finished pot roast and vegetables on a plate

Mama's Slow Roasted Pot Roast

Learn how to make the perfect pot roast in the oven! No slow cooker needed, this is the best easy pot roast recipe out there! Serve with a side of crusty bread.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Pot Roast, Pot Roast, Pot Roast in Oven, Pot Roast Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours


  • 2-5 lbs Chuck Roast
  • 3 lbs Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 2 lbs Carrots, peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 2 large Yellow onions, cut into chunks
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic to taste
  • 2 tbsp Butter


  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sear all sides of the roast. Remove from heat.

  2. Add chunked potatoes and carrots (or any root vegetables you want) to the roasting pan. Create a well for the roast to sit in, so the vegetables are under and surrounding the roast.

  3. Put the roast on top of vegetables in a roaster pan. 

  4. Add non-root vegetables around the roast. Season with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic powder.

  5. Place foil SHINY SIDE DOWN.

  6. Bake in a 350° oven for 4 hours.
  7. Check meat for tenderness, if it needs more time, cook for an additional 1-2 hours.