Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe

SO excited to announce that my Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes cookbook is here! Click here to buy a copy.

It has 150 recipes!

And just as a little teaser, here is a new recipe, Ginger-Cranberry Pork Roast.  This one is probably my absolute favorite that I have come up with so far.

                                                              photo credit: Renee Whiting, Nana’s Empty Nest.

Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast

Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast


  • 3 pounds pork roasts
  • 2 12-ounce package fresh cranberries or 2 cans of whole cranberries
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced or minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rapadura sugar (if using canned cranberries, or to taste...more sugar is needed for fresh cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour (or any thinkening agent of your choice)
  • 1 cup filtered water


  1. Dump all ingredients (except water) into one, one gallon bag.
  2. Label and put in freezer
  3. Day of cooking dump contents of bag into slow cooker, add the water
  4. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until fully cooked

Remember each slow cooker is different, so the first time you make a recipe, really watch it so you don’t over or under cook it.

Serve with sautéed broccoli in lots of butter.  I cook frozen broccoli this way, no need to thaw, just dump frozen broccoli into a hot pan with hot butter and it is delicious.

Hope you like it as much as me!
If you are interested in more slow cooker freezer recipes check out my cookbook From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season. 

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  1. Recipe says 1 cup peeled and minced, but it doesn’t say what is peeled and minced, ginger? Plus the thing that looks like ginger in your bags looks sliced, or are those yellow slices something else?

    • Good catch, thank you! Yes, ginger. They can be chopped big or small, my husband likes is smaller.

    • Christi Wilson says:

      Can you recommend a certain amount of sugar when using fresh cranberries? I plan to put my 3 lb roast and all the ingredients in one bag as directed, not divided into 2. We have three boys :) I discovered your site from moneysavingmom- so excited to try your recipes!

  2. Looking forward!!

  3. What size pork roast? Thanks!

  4. This just made my day! You are amazing!

  5. I’ve added all of her recipes to my pepperplate app and it automatically makes a grocery list when you choose your recipes! It’s online too. Thank you Stephanie for the fabulous recipes!!!

  6. I want to say THANK YOU! Also, is there a place where I can get a list of ingredients for a series of recipes? I would like to make a grocery list to make one trip and prep! Let me know if its listed anywhere and I missed it.


  7. What great news! I can’t wait to fill my freezer. My crew has liked all your recipes so far and they were such a lifesaver during my recent difficult pregnancy. :-)

  8. Congrats sounds great look forward to it! Amee

  9. OMG! I can’t wait for the ecookbook to come out!

  10. Andrea Reed says:

    Can’t wait for the e-book! I just started with your recipes and am ready to go full force! Now… to grow some of those veggies…

  11. Do you have any ideas for BIG slow cooker meals? We’re a family of 6, my kids are 11, 9, 3, and 1 (NOT picky at all and LOVE their veggies). All of the recipes I’ve seen online are usually servings of 4 or 5. Plus, I didn’t see a yielding amount on this fabulous recipe. Thanks in advance!

    • If you have a big slow cooker, you could easily double my recipes or almost double them, some of them have lots of veggies. This pork recipe is a smaller than usual meal. This got us 4 servings. Normally, my other recipes get at least 6 servings.

  12. Oooh exciting! We are loving your freezer recipes over here so far. I work 12hr shifts so being able to throw something in the crockpot in the am for my husband to feed the kids has been amazing. He loves it and I don’t have to worry about them eating mcdonalds every time I work, so thank you for the great recipes and ideas.

  13. Hi! I was just wondering about putting everything into two gallon bags. Am I splitting up the recipe and then putting half of it into one bag or just splitting the mixture up? Also, are you dumping both roasts, essentially, both bags into the crock pot or one gallon bag at a time for 4-6 hours? Thanks for answering my questions!

  14. Question, we don’t eat pork or shellfish so I’m wondering how hard it would be to sub poultry, red meat of fish products and how that might change the nutritional/ caloric value? I’m finding this year I’m going to have to use my crock pot a lot this summer as it’s going to be too hot to use the stove most nights. Thanks!

    • Swapping out red meat for pork shouldn’t affect the caloric info, it has about the same fat/protein. I am not sure about fish. I think fish has less calories overall. I never really pay attention to calorie information anymore, and I pay more attention to the quality of food I put in my body. So as long as you are eating well and balanced, don’t worry too much about calories. :)

  15. I’m sure this is silly, but there’s some part of me that still feels nervous to leave a slow0cooker plugged in and turned on all day unattended.

    • I am usually home the entire time, I may run out for a quick errand, but since I work from home it works out for me. I know lots of people do leave it alone all day, unattended, but I am sure if you look at the manufacturer’s guidelines it probably says do not leave unattended for liability reasons.

    • Cassandra says:

      Any appliance – your refrigerator, your furnace, your dishwasher – can short out and spark a fire. Anything with electricity running through it can cause a problem, whether it’s on or not. Through faulty wiring, some appliances can turn themselves on. The biggest issue you have to be concerned with is what appliance you own, considering where it was manufactured and at what point in time. Cost-cutting measures in the last 10-20 years have drastically increased the dangers of home appliances. Consumer Reports posted a lengthy article about it in March:

  16. So looking forward to this! I’m having my third baby in July and it would really rock to be able make up some freezer crockpot meals beforehand!

    • Yes! These meals are great if they are delivered to you from a friend, but so wonderful for the proactive Mama that wants to stock her freezer before baby comes!

  17. Samantha S says:

    I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out!!!!!! I’m a mom on the go and freezer recipes would really help me out. :)

  18. Hi Stephanie! I just signed up for your newsletter but don’t know how to get to your ecookbook to purchase it :) All of your recipes look AMAZING!! Thanks for doing what you do!

    • To buy it first from the newsletter you would have had to have been on the list prior to Sunday when it launched. It will launch on the blog, this coming Wednesday! Thanks for your support!

  19. Where can we order the cookbook?

  20. Looks yummy! Dumb question, do I thaw the roast before adding it to the crockpot or just throw everything in frozen? Thanks, can’t wait to try it

  21. Hi! This recipe was so good! Will definitely be one to make again. Thanks for sharing:)


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