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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast in white bowl with potatoes and carrots

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

If you are looking for the ultimate family meal that doesn't take all day to make then try this flavorful Pressure Cooker Pot Roast! This pot roast is so easy to make in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pink sea salt and herb seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes
  • 8 oz baby carrots
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  • Cut chuck roast into six pieces and coat with seasoning blend
  • Heat pressure cooker on saute and add olive oil and roast pieces
  • Sear 5 minutes, turn and sear another five minutes
  • Add carrots, potatoes and broth
  • Cover and set pressure cooker on manual high pressure for 45 minutes (per manufacturer instructions)
  • Allow to natural pressure release for 10 minutes then quick release remaining pressure
  • Remove beef and vegetables and turn pot to saute
  • Mix cornstarch with just enough water to make it smooth and add to broth in pot
  • Simmer until thickened into a gravy


A few more tips for the best Pressure Cooker Pot Roast:

  • Use large baby carrots, not petite
  • If having the carrots too soft will bother you then cook without them for 35 minutes, do a 10 minute natural pressure release then quick release, add the carrots and cook another 10 minutes
  • Use any seasoning blend you love to give this dish unique flavor