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This is a one pot dinner that will warm you from the inside out! The tender and juicy Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Vegetables are coated in a creamy mushroom gravy for the ultimate cool weather comfort food!

Front shot of slow cooker pork chops on a white plate with vegetables and gravy

How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops | 1-Minute Video

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Quick Prep Dinner Ideas

During my live 5-Day Meal Planning Challenge back in August, we had a wonderful closed Facebook group where I could work with the challengers on a daily basis to share recipes, ideas, and solutions with each other.

As usual, I received SO MANY amazing quick-prep dinner ideas from these ladies…and they even gave me permission to share their favorites here on the blog.

Square image of a plate of slow cooker pork chops with vegetables and gravy

Today’s recipe comes from one of my readers in that Facebook group. Barb Schmidt mentioned that she had just prepared these slow cooker pork chops for her Marine son who was returning to his base the next day “after two way-too-short weeks at home.”

If the dinner was good enough for Barb’s son’s special going-away meal, then I knew that it must be a keeper!

The original recipe that Barb used was from Taste of Home, but I have used Barb’s changes and my own adaptations here. The end result is a pot full of GOODNESS!

Instead of dry, over-cooked meat, you’re treated to tender, juicy pork chops, flavorful veggies, and a rich, creamy gravy. I can see why Barb’s son enjoyed this last bit of home-cooked comfort before returning back to duty!

How To Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops

The key to creating tender, juicy, and delicious slow cooker pork chops is all in the layers! So much flavor goes into this pot, starting from the bottom: red potatoes, carrots, and celery.

Ingredients for making slow cooker pork chops in a slow cooker

The pork chops go on top of the vegetables,

An overhead shot of slow cooker pork chops in a slow cooker

and are seasoned with dry onion soup mix.

A process shot of sprinkling seasoning over slow cooker pork chops

Spices that go right into the pork and into the gravy as it simmers!

Slow cooker pork chops in a slow cooker with vegetables

Making The Perfect Gravy

Locking in even more flavor, I added delicate mushrooms, onions, and fresh lemon on top,

Slow cooker pork chops on a slow cooker topped with mushrooms and lemon

and finished it off with two cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup. I know that it looks like a very thick “sauce,” but the moisture from the vegetables and from the cooking process thins the soup and creates a perfect gravy at the end.

Mushroom gravy in a slow cooker on top of mushrooms and pork chops

Barb mentioned that she likes to double the recipe to feed her hungry Marine, but she uses just 3 cans of the soup for her double recipe (instead of 4). If you have a large crowd to feed (and a very large Crock Pot), then this would be a great solution.

Side shot of a plate of slow cooker pork chops with vegetables and gravy and fresh parsley on top

A balanced, wholesome, and comforting meal could not be easier! Everything is done at the end of the day, just when your family is ready to sit down at the table, enjoy some time together, and indulge in a satisfying dinner.

Thanks to Barb, to her son (for his service to our country), and to all of my other readers that bring me incredible inspiration on a daily basis! “Sharing is caring,” and that’s what this is all about.

Top Tips For Making Slow Cooker Pork Chops

  • The total cooking time will also depend on your personal preference. After just a couple of hours in the slow cooker, your pork chops will likely be cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 145°F. At this point, they will have a firm texture that’s almost like a chicken breast. If you cook the chops longer, they become more tender and almost fall apart like pulled pork.
  • Keep an eye on your meal the first time it cooks and turn it off when your veggies have reached the desired tenderness and your pork is cooked through.
  • After 3 hours on HIGH in my slow cooker, the potatoes were perfectly tender and the carrots were “crisp-tender,” which is how we prefer them. Barb mentioned that she chops her carrots and potatoes in her food processor before putting them in the Crock Pot because that way they turn out very tender.
  • She also cooks her pork chops on HIGH for 2 hours and then on LOW for an additional 2 hours. Every slow cooker cooks at a slightly different temperature, so you just have to get to “know” your Crock Pot and figure out if it cooks hotter than others.
  • Feel free to add other veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower or squash.

Slow cooker pork chops on a plate with vegetables

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Front shot of slow cooker pork chops on a white plate with vegetables and gravy

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Vegetables and Gravy

5 from 13 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
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Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 633 kcal
A delicious one pot dinner made with juicy and tender pork chops, perfectly cooked vegetables and a flavor packed mushroom gravy!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. bag of baby carrots
  • 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 4 boneless pork chops, about ¾-inch thick (about 1.5 lbs. total)
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup and dip mix
  • 1 lb. fresh baby portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peeled pearl onions, or 1 regular onion, sliced
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup (NOT diluted)
  • Optional: 1 lemon, halved (some readers prefer the recipe without the lemon, so only add it if you like a fairly prominent lemon flavor in your dish)

Instructions

  • Place carrots, celery, and potatoes in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Top with pork chops. Sprinkle dry onion soup mix seasoning over the pork chops.
  • Add lemon (optional), mushrooms, and onions on top of the pork.
  • Cover with cream of mushroom soup (not diluted).
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours.

