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Instant Pot Italian Beef Roast Recipe

Use three easy pantry staples to get this perfect Instant Pot Italian Beef Roast. Cooking a roast in the Instant Pot is the best way to achieve moist, fall apart with a fork roast!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best crock pot recipes, Best Pot Roast Recipe, Easy Instant Pot Recipe, sunday dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 481kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • 2 Forks


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ounce dry onion soup mix 1 packet
  • 1 ounce brown gravy mix 1 packet
  • 1 ounce Italian dressing mix
  • cups beef broth


  • Season roast with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Pour 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of your Instant Pot and turn on the "saute" feature. Saute your roast on all sides for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  • In a bowl, mix together all three packets and 1 cup of beef broth.
  • Pour broth mixture into your Instant Pot over your roast and seal the lid. Set pot to HIGH pressure. Set your knob to sealing and the timer to 60 minutes.
  • Let your roast come to pressure and cook for 60 minutes. Then do a natural release for 10 minutes, followed by a quick release.
  • Remove your roast and slice or shred with forks.



  • If you have a lot of fat on the outside you could trim it off. Ours didn't have a lot. You can really use any cut of roast beef. We will often buy what is on sale.
How to turn this into a freezer meal:
Place roast, dry onion soup mix, brown gravy mix, Italian dressing mix, and salt and pepper into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 60 days.
When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1 1/2 cups of beef broth in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 90 minutes (or 30 minutes per pound of your roast). Do a NATURAL RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.


Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 5mg