Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes (A One Pot Hassle Free Meal)



There’s nothing like a fall apart tender roast that’s cooked low and slow along with some fresh veggies and a seasonings to highlight all of it’s delicious flavors. This meal is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make. Yes there are countless ways to prepare a pot roast. You can be professional and brown the roast in some olive oil prior to slow cooking, as well as sauteing some sliced onions and freshly minced garlic. To me though, a slow cook meal is a hassle free meal. One that you can toss in and go. A busy day one pot meal. So, I created this recipe to be just that, no browning or sauteing required. The hardest part of this meal is dicing the potatoes, yes that’s just how easy it is. Anyone can make this and everyone will utterly and completely enjoy it! Flavorful, unbelievably simple and amazingly delicious.
If you want you can throw it all in from the beginning (roast first then veggies on top), I just prefer that my veggies don’t turn to mush. That’s why I prepared it as listed but just do what works for you. Also, if you’d like you can also use red potatoes in place of the Russet potatoes. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes (A One Pot Hassle Free Meal)

4.75 from 4 votes

This delicious comforting slow cooker pot roast with potatoes is so easy and is the perfect winter meal

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes


  • 2 1/2 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 3/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 4 medium Russet potatoes , scrubbed and rinsed then diced into chunks about 3/4" - 1"
  • 12 oz . baby carrots


  1. Place chuck roast in a slow cooker. Pour beef broth over roast, and drizzle with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder then season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW heat 7 hours.
  2. Remove roast to a large plate or cutting board, reserving broth in slow cooker (it should be fall apart tender so it will likely break apart when you lift it out).
  3. Add diced potatoes and baby carrots to slow cooker in broth (the broth should cover the veggies), return roast to slow cooker placing on top of vegetables.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork. Plate and ladle with broth in slow cooker.
  5. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes (A One Pot Hassle Free Meal)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 725 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Potassium 2136mg 61%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 60g 120%
Vitamin A 235.6%
Vitamin C 18.4%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: one pot roast, slow cooker roast
Calories: 725 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Peter Burroughs: Love the recipe. Everything came out perfect. Liked the idea of taters and carrots going in last to cook. It was Great. November 14, 2018 at 11:39pm Reply

  • Tanya: Dinner was at 9pm instead of 7pm because the potatoes and carrots never softened. August 27, 2018 at 6:41pm Reply

    • christine Harbison: recommend cutting veggies into smaller pieces or parboil them first-will not take long February 13, 2019 at 1:35pm Reply

  • chelsea: Hi there! I have a roast that has already been cooked in a crock pot by itself and stored in the fridge over night, still in its own juices. I would like to add all the veggies mentioned in the recipe when I re-heat it. How would you suggest going about doing so in order for meat to reach correct temperature and veggies turn out right? March 18, 2018 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Louis: Just made it with onion carrots potatoes and a nice venison roast very goog garlic little oregano and a dash of old bay and a bay leaf tearing it up now my kids don’t even no it’s deer meat March 11, 2018 at 1:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked it! March 12, 2018 at 10:29am Reply

  • carol: i am this right now. can’t wait for it to be done! just wanted to say it’s very nice that you answer everyones questions. have a nice day. March 1, 2018 at 9:41am Reply

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