Cooking Light's Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast

Cooking Light's Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast created by jrusk

This is so easy and delicious! Is great with a salad and bread.

Ready In:
5hrs 5mins


  • 2 12 lbs boneless round roast
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce (or regular)
  • 1 (2/3 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix


  • Slice roast in half for even cooking; place in crock pot.
  • Add onion and remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on high setting 5 hours or until roast is tender.
  • Or, cover and cook on high setting one hour; reduce to low setting, and cook 7 hours.
  • Slice meat to serve.
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  1. Mary F
    I think I've found out that I prefer a creamy mushroom gravy with pot roast, but this was good and the family went up for seconds.
  2. Diane S
    I made this recipe several times using the meat called for in the recipe. Turned out dry. so, the 3 stars mean I used a boneless chuck roast, which cooked up tender and moist. I did add the carrots and it turned out great. My husband said this way is better.
  3. jrusk
    Cooking Light's Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast Created by jrusk
  4. jrusk
    This was very good. I added extra italian seasoning because we like our food well seasoned. Also added approx. 1/4 cup water...just in case. The gravy was awesome. I mixed in some wondra to thicken it a bit more. Served over egg noodles for dinner and lunch! Had a small bit left over and served it for breakfast with a fried egg on top. I'd make this again and it's a great recipe to experiment with. I think a can of rotel tomatoes would be a nice addition too. Thanks!
  5. Lori in NC
    This was pretty good. The flavor was nice, and it was very easy, but the meat was a bit dry. (I'm beginning to think I just don't like bottom round roasts.) I did add a bag of baby carrots, and they were cooked perfectly and very nicely seasoned. I cooked for 1 hour on high and 7 on low. I served it with mashed potatoes, but the sauce/gravy would have been very nice on gnocchi. Thanks for posting.

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