Ranch Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes
Ranch Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes with ranch seasoning. Plus, potatoes and carrots all cooked in your slow cooker. This easy crock pot dinner recipe is an amazing one that the whole family will love. Plus, it makes a delicious thick gravy to serve with it. If you are looking for another crock pot dinner recipe this is it! Make Slow Cooker Roast today!
Fall-Apart Tender Crock Pot Roast!
Is there anything better than having dinner ready to go when you get home? I know, it’s the best thing ever and why I love my Crock Pot so much! You probably know this, too, so if you’re looking for an easy Crock Pot recipe you’re in the right place! This Crock Pot Roast cooks while you’re at work and when you get home you have a complete meal ready to serve. Melt-in-your-mouth pot roast with tender potatoes in a creamy gravy – this is the ultimate comfort food dinner that is so easy and hands-off you’ll want to make it every week.
My Crock Pot Roast is a twist on a traditional roast because I add ranch seasoning to the sauce. It takes a boring old pot roast and gives it a serious flavor upgrade! The beef and potatoes simmer in the ranch sauce all day until the roast is falling-apart tender. All you have to do is serve it up and dinner is ready to go.
Unlike other Crock Pot recipes I’ve seen, there’s very little prep work you have to do to get this ready to go. You don’t have to sear the meat first and you just need to halve the potatoes before putting it all in the Crock Pot. The gravy is so easy, too! You just add a few ingredients and then you can set it and forget it!
Ingredients needed to make this easy Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Crock Pot Roast recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
- cream of chicken soup
- softened cream cheese
- ranch seasoning mix
How to Make Crock Pot Roast
- Prepare Crock Pot – spray the inside of your Crock Pot with cooking spray.
- Place Ingredients in Crock Pot – place the halved potatoes in the bottom of the Crock Pot and place the roast on top of them.
- Mix Gravy mixture – mix the chicken soup, cream cheese and ranch seasoning together in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the roast and potatoes.
- Cook – for 9-10 hours on low or 4 1/2 to 5 hours on high.
I’m telling you, the aroma when you walk in the door after the roast has cooked all day is amazing! This roast is such a cozy dinner and I love the flavor from the ranch seasoning. It takes pot roast to a whole new level! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners – my kids go crazy for it and my meat-and-potatoes hubby loves it, too!
Tips and Tricks for making the best Crock Pot Roast!
Here are few tips to making this recipe the best ever! If you have additional questions make sure to comment below and we will do our best to answer them!
Our Favorite Quick Clean Up Trick when using your Crock Pot!
Make sure you use a Slow Cooker Liner whenever you are preparing a recipe in your Crock Pot! This quick and easy trick makes it so much easier for clean up. Just remove the liner and throw it away. It eliminates the scrubbing of the crock pot!
What’s the best cut of meat for pot roast?
The best cut of beef for pot roast is a beef chuck roast. It’s a tougher cut of meat with a good amount of fat which means it cooks well low and slow in a Crock Pot. All the fat melts as it cooks which tenderizes the meat so you get melt-in-your-mouth pot roast!
Do I need to brown meat before slow cooking?
You don’t have to brown the meat before you put it in the slow cooker! A lot of people think that searing beef seals in the juices, but that’s a myth. Searing meat creates a crust on the outside which adds more flavor, but it’s an unnecessary step for this recipe. This Crock Pot Roast cooks in a flavorful gravy seasoned with spices from the ranch seasoning giving it tons of flavor. That said, if you want to sear your meat first go ahead! You do you!
Can I add more vegetables to this recipe?
Depending on the kind of vegetables you want to add the cook time will be different! I like to stick to just potatoes because I know that they will be perfectly cooked when the roast is done. So, if you do add other vegetables let us know in the comments how it went! If you keep scrolling I suggest some of my favorite sides to serve with this pot roast including some vegetable side dishes.
What potato variety should I use?
The best potato to cook with pot roast are waxy potatoes like Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes. They are less starchy and hold their shape even when cooked for a long time so they are perfect for this Crock Pot Roast. I wouldn’t use russet potatoes or other more starchy potatoes because they have a tendency to break down if they cook too long and can turn mealy or mushy.
More Easy Crock Pot Dinners!
Love your slow cooker as much as me? Here are some of my favorite recipes for dinner in your Crock Pot!
- Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
- Bacon Cheeseburger Crock Pot Tater Tot Casserole
- Crock Pot Balsamic Roast
- Crock Pot Hamburger Wild Rice Casserole
- Crock Pot Cranberry Pork Loin
- Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
Pair your Crock Pot Ranch Roast with these side dishes!
Here are a few of our favorite recipes to pair with this easy Crock Pot Roast to make it an entire meal!
- Crock Pot Creamed Corn
- Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
- Oven Roasted Vegetables
- Honey Roasted Carrots
- Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
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Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes Recipe
- 2 1/2 lb roast
- 1 lb potatoes cleaned and halved
- 1 can cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
- 8 oz package cream cheese softened
- 1 oz envelope ranch seasoning mix
- Coat crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.
- Placed halved potatoes on bottom of the crock pot and place meat on the potatoes.
- In a bowl whisk together soup, cream cheese and dressing mix. Pour over meat and potatoes in slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or on high for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
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