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Notes

  • The total cooking time will also depend on your personal preference. After just a couple of hours in the slow cooker, your pork chops will likely be cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 145°F. At this point, they will have a firm texture that's almost like a chicken breast. If you cook the chops longer, they become more tender and almost fall apart like pulled pork.
  • Keep an eye on your meal the first time it cooks and turn it off when your veggies have reached the desired tenderness and your pork is cooked through.
  • After 3 hours on HIGH in my slow cooker, the potatoes were perfectly tender and the carrots were "crisp-tender," which is how we prefer them. Barb mentioned that she chops her carrots and potatoes in her food processor before putting them in the Crock Pot because that way they turn out very tender.
  • She also cooks her pork chops on HIGH for 2 hours and then on LOW for an additional 2 hours. Every slow cooker cooks at a slightly different temperature, so you just have to get to "know" your Crock Pot and figure out if it cooks hotter than others.
  • Feel free to add other veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower or squash.
  • Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop, 1/4 of the vegetables, and 1/4 of the gravyCalories: 633kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 45.8gFat: 21.6gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 975mgFiber: 8.6gSugar: 11.6g
Keyword: pork chops, Pork with Gravy, Slow Cooker Pork
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Blair Lonergan

Nutrition Information listed for these Slow Cooker Pork Chops includes all of the vegetables and all of the gravy in the pot (as well as a large pork chop). In reality, that’s a very large serving and you likely will not consume all of the sauce and veggies in one serving, so nutritional information will vary.

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  1. Just put this in! I used 6 boneless pork chops since we have a bigger family so I added half of another packet of the onion soup mix and half of another can of cream of mushroom soup. Can’t wait to try this!!

      1. Hi, Danielle! Yes, either would work. I find that chicken thighs stay juicier in the slow cooker, so that would be my preference. The meat will be fall-apart tender at the end, so you might even want to shred it with two forks.

      1. Hi, Sharon! I’m not familiar with that mix, so I have no idea what it tastes like or how it would work in this recipe. If it’s similar in ingredients to the onion soup mix, then I say use it! If not, I’d wait and make the recipe when you have the onion soup mix. 🙂

    1. Hi, Megan! No, you want to cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours. While Barb (the reader who shared this recipe) said that she cooks for 2 hours on HIGH and then switches to LOW for 2 more hours, I haven’t done it that way and I don’t think it’s necessary. Hope that helps!

      1. What to do if you don’t have onion soup and mushroom on hand what can you use to make the gravy and can you put any vegetable in it

        1. Hi, Bonnie! That’s tough, because you’ll definitely be creating an entirely new recipe. I would suggest seasoning the sauce with your own favorite seasoning blends in lieu of the onion soup mix (don’t forget plenty of salt and pepper). As far as the soup goes, you can use any flavor of condensed soup that you have on hand.

          As far as the vegetables go, yes — you can use just about any veggies that you like. Some vegetables cook faster than others, so keep that in mind. For instance, frozen peas or frozen corn can be stirred in at the end since they heat through almost instantly.

          Enjoy!

      2. Could I use pork steaks in the recipe along with baby carrots and quartered potatoes? Do you think I would a just my time to be sure the veggies get done?

        1. Hi, Bert! I don’t cook with pork steak often, so I’m definitely not the expert, but I think it would probably work well. Pork steaks are cut from the Boston Butt, which is a really fatty piece of meat with a lot of connective tissue. This cut lends itself well to low, slow cooking so that the tougher connective tissue has a chance to break down and become succulent and juicy. As a result, I think the steaks would work well in the Crock Pot recipe. You shouldn’t need to adjust the timing for the vegetables at all. Let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Hi…. I was wondering, I don’t like fresh mushrooms alone or cooked in my meal. Is there some other vegetable I could use in the recipe and still keep the rich flavor? I don’t mind the condense cream of mushroom soup, it’s just the taste of fresh mushrooms that don’t thrill me.
    I would very much like to make this recipe. Everything else in it is delicious .

    1. Hi, Meredyth! Great question — I’m sure you’re not alone. 🙂 You have some options here, so feel free to try whatever sounds best. You can just use about 2 extra cups worth of carrots, celery, potatoes or onions…or a combination of these. If you’re interested in adding a different type of vegetable, you might like diced butternut squash or sweet potatoes, or something like broccoli or green beans. Enjoy!

  3. The recipe shows 11 ounces of dry onion soup mix. That’s a lot of onion soup mix! I’m guessing it’s a typo & 1, 2 ounce package will be enough. Am I correct?

    1. Hi, Holly! It’s kind of hard to tell, so I added the parentheses to clarify, but those 1’s are separate. It should say 1 1-ounce packet. Not 11 ounces or 2 ounces — just a total of 1 ounce. Hope that makes sense. 🙂

      1. Looks delicious. If you use either squash, broccoli or cauliflower
        When you put them in?
        1. With the potatoes, etc. or
        2. With the mushrooms.
        Thanx. Lois

  4. Under notes you state Barb cooked the pork chops, etc in the slow cooker for 2 hours on high and 2 hours on low. So After 4 hours they are done using this option. Correct?

  5. 5 stars
    I made this but I didn’t add the lemon and it was delicious. Next time I’ll chop the onions and place them with the other vegetables instead of on top and cut the celery in smaller pieces. Overall a great meal. My adult children loved it.

  6. It was more than a hit. I doubled the recipe, my boys are big eaters. Everyone loved it. Their only request is that I make homemade biscuits when I make it again. This one is definitely a keeper and will be made again and again and again and again and so forth. Thanks.

    1. Hi, Kristin! Yes, that should work fine! I would bake the pork chops at 375 degrees F. You’ll want to dice the potatoes and veggies very small so that they’re tender by the end of the baking time, or give them an extra head-start before adding the pork. Cover the dish or pot and bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. The cooking time will vary based on the size and thickness of your pork chops.

  7. Just realized my dry onion soup mix is actually “beefy onion soup mix”. What do you think? Will that wreck the flavor?

  8. 5 stars
    Loved this simple easy recipe! We did use a regular small onion, no lemon, 1 can garlic and regular cream of mushroom soup. The smells going throughout my home was amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe.