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Italian Roast with Alfredo Potatoes Recipe

Italian Roast with Alfredo Potatoes Recipe

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: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours 20 min. YIELD:4 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


  • 1. 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 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. 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. Meanwhile, remove roast and cut a portion of the meat into cubes, measuring 3 cups; cover and save for another use. Slice the remaining beef and keep warm.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Drain potatoes; mash with Alfredo sauce, butter and pepper. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with sliced beef and gravy. Yield: 4 servings plus leftovers.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with mashed potatoes and gravy : 707 calories, 36g fat (15g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 1492mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 42g protein.

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heather81 User ID: 1533766 167470
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"This has became one of my family's favorite. In fact, we are having it for dinner today!"

auggiebelle User ID: 5877300 99521
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"I loved this roast. Made as directed, except I didn't have the red peppers, and added garlic and pepper. Also, browned the meat on all sides before putting in slow cooker. I thickened the gravy with flour and water, because I don't like the consistency of things thickened with cornstarch. Didn't make the potatoes, but this is will be my new recipe for roast!"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 209186
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"Great Sunday dinner. The meat was moist and tender; the gravy needed extra seasoning; I thought the potatoes would be really strong of the alfredo but the taste was very subtle. I separated the veggies from the liquid in the gravy, and degreased the liquid before adding the cornstarch. I added the drained veggies to a package of cooked sweet corn and it was great."

kristinmh User ID: 1711502 169252
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"The meat was really tender but the gravy was a little much. Fairly good on a sandwich."

islandliz User ID: 2189052 97144
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"easy and delicious. Once I didn't have Italian salad dressing mix or brown gravy mix on hand so I used country gravy and ranch dressing mix--it turned out great!"

copelah User ID: 1282457 169251
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2009

"We are not much on eating roasts. Love the flavor of the potatoes though."

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