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Slow Cooker Gnocchi in Creamy Pork Sauce

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Slow cooked pork in a tomato-cream sauce with gnocchi is the ultimate cold-weather meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Servings 8 to 10 servings
Calories 513
Author Michelle


  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 to 5 pound bone-in pork shoulder
  • 56 ounce canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 pounds dried gnocchi


  • Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the diced onion in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with the garlic. Place the pork shoulder on top of the onion and garlic. Pour one can of the crushed tomatoes over the pork and around the sides. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning all over and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the second can of crushed tomatoes over. Cover and cook on low for 11 hours.
  • Remove the bone and the layer of fat on the pork and discard. Stir in the heavy cream and then stir in the gnocchi. Cover and cook for an additional 1 hour on low. Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.


Note: Dried gnocchi are found in the pasta aisle at the supermarket (I bought the DeLallo brand). Do not use fresh or refrigerated gnocchi, or they will become too soft during cooking.
Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 1101mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 21.1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 8.6mg