Crock Pot Pork Chops

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These juicy crock pot pork chops are smothered in a flavorful mustard sauce and slow-cooked to perfection along with tender baby potatoes and fresh onions. You might just have a new family-favorite dinner on your hands!

Slow-cooked pork chops, potatoes and onions on a plate beside two sprigs of rosemary and a glass of wine


 

I don’t know about you, but any meal that cooks itself is a meal I can get behind! These easy crock pot pork chops with potatoes and onions are slow cooked in a spicy mustard sauce in a hearty, set-it-and-forget-it family dinner that everyone will get excited about devouring.

Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot Pork Chops Recipe

  • Make-ahead-friendly. Prepare these pork chops in advance, store them in the freezer, then thaw them out the night before you plan to cook and serve it. It’s a crock pot masterpiece made for easy meal prep!
  • Perfect pork chops. If you’re new to cooking pork, the crock pot is one of the best ways to cook pork chops that turn out exceptionally tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Not to mention, it’s so easy! These chops with potatoes basically slow cook themselves.
  • Rich, flavorful cooking sauce. The white wine sauce is infused with the flavors of spicy brown mustard, garlic, and herbs. If you’re a fan of smothered pork chops, you’ll love how this sauce coats every inch of these chops and potatoes.
Baby potatoes, raw pork chops, olive oil and the rest of the ingredients on a kitchen countertop

Ingredients for Crock Pot Pork Chops

  • For the Pork Chops and Potatoes: Boneless pork chops, baby potatoes, quartered onions, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • For the Mustard Sauce: White wine, spicy brown mustard (or Dijon), garlic, thyme, rosemary, and chopped parsley for garnish.

What Kind of Pork Chops are Best?

In my opinion, boneless pork chops are the best option for this slow cooker recipe. You can use bone-in chops if preferred, but you’ll have to cook them for quite a bit longer. I’d recommend my oven-baked bone-in pork chops if you’re after a tasty bone-in recipe.

Whatever you do, don’t use thin-cut pork chops. The thicker, the better. More fat and marbling = more tenderness.

How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops

  1. Prep the potatoes and onions. First, add the potatoes and onions to your slow cooker, season with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Set the Crock Pot aside.
  2. Brown the pork chops. Next, sear the pork chops in a hot skillet with oil until they’re browned on both sides. Arrange the seared pork chops over top of the potatoes in the Crock Pot.
  3. Make the mustard sauce. Whisk together the olive oil, wine, mustard, garlic, rosemary and thyme in a small mixing bowl. Pour the prepared sauce over the pork chops and potatoes.
  4. Cook. Cover the Crock Pot and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours (or on HIGH for 3 hours). The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Use a fork to check that the potatoes are cooked through.
  5. Serve! Dish up your pork chops, potatoes and onions with additional sauce, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Crock Pot pork chops and potatoes on a plate beside a textured kitchen towel

Recipe Tips

  • Small potatoes are key. In general, it’s a good idea to cut your potatoes in half so they can cook all the way through. However, if they’re 2 inches or less in diameter, you can leave them whole if you’d like. Bigger potatoes should be quartered.
  • Cook the ingredients low and slow. If you’re short on time, you can cook the pork chops on high, but they’ll come out more tender and juicy if you set the Crock Pot to low. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!
  • Check the pork chops for doneness. Pork chops can easily dry out if they overcook, so it’s best to check their internal temperature about 30 minutes before the cooking time is up. If the pork chops finish cooking before the potatoes and onions, remove the chops from the Crock Pot and cover them with aluminum foil to keep them warm.
  • Looking for another easy way to cook pork chops? Try my baked pork chops and potatoes or these quick air fryer pork chops.
A plate of mustard pork chops on a table beside a glass of white wine and a couple of rosemary sprigs

What to Serve With Pork Chops

You don’t need any extra dishes to make these crock pot pork chops a complete meal, but you can certainly add some if you’d like! I recommend an easy veggie side dish like these roasted Cajun butter carrots, oven-roasted asparagus, or a crunchy broccoli salad. For something heartier, bulk up this pork chop recipe with flavorful mushroom rice or garlicky cauliflower rice with spinach. And if you like to enjoy the occasional cocktail with your dinner, now’s a better time than ever! I love to pair these pork chops with a refreshing white wine sangria.

