Smothered Pork & Potatoes #slowcooker

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Some meals are just classic and timeless. This slow cooked Smothered Pork & Potatoes is definitely a classic. The pork chops come out so tender and juicy. And mushroom gravy thickens up nicely with the starch of the potatoes adding a layer of flavor to it. This meal is perfect for a cold weeknight or a family Sunday supper.

Smothered Pork & Potatoes
Smothered Pork & Potatoes

While our kitchen was getting remodeled, I had to use my slow cooker for a big portion of our meals. So I really wanted to get away from just making soups every night, because as much as my family loves soups, you just don’t want it every night of the week. So I wanted to come up with a real fork and knife meal, even though we were eating off paper plates for a while. This pork and potatoes dish was just the right meal.

Smothered Pork & Potatoes

I got some dinner rolls from the bakery at our grocery store to go with this. Mostly because I didn’t want any of that gravy to go to waste. You could do Hawaiian rolls along with this as well. If I had had a kitchen to cook in, I probably would have made a side of garlic green beans. I just add two cans of green beans (drained), a stick of butter, salt, pepper, and minced garlic to a sauce pan over medium-low and let them simmer for about 15 minutes.

Smothered Pork & Potatoes

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Smothered Pork & Potatoes

Juicy pork chops with potatoes cooked in a mushroom gravy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mushroom gravy, mushrooms, pork chops, potato, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker 6 hours
Servings 6


  • 1 Slow Cooker (at least 6 qts)


  • 2 lb Russet Potatoes cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups Mushrooms sliced
  • ½ Yellow onion diced
  • 6 Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 1 qt Broth vegetable or beef
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Add potatoes, onions and mushrooms to slow cooker. Layer pork chop on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with seasoning. Add broth, Secure lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Remove pork chops, and most of the potatoes and mushrooms. Add cornstarch to a cup and ladle some of the broth from the slow cooker (about half a cup). Mix together into a slurry. Pour slurry into slow cooker and stir to combine. Replace lid and let thicken for 5 minutes.
  • Serve each pork chop with a portion of mushrooms and potatoes and ladle mushroom gravy over the top. Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley, if desired.

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7 thoughts on “Smothered Pork & Potatoes #slowcooker

  1. This looks amazing! I’m always looking for wonderful pork chop slow cooker recipes, and this looks like one my family would love! Definitely pinning this one to try! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. What I want is a recipe using pork chops–boneless or with a bone–that doesn’t dry out. Pork is very dense, so it takes a while to become tender. I am hoping this recipe hits the mark!

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