Crock Pot Italian Pork Chops

Crock pot Italian pork chops

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
789 Calories
33g Fat
62g Carbs
57g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 789
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 824mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 57g
Calcium 223mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cheesy crock pot Italian pork chops are so simple to make because the recipe has only five ingredients (six, if you include the pasta, which doesn't cook in the slow cooker). You can add more ingredients if you'd like. Some baby carrots, green beans, or sliced zucchini would all be delicious.

Serve this recipe with a green salad on the side and some garlic toast complete this easy meal.


  • 6 pork loin chops (1-inch thick and boneless)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 cups chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta or any other type of pasta, cooked and drained

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Trim any excess fat from pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Cook chops in olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, turning once during cooking. 

  4. Place the browned chops in a 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker.

  5. Add the onions and garlic to the drippings remaining in the pan; cook for 5 minutes, scraping up brown bits, then add to slow cooker.

  6. Top everything with the pasta sauce. 

  7. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours until pork is tender and thoroughly cooked.

  8. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and set aside.

  9. Stir the cooked and drained pasta into the sauce in the slow cooker.

  10. Place the fettuccine and the sauce on a serving platter; top with the chops, then sprinkle with the cheese just before serving.


  • Pork doesn't need to be cooked well done anymore. The USDA changed their recommendations for a safe final temperature for pork to 145 F, which is slightly pink on the inside. In a slow cooker, however, pork almost always cooks to well done; the meat stays juicy because of the moist cooking environment.