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Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe: Simple & Savory

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot roast recipe is my go-to comfort food. Tender chuck roast with hearty veggies, all cooked to perfection in a flavorful broth. It's a warm, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious meal!

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You're in for a treat, folks! I've been cooking up my special instant pot roast, a heartening melody of tender meat and vibrant vegetables. One whiff of the rich broth and memories of mom's Sunday dinners will flood back. Trust me, you'll want to tuck in as soon as that lid pops open. I can't wait to share this gem with you - easy, hearty, and downright delicious! Let's get cooking.

Ingredients for the Perfect Pot Roast

  • Chuck roast: The star of the dish, chuck roast becomes tender and flavorful when cooked under pressure, perfect for pot roast.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the pot roast.
  • Carrots: Provide natural sweetness and texture to the dish, complementing the savory flavors of the chuck roast.
  • Potatoes: Absorb the flavors of the broth and chuck roast while adding heartiness and substance to the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses the dish with a rich, aromatic flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the pot roast.
  • Beef broth: Provides a savory base for the dish, adding depth of flavor and keeping the chuck roast moist during cooking.
  • Tomato paste: Adds a touch of umami richness and depth to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the pot roast.
  • Dried thyme: Brings a subtle earthy and herby flavor to the dish, complementing the richness of the chuck roast.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Roast

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the roast quickly while keeping it tender and flavorful.
  • Knife: Needed for prepping ingredients like chopping onions, garlic, and cutting vegetables into chunks.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping and preparing ingredients safely.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate measurement of beef broth and other liquids for the recipe.

Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe: Simple & Savory

This Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe is simple and savory, perfect for a hearty family meal. It combines tender chuck roast with flavorful vegetables, all cooked to perfection in an Instant Pot.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 480 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


Main Ingredients

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Sear the chuck roast on all sides until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Add onions and garlic to the pot, sauté until fragrant.
  • Stir in tomato paste and thyme, cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour in beef broth and deglaze the pot.
  • Add back the chuck roast, carrots, and potatoes.
  • Close the lid, set to high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid.
  • Serve the pot roast with vegetables and enjoy!


This recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner. Feel free to add other vegetables like celery or parsnips for extra flavor.


Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 36gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 1100mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Comfort Food, Instant Pot, Pot Roast
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Roast Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the instant pot roast as instructed.
  • Let the pot roast cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the instant pot roast as instructed.
  • Allow the pot roast to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Chuck roast is a tough cut of meat that benefits from long, slow cooking to break down the connective tissues and become tender.

Common Questions About Cooking Pot Roast in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different cut of meat for this instant pot roast recipe?
Yes, you can use a different cut of meat like brisket or bottom round, but adjust the cooking time accordingly as different cuts may require more or less time to become tender.
Do I have to sear the chuck roast before cooking it in the instant pot?
Searing the chuck roast before cooking adds flavor, but you can skip this step if you're short on time.
Can I add other vegetables to the instant pot roast?
Absolutely! Feel free to add your favorite vegetables like celery, parsnips, or mushrooms to customize the dish to your liking.
How can I make the gravy for the instant pot roast?
To make gravy, you can thicken the cooking liquid with a cornstarch slurry after the roast is done cooking. Simply mix cornstarch with cold water and stir it into the hot liquid until thickened.
Can I cook this instant pot roast recipe on low pressure instead of high pressure?
Yes, you can cook the roast on low pressure for a longer time if you prefer, but high pressure will result in a more tender and flavorful roast in less time.

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