Crockpot Pot Roast on a plate with potatoes and gravy

Let’s pretend it’s Friday for a second. First, because Friday is the best, but also, this pot roast is another flashback post for me so we are going to pretend today is Flashback Friday. I’ve made this crockpot pot roast numerous times over the years and so I knew it would be the perfect main dish to share for Crocktoberfest! Pot roast is one of those comfort dishes to me. It’s warm and hearty and the meat is so tender it just falls off the fork. One of my most favorite things about this recipe is the gravy. It’s so flavorful! I love that I can throw everything in so quickly and come back to a great meal that tastes like I spent so long making it!

This is also one of those recipes that my husband can easily make which is perfect for me when I have longer days at work. My husband and I like to have mashed potatoes with this, so it’s not too bad if I just have to make a side dish when I get home. You could also toss some in the slow cooker if you want to save even more time.

Crockpot Pot Roast on a plate with potatoes and gravy

Crockpot Pot Roast
Yield: serves 4-6

Crockpot Pot Roast

Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours

Crockpot Pot Roast - the ultimate comfort food made right in your slow cooker! The most tender pot roast, every single time!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 pounds pot roast, trimmed
  • 2 cans condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper to both sides of roast. Sear meat on both sides until brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. In slow cooker, mix together the soup, onion soup mix, wine, and water. Add roast and cook on low setting for 7-8 hours or on high setting for 4-5 hours. If adding carrots, I recommend adding these during the last 1 1/2-2 hours of cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 905mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g

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