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Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes

This recipe for Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes is so simple and perfect for a weeknight meal especially if you are a meat and potatoes kind of person. Throw it in the crock pot in the morning before work and come home to a delicious meal. Serve with a glass of red wine and a salad for a perfect dinner.

chuck roast with potatoes and carrots in a crock pot

Ingredients for Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes

All you need for this comfort food recipe is a handful of ingredients and about 15 minutes to get it into the slow cooker. After that the slow cooker will do all of the work for you! You will need:

  • 2-3 pound chuck roast
  • Russet potatoes
  • Carrots- whole carrots or baby carrots
  • Onion soup mix
  • Salt and pepper

Other vegetables can be used in this recipe as well. See the FAQ’s below for some suggestions. Also, I do not use any beef broth in this recipe. The beef and vegetables create their own liquid when cooking.

How to Make Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes

This recipe is super simple to make! First, wash your carrots and potatoes. Then, peel and chop the carrots into large chunks. Chop the potatoes into large chunks as well but leave the skin on.

Place half of the potatoes and carrots into the bottom of the crock pot. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the packet of onion soup mix and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Then, place the chuck roast on top and sprinkle with 1/3 of the onion soup packet and salt and pepper. Top with remaining potatoes and carrot and season again.

Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Once it is done, use two forks to pull apart the beef to make it easier to serve. The meat should already be falling apart which makes it easy to pull apart more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use different potatoes in this recipe?

Yes, we used russet potatoes however red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc can be used!

Is this recipe gluten free?

That will depend on the onion soup mix. If you need this recipe to be gluten free be sure to find a mix that is gluten free.

How long are leftovers good for?

Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

If you want to add more vegetables make sure they are hearty root vegetables that will not turn to mush in the crock pot. Parsnips and onions would be great! Also, be sure to keep them in large pieces which will help them stay firmer when cooked.

Do potatoes go on top or bottom of roast in crock pot?

For this recipe we put the potatoes on both the top and bottom. It doesn’t really matter if they go on top or bottom.

Should chuck roast be covered in liquid in crock pot?

That depends on the recipe. This recipe does not call for any liquid to be added to the crock pot at all. The liquid you see in the pictures comes from the food while it cooks.

How long does it take a chuck roast to get tender in a crock pot?

I highly recommend cooking this recipe on low for the full 8 hours. I have tried to speed it up and cook it on high for 3-4 hours instead and the chuck roast doesn’t get as tender as when it cooks on low. Because of the cooking time this is a great recipe to start before heading out to work for the day.

crock pot chuck roast with potatoes

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Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes

Crock Pot Chuck Roast with Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Delicious and tender chuck roast cooked in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots.


  • 2-3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 5 russet potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • salt and pepper


  1. Wash carrots and potatoes.
  2. Peel and chop carrots in large chunks.
  3. Chop potatoes into large chunks.
  4. Put half of potatoes and carrots into bottom of large crock pot. Sprinkle with 1/3 of onion soup packet. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place chuck roast on top of potatoes and carrots. Sprinkle with 1/3 onion packet and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  6. Add remaining potatoes and carrots. Top with the rest of the onion soup packet and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. Once finished, put apart beef into large pieces with two forks. It should fall apart easily.


Add onions or other hearty vegetables if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 42g

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Saturday 16th of September 2023

If I want crispier potatoes and carrots should I add them half way through the roast cooking?

Melissa Samartino

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Yes, you could do that if you’d like. They will be a little more firm this way but not crispy. Enjoy the recipe!

Teresa Stephen

Monday 3rd of October 2022

I try and let you no water

Melissa Samartino

Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Correct! No water!

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