A plate of slow cooker pork chops, potatoes and onions with a metal fork poking into one of the halved potatoes

Can I Prepare This Recipe Ahead?

Yes! These pork chops can be prepared in advance and frozen before they’re slow cooked, so that they’re ready to defrost, dump, and cook for future meals.

To prepare your crock pot pork chops in advance, brown the chops as directed and place the (cooled) pork chops into a resealable freezer bag along with the chopped potatoes and onions. Next, prepare the mustard sauce and pour it into the bag. Seal the bag and freeze the pork chops for up to 4 months. Make sure to thaw the pork chops completely in the fridge overnight before proceeding with the recipe.

Pork chops being added to a plate full of onions and potatoes

Storage and Reheating

  • To Store: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat the pork chops and potatoes together in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat, adding a splash of water to make up for lost moisture.
  • Freeze: Freeze any leftovers airtight in a freezer-safe container or resealable freezer bag for up to 3-4 months. Defrost in the fridge before reheating.

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Crock Pot Pork Chops

These juicy crock pot pork chops are smothered in a flavorful mustard sauce and slow-cooked with tender baby potatoes and fresh onions for a hands-free weeknight meal.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 to 2 pounds small colored potatoes, halved
  • 2 onions, cut in fourths
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 4 to 6 boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • additional mustard, for serving (optional)
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
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Instructions 

  • Arrange potatoes and onions on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Season with salt and pepper and add ½ tablespoon olive oil; stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Heat half tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to skillet; sear until just browned on both sides.
  • Transfer pork to slow cooker and arrange over potatoes; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, wine, mustard, garlic, rosemary, and thyme; whisk until well combined.
  • Pour sauce over pork chops.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, or on HIGH for 3 hours, just until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 165F and potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
  • Remove from slow cooker.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with additional mustard.

Equipment

  • Crock Pot or any other kind of slow cooker

Notes

To Store and Reheat
  • Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat over a low-heat stove, adding a splash of water to make up for lost moisture. Individual portions can be warmed up in the microwave.
To Make Ahead
  • Place browned (and cooled) pork chops into a resealable freezer bag.
  • Prepare mustard sauce and pour over pork chops.
  • Seal bag and freeze for up to 4 months.
  • Thaw in the fridge overnight or for several hours before proceeding with the recipe.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 1375mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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11 Comments

  1. Veronica Barton says:

    I had this recipe bookmarked for months cause it looked so good and I finally made them yesterday. I was so disappointed!!! I followed the recipe and used 6 pork chops (not thin cut or anything) and cooked on low for 6 hours, the chops were drier than the Sahara. So now I have bunch of food left and no motivation to eat those leftovers. What did I do wrong? I didn’t substitute any of the ingredients and the only additional thing I added was a bit of italian seasoning (cause its my favorite). HELP!! No way I can save or repurpose these chops?

  2. Lovie L Ball says:

    If making for freezer. Do I need to sear/brown the chops before bagging up for freezer?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      You’re going to get far more flavor from browning and then freezing the meat rather than just adding it straight into the crock pot. 🙂

  3. Sherry says:

    Love your newsletter and recipes! Was wondering if you,too,have discovered the joys of an air fryer? I have the Power Air Fryer version with 5 racks and literally don’t need a stove anymore! This machine is amazing! You will ditch the crock pot! Seriously, juice meet, perfectly roasted veggies, golden brown biscuits! I call it my grown up easy bake oven! Made the best ribs in 30 minutes last night. Today, it was julienned okra, crispy, crunchy goodness! Please consider posting some air fryer recipes!

  4. Marty Heilmann says:

    I made this tonight for dinner for my son and I and it was absolutely magnificent! It will be a regular in my house from now on. The pork was so tender and full of flavor and the potatoes were really good. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  5. Sandi G says:

    I love your time saving ideas :-).

  6. Krista says:

    This looks delicious! I want to eat my screen!

  7. Michelle says:

    This looks like a dinner my family would be on board with! 🙂 And your photos are gorgeous, as always! I always get hungry when I’m on your blog!

  8. Sabrina says:

    Pork chops and potatoes are such a classic combination! I love that there’s such a generous layer of mustard on there too – yum!!

  9. cathy @ noble pig says:

    These have a beautiful color too them!

  10. Michelle Goth says:

    I absolutely love those kind of potatoes. I’ve never had pork chops made like this and they’re seriously calling my name from those beautiful photos.