Parmesan Pork Roast Recipe
- 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°.
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.
5 ounce-weight: 330 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 38g protein.
Reviews for Parmesan Pork Roast
"Excellent meal, for those of you saying that its too dry, the answer is quite simple - you are over cooking it."
"Hard to understand the bad reviews. We found it to be mouth-wateringly delicious. I did add extra water for more gravy. Scrumptious."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Didn't make the gravy but it smelled so good while cooking and tasted just as good."
"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!!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"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."
"The meat was okay, gravy tasted like burned cheese."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"This had a lot of flavor !! I would totally make this again my family loved it!! :)"
"This was easy and a great recipe. Left overs were just as good."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"easy to prep...very good flavor. Will definitely make again!"
"I thought this was very good. Definitely something different, and very easy to put together! I'm sure I will make it again sometime!"
"Excellent, very flavorful"
"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!!"
"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."
"Made this for my husband for Valentine's Day-EXDELLENT!!!!"
"Made this for my husband for Valentine's Day----"