Italian Pot Roast (One Pot)

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Easy pot roast recipe, made in one pot with simple ingredients. It’s juicy and tender and loaded with tomatoes and herbs.

I am very fond of roasts and I am so excited to add this one pot Italian Pot Roast recipe to my growing collection. So far, I have this Easy Pot Roast Recipe (Stovetop & Oven) and this Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast. They are all really easy and full of flavor and the whole family approves.

Slow cooker Italian pot roast/ Crockpot Italian roast

  1. Sear the chuck roast.
  2. Add that into a crockpot, along with all the other ingredients. Lower the amount of liquid by 1 cup.
  3. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until beef is very tender.

Italian pot roast sandwich

Slice a good quality bread like ciabatta in half and fill it with shredded Italian beef, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, mozzarella or provolone cheese and enjoy.

How to make best Italian pot roast?

  1. Heat oil and sear the roast and keep aside.
  2. Saute onions, ginger and garlic.
  3. Add seared roast back into the pot and add tomato puree, tomato paste, broth, red wine, carrots, celery, herbs and seasonings.
  4. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Then, cover and cook in the oven until meat is tender and you are done.

What roast is best for pot roast?

Chuck roast is the best.

Do you have to brown a roast?

It is best to do it so as to enhance the flavor.

What to serve with pot roast? What sides go with a roast?

Tips for Italian pot roast recipe:

  • Italian red wine is optional and can be replaced with beef broth.
  • Adjust the amount of seasonings and herbs, based on your preference.
  • If the sauce is too thin, thicken it by reducing it on the stovetop. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more broth (1/4 cup at a time).
  • Use low sodium broth to prevent the roast from becoming too salty.

Other One Pot Dinner Recipes:

Easy Italian Pot Roast Recipe (One Pot Meal)
5 from 4 votes

One Pot Italian Pot Roast

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Easy pot roast recipe, made in one pot with simple ingredients. It's juicy and tender and loaded with tomatoes and herbs. 

Servings: 8 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian roast, one pot meal, pot roast, roast
Calories: 441 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 pound Boneless chuck roast Trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1.5 cups Red onion Or white onions or yellow onions, Finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely minced
  • 3/4 cup Carrots Cut into half inch round slices
  • 1 stalk Celery Cut into half inch round slices
  • 2 tbsp Parsley Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Sage Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp Basil Fresh, Roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup Italian red wine Or beef broth
  • 1.5 cups Beef broth Low sodium
  • 1 can Italian plum tomatoes 28 oz. can, Puree to make it smooth
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick oven-safe pot or Dutch Oven over medium high heat.

  2. Add the chuck roast and season one side with salt and pepper. Sear it until golden brown. 

  3. Then, flip it over and season the other side with salt and pepper. Sear it.

  4. Sear and brown the sides of the roast too. 

  5. Remove roast to a plate and keep aside.

  6. In the same Dutch Oven, add onions, garlic, ginger and saute until golden brown and fragrant. 

  7. Add the roast back into the Dutch Oven.

  8. Add carrots, celery, parsley, bay leaf, sage, basil, Italian seasoning, red wine, beef broth, tomato puree, tomato paste

  9. Bring to a simmer.

  10. Then, cover the Dutch Oven with lid and transfer to oven. 

  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 3 hours or until roast is tender and easily breaks away with a fork. 

  12. Discard the bay leaf.

  13. Thicken the sauce on the stovetop by cooking it without lid over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes until you reach desired consistency. 

  14. Now, you have 2 options: Shred roast with 2 forks OR remove it and cut into large pieces and add that back into the pot. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Italian Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 428mg18%
Potassium 913mg26%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 2240IU45%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments on “Italian Pot Roast (One Pot)”

  1. This is such a delicious meal! Everyone fights over the leftovers the next day!

  2. My family loves this recipe! Great for a week night meal

  3. So easy and delicious! The ultimate comfort meal!

  4. Can this be converted to the Instant Pot?

    • Yes, it can be done. On the “Saute” setting, you can sear the meat until it’s brown on all side. Then, cover lid and seal. Cook for 60 minutes. When the cycle ends, let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, release pressure. Remove lid, shred meat and enjoy.
      PS: You can also remove the meat to a plate, prior to shredding, and add some flour to the juices to make a gravy and then, add the meat back in the instant pot.

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