5 from 7 votes

Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Pork

This slow cooker recipe for Italian Pulled Pork can be served in a sandwich smothered in Mozzarella or with pasta - either way, it's one fantastic dish!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pulled pork recipe, slow cooked pork, slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 541 kcal
Author Erren


  • 1 Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil separated
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 28 oz crushed canned tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup wine red or white whatever your prefer
  • 2 good handfuls fresh basil torn
  • 1 good handful fresh parsley chopped
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Sandwich:
  • Italian bread
  • mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute.

  3. Dilute the tomato paste in the wine. Increase the heat, stir in the diluted tomato paste and continue to cook until the volume of the liquid is reduced by one-third.
  4. Add the pork to the slow cooker (whole with the netting removed)
  5. Once the diluted wine has reduced, Add the tomatoes, basil, and parsley to the wine mixture. Season with salt and black pepper and stir well.
  6. Bring to the boil, then cover the pork with the sauce by ladling it into the slow cooker.
  7. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. Remove the pork to a cutting board and using two forks pull the pork apart.
  9. To make the sandwich.

  10. Pile Italian bread high with the pulled pork. Cover with a little of the sauce and then with shredded mozzarella cheese
  11. and place under the broiler until the cheese has melted.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Italian Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 566mg 24%
Potassium 712mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.