Easy pork neck bones & potatoes made in the Crock Pot with quick brown gravy!
Hey y’all! I know it’s been a minute (I’m working behind the scene to bring something to life for y’all!), but I’m back with this quick and easy soulful recipe. In this post I’m going to show you how to make slow cooker neck bones & potatoes. That’s right folks, It’s a slow cooker recipe!
These pork neck bones and potatoes are smothered in gravy and onions, and pair well with your favorite vegetable, and a slice of buttery southern cornbread.
Watch how I made this delicious slow cooker recipe!
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Slow Cooker Neck Bones & Potatoes
This hearty recipe is the perfect slow cooker dinner for a busy night! Tender fall-off-the-bone meat and potatoes that you can pair with greens, cornbread – you name it!
Servings 6 servings
- 3 lbs fresh pork neck bones NOT smoked
- 1 1/2 large yellow onion sliced
- 2 packets brown gravy mix
- 3 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 5 medium russet potatoes peeled, and sliced
- Make sure that you clean the neck bones before anything else ( don’t skip out on this step!)
- Now toss all of the neck bones into the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle in the seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onions powder.
- Now sprinkle in the gravy packets, and toss in those sliced onions.
- Pour in the vegetable broth.
- Toss in the potatoes, then top the slow cooker with the lid.
- Let cook for 6 hours on high.
- Serve and enjoy with your favorite vegetable.
I’d love to try this recipe but where do you get the neck bones. Meat department of the supermarket? The reason I’m asking is because I’ve never seen them before. Thank you
I get them from Walmart! Definitely look there 😉
Elise Harper says
How many potatoes do you use it not in the recipe
I used 5 🙂
Lorraine Banath-Yasharahla says
Rosie I am glad you reminded people to clean and wash the NECKBONES. YOU ALSO HAVE TO CLEAN THE BEEF AND TURKEYBONES ALSO.
I made a mistake and got smoked ..♀️♀️♀️ Is that okay?
You need regular neck bones for this recipe ❤
GARY ADAMS says
I DON’T HAVE VEGETABLE BROTH, CAN I USE BEEF BROTH FOR THIS RECIPE OR JUST WATER MM
Sure you can.
Can these be made with beef neck bones?
Yes indeed 🙂
Kortesha Edgar says
Hey Rosie! Do it matter what potatoes you use?
Not really 😉
Thanks for posting. Came across these at a volume butcher shop, no idea what these were so here I am using your recipe and it’s very yummy 🙂 . They were under the soulfood section at the shop…along with some other things I can’t wait to try! Not sure why they’re just kept there but maybe because one’s soul loves them once they try them 😉 Thanks again!
Lorraine Banath-Yasharahla says
You can also find them. Wayfield grocery stores, Farmers Markets, Butcher Shops in a So call Black Neighborhood. I use Beef Neckbones and Medium- Large Turkey Neckbones. Green beans, lima beans. Or Pinto beans are good in the Neckbone recipe.
Any stores should have them Food Lion
OMG!!! Where is the cookbook? I honestly need your book in my life. My husband is from Springhill, La and loves good southern food. I have cooked neck bones on several occasions. Well I came across your recipe and made the dish yesterday for memorial day. My husband ate two big plates of neck bones. Here’s the kicker he told me this was the best neck bones I had ever cooked. I’m so grateful to you and can’t wait to try more of your dishes. I truly don’t like to cook but now I’m looking forward to cooking more dishes in my slow cooker. This allows me leave our home and take care of business and know a great meal is cooking.
Thanks for bringing life into my kitchen.
Hi Teri!!!! Thanks so much for trying my recipe!! I’m glad that you and your husband liked the recipe. Stay tuned for the cookbook!
Ken Heffner says
Tuned INNNNN for the cook book!
Turquiose Holley says
Hello, I want to know if I can to this same recipe with legs and breast?
Hi there. You sure can! XOXO
Rosemary Smith says
Neck bones are sometimes found in the section where they keep seasoning meat such as pig tails, hog joules, salt pork that kind of stuff. Smoked and non smoked are usually together and once you see them you will definitely see a difference. Some are with reg meats. We have them as a pick 5 where you get 5 packs for $20. Good luck to you
I made these yesterday along with the Smoked Cabbage and the Yams!
Delicious! Thanks so much Rosie!
I remember eating neckbones and potatoes as a kid and they were delicious. However, since those days and the longer eat pork is there a substitute meat that would work just as well.
Hi Julia! Absolutely! You can use turkey necks or been necks. XOXO
How many potatoes do you use.
I used 5 🙂
Crystal Lynch says
When do you add the potatoes?
Right after the broth. Be sure to check out the video 😉
Charlotte Watts says
Hi, when do you add the pototoes, or do you cook them separately.
Charlotte Watts says
Sorry I watched the presentation
April D Robinson says
Are the potatoes too soft when cooking for 6hrs on high?
