Easy Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast

If you are looking for the perfect Sunday dinner recipe that takes no time to make and is absolutely delicious, you’ve found it! Easy Instant Pot beef pot roast holds so much flavor, but is still super simple.

This is a recipe that is a classic go-to recipe for those lazy weekends where you want to eat well but not spend your whole weekend in the kitchen. After you read how to make this beginner Instant Pot recipe, you will probably find it on your menu week after week. 

Another one of our favorite Instant Pot recipes: Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

I have found that a good pot roast is something I can get my whole family to actually sit down and eat together. Which, in itself is an accomplishment! Plus, the kids actually enjoy eating the veggies in the pot roast, so talk about a double bonus. 


If you haven’t used your Instant Pot yet, this is a perfect meal to try it out on. It is super simple, basically foolproof. 


However, if at the last minute you chicken out, did you know your Instant Pot is a slow cooker too? Yep, it’s that awesome. I ended up actually donating my original slow cookers since the Instant Pot can do both! If you want more Instant Pot meals to try out, take a look at our Instant Pot creamy chicken enchilada soup, Instant Pot healthy chicken burrito bowls, or Instant Pot cashew chicken.

Make sure to have these items to make the best instant pot recipe:

Classic pot roast recipe ingredients:

  1. Beef pot roast
  2. Onion soup mix (like THIS kind)
  3. Chopped onion
  4. Carrots
  5. Red potatoes
  6. Beef broth

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I have the Instant Pot LUX 6 Quart 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. It’s basically 6 appliances in 1 – pressure cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer, cake maker, and warmer. It is awesome! 

Honestly, I don’t know how I would make it through the week without it now! Okay, that might be a bit dramatic, but you get my point. If you don’t have one yet, that should be on your must-have list.



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Let’s begin making this delicious easy family dinner recipe:

To start, get out your Instant Pot and make sure it is plugged in and ready to go. 


Then, you are simply going to add in the beef pot roast, one packet of dry onion soup, an onion chopped up, 5-6 carrots chopped up, 6 red potatoes chopped, and the two cups of beef broth into the Instant Pot. 


Yes, you are adding everything at the same time! 


Now, put the lid on top and turn the knob to the “SEALING” position and press the “MEAT/STEW” button (it will vary based on the model you have) and then set the timer for 60 minutes. 


After the hour has passed you are going to do a natural release of the pressure from the Instant Pot. What that means is that you will do nothing, actually. The Instant Pot itself will gradually let the pressure out. Just be prepared as it can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes for this to happen. 


You will know the pressure has all been released once the pin drops. After that, remove the lid and take the roast out and cut it into slices. It will be very tender and falling apart at this point. 


Then, just remove the carrots and potatoes from the Instant Pot and serve it with the roast. 

If you like to have a dinner roll to serve with the roast, you could always pair it with this wonderful butter crescent roll recipe from Taste of home. 

Watch exactly how to make this fast Instant pot recipe!

Now that you know why this easy Instant Pot pot roast is amazing, you can even watch exactly how to make it on our YouTube channel! This Instant Pot beef pot roast recipe is just like the classic pot roast recipe except faster! Make sure you watch it for more tips and tricks.


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Serves: 4-5

Easy Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast

Just a few ingredients thrown in the instant pot makes for the perfect Sunday dinner pot roast.

15 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 (2 pound) beef pot roast
  • 1 packet of dry onion soup mix
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 carrots, roughly chopped into larger pieces
  • 6 red potatoes
  • 2 cup beef broth


  1. Add all the ingredients into the Instant Pot. Place the lid on top and move the knob to "sealing".
  2. Press the MEAT/STEW button for 60 minutes.
  3. Let the Instant Pot do a natural release (may take 15-20 minutes).
  4. Remove the roast and cut into slices (it should be very tender and fall apart easily).
  5. Serve roast with potatoes and carrots on the side.


Main Course
Pressure Cooking
Instant Pot
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



292 cal


19 g


6 g


21 g
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    • You will love your instant pot. We also post an instant pot recipe every Sunday on You Tube. We would love to have you join us. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/user/SixSistersStuff/videos?view_as=subscriber

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