Slow Cooker Pot Roast
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4.2 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This classic easy slow cooker pot roast is made with a chuck roast, potatoes, carrots and onion. My recipe also has a self-making gravy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Servings: 6
Calories: 712kcal
Author: Sarah Olson



  • 4 lbs. Beef Chuck roast
  • 10.5 ounce can Campbell's cream of bacon soup (or mushroom) do not add water
  • 10.5 ounce can Campbell's French onion soup do not add water
  • ΒΌ cup cornstarch
  • 2 pounds red potatoes (or russets) cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 large white onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add 2/3 of the vegetables to the bottom of the slow cooker (the potatoes, onions and carrots).
  • Add the roast on top of those veggies. I do not brown my roast in a skillet, but you can at this point if desired.
  • Add the remaining vegetables around the pot roast.
  • Whisk together soups and cornstarch in a medium bowl, pour over roast.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 9-10 hours. Do not open the lid during the cooking time. This can be done on high for 6 hours on high but I recommend low and slow.
  • When the cooking time is done, I like to degrease the top of the gravy before serving. I do this by taking paper towels and laying over the grease. Pull up quickly and just the grease will be on the paper towel.
  • Shred or slice the pot roast.
  • Add salt and pepper to the gravy to taste.
  • Serve the pot roast with the veggies and drizzle over the gravy. Enjoy!



If you desire to add red wine to this recipe, add a 1/2 cup. But also add 1 more tablespoon of cornstarch to the soup mixture.
Nutritional values are approximate, please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
Values below are for 1/6 of the recipe.


Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 2069mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6845IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 7.6mg