Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Like many of you, the holiday season is the busiest time of the year for me. It even seems like the busy season started unseasonably early this year, as I’ve been running in circles since early October. I wouldn’t trade this time of the year for anything tough. Even with all the hustle and bustle it’s still magical. One of my biggest challenges during the holiday season, is getting a delicious and healthy meal onto the table for my family – especially on week nights. My best go-to meal is a slow cooker pot roast served up with a side of creamy mashed potatoes.

Side Dishes Make the Meal

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Betty Crocker Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

I always get excited when a meal takes no time to prepare, yet looks like I have been slaving in the kitchen for hours. This meal couldn’t be any easier to prepare thanks to the slow cooker and the Betty Crocker Ultimate potatoes which taste like homemade. Just after the roast finishes up in the slow cooker, I add some water, butter and milk into a pot for the mashed potatoes. They are ready in minutes. Easy peasy! These aren’t your typical instant potatoes either – they’re made with real potatoes and real cheese. Can you see that cheesy potato goodness?

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Betty Crocker Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast


3 – 4 pound beef roast, of choice (I usually go with whatever is on sale.)
1 can cola
1 cup beef broth
1 envelope brown gravy
1 envelope onion soup mix
salt and pepper
1 bag pre-washed baby carrots


1. Place carrots into the bottom of the slow cooker. Generously salt and pepper roast, and place on top of the carrots.

2. In a bowl, combine the cola, beef broth, gravy mix, and onion soup mix. Whisk until well combined and pour over roast.

3. Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours, depending on your slow cooker. Mine takes closer to 10 hours. When done, the roast should easily pull apart with a fork.

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pot Roast

Some things are just perfectly paired together, and that’s how I feel about this roast and a side of the Betty Crocker Ultimate Loaded Mashed Potatoes. My family goes nuts for anything cheesy and anything with gravy, so this meal certainly fits the bill. The combo of beef broth, cola, onion soup and gravy mixes gives the pot roast such a yummy rich flavor. This is by far my favorite pot roast recipe.

What’s your favorite go-to week night meal?

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  1. Pardon the drool on my keyboard… That looks so delicious. Haven’t tried it with cola in the mix. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Jessica Fortner says:

    That sounds so simple to make. Even a culinary challenged person like myself could pull it off I’m sure. :)

  3. What a delicious and nutritious meal! The meat looks so tender like it just melts in your mouth. I’d love to try your recipe and see how it turns out.

  4. I LOVE a good and easy crockpot meal! I really need to utilize mine more. I think I will definitely be trying this roast recipe. And, the mashed potatoes look really good…you had me at “loaded” mashed potatoes. Yum!

  5. i hadn’t thought to do the potatoes in the crock pot!

  6. Now that looks good!

  7. I love me some pot roast. We only have it like once or twice a year tough.

  8. Oh, yum! I think we have potatoes at least 5 nights a week.

  9. Mmmmm, I don’t eat meat but these potatoes have me drooling! i love me some good mashed potatoes!

  10. Pot roast is something I love during the winter season! And those mashed potatoes sound great with it.

  11. Love this! brings me back to childhood . Would love to make this for dinner in the upcoming days

  12. I like how simple this is! Adding it to the menu next week!

  13. i haven’t made pot roast in a really long time, i am adding this to the menu next week for sure

  14. this is so simple but looks amazing

  15. I love a great crockpot recipe!

  16. I love crockpot meals this time of year!

  17. I LOVE my slow cooker. It’s the on appliance that I use all the time, especially in the summer (as silly as that sounds) because it doesn’t heat up the kitchen! This recipe looks great! Thanks so much!

  18. The whole meal looks delicious- Especially with no or little prep!

  19. I am really loving all these out of the box potato recipes I am seeing lately. I will have to add this to my semi-homemade recipe list.

  20. I absolutely love slock cooker roasts! And I have never seen those loaded mashed potatoes before. I adore mashed potatoes! I must try this one.

  21. I love pot roast in the crock pot. I pinned your recipe to my crock pot board.

  22. Betty Crocker has the best selection of side dishes! This looks so good!

  23. I love making roasts in my slow cooker, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  24. Ultimate Mashed Potatoes sort of look like eggs… That roast recipe looks great.

  25. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I love pot roast but have never done it in the crock pot… how cool… thanks so much

  26. Pot roast is in my top favorite meals of all time. I cannot get enough of it. Yours looks good enough to come over!


  27. Totally breaking out the slow cooker this weekend to make this. The potatoes look fantastic!

  28. I’m going to have to try your pot roast recipe!!

  29. I have seen recipes that use cola products before, but have never tried one. This looks great and I think I will try it the next time I make a roast. The potatoes look great too!

