Crock Pot Cooking for a Party Crowd – Pot Roast Recipe

While I do love cooking and baking, I don’t necessarily enjoy cooking for a crowd – especially a picky mix of adults and children during a birthday party. To simplify the birthday party madness, I prefer to let my crock pot do all the cooking for me. By tossing a few ingredients into the crock pot in the morning, I can have a beautiful meal by the afternoon without stressing over the hot stove. A slow cooker pot roast is also a great way to feed a crowd without breaking the bank. Add in a few frozen pizzas for the kids and I have a meal for 12 for less than $25.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 packets of McCormick’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast Seasoning
  • 2 cups of carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 8 red potatos
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • chuck roast

Let’s Get Cooking

  1. Cut celery and onion into large 2 inch chunks
  2. Add to the crock pot: chuck roast, carrots, celery, onion, potatoes.
  3. Mix 2 packets of seasoning with 4 cups of water and pour over meat and vegetables.
  4. Cover with lid and slow cook on the high setting for 8 hours.


  1. says

    People make fun of me for cooking in my crockpot, but seriously, where else can I start a meal in the morning, go to work, and come home with almost an entire meal with very little work?

  2. says

    YUM! – minus the celery LOL. I love to use my crockpot, but I just don’t have room to store it in this kitchen. I can’t wait to move.

  3. says

    That looks so yummy… I’m with everyone else, love using the crock pot because it makes the house smell so good and it is so easy!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  4. o Aprendiz says

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks! Roberto Justus