Hi there, friends! Sometimes the most unplanned meals can turn out to be your best winners. Both the hubster and son declared this crack pot roast in the pressure cooker/Ninja Foodi a winner-winner! This recipe can be made in the Instant Pot but it can be made in any brand pressure cooker just the same.

We always seem to have cream cheese in the house. Aside from making cheesecake, cream cheese is great for dips, and as proven today in this Crack recipe, cream cheese is great when added to a savory meat dish. We have seen the recipe Crack chicken before done both in the crockpot and Instant pot. Believe it or not, we have never tried it, nor made it. We do see that it is a huge hit though overall.

I had the cream cheese, ranch dressing, a perfect size pot roast, beef broth, bacon, and a little bit of dill. We used a bottled ranch dressing, however, you can make your own or use a packet. Did I mention this recipe is Keto friendly? It is very filling as well and personally, one serving stuffed us.

Served on top of mashed potatoes was perfect. I suppose noodles would be great too.

This recipe was not easy to photograph. It really isn’t that pretty truthfully. Don’t let that discourage you though. It was so delicious and simple.

How to make Crack Pot roast in the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi
Ninja Foodi Crack pot roast1

As they say, “everything’s better with bacon”. This is definitely one of those meals that topped with bacon was like the cherry on top. If you have an Instant Pot and want to turn it into an Air Fryer, check out the Mealthy Crisplid. We use it often as shown here on our Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe.

Ninja Foodi Crack Pot roast

I can see why people call crack recipes, crack, you want to keep eating them non-stop. Sort of like our bacon cracker crack recipe.

You may also enjoy our Sirloin tip roast Recipe or our London Broil recipe

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Crack Pot Roast in the Pressure Cooker-Ninja Foodi

Crack Pot Roast in the Pressure Cooker-Ninja Foodi

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Ninja Foodi
  • Instant Pot
  • Mealthy CrispLid


  • 1 cup Ranch dressing OR one Hidden Valley ranch seasoning packet
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 8 oz. room temperature cream cheese Room temperature for atleast 30 minutes prior to making recipe
  • 1 tbsp dill weed
  • 2 lb Chuck roast Your roast can weigh more and that will not affect cook time
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz Baby carrots optional
  • corn starch Optional for thicker gravy


  • First we cooked our bacon in the Ninja Foodi. Set on 400 degrees for 12 minutes. It was extra crispy. Less time is fined depending on how you like your bacon. Set bacon aside and proceed to next step
  • You can leave the bacon grease in the pot. Just be sure you scraped any bits off the bottom in case anything stuck. Next, add one cup of beef broth to the pot
  • Add chuck roast to the pot. Pour ranch dressing, or sprinkle packet on top of roast. Sprinkle dill weed on top if your ranch dressing is not seasoned with it.
  • Place whole cream cheese cube on top of the chuck roast. Set pressure cooker to high temperature for 55 minutes.
  • Let naturally release for 5 minutes and then you may release the remaining steam.
  • At this point you may remove lid with caution, away from your face. Dump carrots on top of meat, and place the lid back on the pot and set to high pressure for 6 minutes. Quick release.
  • If you would like a little thicker sauce, you may slather a little cornstarch in a bowl with water and then dump in the pot and mix. Be sure to mix sauce well. The sauce will thicken. Break your bacon pieces over each plated serving. We served over mashed potatoes. ENJOY


Home Made Ranch dressing ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup dried parsley
  • 1 tbs. dried dill weed
  • 1 tbs. dried chives
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt

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