Pork butt roast on a wooden cutting board with several slices cut.

Pork Butt Roast

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American


My Pork Butt Roast recipe makes an unfussy but impressive dinner or meal prep item that can be used all week long.


  • 1 (3-4 lb.) boneless pork butt, fat cap lightly trimmed
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 and ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. 
  2. Place pork butt directly into a roasting pan, fat cap side up. Rub top, bottom, and sides of pork butt with pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Pour chicken stock into pan.
  3. Place pan in oven. Roast 40 minutes per pound, or for about 2 and ½ to 3 hours.
  4. Remove pan from oven and let stand 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 475°F. 
  5. Return pan to oven. Roast 20 to 30 minutes more, or until top and sides of pork butt are caramelized.
  6. Remove from oven. Slice and serve warm.