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Best Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

This Crockpot Mississippi pot roast is a big hit at our house. My husband always asks for seconds when I serve it. It’s an easy dinner to make in your slow cooker, so you can go about your busy day while the main part of your dinner is cooking.

Plate with shredded roast on top of mashed potatoes with a side of green beans

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast for the Perfect Family Dinner

And then he wants leftovers for lunch the next day. That’s a big deal because he gets tired of the same thing over and over.

We have several dinners that we keep going back to as our favorites, and this is one of them. Another dinner we enjoy is this Parmesan pesto tilapia that is so good your eyes will roll back.

We also enjoy these oven-fried chicken strips that pair really well with this cheesy Tater Tot casserole.

Now back to the Mississippi pot roast. Another thing I like about this dish is that it’s versatile. In fact, you can do quite a few things with it.

The last time I cooked it I served it over mashed potatoes with a side of green beans. Then the next day, I wrapped it in a tortilla with a side of salsa.

You can add whatever sauce you like to change the flavor. For example, barbecue sauce and a steamed or toasted bun give you flavor that would rival any smokehouse.

Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast Ingredients

Of course, you’ll need a roast. So I used a 2-pound roast that I picked up at Publix.

Pot roast, butter, water, ranch salad dressing mix, pepperoncini peppers, and onion soup mix

The other ingredients are onion soup mix, ranch dressing mix, butter, pepperoncini peppers, and a tiny bit of water.

You can add other seasonings, but it’s not necessary. It’s so good as it is.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast

I always spray the inside of the slow cooker pot before I use it because it makes cleanup easy.

Position the roast in the center of the pot. Sprinkle the onion soup and ranch dressing mix over the roast.

Butter, pepperoncini peppers, ranch mix, and onion soup mix on top of a roast in a slow cooker pot

Place the stick of butter smack dab in the center on top of the roast. It will drizzle down the meat as it cooks, adding a deliciously rich flavor.

Add the pepperoncini peppers and water to the pot. Then put the lid on and cook it until the roast is fork tender.

I used two forks to shred it. But if you have meat-shredding claws, use those.

Shredded meat in the slow cooker

Give the contents of the pot a good stir to make sure all of the deliciousness is evenly distributed.

Shredded meat on potatoes with a side of green beans

Serve your Mississippi pot roast on mashed potatoes, rice, or a bun. No matter how you eat it, you’ll love the rich flavor of this dish.

Shredded meat on mashed potatoes beside steamed green beans

More Recipes

We’re such foodies around here that we have too many favorites to name. But I’ll list a few more to give you some ideas.

For a more traditional roast, try this delicious oven baked pot roast recipe. The flavors just might remind you of your childhood.

This creamed spinach is delicious, and from what I’ve heard it’s a big hit with a lot of folks. You should also try these delightful roasted cabbage steaks. Roasting brings out the sweetness of vegetables.

If you want a salad, try this yummy coleslaw recipe from Back to My Southern Roots. Or make a simple Greek olive and feta salad that’ll send your taste buds into orbit.

Delicious Desserts to Serve with Mississippi Pot Roast

When I serve a special meal, I like to have a yummy dessert afterward. Here are some we really enjoy:

Pineapple Pie – This wonderful no-bake pie is easy and offers a delightful balance of sweet and tart.

Oreo Pudding Pie – Here’s another no-bake pie that everyone will enjoy!

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars – And still another no-bake recipe. It’s easy to make this delicious dessert that will make peanut butter lovers very happy!

Yield: 6 servings

Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast

Shredded meat on mashed potatoes with a side of green beans

This Mississippi pot roast is delicious and easy to cook in your slow cooker.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 pound roast beef
  • 1 package of onion soup mix
  • 1 package of ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 8 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/4 cup of water


    1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker pot with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Put the roast in the center of the pot.
    3. Sprinkle the onion soup mix and ranch dressing mix over the top of the roast.
    4. Place the butter on top of the roast.
    5. Add the pepperoncini peppers to the pot.
    6. Pour the water around the edges and cover.
    7. Turn the slow cooker on high for one hour. Then turn it down to low and allow it to cook for 6-8 hours.
    8. Using 2 forks shred the roast. Stir it with the peppers and liquid.
    9. Serve the shredded roast over mashed potatoes, rice, or on a bun.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 284Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 98mgSodium 2965mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 30g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Thursday 30th of April 2020

That looks so tasty, the perfect way to fill up after a long day!

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