Recipes and Cooking Italian Pot Roast with Penne 4.6 (8) 1 Review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 9 hrs Total Time: 9 hrs 20 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 2.5 pound boneless beef chuck pot roast 1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and crushed ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored, and cut into thin wedges 3 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and bias-sliced in 2-inch lengths (1 1/2 cups) 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges (1 cup) 1 26 ounce jar light tomato basil pasta sauce 6 ounce dried penne pasta, cooked according to package directions ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley Directions Trim fat from roast. In a small bowl, combine fennel seed, garlic powder, and pepper; rub into roast on all sides. In a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker, combine fennel, carrot, and onion. Place roast on top, cutting roast to fit, if necessary. Pour pasta sauce over roast in cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours. Remove roast from cooker and cut into serving size pieces. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and serve along side the roast. Remove sauce mixture and skim off any fat; set aside. Toss hot cooked pasta with parsley. Serve roast, vegetable mixture and skimmed sauce with pasta mixture. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 341 Calories 7g Fat 32g Carbs 37g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 341 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 62mg 21% Sodium 427mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 8g Protein 37g Vitamin C 15.9mg 80% Calcium 101mg 8% Iron 5mg 28% Potassium 888mg 19% Folate, total 96.8mcg Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.9mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.