Pennsylvania-Style Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours + standing


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 18, 2022
Our children first had this tender and juicy pork roast with sauerkraut at a family celebration. They devoured it and went back for seconds! Now it's a mainstay in my recipe file.
Pennsylvania-Style Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 8 ounces smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; rub over roast. Place roast fat side up in a Dutch oven. Combine sauerkraut and sugar if desired. Spoon sauerkraut and sausage over and around roast.
  2. Cover and bake until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 2-1/4-2-3/4 hours. Let stand about 15 minutes before slicing.

Pennsylvania-Style Pork Roast Tips

What are some variations of this pork roast with sauerkraut recipe?

Customize this pork roast by adding a thinly sliced apple or onion to the sauerkraut mixture before spooning it into around the roast. You can also replace the celery seed in the rub with a ground seasoning such as coriander, cumin, mustard or cloves. Try adding a few dashes of caraway seed, too.

How else can you cook pork roast with sauerkraut?

Most home cooks rely on the oven to prepare pork roast, but some sear the meat in a little oil or butter on the stovetop first. This locks in juices and gives the roast an impressive color before it cooks in the oven. It’s also easy to cook pork roast with sauerkraut in the slow cooker. If you’re looking to set it and forget it, simmer up this Oktoberfest Pork Roast.

What can you serve with pork roast with sauerkraut?

Homemade applesauce and caraway rye bread are great with pork roast with sauerkraut. Top off the meal with an easy gingerbread cake.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork: 191 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.