This post has been sponsored by Campbell’s®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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!

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. 

And if you love pot roast, check out my slow cooker balsamic pot roast recipe!

Italian Pot Roast for Pinterest
White Platter with Pot Roast, Carrots and Potatoes

Pressure Cooker Italian Pot Roast

5 from 6 votes
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 Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Pressure Building: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 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: 506 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 40 g, Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 130 mg, Sodium: 1107 mg, Potassium: 1640 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 8 g, Vitamin A: 5370 IU, Vitamin C: 20 mg, Calcium: 83 mg, Iron: 5.7 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 506
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pot roast, italian pot roast
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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!

Shredded Pot Roast for Pinterest
Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    Another great recipe! My family loves pot roast and we were hesitant to try something different than what we usual eat but everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. 5 stars
    So true – a pot roast is more than just a meal. It is a tradition. And what’s even more important, every house makes it a special one. I love your result so much that I need to give this recipe a try!

  3. 5 stars
    I have recently purchased a pressure cooker and haven’t tried a pot roast yet. You have made me a believer that it won’t come out dry.