Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale

Each year when fall rolls around I get a craving for warm, delicious comfort food. It never fails.

The chillier weather and falling leaves leave me yearning for hearty stews and roasts almost as much as all my favorite, fall desserts.

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life

With school in full swing though I don’t have time to be home making a roast in the oven. Throughout the fall and winter I rely heavily on my slower cooked to deliver flavorful meals that remind me of something my grandma might serve. However, i often try to make the dishes a bit healthier. This slower cooker, beef pot roast is a perfect example of that.

This pot roast contains vegetables that are synonymous with pot roast and a few that are not. It also combines a range of seasonings so that the dish is flavorful, moist and incredibly delicious.

Check out the full recipe below!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life

Servings: 4-6 (with some beef leftover)


  • 2 – 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 6 carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 5 packages of dry Italian Dressing
  • 5 packages of dry Ranch Dressing
  • 1 package of brown gravy
  • 1 cup of beef stock or beef broth
  • 8 golden potatoes
  • 6 cups of kale, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life


1. Add your beef roast to the slow cooker and then add your carrots, onions and celery.

2. Add 1 cup of beef stock or broth, pouring it over the beef roast.

3. Combine your dry seasonings in a separate bowl and ensure they are mixed together. Spread the mix out evening across the slow cooker. Make sure there is a generous portion on the beef but also sprinkle it on the vegetables and in the broth.

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life

4. Add your potatoes on top of the other vegetables. Ensure they don’t fall into the broth.

5. Cook on slow for 8 to 10 hours to guarantee the beef shreds nicely.

6. About 30 minutes before the roast is done add your peas.

7. In a separate pan sauté your kale with the olive oil and cook until the kale is just slightly wilted. You can do it a little at a time if the pan isn’t large enough. I like to use a lot of kale because I could eat it all day long. I usually buy a pre-chopped bag to make life easier.

8. Remove your potatoes from the slow cooker and smash them. Since they’ve been cooking all day a fork should work just fine.

9. Dish out a bed of kale and add the smashed potatoes on top of that. Top off with the vegetable and roast. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm and watch the smiles happen.

This recipe is seriously so good I could eat it once a week all winter long. If you have leftovers you can eat it again or use the meat in tacos!

Happy eating, friends!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life

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  • Jeanine September 14, 2017 07.52 pm

    Looks yummy! I like a good pot roast for dinner! Very delicious, savory and filling! Never thought to add kale with it.

  • Naza September 14, 2017 08.04 pm

    Looks delicious.

  • Chelsea September 14, 2017 08.10 pm

    The beef looks INCREDIBLE. I love when it just falls apart! I have a ton of kale in my garden right now that I need to use… definitely going to be making this ASAP.

  • Heather September 14, 2017 08.10 pm

    I’m so with you. There is nothing like a hearty pot roast on a chilly evening. I love the idea of adding a few greens at the very end to up the nutrition.

  • Melissa Chapman September 14, 2017 08.37 pm

    That does look like some great comfort food. I don’t have a slow cooker but I love the idea of a one pot meal that is ready when you are.

  • Jordyn September 14, 2017 08.46 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I love crock pot cooking!

  • Jenna September 14, 2017 09.14 pm

    Yummm! This looks delicious! I cant wait to try it!

  • Alison September 15, 2017 12.24 am

    This looks delicious! Absolutely perfect for Fall!

  • Karen Morse September 15, 2017 12.40 am

    This is why I love slow cookers, there are a ton of recipes to try and it’s also easy to use. This roast looks so good and it’s perfect for dinner! I would love to make this at home.

  • Jessica Joachim September 15, 2017 01.06 am

    I love a good slow cooker recipe, especially as the weather gets cooler. This looks so good, I will have to add it into my meal plan for the next week!

  • Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. September 15, 2017 01.10 am

    You had me at slow cooker. And beef. And smashed potatoes. And kale. This looks so easy and yummy! Who doesn’t love a good pot roast?!

  • Donna September 15, 2017 01.39 am

    This looks really easy and very filing. I bet it smells nice too in the slow cooker.

  • Erin September 15, 2017 02.31 am

    This looks incredible!! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! Will definitely be trying it out 🙂

  • AnnMarie John September 15, 2017 08.23 am

    I love collecting slow cooker recipes because they make life easier for me and my husband. We usually take turns cooking at home and having a slow cooker is such a blessing during busy days! I would love to give this recipe a try!

  • Tasheena @ September 15, 2017 12.19 pm

    This turned out perfect! Can’t wait to make this recipe for my family! Love using my slow cooker to make yummy recipes for my family.

  • Lori Geurin September 15, 2017 05.19 pm

    Our family always delights in roast and potatoes and this looks amazing! I never would have thought to add the kale, but can’t wait to try this.

  • Shannon September 15, 2017 07.15 pm

    We just recently stopped using our crock pot but this recipe has me wanting to pick it back up again! It sounds so delicious!

  • Sarah Camille September 15, 2017 07.46 pm

    I have been looking for a slow cooker recipe like this recently. It’ll be perfect for fall. Looks delicious!! 🙂
    Cheers, Sarah Camille //

  • The Salty Mamas September 15, 2017 09.33 pm

    Such a satisfying and delicious recipe! I love the extra veggies you included. I’ll definitely have to give this one a try!

  • Amber Nelson September 16, 2017 02.18 am

    This looks very good! I love pot roast and potatoes. That is such a delicious, hearty meal.

  • Tiffany Haywood September 16, 2017 11.13 am

    This looks so delicious! This is one of those dishes that you simply crawl up on the couch, grab a blanket and ENJOY!

  • reesa September 16, 2017 07.47 pm

    This is the ultimate comfort food for my family in the fall & winter months. I have never made it in the slow cooker though, going to try!

  • Heather September 17, 2017 12.40 am

    What a pretty dinner! My daughters would love this and I would really like to get them eating more veggies.

  • Cindy Ingalls September 17, 2017 02.29 am

    I haven’t had meat in so long and this recipe is making me crave the comfort food that is pot roast. And of course you can have meat without creamy mashed potatoes.


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