Pork Shoulder and Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is another wonderful meal from my mom! I have to say that I only post my favorite recipes here and this is definitely one of them. (Not to mention that it’s super easy which is always right up my alley!)



  • 1 Pork Shoulder (or butt) Roast (Mine was about 7lbs)
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Salt
  • Crushed Pepper (I didn’t put too much b/c of kiddos)
  • Parsley


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • Place roast in roasting pan, and coat generously with Olive Oil
  • Sprinkle a good amount of remaining ingredients over roast and ‘rub’ in so that the roast has a good coating of spices.
  • Cook uncovered at 275 for about 6 hours (this may depend on the size of your roast, mine was about 7lbs) It should have a nice salty crust on the outside when it’s finished, and your house will smell wonderful!


Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable! If all goes well, your family will look like this:

IMG_4194 Just due to the size of these roasts you’ll have leftovers, chop them up into bite sized pieces and coat them with BBQ sauce. You can freeze them for another time, or eat them the next night on hamburger buns for a yummy BBQ Pork Sandwich!

From mi casa, to yours, Enjoy!


  • Lauren May 23, 2010 at 8:26 am

    That sounds really good!

  • Christina May 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I love a good old fashion meat, potatoes & yes even peas type dinner. They are my FAV!

  • Melinda May 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

    looks good, we do this with beef and pork roasts and make shredded beef tostados, the next day, or later that week. We also love to add garlic and cheese to our mashed potatoes, to mix it up a bit, too!!!

  • Sippy Cup Central Mom May 24, 2010 at 9:39 am

    That looks so tummy, thanks! Check out my bakes oatmeal today. karen

  • Alison (Itsy Bitsy Learning) May 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I'm inviting myself to your house for dinner! That's my favorite meal!!

  • Kelly's Lucky You May 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, that looks delicious. I haven't had roast pork in forever. The leftover ideas sound as good as the first meal, too!Know someone who needs a blog makeover or blog spring cleaning? Check out Build A Beautiful Blog week! http://KellysLuckyYou.blogspot.com/ andhttp://SimplyStacie.net/

  • Jackie October 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I made this for dinner this past week and it was a HUGE hit. My kids both loved the pork (or Chicken as they called it HA!) and my husband and I were thrilled with how moist and tender it was! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  • Nikki November 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve been looking for a good pork butt recipe because it always goes on sale at Publix. I suppose this could be cooked in a crock pot too? Any ideas how long?

  • Amy Elizabeth Behnke September 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Dear Erica,

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the recipe! It sounds super scrumptious and I’m with you on simplicity so this was right up MY alley too! 🙂

    I JUST a few moments ago found your site so it might be too soon to tell you, but I love you! 🙂


    p.s. the fact that you are a self-proclaimed Christian makes your site 100xs better to me 🙂

  • Lael December 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Hey! Couldn’t you just make this in the crockpot? Ive been searching for some crockpot recipes and this seems like the perfect one!

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