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Slow Cooked Pork Roast with Sauerkraut Potatoes and Carrots

by Kaitlynn Fenley

Try this warm and hearty roasted pork with sauerkraut for an easy one-pot meal! Pork roast with sauerkraut potatoes and carrots is nourishing, good for gut health, and perfect for cold weather. I make this recipe in a dutch oven, and slow roast it, but you can also use an instant pot or make crock pot pork roast with sauerkraut.

Roasted Pork with Sauerkraut

I highly recommend making this recipe in a 5.5-quart dutch oven or larger and cooking it in your oven for hours on a cold day. It really sets a vibe and makes the whole house warm.

If you don’t want to heat up your house, or if you are making this recipe when it’s not cold out, you can use a slow cooker or instant pot (see the section below).

Let’s talk cuts of meat and ingredients. For this recipe, I suggest using a boneless or bone-in Boston butt roast. The Boston butt is actually from the pork shoulder, so you can sub pork shoulder roast in this recipe if that is what you can find.

Here’s all the ingredients you need:

  • 3 to 5-pound pork shoulder or butt roast (you can use boneless or bone-in)
  • grass-fed butter
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • minced garlic
  • green onions
  • paprika
  • yellow onion
  • carrots
  • baby red potatoes
  • fermented sauerkraut
  • orange juice
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme
a raw pork roast rubbed with golden butter and herbs, showing the third step in the pork roast with sauerkraut potatoes and carrots recipe.

Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

If you would rather use a slow cooker or an instant pot to make my pork roast recipe, you can! Just follow the instructions below:

  • SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Season the roast as directed in the recipe. Place the meat directly into a slow cooker. Add in all remaining ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • INSTANT POT ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Follow this recipe as directed, but instead of searing and roasting the roast in a large pot, you’ll do all of this in your pressure cooker. Sear the roast using the sear setting on your electric pressure cooker. Deglaze the pan with liquids, and add in vegetables. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes, followed by a 15-minute natural release. Then, switch the release valve to the venting position. Remove the lid once the steam has stopped coming out.
roasted pork with sauerkraut potatoes and carrots in a white dutch oven with fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut Potatoes and Carrots

Developing this recipe was honestly the very first time I ever cooked a pork roast, and this turned out to be the best pork and sauerkraut ever!

Yes, you are cooking the sauerkraut with the pork roast, so the probiotic bacteria in the sauerkraut do die. However, you still get tons of flavor and beneficial compounds from the fermented sauerkraut.

The simple ingredients in this rustic recipe combine to make such a complex and delicious flavor, you’ll want to make this roast over and over again. Enjoy the recipe!

dutch oven or crock pot pork roast with sauerkraut, tender potatoes and carrots.

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Pork Roast with Sauerkraut Potatoes and Carrots. There is a fork sitting on top the roast holding shredded pork, showing it is fork tender.
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Try this warm and hearty roasted pork with sauerkraut for an easy one-pot meal! Pork roast with sauerkraut potatoes and carrots is nourishing, good for gut health, and perfect for cold weather. I make this recipe in a dutch oven, and slow roast it, but you can also use an instant pot or make crock pot pork roast with sauerkraut.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3 to 5 pound pork shoulder or butt roast
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 bunch green onions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large onion cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 pounds baby red potatoes
  • 1 cup of sauerkraut
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together butter salt, pepper, garlic, green onion, and paprika.
  3. Rub pork roast with the butter mixture on all sides.
  4. Sear all sides in a dutch oven over medium heat.
  5. Roast, uncovered, in the 450-degree oven for 1 hour
  6. Remove the roast from the oven and place the onion chunks, sauerkraut, carrots, and potatoes around the meat.
  7. Pour orange juice on the vegetables. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Place rosemary and thyme sprigs on top of the roast.
  8. Cover and Cook an additional 1 1/2 hours until vegetables are tender and meat shreds easily with a fork.
  9. Season vegetables with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with crusty sourdough bread.

Notes

To make this recipe in a crock pot or instant pot, see the directions above.

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Kaitlynn Fenley Author, Educator, Food Microbiologist
Kaitlynn is a food microbiologist and fermentation expert teaching people how to ferment foods and drinks at home.

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3 comments

Mya December 14, 2022 - 9:03 pm

Made this tonight and I couldn’t have asked for a more comforting meal on this chilly evening. Just so incredibly flavorful and satisfying. Will be making again and again. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!






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Jen November 6, 2023 - 5:55 pm

Delicious flavor but the veggies alone fill a crockpot to the top. Had to use about a pound less of the carrots and the potatoes to fit it all. Will make it again with that adjustment though.






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Kaitlynn Fenley November 7, 2023 - 8:56 am

I’m not sure the size of your crockpot, but that’s why in the first paragraph of the blog I recommend using a 5.5 quart dutch oven or larger. How you chop your vegetables and the size of the pork shoulder definitely affects how it all fits too! Glad you liked the recipe!

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