For a delicious twist on a classic pot roast, you need to try this Crockpot Pot Roast with Mushrooms recipe. The mushroom brown gravy sauce comes together easily and creates a moist and tender pot roast.

It costs approximately $48.63 to make this roast. The recipe makes eight servings and costs around $6.07 per serving.

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Crockpot Beef Roast

This pot roast recipe is just the thing for weeknight dinners and Sunday supper! It’s easy to prepare, and it’s so tasty, hearty, and some serious comfort food! 

My family asks for this pot roast with cream of mushroom soup regularly during the fall and winter because it’s a nice, hearty, cozy meal! It really is one of our favorite dinners! 

I love cooking recipes in a slow cooker. With little prep time, you can set it, forget it, and then come home to a Heavenly smelling dinner waiting for you. 

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Beef Roast Crock Pot Recipe Ingredients & Cost

Per Serving Cost: $6.07

Recipe Cost: $48.63

    • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil – $0.56

    • 1 pound sliced button mushrooms – $4.69

    • 2 (10.75 ounces) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup – $2.00

    • 1-ounce package dry onion soup mix – $0.83

    • 1 ¼ cups beef stock – $0.60

    • 5-pound boneless beef chuck roast – $39.95

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

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How to Make Crock Pot Roast with Onion Soup Mix

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. Saute the mushrooms. Add mushrooms to the crockpot.
  2. Mix the mushroom gravy sauce.
  3. Season the beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. Transfer it to a hot skillet.
  4. Sear the beef on both sides.
  5. Nestle the chuck roast into the slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 8-9 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  6. Slice the beef chuck roast, and serve mushroom gravy and parsley (optional).

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Easy Crockpot Pot Roast Recipe Variations:

  • You can add halved red potatoes and carrots to the crockpot to make a complete meal.
  • You can also add a large sliced yellow onion on top of the cooked mushrooms for added flavor.

Crockpot Beef Roast Recipe Tools

  • crockpot
  • large cast-iron skillet
  • wooden spoon
  • whisk

Easy Crockpot Pot Roast Storage

SERVE: The roast can sit at room temperature for up to two hours before it will need to be moved to the refrigerator.

STORE: This roast will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days when kept in an airtight container in the fridge.

FREEZE: Place the cooled roast in a Ziploc bag, followed by some of the cooking liquid. Set the sealed bag in the freezer and freeze for up to three months.

Best Crock Pot Roast Recipe FAQs

What is the best cut of meat for a slow cooker pot roast?

I like Chuck roast or shoulder steak for making this pot roast with mushrooms recipe. The texture of these cuts of meat is perfect for low and slow cooking, which results in a nice, tender pot roast every time. Brisket can be used as well, but the meat will be more stringy.

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?

While you can brown a roast to add more flavor to the roast before placing it in the crockpot, you certainly do not have to. You can still have a flavorful, tender roast while skipping this step. 

Should vegetables go on top of bottom of roast in slow cooker?

The cooked mushrooms will go on the bottom of the roast in the slow cooker, followed by the mushroom gravy sauce. You will spoon the sauce over the roast before sealing the lid to cook. The roast then sits in the mushroom gravy to soak up all the juices and become fork-tender through the slow cooking process.

Should I flip my roast in crock pot?

There is no need to flip the roast during the cooking process because you will sear the roast on all sides prior to placing it in the crock pot.
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4.47 from 15 votes

Easy Crock Pot Roast with Onion Soup Mix

Recipe Cost $ 48.63
Serving Cost $ 6.07
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes
8 people
This Crockpot Pot Roast with Mushrooms recipe is super moist and tender. It’s served with a delicious brown gravy made with mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, and onion soup mix.


  • Crockpot
  • large cast-iron skillet
  • wooden spoon
  • whisk



  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil separated
  • 1 pound sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 (10.75 ounces) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 ounce package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 ¼ cups low sodium beef stock


  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 pound boneless beef chuck roast


  • fresh chopped parsley optional



  • Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms have shrunk, released their liquid, and browned.
  • Transfer mushrooms to the crockpot insert.


  • Add condensed soup, onion soup mix, and beef stock to the crockpot and stir to combine.


  • Season chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil to the cast-iron skillet over high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add beef chuck roast and sear on both sides.
  • Add the seared roast to the crockpot.
  • Spoon the gravy sauce over the pot roast.


  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8-9 hours and HIGH for 3-4 hours.


  • Remove the roast from the crockpot and slice.
  • Serve with mushroom gravy sauce and chopped parsley (if using).



Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 932mg | Potassium: 1313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 7mg

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  1. This is our favorite recipe! We made this pot roast about 10 times already and ready for more!

    1. SO glad you love it!

  2. Pot Roast is one of my all time favorite meals! Its such a classic comfort food that everyone loves! This recipe looks amazing – I love all the tips for making it the best ever recipe!

  3. Jacqueline Meldrum says:

    I’ve really gotten into using my slow cooker this year and I use it a lot now, so I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. This pot roast is the ultimate in comfort food!

  5. Tayler Ross says:

    This is comfort food at it’s finest! My family is already requesting it again!

  6. mmmm yum I love pot roast! This looks so tender, crock pot cooking is the best! I need to bring mine out more often!

  7. Heidy L. McCallum says:

    This roast looks fantastic, I love all the images they really look so appealing–that roast looks like heaven. Saving for later!

  8. My favorite pot roast! So delicious!