Italian Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes in Crockpot


Mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm I love the Crockpot!!  I tell yah, it makes life so much easier, whether it is a weeknight meal that is already for you when you come home at night or on the weekend,when you spend the day cleaning your house and shopping and your purely to lazy to make dinner, the Crockpot comes in handy!  I swear whoever invented the Crockpot is a genius!!

Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot

Today I have for you a simply, tasty, down home cooking Crockpot meal. This dish reminds me of something my Mom would make without the Crockpot. It’s my Italian Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes and Carrots. Oh baby! Good old comfort food at it’s best! I love the Crockpot. Really, there is nothing like coming home to a home cooked meal! I know you must agree with that!!
 Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
This dish is made with pork tenderloin, carrots, potatoes and celery. For the seasoning I used two teaspoons of Italian dressing seasoning and I let it all slow cook in vegetable broth, but chicken broth would work too!!  The pork is fork tender and the vegetables just melt in your mouth.
Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
This dish also make a wonderful gravy.   To make, I took my meat and vegetables out of the Crockpot and poured the juice into a small sauce pan and mixed a little cornstarch and water to make a nice thick flavorful gravy. My Husband is a gravy fanatic! We had leftovers, so the next night my Husband re-heated the dish and poured the remaining gravy over the top. He said it tasted like stew. This is one dish he absolutely loves! I guess you would expect that from a meats and potato kind of guy!
Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot

Italian Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes in Crockpot
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5 servings
  • Serving size: 4 oz meat and about a 1½ cups of vegetables
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A healthy, simple slow cooked meal made with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots and flavored with Italian Seasoning.
    • 1¼ lbs pork tenderloin
    • 1½ cups carrots, sliced about ¼"
    • 1 cup celery, diced, about ¼"
    • 2 medium rustic potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into bite size pieces
    • 1½ cup low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
    • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning Mix (The kind in the package you use to make dressing)
    • ½ tbsp. crushed black pepper
    • Cooking Spray
    • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1½ tbsp. water
    1. Spray the inside of the Crockpot with cooking spray. Add pork tenderloin and surround it with the vegetables. Pour vegetable stock over pork. Sprinkle the pork and vegetables with Italian seasoning and pepper.
    2. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or cook on high for 4 - to 6 hours.
    3. With tongs, carefully add pork onto serving plate. With a slotted spoon, add vegetables to the side of the pork on serving plate. Carefully pour remaining juice in the crockpot into a small sauce pan. Place sauce pan on the stove top over medium heat.
    4. In a small bowl add cornstarch and water, mix until combined. Pour mixture into the sauce pan with the gravy. Whisk together until thick and bubbly about 5 minutes. Pour gravy over pork and vegetables.
    Calories: 212, Fat: 4.1, Cholesterol: 75, Sodium: 238, Potassium: 510, Carbs: 19, Fiber: 3.3, Sugar: 3.9, Protein: 26
    Note: You can chop your vegetables the night before to make for easy morning preparation.

    Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot
    This dish is sure to please any night of the week. It’s just perfect for a busy day and a chilly night. The leftovers are amazing and taste just as good the next day! Make extra and take it in for lunch. A quick zap in the microwave and you will be sure to have a lunch that will make everyone jealous!

    I really need to start making more Crockpot meals.  I love chicken in the Crockpot, but my Husband doesn’t, so I don’t make it to often, but heck, maybe I should?  Time for me to go!  🙂

    Have a great day!


     Italian Pork tenderloin with Potatoes & Carrots - Crockpot


    1. During this busy time of year, I’m all about my crockpot, and always looking for new great recipes. I’ve never made a pork tenderloin in the crockpot, so I’ll have to try!

    2. Screendoorgirl 3 says

      Looks great! I’m never quite sure what do to with a pork tenderloin, so this sounds perfect. Thanks!

