Slow cooker pork chops are an absolute triumph. They are delicious and comforting and you cannot beat an easy and delicious meal that cooks all day while you get other things done on your to-do list! This easy 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops dinner recipe is sure to be a new favorite in your weeknight dinner rotation! So quick and easy and delicious!
I love a good crock pot meal! It’s so easy to throw everything into a pot and forget about it for the rest of the day. It cooks while you attend to the tasks you need to accomplish for the day. And truly, I feel like I’m conquering the world knowing that dinner is already taken care of and I only need to plate it up and serve the meal come dinnertime. I seriously pat myself on the back all day for being ahead in life for a few minutes! This particular crock pot pork chop recipe is a family favorite and these are truly some of the best pork chops you’ll have. And in all seriousness, it really can’t be easier than 3 ingredient pork chops for a crockpot recipe any night of the week!
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe (Easy 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops Dinner Recipe) is such an easy dinner. Pork chops, potatoes, and a few seasoning packets. Add a little water. And boom! Dinner. It turns out perfectly every time and it’s mild enough that everyone generally loves this dish. Easy crock pot pork chops are a winner every time! Plus, pork chops are one of the leaner cuts of pork, so this is a relatively healthy dish too!
This recipe can be multiplied or divided to feed a few or a bunch of people, depending on the size of your slow cooker. I plan on 1-2 boneless pork chops (Depending on size!) per person and a medium-sized russet potato per person. You can also use bone-in pork chops if that’s what is on sale or available at the grocery store, they will work just fine! They will likely fall apart even easier because bone-in chops are even more tender when cooked than boneless chops. I like the boneless chops only from a standpoint of it’s a little easier and doesn’t take up extra room in the crock pot with the bones!
- Thin pork chops
- Russet potatoes
- Packets of Homestyle or Pork gravy mix
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Water (for the gravy mix)
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Wash and peel your potatoes, and slice in rounds to 1/4 inch thickness.
Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer the potatoes in the bottom of the crockpot.
Lay the pork chops on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper.
In a separate bowl, mix the 2 gravy packs with 2 cups of water and add to the slow cooker. The liquid will come to just under the pork chops for cooking.
Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Pork chops will fall apart they will be so tender!
You can see these pork chops are cooked all the way through when they are done. But if you have any questions at all, use a meat thermometer and insure that the pork chops are at least 145* for their internal temperature. I prefer 160* myself so they are all the way cooked through with no pink at all. But that’s totally up to you!
Also note, this is not one of the most photogenic meals you’ll ever make, that’s for sure. The meat will be crumbly and so will the potatoes, and it will be DELICIOUS!
Side note – this dish is one of my favorite things to take to new moms or someone that is sick or needs a meal. It’s quick for me to make, it makes a ton of food, and it’s very plain and basic, so even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this meal. It’s great to take to a new mom because it’s very mild in case the baby is sensitive to spices in the breast milk. (And even if she isn’t able to breastfeed, she’ll appreciate a nice meal!!)
This is almost a full meal in and of itself, but I do like to add some vegetables to the dinner plate. I generally serve this meal with a side of a salad or a quick vegetable like green beans, just to round out the nutrition of the meal nicely.
Instant Pot Conversion
This recipe works beautifully with the instant pot. Put everything in the instant pot, and let it cook for about 35-40 minutes under high pressure. I like to let it naturally depressurize for about 15-20 minutes and then you’ve got a delicious dinner!!
You can serve the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
For reheating a single portion, I’d probably just plate it up and microwave the food until warmed up. Try not to over-warm the pork chops, they could get tough and that’s tragic.
If you are warming up a larger amount for a few people, I’d put the leftovers in an oven-safe dish (insuring there is plenty of liquid, adding a little water if needed) and cover it with foil and let warm up in the oven for about 20-30 minutes at 350*. The leftover pork chops are really, really good and have soaked in all that flavor even more than the first night you had them!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Sauce Substitutions (FAQs):
You could! It makes a creamier sauce to go over the potatoes and pork chops, but it is also totally delicious! I’d suggest a can of cream of chicken soup (the condensed kind that you need to thin out with a can full of another kind of liquid), a can of milk and/or chicken broth, and I’d still use a packet of the pork gravy mix(Or chicken gravy mix!) with a cup of water or another cup of broth. The cooking times remain the same, and you’ll come out with a creamy sauce with your pork chops and potatoes. It’s delicious for sure. Try the Cream of Chicken soup with herbs for even more flavor! Or use a few cans of cream of mushroom soup!
You totally can! Instead of the pork gravy seasoning, do a can of cream of chicken soup, about a half can of milk or water, and then the packet or ranch seasoning. And boom, you have crockpot ranch pork chops with a creamy ranch sauce to spoon over top. The dry ranch dressing mix will give the pork chops a whole different flavor.
Meat and Potatoes Substitutions (FAQs):
You can! It might mean adjusting some of the cooking time, and it might be best to just do pork chops and not try to cook the potatoes at the same time. Everything being the same thickness is what makes this recipe work and cook evenly. If you have thicker pork chops and thinner potatoes, the potatoes will be mushy and lose shape by the time the pork chops are cooked through. And also, if you are using a thicker pork chop, you may want to use a meat thermometer to insure that the pork chops are cooked to temperature. (Minimum internal temperature of 145*, but I like to cook all the way through to 160*).
I probably wouldn’t substitute anything in the crock pot with the pork chops, just eliminate the potatoes and just cook the pork chops in the slow cooker. Then you can serve with whatever you’d like. Perhaps mashed potatoes or baked potato is more to your liking. Or try this triumph of a potato casserole! Or some wild rice would be great! Or even like we talked about a few questions above this one, egg noodles would be delicious too!
You can totally do that! You may not need to cook it as long if there aren’t potatoes in the crock pot. Serving this dish over egg noodles would be absolutely delicious! Serving anything over egg noodles is a favorite way of mine to serve a dish!
Wrap-Up – Easy 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops Dinner Recipe
I love a crock pot meal with simple ingredients. This easy recipe for crock pot pork chops is always a big hit at our house and I never get tired of it. The whole family loves it and it’s a warm comfort after a long day. Dinner time is super easy when this is the meal I’ve prepared. It’s one of the easiest pork chop recipes you’ll ever make! The leftovers are great too, and this dish might be even more flavorful the next day. Slow cooker recipes are a joy for me and I love to utilize them as much as I can. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the Easy 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops dinner recipe! Let me know! Until then, just keep shuffling!
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Easy 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Pork Chops Dinner Recipe
- 1 Slow Cooker
- 1 Set of Tongs
- 1 Vegetable Peeler
- 1 cutting board
- 1 chopping knife
- 8 pork chops (thin sliced)
- 4 russet potatoes, medium sized
- 2 packs Pork gravy mix Homestyle gravy mix works very well too
- 1 TBSP Salt (Or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Wash and peel your potatoes, and slice in rounds to 1/4 inch thickness.4 russet potatoes, medium sized
- Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer the potatoes in the bottom of the crockpot.4 russet potatoes, medium sized
- Lay the pork chops on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper.8 pork chops (thin sliced), 1 TBSP Salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a separate bowl, mix the 2 gravy packs with 2 cups of water and add to the slow cooker. The liquid will come to just under the pork chops for cooking.2 packs Pork gravy mix
- Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Pork chops will fall apart they will be so tender!