  30. Thank you. Thank you. I have been looking for more recipes like this! I love using a slow cooker process.

  31. The smell of pot roast is one of my favorite things about winter!

  32. This looks delicious, I love pot roast and mashed potatoes too! Such a perfect winter meal!

  33. Where are the leftovers? We are definitely meat and potato people in this family. I love how simple the Betty Crocker sides are to prepare and how delicious they taste. My stomach is growling.

  34. These are one of our favorite sides, the kids love them!

  35. The mashed potatoes look amazing! YUMMY!

  36. Pot roast and potatoes do go perfectly together. What a wonderful wintry night meal!

  37. We end up doing a lot of pasta during weeknights because my kids love it. I love using a slow cooker for other meals though.

  38. I love my slow cooker, especially this time of year! Thanks for another great meal plan!

  39. that looks great, anything in the slow cooker I love, I will have to check this product out!

  40. I have to admit.
    We haven’t had a good pot roast in years!
    I always thought it was too much work…totally forgot we owned a slow cooker!! LOL!

  41. Sandy Cain says:

    Never made pot roast in the crock pot before – strange, how I never thought of it. Those Ultimate potatoes look great! I love cheesy, loaded potatoes – sour cream. butter, chives…yummy!

  42. I have never eaten Mashed Pot. with cheese but who am I to judge I love Mashed Pot. with pickles and mustard lol… but the slow cooker pot roast looks amazing..

  43. I make pot roast quite often but have never tried one with cola. I can not wait to give your recipe a go!

  44. David Smith says:

    This looks really good. A couple of weeks ago, my fiance made pot roast in the crockpot and it was excellent. I have heard of using cola in cooking roasts, but haven;t tried it yet. Gonna have to I think.

  45. I’ve never made Pot Roast using anything other than a slow cooker. I love the way it makes the house smell; plus, using a slow cooker makes it so much easier to sample the stock – which I do often b/c it’s just sooo good.

  46. Ok you’ve encouraged me to break out my slow cooker.
    I hardly use it because I’m a preparer, not a cooker.
    And who knew a can of soda would make pot roast perfect?

  47. Oh wow, I want some! I always forget how easy it is to just toss something in the crock pot. Not sure why we don’t use it more often.

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    when i first saw the photo, i thought it was eggs with the roast, it all looks great.

  49. Cola? I do this recipe, but have never heard of nor thought of adding the cola. I love the new and different idea. Making a mental not, and craving a roast and potatoes right now :)

  50. Julie Smith says:

    This roast looks delicious! Definitely one I’m going to try. My fave go-to weekday meal is pretty easy, but nutritious (in a sense) – I chop smoked sausage into 1/2 inch pieces, brown in a bit of butter w/salt and pepper, then put a little bit of water into the skillet and add frozen broccoli to the mix. Lower heat, cover and stir every now and then, and 10 minutes later, you have a one-pot dinner! Sometimes I get real fancy and put some cheese on top! :)

  51. Your roast looks delicious! i make mine pretty much the same way except i add a packet of ranch seasoning into mine. My mom taught me this :)

  52. carla bonesteel says:

    We love the Betty Crocker mashed potatoes! They are so easy, and so yummy! I am always looking for good crock pot recipes, so thanks!

  53. I have to try ! I always cooked a pot roast in the oven . I just received a crock pot and this looks so good . Thanks for the recipe .

  54. This sounds absolutely delicious!! I have never heard about adding cola before. Does that help tenderize the meat or add flavor? Whatever it does I plan on trying this for Sunday dinner tomorrow!!

  55. Taylor Allen says:

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipe! I’m making this at some point this week, for sure! I bet the roast gets SUPER tender in the crock pot!

  56. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    I have to admit I am skeptical when it comes to instant potatoes but I have made several of your recpies and have not been disappointed so I am going to take your word for it and try them out.

  57. Mmmmm…. will definitely have to give this recipe a try. Seems pretty easy and filling meal for my family to eat. Thanks!

  58. This is one of my favorite dishes and I love to cook it in the slow cooker.

  59. nicole dz says:

    your pot roast and carrots looks so good I want to lick the computer screen, shouldn’t say this, but this puts my dads recipe to shame. Love how the pot roasts are always so tender and tears apart so easily.

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