    3. This looks delicious. I was thinking some onions would add additional flavor, what do you think? I will definitely try this recipe on the weekend 🙂

    4. I love dinners like this and don’t make them nearly enough. Your husband is so funny!

    5. This looks delicious. I do have a couple of questions. Does the tenderloin dry out? A pork tenderloin cooks so quickly in the oven that I’ve always been hesitant to try it in the crockpot. Would be thrilled to be able to though. Also, if I need to double the meat and vegetables, do I also double the liquid and would the cooking time change? I can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

      • Hi Marla,

        I never found my pork tenderloin to be dried out. The liquid really keeps it moist. Pork Tenderloin is my favorite meat to cook in the crockpot. If your going to double the recipe, I would double the liquid too. It’s ok to have to much liquid, because your going to spoon out the vegetables and take the pork out. Just cook the remaining liquid or at least half of it, use your best judgement, and you can make the gravy. You do not need to change the cooking time. Once the meat starts to fall apart, it’s done! Let me know if you have any other questions.

    6. I was going to make this today but I don’t have any Italian seasoning packets. Is there something I could substitute? Thank you!

      • Hi Holli, Hmmm, just add some spices to it. In a small bowl mix together some oregano, parsley, onion powder, basil, thyme, a little salt & pepper. Use what seasonings you like and what you have on hand! I am sure it will turn out great!! Let me know what you end up doing.

    7. I tried this recipe today and it was a HIT! It was so awesome. The meat was so tender and filled with flavor. Best part, Its really simple. I highly recommend this recipe.

    8. I bought pork loin chops by mistake, does this recipe still work?

    9. I bought pork loin chops by mistake. Will this recipe still work?

    10. Made this today for dinner, but instead of potatoes, used green beans and a zucchini.delicious! -so easy, but nutritious. Will make this again and again

    11. Wow! Thanks for the basic recipe. I added onions, red wine vinegar, Cajun spice and it was absolutely mouth watering delicious. Could almost eat the gravy by itself…fall apart gooooood.

    12. I want to use zucchini instead of potatoes but will they do OK in the crock pot for 8 to 10 hours?

    13. finally I found a healthy pork & veg slow cooker recipe. The sodium content on others is way too high for my comfort level for any cooking ! Making it tomorrow !

      THANK YOU !!

    14. Did you put the potatoes in the crock pot with everything else or cook them seperate? If so how did you cook them?

    15. Could you use boneless chicken breast instead of the pork?

    16. Will do thanks for getting back to me, I made this the original way already and it was delicious just wanted to try something different. Have a great Sunday 😊

    17. I bought a tenderloin on sale yesterday because I always cook Sunday dinner for my family. I told my father about this recipe of yours that I found while googling crock recipes & he got so excited he wants me to cook tomorrow night instead! Lol! Can’t wait to start filling my house with the smell of a good meal slow cooking! Best smell ever. My dogs will be going nuts allll day haha

      • Ha ha! I love driving my dogs crazy with the smell of yummy food. lol I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It’s so good! Enjoy!!

        • Does the roast have to be submerged in the liquid? I have it sitting on top of the carrots and potatoes right now. Usually I don’t put any liquid in with my pork roast because I always make pulled pork. But this is my first time using the veggies. I’m using a bonless pork rib roast. I think I’ll just push it down into the liquid just to be safe before I go to sleep. Hope it turns out great. Yours looks soooo yummy!! 😀

          • Hi Kris,

            No it doesn’t have to be submerged in the liquid, but if it is, that is fine too. Ohhh, boneless pork rib with it will be good. I love that kind of pork. I hope it turns out for you. Enjoy!!

            • OMG it was the best pork I’d ever made! Thank you! Made Yorkshires and gravy and the kids and I ate it on and off all day yesterday. Not even any leftovers. Lol. Deff be making again and again!! 😄

            • I am so glad you and your family liked it. I made it several times the first month I made the recipe. It is one of my Husbands favorite recipes of all time. Love how simple it is. Next time I need to come to your house and have it, Yorkshire and gravy, OMG, yum! What a great compliment to this dish.


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