Sunday Pot Roast is one of my favorite meals to cook for family dinner. This classic Pot Roast recipe in oven will give you the most tender, flavorful pot roast. This dish goes great with sides for pot roast like potatoes and carrots. Making the pot roast recipe in a dutch oven will give you a natural juicy pot roast with gravy that your whole family with enjoy. Be sure to check out our other family dinner recipes and side dishes for more dinner recipe ideas.
Pot Roast Recipe in Oven
This past year has forced us all to slow down a bit, and with that came more home cooked meals. I am so excited to share more quick, easy, and (somewhat!) healthy meals for you all to make for your own family. Some of these meals are staples from my own childhood growing up that I love to make for my own kids to this day. I want to share these recipes to help encourage more home cooked meals for you and your own family to sit down together around a table and enjoy.
Comfort Food for Dinner
Not sure how much I’ve mentioned this here on my site but I’m not much of a meat eater. My husband, on the other hand, is all meat + potatoes. For the sake of the kids I try my best to include meat in our dinner rotation whenever I can.
Much like when I was growing up, this often means a special, hearty meaty meal makes its way into our Sunday dinner rotation. I always loved Sunday dinners. For me growing up that meant spaghetti or pot roast that had been cooking all day in a cast iron skillet. The smell would fill the house and we couldn’t wait to enjoy what Mom had been slaving over all afternoon.
Today, as a Mom with a young family and busy schedule, I truly appreciate Sunday dinner. Any chance I get to make a home cooked meal and have dinner around the table with my whole little family is such a blessing.
Sides for Pot Roast
I’m sharing my Mom’s recipe for Pot Roast. Much to my surprise it is super easy to make & a hit with everyone in the family. All you need is a little time and you’re ready to feed a warm meal to your family.
Pot Roast is such a filling meal on its own, which is what makes it so great. You can quickly throw it in the oven, and not do much else. The perfect sides for pot roast cook right with it, which are potatoes are carrots. The recipe really creates a wonderfully seasoned meal and cooking this pot roast recipe in a dutch oven creates a delicious pot roast with gravy.
How do you make a Pot Roast in the oven?
A few tips here. There are several cuts of meat you can get that qualify as a roast so be sure to ask your butcher which they recommend. I don’t eat red meat or cook it much, so this was something I didn’t realize. Also, I learned to add the potatoes for the final hour so they don’t become over cooked & mushy. And, don’t forget the best part, the gravy! You should remove all the veggies and roast from your pan and put it on the stovetop, making a roux and slowly adding water to the juices from your cooked roast for a yummy brown gravy that will complete this meal. Another secret from Mom, my favorite part of roast growing up was the leftover hash the next day.
Investing in a good dutch oven is totally worth it to me. This really is one of my most used kitchen items. They are great for cooking so many meals like this pot roast, soups and so much more. You can shop my favorites here.
My Favorite Pot Roast Recipe in a Dutch Oven
This delicious comfort food is complete with vegetables and a wonderful pot roast gravy. Cook it in a dutch oven for a tender perfect meal.
- 1–1 1/2 lb roast
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled + quartered
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 bag of small white potatoes, quartered
- 1 bundle of fresh carrots
- 1 bundle of fresh thyme
- Kosher salt + cracked pepper
How to cook Sunday Pot Roast
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium to large sized cast iron skillet or dutch oven, bring olive oil + butter to medium on the stove. Lightly sauté minced garlic and a handful of yellow onion until translucent, adding roast. Sear meat until brown on all sides and seasoning with kosher salt, remove from heat.
- Prepare vegetables by chopping carrots into 2-3” lengths, removing greens. Quarter onion and scatter your carrots, onion + thyme around your roast. Cover and place in oven for approximately 3 hours. After 3 hours, remove pan and place your quartered potatoes around the roast, cooking for another hour to hour and a half until tender and until meat is fully cooked.
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
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I’d love to know if this is one of your go-to’s or if you also are giving this one a try for the first time. This is the perfect recipe for a Sunday dinner in the Fall when the weather is just beginning to get cool & crisp. #HEIRLOOMED
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