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Hearty Italian Roast with Alfredo Potatoes

This hearty meal is a great way to start the week. And since most of the work is done by the slow cooker, you'll have very little to do for a satisfying supper.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 8 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives


  • Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the gravy mix, dressing mix and water; pour over roast. Top with peppers and onion. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove beef from slow cooker and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices if necessary; pour into a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Drain potatoes; mash with Alfredo sauce, butter and pepper. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with beef and gravy.

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  • wefarm2live
    Aug 4, 2014

    This was pretty good but I can't say outstanding. I did like the convenience of the crockpot, it was just a little bland for our taste.

  • yooper38
    Nov 20, 2012

    This was so easy to throw together and then, like the intro says "let the crockpot dO the work!!" I loved the flavor that the italian dry seasoning mix impacted on the roast, and the alfrdo pottoes were to die for!The only thing I did differently was to cook my roast on the high setting for three hours and then I turned it down to low for 2 hours. It came out perfect! I can't believe this hasn't been rated is one AWESOME recipe!!!!