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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Main Dish

Nothing says "comfort food" like pot roast and Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liners make whipping up this classic meal easier than ever! Whether you're cooking dinner for a family of two or eight, slow cooker liners make clean-up fast and easy; 8 seconds or less, guaranteed.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

If you're using a 3-8 quart round or oval slow cooker, use the regular size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner and the recipe below as-is. If you're using a 1-3 quart round or oval slow cooker, use the small size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner and use half of each ingredient.


For Regular Size Slow Cookers

  • ½ cup water
  • 4 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 medium onion, cut in eight wedges
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) peeled baby carrots
  • 2 envelopes (1 oz. each) onion soup mix, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt, pepper and dried thyme leaves
  • 2 ½ to 3 pound boneless beef chuck pot roast
  • Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liners, Regular size

For Small Size Slow Cookers

  • Half each ingredient listed for regular size slow cookers


Step 1

LINE a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with a Regular size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner. Fit liner snugly against bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim.

Step 2

PLACE water and three-fourths of the vegetables in the lined-slow cooker. Reserve 1 tablespoon onion soup mix. Sprinkle remaining onion soup mix over vegetables; stir gently to coat evenly. Sprinkle and rub salt, pepper and thyme over the pot roast. Place pot roast on top of vegetables. Place remaining vegetables around pot roast; sprinkle vegetables with remaining onion soup mix.

Step 3

COVER and cook 8 to 9 hours on LOW OR 5 to 6 hours on HIGH, until pot roast is fork tender.

Step 4

CAREFULLY remove lid to allow steam to escape. Serve food directly from lined slow cooker using a wooden or plastic spoon. Remove all food and cool slow cooker completely before removing liner from slow cooker. Do not lift or transport liner with food inside.


For fewer servings, use half of each ingredient and cook in a 2 ½ to 3-quart slow cooker lined with a Small size Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner.

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