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Parmesan Pork Roast Recipe

Parmesan Pork Roast Recipe

Great sweet, savory flavor comes from just a few pantry staples in this easy roast. —Karen Warner, Louisville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • 1. Cut roast in half. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy.
    Freeze option: Cool pork and gravy. Freeze sliced pork and gravy in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 330 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, trace fiber), 38g protein

Reviews for Parmesan Pork Roast

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"Hard to understand the bad reviews. We found it to be mouth-wateringly delicious. I did add extra water for more gravy. Scrumptious."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Delish! Followed recipe exactly, using a 2 pound roast for just the 2. Served with red mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Anyone that says it was dried out apparently doesnt have a clue about cooking, stove top or crock pot."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2015

"I had the same experience as GirlNole3 with broth that was black as tar, and if she used a 5-quart crock pot like I did, maybe that's the reason. However, I gave it one star because of the odd combination of ingredients ... soy sauce and honey and parmesan and basil?? It smelled good, but it was just too sweet for us. My pork was nice and tender, but I made a quick country gravy for it."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"What a flavorful, tender, juicy roast. Loved the subtle flavor from the sauce it cooked in - I did use only half the called for amount of basil as I was afraid the called for amount would be just too much for our tastes. I also left out the salt, as the soy sauce has more than enough. After having several pork roasts dry out in the slow cooker, I was so pleased with how this one turned out."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2015

"This dish is not even making it to the table. And not in a good way. I followed the recipe to a T. The outer crust was awful. I would have cut it off and just served the plain pork, but the pork was completely dry. The gravy came out like tar. Look and smell. Putrid. I will NEVER make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Smelled wonderful, pork was fork tender. I did feel it was missing "something"--hubby added a bit more salt and he thought that "fixed" it--I'm not sure. I did not make the gravy but just served the sauce over the rice I made to go with it."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"I made this for dinner tonight . Very easy to put togeather. It had an excellent taste and was tender. I have never been able to make gravy and unfortunately I still can't. I followed the directions but my gravy never thickened. Any suggestions ? I still rated this s five because I'm sure the gravy was something I did wrong all in all an excellent meal."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"This was very tender and moist. The gravy was a little different and it was great. I was gone longer than 5 hours, but my pot automatically goes to "keep warm" after the time set and even after about nine hours total (four at warm), it was still perfect. I did leave out the salt when using regular soy sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Didn't make the gravy but it smelled so good while cooking and tasted just as good."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"The ingredient list kind of threw me but it was outstanding, we like lots of sauce so I increased the liquid ingredients and we had mashed potatoes, YUM. Even my fussy eaters asked for it again. Am going to fix this for my sister at our next visit, I know she'll love it too!!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I added 1/2 cup water and cooked on low for 8 hours. It came out dry and had the burnt taste like previous reviewer. My kids hated it."

Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"This was so easy to make, i had everything it needed.which was nice i didint have to run out and buy something. My whole famiy loved it including my 11 and 5 year old sons. I now make this all the time!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"I will make this again everyone loved the flavor. Easy to put together and let the slow cooker do the rest."

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"Loved it and I wouldn't change a thing. My DH raved about this one and I'll be making it for the kids when they visit."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"The meat was okay, gravy tasted like burned cheese."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"This recipe was simple, delicious, and very versatile. The ingredients were normal things I would have on hand which made it economical to fix. I was able to put it in the crockpot and forget about it. With the leftovers, I shredded the roast and mixed half with our favorite barbeque sauce and made sandwiches. With the other half, I added a little broth, sliced carrots, bell peppers, and onions, sauteed and served like carnitas on tortillas. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"This was the best pork loin I have ever made. Usually is dry but I had this over done and was still tender and moist and the gravy was great on the roast. My 90 year old friend had no troble eating it. Loved it."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"We used less honey because it was all we had and filled in with water. It still had plenty of flavor. I'm glad we took the time to make the gravy. The smell of parmesan in the house as it cooked was a nice bonus."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"So good and so easy to prepare. The whole family really like it, even my picky 17 yr old grandson. Lots of flavor and the leftovers make a great sandwich the next day."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Such an easy Sunday dinner recipe! We love it!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"This had a lot of flavor !! I would totally make this again my family loved it!! :)"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"This was easy and a great recipe. Left overs were just as good."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"All three of my guys love this one and asked that we have it again. I thought it was yummy too and it is on the calendar for next week! Very easy to put together anc cut down. We used less that the required ingedients as our roast was smaller and worked great."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Great! Cut the honey down to 1/3 cup. I was worried when I tried it without the gravy, but once I had the gravy it was to die for. Very VERY tasty."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I thought this coating was delicious. The piece of pork I had bought smelled a little funny when I opened it up, so I threw it away and substituted salmon for the meat, since it was all I had. It turned out super yummy! I will try this again, with pork next time :)"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"The meat was very tender. I didn't have parmesan so I subbed 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp of dry mustard, to get the tang of parmesan. It was delicious and the gravy was to die for."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Easy to prep...very good flavor. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011


Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"This was quick and easy to throw together with ingredients on hand. I cut back on the honey a little. Amazing flavor on the "crust" and the gravy. I will certainly make this one again!"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"I thought this was very good. Definitely something different, and very easy to put together! I'm sure I will make it again sometime!"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"This recipe is very tasty and so simple and quick! The gravy is excellent over pasta. The roast is even great cold the next day!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"Excellent, very flavorful"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"Very easy to make using pantry staples I had on hand. Would be perfect to serve to company. The gravy is delicious, although the pork roast is good with or without it. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"This was one of those rare wonderful recipes that is outstanding AND supremely easy to fix. I even added cornstarch at beginning at skipped a step. This is a KEEPER!!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Made this today in the slow cooker. I turned it on high at 9 am and we ate at 12:45. A PERFECT recipe to cook while at church. Excellent gravy, too."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Made this for my husband for Valentine's Day-EXDELLENT!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Made this for my husband for Valentine's Day----"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.