December 7th, 2016

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

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I love a hearty meat and potatoes (or pasta) kind of meal during the cold winter months, and this Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast is always a hit with my hungry boys. Whenever I serve this easy slow cooker meal, everyone leaves the table satisfied.

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

I mean, just look at those tender chunks of beef and savory vegetables and you can see why everyone loves this pot roast.

And I love that it uses simple, pantry staples, so I can make a fabulous dinner without an extra trip to the grocery store.

This is the kind of thing I love to have waiting for us on Sunday afternoon when we get home from church.

There’s nothing better on a chilly day than coming home to the smell of a delicious meal waiting and ready!

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Besides the seasonings, the Italian twist on this roast is that it’s served over pasta, rather than with potatoes. I like to use a wide noodle, like an egg noodle, or pappardelle pasta, because they stand up to the bold flavors of this meal.

And pasta is the perfect accompaniment to the thickened sauce that simmers in the slow cooker with the fork tender meat and veggies.

Of course,  if you didn’t want to serve this with pasta, you could add potatoes right to the slow cooker along with the other vegetables.

I’m sure it would be delicious, and equally hearty and heartwarming. And feel free to switch up the vegetables in the recipe with whatever you prefer or have on hand.

This is one of those comfort food recipes that everyone at my house looks forward to. And if you have leftovers, be sure to try these Leftover Pot Roast Patty Melts.

Be sure to save this Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

 

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Serves 6     adjust servings

Roast beef, mushrooms, carrots and onion, slow cooked in a tomato based sauce with Italian seasonings, then served over noodles.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (3-4 lb.) boneless chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (1 oz.) package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 ounces cooked pappardelle pasta or wide egg noodles

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease the bowl of your slow cooker. Add mushrooms, carrots, onions and garlic.
  2. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides, 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Place roast in slow cooker over vegetables. Sprinkle with onion soup mix. Pour beef broth and tomato sauce over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork.
  5. Remove roast from slow cooker and cut into large chunks. Keep warm.
  6. Skim excess fat from juices in slow cooker. Whisk in Italian seasoning. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Whisk into juice in slow cooker until smooth.
  7. Return meat to slow cooker and turn heat to high. Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until juices are thickened. Serve over hot cooked noodles.
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