Crock-Pot Venison Roast Recipe (2024)

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If you have a hunter in the family you are going to love this recipe for Crock-Pot Venison Roast! The venison pot roast & vegetables come out super tender!

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Slow Cooker Venison Roast

Here is a recipe for all you hunters or wives of hunters! Submitted by reader Kari M. is this fantastic recipe for Venison pot roast cooked right in your slow cooker!

This is a classic recipe for venison roast with yellow potatoes, carrots, celery and onion.

A packet of onion soup mix and some fresh thyme add some fantastic flavor to this roast.

Fresh thyme goes well with the venison meat and it helps hide that “gamey” flavor that venison tends to have.

And best of all, this is one of those recipes that you can let cook away pretty much all day on low heat so that you don’t have to babysit it. Just prep your veggies and throw everything in the pot.

When it comes time for dinner you can dish it up right out of the slow cooker or plate it up on a pretty serving platter and get all fancy.

You can also make a gravy from the liquid in the slow cooker to pour all over your roast and potatoes.

If that is your sort of thing!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best cut of venison roast to use in this recipe?

Each hunter processes their deer meat a little bit differently and the cuts of roast that they end up with may vary. That being said this recipe will work for just about any cut of venison roast. The low and slow cooking process will yield a tender roast when cooked no matter what cut of venison roast you use.

Can I cut this recipe in half?

If you have a smaller venison roast than the 3 pound size called for in this recipe you can easily cut this recipe in half. You may want to reduce the cooking time by about 1 hour depending on how your brand of slow cooker cooks. Start with 5 hours on LOW and cook longer if needed.

Can I add other vegetables to this venison roast recipe?

Yes, feel free to add other root vegetables to this recipe such as parsnips, turnips or rutabaga along with or as a substitution for the potatoes and carrots.

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Low Fat | Low Sugar

This recipe for Crock-Pot Venison Roast is Weight Watchers Friendly on the new Personal Points plan. You can see the WW personal points for this recipe here on the Weight Watchers website. Click here for MORE of our Weight Watchers Recipes

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Crock-Pot Venison Roast Recipe

Heidi Kennedy

If you have a hunter in the family then you are going to love this classic venison roast recipe that is made super easy in the slow cooker. The venison meat and vegetables come out super tender and full of flavor!

3.92 from 319 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 6 hours hrs

Total Time 6 hours hrs 10 minutes mins

Course Entrée

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 467 kcal



  • Place potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and 1 sprig of thyme in the bottom of a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.

    8 Medium Yellow Potatoes –2 Medium Carrots –1 Medium Celery Stalk –1 Medium Yellow Onion –2 Cloves Garlic –2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme

  • Gently set the venison roast on top of the vegetables.

    3 Pounds Venison Roast

  • Sprinkle onion soup mixture all over the meat and then gently pour 1 cup of water over everything

    1.5 Ounces Onion Soup Mix –1 Cup Water

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until the roast is easily chunked apart into serving pieces with a fork.

  • To serve, carefully remove roast from slow cooker and place on a serving platter, using a slotted spoon arrange the cooked vegetables from the slow cooker around the meat. Garnish with additional sprig of fresh thyme (optional).

    2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme


If you would like you can easily make a wonderful gravy out of the liquid remaining in the slow cooker. Simply strain the liquid using a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan. Heat the liquid over medium-high heat until simmering. While the liquid is heating mix together 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 4 tablespoons cold water with a fork until there are no lumps. Once the liquid in the pan is simmering gently stir in the flour and water mixture and continuously stir while cooking until the liquid begins to thicken (about 3 to 5 minutes). Remove from the heat and transfer gravy to a gravy boat for serving over the roast and vegetables.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 1253mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2750IU | Vitamin C: 47.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 10.4mg

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