Ninja Foodi Pot Roast is a quick and easy chuck roast recipe. Total comfort food with tender beef, mushrooms, tomatoes, and vegetables with tasty tomato-based gravy and a little Italian flair. This recipe is low carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.
❤️ Ninja Foodi Pot Roast
"You will LOVE this Ninja Foodi roast beef! Not only is it super easy in your pressure cooker but it has amazing flavor with an Italian twist!! No need to wait for Sunday supper for a tender melt in your mouth pot roast!" -Kori
Amazing Italian Flavors
Looking for something different to do with chuck roast? You'll LOVE the taste of this pot roast (Ninja Foodi) recipe! 🙂 This is THE perfect pot roast - with an Italian twist! The ingredients in this recipe give this roast so much flavor.
Quick and Easy Pot Roast
I used to save pot roasts for the weekends, but now you don't have to. You'll love that you can make a tender Ninja Foodi chuck roast on any weeknight!
A pot roast is total comfort food. It is the most delicious thing to make on a chilly night. There is just something about tender beef in a delicious gravy that makes us super happy.
Pot roast is a recipe that everyone enjoys. You can serve this to your whole family - and they're going to LOVE it. Regardless of your family's dietary needs, it should work for everyone (except vegetarians, of course).
Low Carb and Keto
With only 6 grams of net carbs, 34 grams of healthy fat, and 44 grams of protein, this recipe should fit nicely into your daily fat, carb, and protein requirements if you're following a keto plan.
You can increase the fat content by adding additional butter or olive oil. Reduce the protein content of your portion by taking a smaller serving of the meat and a larger serving of the gravy and juices. Yum.
You can find the full nutritional analysis at the bottom of the recipe card, but here are the most important numbers if you are following a low carb and ketogenic diet:
34 g fat | 6 g net carbs | 44 g protein
🥗 How To Serve
There are many things you could serve with your Ninja Foodi pot roast, but I prefer to keep it simple. My favorite way to serve over mashed potatoes with a side salad or other vegetables.
Pot roast over mashed potatoes drizzled with the vegetables and gravy is AHH-mazing! If you follow a low carb or keto diet, you could serve over riced cauliflower or mashed cauliflower.
If you are looking for a side dish, a fresh salad or simple steamed vegetables is a great option. Here are a few more ideas of what to serve with your Ninja pot roast:
- Mashed Potatoes, roasted potatoes, or Riced Cauliflower.
- Overnight Layered Salad. This is a really good salad that you could make ahead over the weekend then eat on for the next 2 to 3 days. It also makes a great lunch salad!!
- Crockpot Green Beans with Ham. This is my favorite simple green bean recipe done in a slow cooker. Air Fryer Green Beans and Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are another easy side dish!
- Fresh green salad with a favorite dressing such as Blue Cheese Dressing or Thousand Island Dressing. There is nothing like a fresh green salad to complement heavier warm comfort food like pot roast and gravy.
- Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Here are some different ways you can make substitutions or customize your Ninja Foodi Pot Roast:
- Add fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or a few baby potatoes (1 to 1-1/2 cups). If using carrots or bell peppers you can saute with the mushrooms and onions. Baby potatoes should be added right after the roast is placed back in the pot. Add an additional 1/2 cup of water or broth to the roast, proceed with the rest of the ingredients.
- Make it Mexican-style and omit the beef bouillon, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; replace with my copycat taco seasoning mix recipe and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Experiment with different herbs, or use a mix of herbs. It's fun to experiment! Rosemary, marjoram, basil, herbs de Provence, and oregano are all good.
- Substitute cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato paste.
🥘 Ingredients and Tools
Here are the tools and ingredients you will need to make this Ninja Foodi Roast Beef:
For the complete list of ingredients please see the recipe card below.
- Boneless Chuck Roast
- Olive oil
- Diced Tomatoes with Garlic and Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Tomato Paste
- Beef Bouillon
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Xanthan Gum or Cornstarch
- Ninja Foodi
- kitchen tongs
- chef knife
- cutting board
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
🔪 How To Make Pot Roast in Ninja Foodi
Here's how to make this pot roast (Ninja Foodi) recipe. Hope you enjoy it!
For full recipe please see recipe card below.
Prep and Assemble Ingredients
Assemble your ingredients. Dry the chuck roast with paper towels, and then season with salt and pepper.
Sear Beef Roast (Optional)
This is an optional step that does result in additional flavor, but if you're in a hurry, you can skip it. No biggie!
Select Sear/Saute High. Add butter and olive oil. Once butter is melted, place the roast in the Foodi pot and sear the roast on each side for approximately 3 minutes each side or until you get a nice golden brown color. Set aside on a plate.
Select Saute Medium on the pressure cooker and add onions and mushrooms. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add chuck roast back to the pot, then add diced tomatoes, water, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, beef bouillon, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Secure lid, close valve, and pressure cook roast on High temperature, cook time 90 minutes. When cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.