Nope, I made sure to toss them on top. 🙂
CeeCee Lawton says
When do you add the potato’s
Right after the broth. Be sure to watch the video as well 🙂
It said neckbones & potatoes.. Where the potato come in at??
The video is posted, the recipe is shown as well 🙂
Elise Harper says
How many potatoes do you use it not in the recipe
5. It is in the recipe 🙂
Not sure if I missed it, but how many potatoes should be used?
Hi there, it’s 5 potatoes.
Darlene C Johnson says
Is pork neckbones considered to be fresh neckbones or smoked neckbones ?
I used fresh, not smoked. 🙂
Ms Holley says
Hi, Can you use butternut squash ? Thannx
You can use whatever you like, but just keep in mind that’s changing the recipe 🙂
Darlene C Johnson says
Is pork neckbones considered to be fresh neckbones or smoked neckbones, also do I follow the recipe on the gravy ok for the amount of broth to put in the crockpot?
Hi there. I used fresh neck bones.
J. Jones says
Are the neck bones smoked?
Nope. I used fresh neck bones 🙂
Ik it sounds dumb but when you say clean neck bones are deboning them
Remove the fatty parts, and veins under the bones.
Theresa H says
Great recipe. That’s how they make it back home in NC. I’ll definitely save this recipe. Thanks!
Ms dale says
Keep the recipes coming Rosie your a great cook
LaTonya Boyd says
How well do you think this will turn out without potatoes as I’m staying away from carbs.
It will still be delicious without potatoes
K. Jones says
I haven’t made your recipe yet but I’m sure it good my mom used to make neckbones and onions a lot but
This is such a yummy recipe… Love this!!
Also love how recipe is detailed but simple 🙂
Very simple and easy!!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Happy Mother’s Day as well!!
hank you! Happy Mothers Day!
My family and I love neckbones we eat them at least twice a month. Today is Mother’s Day we had our normal cookout but I decided to make this dish it was a hit. The meat nice and tender and the potatoes were not mushy at all. Thank you for all your great recipes I also made the Soul food Mac and Cheese, Southern Devil eggs and Sweet Tea..
Hi hun!! Thanks SOO much for trying my recipe!! Happy Mother’s Day!
Hi Rosie, just want to say THANK YOU for sharing your delicious recipes!! I have made PLENTY of your recipes and will definitely continue to do so. To be such a professional fabulous cooker and sharing the recipes with the world speaks to your character! Continue to be blessed!
Thanks for trying my recipes!
How much vegetable broth do you use for this recipe ?
Hi Theresa. The recipe is listed 🙂
Margarita Thompson says
I love the gravy part but if I don’t have gravy pack what or how can I make the thickness. Or gravy sauce.
You will need the gravy pack, or you need to make homemade gravy. You can check out my oxtails video to see how I made homemade gravy 🙂
This was my first time ever making neck bones! My hubby loved them! So glad I stumbled on your page on Instagram 🙂
Rosie! Girl! Sista! Friend. Listen, this along with your other recipes – my man is about to put a ring on it, so you’re invited to the wedding lol. This is absolutely amazing and so flavorful in such little time! I hated neckbones as a child, but these are now a staple. Please keep these recipes coming! I’m ready for the cookbook! Have a very blessed day!
Hi Lee! I’ll be waiting for my invite!! LOL
Love your recipes.
I made these yesterday as written but got distracted and forgot the stock! They came out great and still had plenty of gravy! If I can’t get neck bones, is there another cut of pork that would work? Thank you for sharing your recipes!
Excellent and inexpensive recipe!!! I paired it with the greens and cabbage mix recipe along with cornbread! My family loved it!!
Thanks so much for trying my recipe!! Xoxo
Desiree Lee says
I’ll be trying this recipe today for dinner i have a large family to cook for hope i make enough for them cause they gone love it will let you know
Hello I bought pork gravy will that throw off the taste .
No, that should work 😉
Chantel D Miller says
Hello Rosie, I am trying your Neckbone Recipe and honestly I cannot wait to eat. Will hit you back once they are done.
David Greene says
How about Lima beans with neck bones..in the slow cooker? Would that work?
Sure will 🙂
This was probably one of the best recipes I have ever tried! And judging by the empty pot, I think it’s my husband’s too! Thanks Rosie❤
I love your receipes and you give very good directions on how to make them. Please show more instant pot receipes, I would love it. Keep doing what you do Rosie! God Bless!
Thank you little baby Jesus for Rosie. This recipe was EVERYTHING!!! Definitely one of my top favs 🙂
This is my second time making this recipe and let me just say girl I love your recipes I use them every week! I serve this over plain rice the sauce created from this gives the rice such a nice flavor.
I made tonight mostly as written. Used short ribs instead of neck bones. Beef broth for the vegetable broth and a tad of worchesterchire sauce. All ingredients wouldn’t fit in my crockpot so I used the stove and a heavy pot. The Husband loved it and said “this is a keeper don’t change a thing”. Thanks, Rosie!
