Italian Instant Pot Pot Roast

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    Pot roast is probably one of the most common American comfort meals. It’s a one-pot meal that the whole family can enjoy. Many memories have been created and shared around the dinner table with pot roast as the meal. 

    Shredded Italian Pot Roast

    Pressure Cooker Italian Pot Roast is an easy and quick one-dish family meal. Potatoes, onions and carrots surround tender pot roast. Top with tomato gravy!

    You are going to be amazed at the flavor and ease of this pot roast recipe because of one secret ingredient and recipe starter: Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup!

    In fact, Campbell’s has so many versatile recipe starters and ideas you’ll want to check out here. 

    Raw Beef Chuck Roast

    Pot roast really isn’t all that quick. In a slow cooker, pot roast can take 10-11 hours. In the oven, a pot roast takes 3-4 hours. And this is after you’ve cut all your veggies and browned the meat.

    When you compare prep and cook times to one hour total using a pressure cooker, this pot roast recipe is actually quite expeditious.

    Meat and Vegetables in Pressure Cooker

    But this isn’t your classic Pot Roast, it is an Italian Pot Roast combing Italian herbs and spices with the rich flavors of Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup. A splash of red wine vinegar, and you’ll be making magic in your mouth!

    Campbell\'s Soup can pouring into pressure cooker pot

    Making pot roast in a pressure cooker is much quicker than old-school routes, but I’ve managed to make it even faster than the usual pressure cooker roast recipes out there. 

    Pressure Cooker Pot with Pot Roast Ingredients

    What are my tricks? The first is to cut your chuck roast or bottom round roast into smaller pieces. Doing this further reduces the cooking time by 30-40 minutes! 

    Overhead of platter with pot roast and vegetables

    The second is optional and includes skipping the process of browning the meat. This helps develop flavor and actually produces acidity, but does take extra time and can be skipped. 

    Fork shredding tender pot roast

    The third is to use Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup. Made with quality, farm-grown tomatoes, this soup is super tasty and enhances natural flavors in the beef and vegetables.

    Tomato Gravy for Pot Roast

    Eat it on its own as a soup, pair it with your favorite grilled cheese sandwich, or use it as a versatile recipe starter—like in this Italian Pot Roast.

    The addition of tomato soup also makes for a hearty tomato gravy to top off your glorious pot roast. 

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    Pressure Cooker Italian Pot Roast

    Pressure Cooker Italian Pot Roast is an easy and quick one-dish family meal. Potatoes, onions and carrots surround tender pot roast. Top with tomato gravy!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time40 mins
    Pressure Building15 mins
    Total Time50 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: instant pot pot roast, italian pot roast
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 506kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola



    • Heat vegetable oil on sauté function on your pressure cooker.
    • Meanwhile, toss garlic powder, Kosher salt, and black pepper with cubed beef.Add to pressure cooker, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned—approximately 10 minutes.
    • Add cut vegetables, Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup, beef broth, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning, giving it a quick stir to combine.
    • Cover and close vent, set to Manual high pressure for 30 minutes. Allow for 10 minutes natural release, open vent.
    • Remove meat and vegetables using a slotted spoon.Shred beef into large pieces using 2 forks.If desired, whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water and combine to remaining liquid to form a gravy.
    • Serve hot and enjoy!
    • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


    Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5370IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 5.7mg

    For even more tasty family recipes using Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup, Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup and Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, check out the “Open Possibilities” Pinterest board!

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