Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast


This pressure cooker pot roast is incredibly tender and delicious. Using a pressure cooker saves time, so you can make this pot roast during the week and still manage to eat dinner at a decent hour!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed

  • 1 pinch seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 1 pinch onion powder, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 large onion, cut into 4 wedges

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Sear roast on all sides in hot oil until browned; season with salt, onion powder, and pepper.

  2. Pour in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce; add onion and seal the lid. Bring the cooker up to full pressure. Reduce heat to low, maintaining full pressure, and cook for 30 minutes.

  3. Use the quick-release method to lower the pressure. Stir in potatoes and carrots and seal the lid; bring the cooker up to full pressure and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

  4. Use the quick-release method again and transfer roast and vegetables to a serving dish.

    Close up view of pot roast with carrots and herbs on a plate


You can do Step 1 in a hot skillet over medium heat if you prefer, then transfer roast into a pressure cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
22g Fat
38g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 40mg 202%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1151mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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