounds


You can cook a 4 to 6 pound pork roast in your crock pot for 8 to 10 hours on low, or 4 to 6 hours on high. If you want your roast to be more tender, cook it longer.

8 pounds and larger

If you’re cooking a pork roast that weighs 8 pounds or more, the best way to ensure that it’s cooked through is to set your crockpot on low and let it cook for 10 hours. Cooking time isn’t affected by the size of your roast; instead, it depends on how much fat has been trimmed off of the meat before cooking. The more fat there is left on your pork loin when you put it in the slow cooker, the longer it will take for everything else inside there–including some moisture from both sides–to cook down into tenderness.

Cooking time varies depending on how long you want to cook the roast

The cooking time varies depending on how long you want to cook the roast. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be. The smaller your roast is, the quicker it will cook.


Cooking a pork roast in the crockpot is a great way to make sure that you have delicious and tender meat for dinner. It’s also easy on the wallet, since you won’t have to go shopping for ingredients at the store or spend hours cooking in order to enjoy this meal. You can cook your roast in as little as two hours or as long as eight depending on how much meat you need cooked at once!

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