Italian Pot Roast for the Crock Pot

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is one of our favorite pot roast recipes! I serve it over egg noodles. I found this recipe in Southern Living February 2005 issue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place mushrooms and onion in the bottom of a 5 1/2 quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle roast evenly with pepper. Brown roast on all sides in hot oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place roast on top of mushrooms and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle onion soup mix evenly over roast. Pour beef broth and tomato sauce over roast. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat shreds easily with a fork.
  3. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and cut into large chunks; keep warm.
  4. Skim fat from juices in slow cooker; stir in dried Italian seasoning and tomato paste. Stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl until smooth; add to juices in slow cooker, stirring until blended. Cover and cook on high 20 to 30 more minutes or until mixture is thickened. Add roast pieces back to slow cooker. Cover and cook until thoroughly heated.
  5. Serve over hot cooked egg noodles.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yummy! Completely different way to cook pot roast then the regular carrots and potatoes. Even my father, who is strictly a Southern meat and potatoes man, loved it! Thanks!

5 5

Excellent recipe! The roast came out beautifully tender and the gravy was delicious. I just sliced the roast rather than cutting it into chunks and I served it with garlic mashed potatoes. Definitely a recipe I will repeat! Thanks for posting. Made for PAC Fall 2009.

5 5

Not only is this one of the best Crock Pot recipes I've ever made, it is one of the best recipes I've ever made. I chose this recipe for the Kid-Friendly Recipe Tag game because my two sons and my DH love any type of pot roast and I could tell this one was going to be a winner. It is real comfort food and it couldn't be easier. The flavor of this roast is outstanding and it turns out extremely tender. The gravy is wonderful and full of flavor. I cooked the roast on low for about 7 hours and then thickened the gravy. I think this would be great served over mashed potatoes as well. It would also be delicious to serve over bread as a roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.