I have never had neck bones before or thought about cooking them. Came across your site while in the grocery store and decided to give it a try. I followed your instructions and let me tell you…the BOMB!! Delicious!! I also decided to make white rice and green beans along with some cornbread. My husband text me and said dinner was absolutely wonderful. I recently got married. I haven’t been cooking much because I am so busy. Often, I find myself cooking the same ole stuff and I only feel excited about cooking on the holidays. It’s nice to find a site with such variety and recipes that are not too difficult to make. Your recipes are realistic for the average everyday working woman who doesn’t have time to slave in the kitchen but wants to cook a great meal. Im excited to try all of your recipes. I shared this site with my daughter too! You have a new fan! Thanks so much!!
This was delicious!!!!!!!!! BF approved. Thanks Love!
Michelle Townsend says
I used beef short ribs instead of neckbones and it was delicious
Margaret Darlene Brandon says
My crockpot broke so I used a oven bag cooked on 275 for 4hrs worked great!
Loved it!!! I had to thicken the gravy with flour but other than that. Can’t wait to make it again.
Have not tried any of your recipes but as southern girl who enjoys cooking .
The simply reading the recipes make you want put a sign OVER THE STOVE ” Taste and homemake”
keep the taste buds happy
Rosie this is the first recipe of yours that I tried and I promise you have a fan for life. My whole family is originally from MS so I’m used to southern cooking. Being that my mother lives moved out of state I have to learn how to cook these foods for myself and my family now. My little family loved this recipe. I got too much meat and had to use 2 slow cookers. Not a prob though it was still gone within 2 days. My mother did give me extra advise on cleaning the neck bones. She had me rinse them then boil them for about 5 minutes. A lot of froth floated to the top. I then rinsed again and seasoned!
Thank you Rosie. I’m looking forward to cooking more of your recipes.
Yvonne Smiley says
Hi Rosie thank you for all your recipes. Can this recipe be frozen? If so any special instructions.
Hi Yvonne! It sure can. I simply put them in freezer bags ( or vacuum sealed), and freeze for a later day 😉
Hi Rosie. This looks wonderful and I’m trying it this coming weekend. Do you have any good recipes for the smoked neck bones? Gonna check out all of your recipes. I’m a country girl so I kno There all bound to be good!
I’ve tried this recipe two weeks ago! OMG! It was so good my husband tore it up lol. Thank you for this recipe 🙂
Albert N Fiume says
I have been making pork neck bones for years. Since I am Italian we were always taught to partially cook them, and then cook them in a wine based red sauce for about 6 hours. Your receipe was absolutely delicious, the spices and brown really enhance the flavor. I cannot wait to try your other recipes.
Rose Murrill says
Hello Rosie. I just wanted to know if boneless pork neck bones can be an alternative for crockpot neck bones and potatoes recipe?
Boneless neck bones? I guess. I never heard of those lol.
Carla Neely says
I tried your recipe for my Sunday dinner with my boyfriend. All I can say is Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!! The neckbones were very tender and falling off the bone. This will definitely be my go to dish…. Thank You!!
Taneshia Carter says
I don’t eat pork, what other meat would work best with this recipe?
Abraham Roberts says
Absolutely delicious!!! I had a taste for neck bones because my grandmother used to cook them when I was a child. Thank you for this recipe!!! They were delicious and reminded me of grandma’s house.
Cynthia Palmer says
Rhea Alexis M Banks says
Looks like a great recipe, I am trying it thus weekend. I a sure it will be a favorite.
Made this last Sunday for my family and they LOVED it!!
I’m so glad I chose this recipe as a base for my first time cooking neck bones. I halved the recipe, put a half the onion on the bottom, then the bones, then the other half of the onion, gravy mix, half a head of cabbage cut into wedges, and a large cubed potato. I also added some sage, thyme and celery seed before adding the water. I cooked this in my rice cooker: one hour on warm, 30 minutes on steam, and another hour and a half on warm. The cabbage added a lot of moisture so at this point I removed the cabbage and potatoes and cooked the meat and gravy with the lid open on steam for another 30 minutes to thicken it up and it was fabulous in four hours. Served with a raw salad and buttermilk biscuits. Cheap and easy and delicious, and the bones weren’t nearly the hassle I was afraid they’d be, the meat did indeed fall right off. Thanks.
Hey Rosie, can I cook them on low for 8hours. I would like to cook them while at work!
Hello Roshari! I apologize for the late response, but yes. That can be done.
I am going to try this recipe tomorrow with the boneless neck bones I got from the store yesterday. I usually cook them in red pepper vinegar but these look really good. They will go perfectly with the turnips and greens I prepped today that are waiting in the fridge to be cooked. Your bone in neckbones look so meaty! The bone in ones I usually find don’t have much meat at all. Thanks for posting! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Rosie!! Thank you!!! My first time cooking neck bone..(shame on me I’m from Alabama) amazing!!!
Greetings Rosie says! Can I add different meats and veggies with your neckbone recipe?
You can try it, but I personally just like the recipe how it is 🙂