Easy (No Mess) Pot Roast

When it comes to cooking on a school night, meals that don’t require a lot of prep work rule. I don’t have time to hang out in the kitchen, I have to help with homework. (I thought my homework days were long behind me after college, I never thought about the homework I would have to help with!) So a meal that includes meat and veggies with no clean up (that the whole family will eat) is right up my alley. This Easy (No Mess) Pot Roast is sponsored by Reynolds.

Dump all of the ingredients in a bag, cook for two hours, sever and toss the bag. How’s that for easy?!

Easy Oven Bag Pot Roast Recipe

Pot Roast Recipe


  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 bag mini Honey Gold Potatoes
  • 1 bag mini carrots
  • 1 packet powdered onion soup
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 Reynolds Oven Bag 
  • 1 bag frozen peas (optional)

Pot Roast Recipe Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350. Put the flour in your oven bag and shake it all over the bag (this helps prevent the bag from bursting – so it is very important).

Pour one-third of the cream of mushroom soup in the bag. Place the chuck roast, carrots and potatoes (halved) in the bag. Mix the powdered onion soup with the rest of the cream of mushroom, pour mixture over the top of everything. 

Oven Bag Pot Roast Recipe
If adding peas, add the peas to the bag still frozen.

Place the oven bag in a oven-safe dish that is at least two inches high, and cut 6 small slits in the top of the oven bag for venting. 

Tie off your oven bag with the included tie and bake for 2 hours at 350.

Oven Bag Pot Roast Recipe
After dinner, volunteer to do dishes for this meal because clean up is as simple as throwing away the oven bag and putting away the clean baking dish. Yeay for easy!

I have to mention that I normally make this with peas (my family’s favorite vegetable). I thought I had some on hand, but apparently not. So this is the pea-free version. But adding frozen peas or even frozen green beans to the oven bag is a great way to get in another green veggie with no additional work. (As long as you remember to buy them!)

The oven bag makes the carrots and potatoes just the right texture of soft without being mushy. 

And there you have it, an entire pot roast meal in a bag with no cleanup work.

Easy Pot Roast Recipe

5 thoughts on “Easy (No Mess) Pot Roast”

  1. I have this in the oven now. I’ve always used a crock pot for my roasts, but forgot to put it in the crock pot this morning. It only takes two hours in the oven, so I decided to try it. I had some roasting bags left over from Thanksgiving, so, I mixed it all up and it should be ready in another hour. Sure does smell good.

  2. Love this recipe!! It was so easy and quick. The roast was so moist and melt in your mouth. I’ve done it before in a bag but I’ve never used the cream of mushroom soup. I think that’s the key ingredient!! My family loved it and keeps asking when I’m cooking it again.

    • I am so glad your family liked it. It has been a while since I have made this, I think I will put it on the plan for next week. Yum!


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