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Instant Pot Italian Italian Pot Roast

This 5 ingredient Instant Pot Italian pot roast uses a dry spaghetti sauce mix that combines the juices from the roast and veggies to create a delicious Italian gravy.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 457kcal


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 3 pounds small red potatoes quartered
  • 3 cups carrots peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup water
  • 15 ounces can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet McCormick thick and zesty spaghetti sauce mix


  • Mix 15 ounces tomato sauce and 1 packet of McCormick thick and zesty spaghetti sauce mix with ¼ cup water.
  • Pour over a 3 pound chuck roast in Instant Pot.
  • Layer 3 pounds quartered small red potatoes over the roast.
  • Layer 3 cups peeled and quartered carrots over the potatoes.
  • Cook on meat/stew setting for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, allow steam to naturally release before opening.



For thicker gravy sauce:
Mix ¼ cup of sauce with 2 teaspoon cornstarch in small bowl. Mix in the mixture with the sauce in the Instant Pot. Cook on saute setting for 5 minutes to thicken. Rest 5 additional minutes.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 1668mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8285IU | Vitamin C: 21.2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5.5mg