Smothered Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes {CROCK POT Style}

If you haven’t noticed, I love a crock pot!  This has by far been one of my favorite recipe combos!  I recently bought my second crock pot.  I wanted to be able to cook multiple things and have the whole meal ready when I got home from work!  This was my first try and it turned out p e r f e c t!!

This meal was so southern and filling.

First, the pork chops and gravy!


Whisk the seasonings and other gravy ingredients first in the crock pot.


I got a thicker cut pork chop because I let them cook 8 hours {low}.  I seasoned them with very little garlic salt.  I added them to the pot and after cooking low and slow all day this was what they looked like when I got home.  They smelled heavenly.


I love a thicker gravy so I made a quick rue and the gravy thickened up nicely.  It didn’t take long at all.


Now for the mashed potatoes.  It looked like I was cooking for an army.  These were so delicious, homemade and hearty.


The original recipe called for 5 lbs. of potatoes, peeled.  I peeled half of them.  It was much quicker and I like the texture it gives the mashed potatoes in the end.


Some wat-uh, some butt-uh, salt and pepp-uh!


Mhmm good.


Then it gets really good, more butt-uh and the glorious cream cheese!


Creamy, yummy, mashed potatoes are on my top 5 favorite side dishes.  Just sayin’


This was the finished result.  There was nothing left on our plates after dinner.  It was delicious!  This would be great for a week night, big Sunday lunch after church or family dinner!  Hope you enjoy!

Props to The Country Cook for the pork chops recipe!

Couldn’t have done it without Life in the Lofthouse and her amazing mashed potatoes recipe!




Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops


4 thick cut pork chops (bone-in or boneless)

1 envelope onion soup mix

1 envelope dry pork gravy mix

1 (14oz.) can chicken broth (low sodium)

1 (10.5oz.) can cream of chicken (low sodium)

1 tsp. garlic salt or powder


  1. Combine onion soup mix, pork gravy mix, chicken broth, and cream of chicken in crock pot.  Whisk together. (Any lumps will disappear when cooking)
  2. Season both sides of pork chops with garlic salt or powder.  Place them in crock pot and cover with gravy mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
  4. After cooking, you can serve immediately.  If you like a thicker gravy, heat a pot over medium heat and melt 2 Tbsp. of butter.  Whisk in 3 Tbsp. of all purpose flour until a paste forms.
  5. Pour in 2 Cups of the pork gravy and whisk for another minute.  The mixture will begin to thicken quickly.  Then combine with the rest of the gravy.  Stir well and serve!


Crock Pot Creamy Mashed Potatoes


5 lbs. russet potatoes

3/4 cup butter, divided into small pieces

3 cups of water

Salt and Pepper

8oz. package cream cheese, softened

3-4 Tbsp. of milk


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces.  Rinse.
  2. Grease crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.  Place potatoes in crockpot, season with salt and pepper.  Pour in 3 cups of water and put 1/4 cup of the butter on top.
  3. Cook potatoes on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  Potatoes are ready when tender.
  4. Carefully, drain the hot water from potatoes.  Add the remaining butter, cream cheese, and milk (add more or less milk depending on how thin or thick you like your potatoes).
  5. Mash potatoes with a potato masher until all lumps are gone and ingredients are combined.  Season with more salt and pepper if needed, enjoy!

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