Parmesan Pork Roast Recipe
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Parmesan Pork Roast Recipe

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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
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked pork with 3 tablespoons gravy equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 38 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Parmesan Pork Roast in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p19

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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."

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