Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

Easy to Make Slow Cooker Pork Roast | Frugal Family Home

When I purchase a pork loin on sale I cut it up into pork chops and a couple of pork roasts. I usually will make garlic pork roast with the roasts. But when we want something a little different, I’ll make Cranberry Pork Roast.

Easy Cranberry Pork Roast

This recipe is a really easy one. I use my slow cooker to cook the roast. The slow cooker cooks the roast to fork tender perfection.

To prepare the roast for the slow cooker, I sprinkle on some seasonings then spread on the cranberry sauce. Set the slow cooker and let it cook away all day long. The aroma will be great to come home too. The wonderful fall smell of cranberries.

Yummy slow cooker cranberry pork roast | Frugal Family Home

I use canned whole cranberry sauce, when I’m making this slow cooker dish. Don’t use the jellied type, I’m sure it would just slide off the roast as it cooks. The whole berry cranberry sauce sticks really nice to the roast and helps to add really nice flavor to the roast.

This cranberry pork roast recipe is great for everyday and holiday dinners too | Frugal Family Home

You can add potatoes and vegetables to the slow cooker. To have a full meal ready and waiting for you at dinnertime. This recipe is easy enough for everyday but also works great for a special occasion. It would make a great Thanksgiving alternative to turkey.

Leftover Roast Ideas

When we have leftovers, they work great in tortilla roll ups for lunch and even pork tacos. The leftover roast would also be great on sandwiches the next day.

I have found that a 2 pound roast will give our family of four enough pork roast for two meals. One meat and potatoes type meal and one sandwich or low meat type meal.

When your short on time this pork roast recipe is easy to make in the slow cooker | Frugal Family Home

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

An easy slow cooker recipe that is fancy enough for a holiday dinner but easy enough for a busy weeknight.
4.41 from 5 votes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 1/2 can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 pound Pork Loin Roast


  • Place the pork roast into a slow cooker (I use a 5 quart one) and sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Spread the cranberry sauce on top of the roast and cover. My slow cooker doesn’t need extra water added but if your slow cooker runs a little warmer, you might want to add a 1/4 cup of water.
  • Set the slow cooker to low and cook 8-10 hours or until meat is done.
  • Remove the roast from the slow cooker and let sit and cool for about 10 minutes to let juices settle in the meat.
  • Slice roast and serve.
  • If you want a full meal to cook in the slow cooker, add a few potatoes and vegetables before cooking with the meat.
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If you need an easy to make dinner for the holidays, give this one a try. What’s a favorite recipe of yours that uses cranberries?


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12 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast”

  1. I wanted to jazz this recipe up so I added cut up sweet potatoes and 1 onion sliced then poured in 1 cup of pink Moscato wine for my liquid. This dish was delicious and sooo ey to make.


  2. Love cranberry pork roast n 5 years ago found a blog that showcased this combination. Had company coming in so I put it in the oven and lordy did it smell good. They arrived and were sitting at the counter commenting on all the good smells. I walked to the small pantry and grabbed something, turned around to answer a question when a tornado hit and a 250 year old oak came down on the kitchen right where I had been standing. Lost that recipe, as it went flying and never found the blog again. Only thing from the meal that was salvageable was the roast in the oven. We took that to the front porch and all of us ate straight out of the pan. It was wonderful. Your recipe reminded me that I have all the ingredients in the house so I think this will be tomorrow’s dinner. Love your site.

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