Slow cooker Mississippi pork roast takes only a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time.

This melt-in-your-mouth crockpot pork roast simmers in a rich, savory gravy made with ranch dressing, au jus, and tangy pepperoncinis.

It’s even an amazing high protein, keto dish that everyone will love!

a serving of Mississippi Pork Roast on potatoes with broccoli

What is Mississippi Pork Roast?

  • Mississippi pork roast refers to the combination of ranch seasoning, au jus gravy mix, butter, and pepperoncinis, which give the roast a tangy and slightly spicy bite.
  • Great for gatherings, slow cooker Mississippi pork roast can be served right from the slow cooker. Don’t forget a side of thick no-knead bread to sop up all that wonderful sauce!
  • Make ahead and freeze for later, this pork roast reheats just as tender and juicy with the same rich and savory flavor!
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pork Roast ingredients labeled: onion, butter, pork roast, au jus gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, pepperoncini peppers with juice

Ingredients and Variations

Roast – Choose a pork roast with lots of marbling for the best flavor. A pork loin, tenderloin, or pork butt will work. Don’t worry about pricey cuts, the roast will become tender as it cooks.

Seasonings – Dry ranch dressing mix and au jus gravy mix create the signature flavor in this dish. Add more or fewer pepperoncinis for flavor, they can be added whole or thinly sliced. Don’t forget to have extras for garnishing!

Variations – Switch out the pork roast for a beef roast, or even a whole chicken! Potatoes, carrots, celery, or extra onions make this dish a full meal deal!

How to Make Crockpot Mississippi Pork Roast

Low and slow is the way to go for juicy, tender meat that just falls apart!

  1. Place roast, onion, and pepperoncini juice in the bottom of a slow cooker, as directed in the recipe below.
  2. Sprinkle ranch dressing, au jus gravy mix, and pepperoncinis on the top.
  3. Cover and cook until pork roast is fork tender.
  4. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and let it rest a few minutes before slicing.

For Gravy:

  1. Make a slurry with cornstarch and water.
  2. Stir slurry into the juices in the slow cooker and cook until thickened.
shredded Mississippi pork roast on a cutting board

Tips for Perfect Mississippi Pork Roast

  • Coat the roast with Italian seasonings and a little flour.
  • Sear all sides in a Dutch oven before adding to the slow cooker in Step 2.
  • Avoid opening the slow cooker lid, this will slow down the cooking process.
  • The roast can be shredded in the slow cooker before serving, if desired.

Ways to Use Leftover Pork Roast

Serve Mississippi porkroast over mashed potatoes, rice, or grilled veggies. It’s also delicious as a hearty sandwich, used to make tacos, or stirred into a healthy vegetable soup.

Shredded Mississippi Pork Roast in a slow cooker with pepperoncinis

Storing Mississippi Pork Roast

Store leftover Mississippi pork roast covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Freeze by scooping into zippered bags or freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months.

Thaw pork roast overnight in the fridge and reheat in a Dutch oven on the stove with a little salt and pepper and some extra pepperoncinis.

A fork full of Mississippi Pork Roast and potatoes

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Mississippi Pork Roast

Make this easy Mississippi Pork Roast recipe for a tender and flavorful entree everyone will love.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Candace



Optional Gravy:

  • 1-2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water


  • To a slow cooker, add the pork roast, onion if using, and pepperoncini juice. Sprinkle roast with dressing mix, gravy mix, and peppers. Top with butter cubes.
  • Cook 8-10 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high, or until pork is fork tender.
  • Remove the roast and peppers from the slow cooker. Skim some fat from the juices if desired.
  • For optional gravy, mix cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Stir slurry into the juices in the slow cooker, cover, and turn to high. Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • Shred pork using shredding tongs or two forks. Mix pork in with the juices or gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or rice.


  • If you check the roast and it’s not fork tender, cook for another 30 minutes and check again.
  • *If the pork roast has a large fat cap, reduce the amount of butter. Butter can be omitted, but adds great flavor.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 396 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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