Prepare a delicious pot roast in your Instant Pot with this easy recipe.
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Instant Pot - Pot Roast Recipe

You can make a tender an juicy pot roast in your Instant Pot.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Recipes, Pot Roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 300kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 pound roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock beef broth is ok
  • 1 large white onion cut into large chunks
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup carrots


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute. Heat two tablespoons vegetable oil, and then lightly salt both sides of the roast. Brown both sides of the roast, it should take about 6 to 7 minutes per side to brown the roast. 
  • Then add 1 package dry onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, and 2 cups of beef broth or stock. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure (it defaults to high), for 60 minutes. 
  • After the pressure cooker has finished processing, perform a quick release. Add onions, potatoes, and carrots.
  •  Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. After this cooking cycle you may perform a quick release.

Recipe Tips

  • If desired you can add a package of dry onion soup mix to the roast for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Consider using root vegetables like parsnips and rutabagas for variety.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 3522mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2185IU | Vitamin C: 89.2mg | Calcium: 540mg | Iron: 5.5mg
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