Oktoberfest Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
This recipe was adapted from one my mom used to make when I was growing up. It has all of our favorite "fall" flavors, such as apples, pork roast, sauerkraut and potatoes. I often coat the slow cooker insert with cooking spray to prevent the potatoes and meat from sticking.—Tonya Swain, Seville, Ohio
Oktoberfest Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 16 small red potatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 16 slices
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Place potatoes in a greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauerkraut, apples and kielbasa. Sprinkle with brown sugar, caraway seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low until meat and vegetables are tender, 8-10 hours. Skim fat and thicken cooking liquid if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 562 calories, 29g fat (9g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 1290mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.