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Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

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Craving a beef and potatoes recipe? Give this Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe a try for dinner tonight. Perfectly seasoned tender beef roast, potatoes, and carrots.

A Sunday pot roast takes a fraction of the time to make compared to a slow cooker roast or oven-baked roast. Give this meat & potatoes recipe tonight.

This recipe gives you pressure-cooked roast in under 90 minutes from start to finish without having to pull out the dutch oven. There are 8 grams of saturated fat per serving.

instant pot pot roast in the pot with carrots

Why This Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Roast Is A Must Make

  • Sear the pot roast to help lock in tons of flavor and texture
  • A meal in one, with potatoes and carrots
  • Can cook a frozen roast in instant pot - just skip searing the roast
  • Delicious
  • Simple Ingredients
  • Comfort food

Ingredients For Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

  • Oil
  • Beef Roast
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Onions
  • Red Wine Vinegar

Instant Pot potatoes and carrots shaves off a ton of cook time, but still leaves you with that fork tender roast.

instant pot chuck roast ingredients

How to Make This Roast Recipe

The full directions and measurements for this instant pot roast beef and gravy are in the printable recipe card below.

The first thing you want to do is season your roast well, and then pour the oil in the pressure cooker and turn the pressure cooker on to saute.

Sear your pot roast on all sides, giving it that golden brown color. Pour your water into the Instant Pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pan.

Next, you will add in all your other ingredients and then place the lid on and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Pressure cook for 50-75 minutes followed by a natural release of pressure.

The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chuck roast. For a 3 pound roast, your cooking time will be 50 minutes. For the 5 pound roast, you'll want to pressure cook for 75 minutes.

Remove the roast and vegetables. If you want to make a roast gravy turn the saute mode on, and pour in a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce to a nice rich gravy.

roast in instant pot with carrots and potatoes

Expert Tips & Variations To Recipe

  • You can leave out the potatoes and carrots if you don't want the vegetables with the roast.
  • If you want to cook from frozen, just skip searing and pressure cook the same amount of time.
  • Feel free to change up the seasonings to create your favorite flavor of pot roast.
  • Serve this meat and potatoes with any of your favorite side dishes.
  • Make sure to natural release your roast or it will leave your roast feeling tough.

Recipe FAQs

How many minutes per pound do you cook a roast in an instant pot?

If you are unsure, the general rule is to cook your beef roast 20 minutes per pound. This will give you a nice tender potroast.

How much liquid do you put in an instant pot for a roast?

I added a cup and a half of water to my Instant Pot for a 3-5 pound roast. Now, if you want to add more you can, or swap water with broth to give your roast a richer flavor.

Is pot roast better in crockpot or instant pot?

Personally, I find that roast is better in the Instant Pot. The high pressure helps lock in all the flavor to the roast that you added to the seasoning.

Why is my instant pot roast tough?

If you find your roast is tough that means you need to cook it longer. Add on another 10 minutes or so to allow more time for the roast to cook and soften up to become tender.

instant pot roast beef with carrots and potatoes on a white plate

More Pressure Cooker Recipes

Love meat recipes for dinner? Instant Pot recipes, beef slow cooker dinners, and Ninja Foodi recipes are a great way to make an easy dinner recipe.

  • Instant Pot Pork Roast - make a pressure cooker Ninja Foodi pot roast with this seasoned pork recipe. For an optional step, sear the meat for a few minutes per side. Then make sure to deglaze the bottom of the pot with beef broth or water.
  • Best Instant Pot Roast Beef - As with all roast meat, you'll want to do a manual pressure release for the first 10 minutes or so instead of going straight to a quick release. This gives the meat more time to cook, and is factored into its cooking time.
  • Ninja Foodi Roast
  • Instapot Roast

Another recipe to add to your meal plan is this delicious crockpot lasagna.

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

beef roast on a white plate

Easy and tasty Instant Pot Pot Roast recipe you'll love. This recipe is a complete one dish meal including potatoes and carrots.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Natural Pressure Release Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


    1.Generously season all sides of roast with salt and pepper.
    2.Set pressure cooker to “saute.” When hot, add oil. Place the roast in the oil and sear each side of roast for 3 minutes.
    3.Pour water into instant pot and scrape the bottom with a wooden spoon to remove the stuck on pieces.
    4.Place all other ingredients in electric pressure cooker around the roast..
    5.Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on “pressure cook” or “manual” for 50 to 75 minutes (using the maximum time for a larger roast if you want it to fall apart and less time if you want it to remain intact when cut.) Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before a quick release.
    6.Remove roast and vegetables. If a gravy is desired, you can add a slurry (¼ cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch) to the au jus, cooking on saute and stirring occasionally until thickened.


Suggestions for What to Serve with Instant Pot Pot Roast

  • Carrots and roasted potatoes
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Roast beef with gravy over toast
  • Roasted or grilled vegetables

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 578Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 281mgSodium 706mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 93g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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