Basically a one-pot meal that uses Microwave Ready Little Potato packages! This sage butter round roast is great any day of the year as it makes for wonderful comfort food.


You can easily double up the potatoes with no effect of cook time in this recipe. Discard any sage leaves as they are not pleasant to chew on (but you draw out a lot of their flavor when making the sauce.) If you want more of a well-done cut of meat, add 10 minutes of cook time and check internal temperature until your desired “done-ness” is achieved (continuing adding on 10 minutes at a time so you don’t overcook the meat!).

15 mins
45 mins


  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Oven
  • Saucepan
  • Large baking dish
  • Aluminum foil


  • 3 1/4lbs Beef round roast
  • 1 package A Little Garlic & Parsley™ Microwave Ready Little Potatoes
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large Onion, halved
  • 5 to 7 Fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup Salted butter
  • 2 Whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • (to taste) Salt and Pepper


  • Step 1

    Prepare little potatoes by following directions on packaging.

  • Step 2

    Place carrots into a microwave- safe bowl and cook for five minutes.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • Step 4

    While potatoes and carrots are microwaving, add butter, sage leaves, and garlic to a small saucepan over medium heat. Once bubbling, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently so nothing burns.

  • Step 5

    Add potatoes, carrots, and onion into a large baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 6

    Add roast on top of veggies. Pour sage butter over roast, burying garlic under roast so it does not burn in the oven, and discarding sage leaves.

  • Step 7

    Place pan into oven, uncovered, and cook for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 300F and continue cooking for another hour. Check internal temperature. 125°F yields a rarer center, 135°F is about medium rare, and 145°F will yield a medium center. I needed another 20 minutes to achieve 125°F.

  • Step 8

    Cover pan loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes before slicing thinly and serving!