Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You have got to try this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner! Try this chuck roast in an Instant Pot as is or in shredded beef sandwiches.

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Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

I am absolutely in love with my electric pressure cooker. So, meals that normally take 5 hours on high in the slow cooker can be on the table in an hour using this.

Even better, I can forget to defrost something for dinner and still have supper ready in an hour! How does it get better than that?

What cut of meat is Italian beef made from? This recipe is super easy to make and it’s fairly flexible. I used a Certified Angus Chuck Steak, to begin with.

It’s an affordable cut of meat that’s easy to cook. It comes out super tender in the pressure cooker.

If you have stew meat, you can use that too. Or, you can start with a pot roast. It’s amazing either way. Or, why not try this with a pork roast next time you have one?

Pork goes wonderfully with any type of Italian sauce. And, it’s very easy to make in the pressure cooker using the same settings as this meal.

a chuck roast in a pressure cooker with vegetables

What should I serve with this dinner?

So, technically, my Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner is a meal in itself. It contains meat, vegetables, and starch. Now, you could always serve bread or homemade rolls with this if you like.

Or, try my Italian Rosemary Bread Recipe. Or, you can add a fresh garden salad if you’re trying not to go too carb-heavy. 

This Instant Pot Italian roast was one of my husband’s favorite meals in the pressure cooker. He’s definitely a meat and potatoes kind of a guy.

If you’re looking for a Paleo recipe, simply leave out the potatoes or substitute turnip or parsnips instead.  Finally, if you have leftover meat, I highly recommend you make a Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwich.

a shredded beef sandwich with French fries on a white plate

Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwich

Just heat the meat and shred it using meat claws and serve on a Kaiser roll. You can add extra spaghetti sauce if you like.

It’s one of our favorite ways to enjoy leftovers. To enjoy a “sandwich” without bread you can serve this on lettuce leaves or use a Paleo wrap. Or, you can always serve it over Jasmine rice for a brand new meal using leftovers.

I love meals that use up leftovers because it’s easy on my budget.

So, if you enjoy using this as much as I do, check out a few of the hacks in the video above. Who would have thought?

Love Instant Pot meals? Check out these fiery ribs. There really are so many things that you can make from soups to decadent desserts.

Tips for cleaning up

I love cooking with this small appliance and clean up couldn’t be easier. The inner cooking pot simply lifts out to be washed in warm soapy water.

Now, if you think you’ll have something that will be sticky or messy, they do offer a coated non-stick inner cooking pot you may want to try.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

And, if you cook something with a very strong taste like garlic or curry, you might want to change the seal ring before you make something with a completely different taste like a dessert.

Because the ring is porous, it can carry over odors which might impact the next thing you make.

So, one thing that I find super handy is the steam release valve release accessory. It funnels the steam away from the under part of your cabinets.

If you’re like me, your small appliances sit directly under your cabinets. And, when the steam releases, it vents right straight up into the cabinet base.

I don’t want my cabinets damaged by the steam. This accessory fixes that problem.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

Love your pressure cooker? Try my Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage. Or, if you want something different for dinner, why not try my Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake.

It’s not a pressure cooker meal, but if you love Italian food I hope that you’ll give it a try. It’s one of our favorite pasta dishes and it’s so easy to make.

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Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner in Less Than an Hour

You have got to try this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner! Try this chuck roast in an Instant Pot as is or in shredded beef sandwiches.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 lb beef chuck steak or roast
  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce


  1. Put the potatoes on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Then layer carrots over potatoes.
  3. Put the beef chuck roast over the carrots.
  4. Mix the tomato sauce and the water and pour it over the roast.
  5. Cook on meat/stew setting for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes, let the steam naturally release before opening.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1378Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 353mgSodium: 619mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 11gSugar: 11gProtein: 112g

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35 thoughts on “Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner”

  1. Hello, I'm new to the instant pot and have been struggling with it until I was directed to your tasty and easy recipes :) I tried one and loved it. So I'm trying the Instant Pot Italian beef dinner. I have the ingredients to try this recipe but didn't notice until now that it says to cook on the "meat/stew" setting for 45 min. I don't have that button. I have roast, slow cook, bake, saute, pressure cook, which should I use?
  2. No seasoning? Y’all Damn Yankees don’t believe in em or what?? 😂😂 I’m just joking!! I got my moms side of the family from Michigan, and my Pops from Mississippi! I can’t get caught making jokes!! I know, some people don’t use seasonings, for different reasons, and some may not list them. Because it is common since that if you use them , toss them in. And if you don’t..... well then just don’t . ! I just had to make a funny. Because some times people from up north, their recipes will be like 3 ingredients. And a Southerner will post the same recipe, and there will be like 22 ingredients. 20 of them being seasoning or flavoring!!😂 which is how I love it! But everyone is different!! I just had to make someone grin. atleast once. . I have never heard of Italian Pot roast! It sounds Yummy!! I’m gonna try mine in the pressure cooker!! Can’t wait!!
  3. This recipe looks great. I was wondering do you sear the roast or cube the meat before cooking? If you don’t cube it before cooking do you shred it or cube it after cooking? Can’t wait to try it
  4. Hi Ellen, Can I up the amount of carrots and potatos and decrease the amount of meat to save $? What would new cook times be if I were to do that? Thanks!
  5. A quick question - I am a total newbie to pressure cooking. The recipe says to add the water - after the potatoes and carrots. And then it says to mix the water with the spaghetti sauce. I am confused???? 1/4 cup on top of the potatoes & carrots and then another 1/4 cup mixed with the spaghetti sauce???
  6. I don't have an instant pot, but the more I see about them the more I think we need one! As a large family, anything to make meal prep easier is a must I think!

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