Our Best Pot Roast Recipes

Take your pick of any of these top-rated pot roast recipes and satisfy your family with the ultimate comfort food for dinner.

  • Classic Beef Pot Roast
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Classic Beef Pot Roast

    Find your perfect pot roast recipe with these top-rated favorites. Cuts of beef that perform well for pot roasting go by many different names: Blade roast, cross-rib roast (or shoulder clod), seven-bone pot roast, arm pot roast, and boneless chuck roast are all acceptable cuts. If you're looking for a traditional pot roast recipe, try this 5-star, no-fail version.
  • Mom's Signature Roast Beef
    Jennifer Davick

    Signature Roast Beef

    Here's the recipe to turn to when you need a pot roast that's just like Mom used to make for Sunday dinner.
  • Traditional Yankee Pot Roast
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

    While this traditional pot roast bakes with carrot, onion, and potato it creates a rich, thick broth that you'll want to spoon over mashed potatoes.
  • Slow-Cooker Beef Pot Roast
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Slow-Cooker Beef Pot Roast

    Put this easy, 5-ingredient pot roast in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hearty dinner.
  • Pot Roast with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Thyme
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

    Pot Roast with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Thyme

    Add a touch of sophistication to pot roast with the addition of wild mushrooms and fresh thyme. All the other expected ingredients are still here: carrots, onions, celery and beef broth.
  • Americana Pot Roast
    Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Americana Pot Roast

    This recipe can do double duty since you can use the leftover broth and beef to make a shepherd’s pie.
  • Beef Pot Roast and Gravy
    Photo: Jamie Chung; Styling: Ariana Salvato

    Beef Pot Roast and Gravy

    A classic pot roast is the gateway recipe to using your pressure cooker—it's quick, and you're rewarded with a hearty dish in a fraction of the time that it takes to cook a pot roast in the oven.
  • Balsamic Pot Roast with Onions and Mushrooms
    Photo: Anna Williams

    Balsamic Pot Roast with Onions and Mushrooms

    Mellow balsamic vinegar and rich brown cremini mushrooms make this a very modern pot roast recipe.
  • Cowboy Pot Roast

    Cowboy Pot Roast

    Infuse your pot roast with Southwestern flavor when you add tomatoes, green chiles, two types of beans, spices and garnish with jalapeño slices.
  • Beef Pot Roast
    Photo: Caren Alpert

    Beef Pot Roast

    This simple pot roast requires only about 20 minutes of prep time before it goes into the oven, and the recipes calls for ingredients that you likely have on hand.
  • Tuscan Pot Roast
    Photo: Susie Cushner

    Tuscan Pot Roast

    Add the flavors of Tuscany to your pot roast with plum tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, olive oil, red wine, and oregano. Maintain the Italian theme by serving the roast over pasta.
  • Pot Roast with Dumplings

    Pot Roast with Dumplings

    Go for the ultimate home-style dish by serving your pot roast with tender dumplings. With carrots, parsnips and rutabagas, this hearty beef dish is truly a one-dish meal.
  • Italian Pot Roast
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Pursell

    Italian Pot Roast

    Tomato sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms and Italian seasoning give this pot roast a little bit of an Italian accent.
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