Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe (One Pot)
5 from 4 votes

Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins

The best, classic, easy slow cooker pot roast recipe, made with simple ingredients like cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix, chuck, potatoes and carrots.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 690 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 4-5 pound Chuck roast Trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 packet Dry onion soup mix
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1/2 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cans Cream of mushroom soup Low sodium
  • 3-4 Carrots Medium size, Cut into circles, Optional
  • 2-3 Potatoes Large, Cut into 2 inch cubes, Optional


  1. Place the roast in a slow cooker.

  2. Sprinkle dry onion soup mix, salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic.

  3. Add onions. 

  4. Pour cream of mushroom soup and mix everything until roast is fully coated.

  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  6. Add the carrots and potatoes (if you are using them) at 4 hours to prevent them from becoming too soft and "mushy." You can add them in the beginning too when you added everything else but I am not fond of the "soft and mushy" vegetable texture. 

  7. Use 2 forks to shred the beef and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 690 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 213mg71%
Sodium 1530mg64%
Potassium 1608mg46%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 5150IU103%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 9.8mg54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.