Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Prepare ingredients including thick-cut bone-in pork chops, garlic, and mushrooms in your slow cooker before you go out in the morning and be rewarded on your return with the delicious aroma of Slow Cooker Pork Chops waiting for you to enjoy. Best served with indulgent creamy mash. Do winter dinners come with any more yummy?!

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Winter is the time that my slow cooker gets its most use. I mean, I know you can use this handy kitchen gadget any time of the year, but there is something so comforting after coming home and smelling the aromas of a delicious dinner, waiting to be eaten!

Slow cooker recipes are either dump and go – where all the ingredients are literally dumped into the pot, the timer is set and you’re done. Others require a little prep beforehand, usually marinating or browning some meat for added depth of flavor.

This slow cooker pork chops recipe is the latter. The thick-cut bone-in pork chops are seasoned and seared first, and the mushrooms are also cooked a little too, before being placed into the crockpot for several hours.





The dish is finished with heavy cream and cream cheese to create a creamy sauce to serve on top. Add a helping of mashed potatoes and some steamed veggies and you’ve got yourself a satisfying meal that will warm you through on cold winter nights.

Thick Cut Pork Chops in a Frying Pan

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • ProteinThick-Cut, Bone-In Pork Chops
  • Fresh ProduceGarlic, Portobello Mushrooms, Parsley
  • DairyHeavy Cream, Cream Cheese
  • Chicken Broth/Stock

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Thick-Cut Pork Chops in a Slow Cooker

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Recipe Tips

  • For best results, choose extra thick-cut bone-in pork chops with some fat on them for this recipe. If the chops are too thin or too lean, they run the risk of becoming tough and chewy with this cooking method.
  • The rich, creamy sauce is delicious “as is” or it can be thickened by stirring in a slurry of one-part cornstarch and two-parts cold water once the chops are done cooking.

How Do I Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Slow Cooker Thick-Cut Pork Chops Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Yield: 2-4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

This delicious Slow Cooker Pork Chops recipe is comforting and easy to make and best served with creamy mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2½ - 3 lbs (1.1-1.3kg) thick-cut bone-in pork chops
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz (225g) baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup chicken broth/stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream (double cream)
  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed garlic cloves and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cloves turn golden brown. Remove and discard the browned garlic with a slotted spatula.
  2. Season the chops with salt and black pepper on both sides. Add to the hot skillet with the garlic-infused oil. Sear chops on until nicely browned, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a platter and set aside.

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  3. Add the sliced Portobello mushrooms to the skillet and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their liquid and develop nice color.
  4. Deglaze the skillet by pouring in the chicken broth and gently scraping the skillet with a spatula to loosen the flavorful brown bits from the bottom. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  5. Transfer the pork chops to a 6-quart or larger slow cooker pot and pour the mushrooms and broth on top. Season with a small amount of salt and black pepper, if desired.

    Chops & Mushrooms in Slow Cooker
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Once finished, remove the lid and transfer the chops to a plate.
  7. Temper the heavy cream by adding one or two spoonfuls of the hot cooking liquid to it before stirring into the slow cooker crock.

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    Adding Tempered Cream to Pot
  8. Add the cream cheese and stir vigorously until it is completely incorporated into the sauce with no remaining lumps.

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  9. Transfer chops to individual serving plates and top with some of the creamy mushroom sauce and some fresh chopped parsley. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes or your choice of sides. Enjoy!

    Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes

Notes

  • For best results, choose extra thick-cut bone-in pork chops with some fat on them for this recipe. If the chops are too thin or too lean, they run the risk of becoming tough and chewy with this cooking method.
  • The rich, creamy sauce is delicious “as is” or it can be thickened by stirring in a slurry of one-part cornstarch and two-parts cold water once the chops are done cooking.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2160Total Fat: 132gSaturated Fat: 49gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 62gCholesterol: 806mgSodium: 851mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 224g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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