Simple and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This simple and easy slow cooker pot roast recipe is incredible. Looking for easy crockpot dinner recipes for the family?  With just 4 ingredients, this is the BEST and also easiest pot roast ever! 

If pot roast equals comfort food in your house too, trust me when I say this simple and easy slow cooker pot roast is the recipe you’ve been searching for! I’ve been making this for years, and It is hands down the BEST pot roast recipe ever!

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I know what you’re thinking: that’s a pretty big thing to claim, having the recipe for the BEST slow cooker pot roast ever made. But I promise you: not only is this pot roast recipe insanely easy, but it’s also the number 1 requested recipe my friends ask me for!

It doesn’t get much easier than this crockpot pot roast recipe. Our family LOVES slow cookers! There’s something about walking into your home at the end of a busy day to the aroma of dinner cooked and ready to go.

Bonus: this recipe can be made with a fresh OR a frozen roast, and the directions stay the same. This recipe is one of my go-to’s, especially because it allows me to buy a large cut of meat when it’s on super sale at our local grocery store, throw it in the freezer, and pull it out down the road.

You can also make this with pretty much any kind of pork or beef roast. I’ve experimented with different sizes and bone-in options, and they all turn out incredible and fall off the bone.

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This is the perfect comfort food for a cold night over a bed of mashed potatoes or with The Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Recipe, or if you’re like our family it’s the easiest way to whip up a big batch of pork or beef for enjoying all week long any time of the year.

How to Make This Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Ready for how simple this recipe truly is?

Season the roast well with sea salt and pepper, and then place into your slow cooker.

Mix the brown gravy mix, Italian seasoning dressing mix and ranch dressing mix with 1 cup of water and pour directly over the pot roast.

Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.

THAT’S IT! You can shred the roast after it cooks (which is what our family prefers) or serve it sliced. The roast creates a delicious au jus sauce of its own as it cooks that’s perfect to thicken up for gravy too!

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

This simple pot roast is absolutely incredible. Just 4 ingredients: beef roast, ranch seasoning, Italian seasoning & brown gravy mix! The BEST and also easiest pot roast ever: if you can turn on a slow cooker you can master this recipe!


  • 1 (4 -5 lb) beef or pork roast, any kind, fresh or frozen
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Place beef roast in crock pot and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the brown gravy mix, Italian salad dressing mix and ranch dressing mix with the half cup of water and pour directly over the pot roast.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes (or, add red potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery and onion directly to the crockpot 2-3 hours before the roast finishes)


  • You can use literally any kind of beef or pork roast for this recipe! If you purchase a bone in roast, just be sure to remove the bone after it finishes cooking.
  • This is also a great recipe for cooking a large pork roast and then shredding it and tossing it in BBQ sauce for easy pulled pork!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 9.7gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 49g

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This recipe is crazy easy and makes PLENTY for your family. It’s also so easy to freeze and save for later =)

More Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

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How to Cook a Turkey in a Crockpot

Mexican Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Easy Crockpot Sausage & Tortellini Soup

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