Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries


For a fast 30-minute dinner, cooked pot roast gets a boost of subtle sweetness with dark sweet cherries. Serve it over mashed potatoes for a comfort food meal.

Skillet Pot Roast with Cherries
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 12 ounce package frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries

  • 8 ounce fresh mushrooms, halved (3 cups)

  • ¾ cup bite-size strips red sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or thyme or 2 teaspoons dried sage or thyme, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil

  • 2 16-17 ounce package refrigerated cooked beef pot roast with juices

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 24 ounce package refrigerated mashed potatoes


  1. Place cherries in a colander. Run cold water over cherries to partially thaw; drain well. Set aside.

  2. In a 12-inch skillet cook mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, and 1 tablespoon of the sage in hot oil about 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add pot roasts and juices, cherries, and balsamic vinegar to the skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until heated through and juices thicken slightly, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining sage; stir to combine.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare potatoes according to package directions. Serve with pot roast. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

571 Calories
21g Fat
47g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 571
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 982mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 91.5mg 458%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 4.9mg 27%
Potassium 419mg 9%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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.

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