Thicken Pan Juices and Make Gravy
In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tsp xanthan gum with 1 tsp olive oil or 2 tsp cornstarch whisked with some of the roast's juices. Add mixture to the pot and stir into the juices. Turn cooker to Saute Low and or Med Low and simmer until juices start to thicken.
Delicious served over riced cauliflower or a favorite vegetable if following a low carb or keto diet. If you are not following a low carb plan, serve with pasta, mashed, or roasted potatoes.
Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil. So good!
💭 Top Tips
- A general guideline Ninja recommends 1-1/2 hours for a 3 to 4 lb roast with a quick-release method. Ninja Food Pressure Cooking Chart. I have found that 90 minutes for a 4 lb roast works great with a natural release.
- Searing the meat is optional. If you are short on time feel free to skip this step and move on with the recipe!
Can I use an Instant Pot to make this pot roast?
Yes, you can use your Instant Pot to make this pressure cooker pot roast. Both the Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot are pressure cookers and follow the same recipe instructions.
How long do you cook a pot roast in the Ninja Foodi?
Here's how to cook pot roast fast! According to Ninja Foodi, you would cook a 3 to 4 lb beef chuck roast on high pressure for 90 minutes, followed by a quick release of pressure.
What are the best cuts of meat for a pot roast?
My favorite cut of meat for a pot roast is a boneless chuck roast. You can also use a bone-in chuck roast, a shoulder pot roast, or a brisket.
How to cook frozen pot roast in a pressure cooker
You can cook a frozen pot roast in a Ninja Foodi. Place a 3 to 4 lb boneless chuck roast on a rack in your pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water or beef broth and any other seasonings.
Secure the lid, close the valve, set to pressure cook on high for 90 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow steam to release naturally.
If you are following this recipe, you will eliminate the searing step. Everything else is the same.
What is the difference between regular pressure and quick release method?
The regular pressure release method, also called natural release, allows the steam to release naturally after the cooking cycle is complete. When the steam is released, the steam release valve will drop, and you will be able to remove the lid safely.
The quick-release method is used to release the steam immediately after the cooking cycle is complete. To do this, you turn the valve to the "Vent" position. The steam will be released manually out of the top of the lid. The valve will drop, and the lid will unlock when all the steam is released.
What temperature should beef be cooked to?
The minimum that beef should be cooked to is 145 degrees F. To be fork tender, a pot roast is typically cooked to a temperature of 180 degrees F. You can check the temperature with an instant read thermometer if you want to make sure.
For more information, please review the USDA Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart
How many pounds of roast do I need for 8 people?
a 4 lb pot roast will feed approximately 8 people with 3 oz servings of beef.
How do you season a pot roast?
There are many ways to season a pot roast; the most common is adding salt and pepper or seasoned salt and then sear the roast. You can also skip the searing if you are in a hurry.
Other easy ways to season meat are to use a packet of dried onion soup mix or even a packet of taco seasoning mix.
Can I make this in a slow cooker?
Yes, absolutely! This recipe can easily be made in your slow cooker. Skip the step where you sear the meat, and add all ingredients to the crockpot. Turn on low and cooker for 8 to 10 hours until the meat is tender.
Can I freeze this pot roast recipe?
Yes! This pot roast can be frozen, but it is best to freeze after cooking. Freeze a whole recipe or leftovers by placing the cooled recipe in a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Thaw in refrigerator and reheat slowly.
How do I reheat pot roast in pressure cooker?
To preserve the moisture in your pot roast, I recommend using the slow cooker setting on high to reheat your pot roast. Secure the lid and allow to warm for 1 hour, checking after 30 minutes.
As an alternative, you can reheat your roast slowly in the microwave as well. It would be best if you only reheated what you plan to eat.
✔️ Related Recipes
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Here are some more pressure cooker Ninja Foodi recipes you can enjoy making. By the way, all are low carb recipes 🙂
- Instant Pot Low Carb and Keto Chicken Soup
- Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup with Beer Brats (Keto Instant Pot Recipe)
- Best Corned Beef Recipe (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)
- Creamy Beef Taco Soup (Instant Pot Soup Recipe)
- Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork (Instant Pot BBQ Pork)
- Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
Beef Chuck Recipes
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (Low Carb Keto Beef Stroganoff)
- Italian Crock Pot Beef Roast (Instant Pot Beef Recipe)
Air Fryer Recipes
Here are a few recipes I used my Ninja Foodi on the air fryer setting (Air Crisp Mode):
- Fajita Spiced Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings
- The Best Air Fryer Cheese Curds
- Air Fryer Crab Cakes (From Fresh or Frozen)
- Air Fryer Salmon Patties (Keto Low Carb)
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This was delicious! Loved the Italian spin it added more flavor than a typical pot roast! Thank you!!
Great! Thank you so much. Super happy you loved the pot roast. 🙂
Don’t have pressure cooker so will have to use my baby oven. How do I save a recipe?
Great idea! You can also use a slow cooker if you have one! To save the recipe go to the recipe card and you'll find both a Print and Save button. Hope you enjoy 🙂