Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

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Instant Pot Pot Roast is the only recipe I need in life! Pot Roast is my absolute favorite winter dishes. There’s something about the tender meat, potatoes, carrots, and THAT SAUCE that is so comforting and delicious. This pressure cooker pot roast recipe is so easy. If you’re in the mood for comfort food, you have to learn how to make this Instant Pot Roast!

instant pot pot roast with potatoes and carrots on a platter

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Pot Roast is a classic dish everyone should learn how to make, and it’s never been easier than with this Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe!

Is there anything better than juicy pot roast with carrots and potatoes? It’s a warm winter meal we come back to again and again. It’s loved by all, SO flavorful, and it always makes me think of home. The only thing better than the ole standby is if it gets easier to make…which is what this easy Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe is for!

This Pressure Cooker Pot Roast is all my foodie dreams come true. A fast and easy recipe that cooks all by itself and is sure to please the masses.

This super easy pot roast recipe will be your new go-to during the cold of winter. It will warm you right up! Comfort food at its finest!

This Instant Pot Pot Roast is the kind of recipe I always wanted to be able to cook but didn’t know I could.

pouring au jus over pot roast on platter
up close picture of pot roast with carrots and potatoes

Easy Pot Roast Recipe

If you haven’t had my Mom’s pot roast recipe (and I’m going to guess that none of you have), then you’re in for a treat. The sauce for this Instant Pot Pot Roast is TO DIE FOR, and you’ll never find a better recipe.

This meal just takes me back: to family dinners, to “everybody raise your hand if Mom made a great meal”, to the basics of cooking. I want Henry to grow up knowing the flavors of this amazing pot roast, and have those same memories. This is what comfort food is all about. It doesn’t take much; just meat, potatoes, and carrots. The perfect recipe!

The fact that you can get the same great taste and same great memories by making pot roast in an instant pot…well that just makes it all the better!

step by step photos of how to make instant pot pot roast

Pot Roast Ingredients:

  • Chuck Roast
  • Yellow Onions
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Beef or Chicken Broth
  • Red Wine
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Paprika
  • Butter
  • Canola Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
platter with pot roast and potatoes and carrots made in an instant pot
instant pot pot roast with carrots and potatoes on platter

Why cook a Pot Roast in an Instant Pot?

There are so many reasons to make pressure cooker pot roast, but the #1 reason is TIME! The Instant Pot makes things SO much easier and quicker for making a pot roast. You won’t be disappointed.

Favorite Instant Pot

If cooking for a family of 4, I think the 6 quart is more than big enough. If you have a larger family, you might consider the 8 quart. I’m in LOVE with this new found wonder and hope you have fun using it!

If you’re new to the Instant Pot revolution, be sure to check out our other pressure cooker favorites. We have everything from turkey breast to chicken tortilla soup. Something for everyone!

hot to make instant pot pot roast with au jus

What is the right serving size

A half pound (or about 8 ounces) is the perfect amount of roast per person. So if you’re feeding a family of four you would want to get at least a 2 pound roast.

What is the best cut of meat for a pot roast?

Believe it or not, the TOUGH parts of the meat make the best cuts to a pot roast! From The Kitchn, these are the best cuts to look for::

  1. Chuck: From the front portion of the animal. Look for chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast, chuck seven-bone pot roast, or beef chuck arm.
  2. Brisket: From the breast or lower chest with long strands of meat. The flat cut is leaner, and the point cut has more fat. Brisket is best sliced against the grain of the meat for maximum tenderness.
  3. Round: From the rear leg area of the animal. Look for rump roast or bottom round.

Be sure to check out all of our Instant Pot Recipes and see our side dishes for ideas on what to serve with them. We have something for everyone. Happy delicious dinner to all!

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Instant Pot Pot Roast. Enjoy!

Try these other instant pot favorites:

If you don’t have an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, be sure to try our Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe!

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