Turn your everyday meals into restaurant-quality feasts with these Instant Pot pork recipes!
I feel like pork is the most undervalued in the meat world. And I just don’t get it.
It’s cheap, versatile, and most of all, delicious!
It’s rich and wonderfully unctuous. Its umami-ness goes through the roof.
Pork dishes turn out great regardless of the cooking appliance you use, but the Instant Pot delivers exceptional results.
With the Instant Pot, you’ll get a succulent and flavorful dish without fail.
For today’s round-up, I’ve put together 23 pork recipes you can cook with your Instant Pot.
From lo mein and ramen to Mexican pulled pork, this selection has a wide variety of dishes from all four corners of the world.
1. Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin sounds like such a grown-up dish to make. It feels like you’ll need a lot of cooking expertise to pull it off.
That may be the case if you don’t own an Instant Pot. But if you do, this dish is so easy to make, there’s no way you’ll mess it up.
The pork is exceptionally tender and umami-rich.
The gravy is also off-the-charts!
Made with maple syrup, Dijon, and juices from the pork, it has a wonderful balance of savory, tangy, and sweet.
2. Instant Pot Pulled Pork
This pulled pork is ridiculously tender and perfectly seasoned.
It tastes like it came straight from a restaurant, but the ingredients called for couldn’t be more basic.
I’m talking BBQ sauce, garlic, onion powder, paprika, and brown sugar. All of those are probably already in your kitchen as we speak.
It’s also an embarrassingly easy recipe. Prep time only takes 10 minutes, tops! The rest is up to the Instant Pot.
3. Instant Pot Pork Roast
There was once a time when I perceived pork roast as a special-occasion dish. Now that I have my Instant Pot, I can make it any day I please.
This recipe makes a pork roast so incredibly tender it almost melts in your mouth.
It’s succulent and extra mouthwatering, especially when drizzled with gravy.
4. Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
This pork tenderloin is mega-tender and coated with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
Tenderloin is considered a lean cut of pork, too, which makes it a healthier option for those who try to cut back on fat.
Because it’s very saucy, you can serve this glorious dish over egg noodles, pasta, or rice for a complete meal.
5. Instant Pot Mexican Pulled Pork
Say hello to pulled pork recipe number 2!
Just so you know, I have 4 pulled pork recipes featured in this collection.
Trust me, I tried my best to narrow down the choices, but there’s no way I could pick from the 4. They’re just all unbelievably good.
This Mexican pulled pork is seasoned with Mexican spices (no surprises there), giving it wonderfully sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors.
Use it to make burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or any of your favorite Mexican dishes.
6. Instant Pot Pork Chops With Honey Garlic Sauce
These are savory pork chops bated with a sweet and buttery honey garlic sauce.
The thing I don’t like about cooking with pork chops is that it’s prone to drying out. To me, it’s like the chicken breast of pork.
But, with the Instant Pot and this recipe, you won’t have to worry about dry and rubbery pork chops!
Look forward to an incredibly tender and juicy dish instead.
7. Instant Pot Kalua Pork
Bring the flavors of Hawaii to your home with this sensational Kalua pork!
You won’t believe how tender and tasty this smoked shredded meat is.
And unlike other recipes, this one won’t require you to slow-cook pork for 16 hours. This dish is ready in just 2.
Serve Kalua pork with rice or macaroni salad for the ultimate Hawaiian feast.
8. Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Pork
This pulled pork is cooked with beer, seasonings, and BBQ sauce.
If cooking with beer is new to you, it may seem a little weird. But don’t knock it until you try it!
All the bitter alcohol in the beer evaporates during cooking, leaving only its rich flavors.
It also helps tenderize the meat, giving you an even more fork-tender pull-apart pork.
9. Instant Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork
From beer to root beer, here’s another pulled pork recipe, this time with notes of sweet, vanilla, and licorice flavors.
I love using soda to flavor pork. Whether it’s Coke, 7-Up, or root beer, soda imparts its unique flavors to pork beautifully.
10. Instant Pot Pork Stew
This hearty pork stew is ready for you in just 40 minutes. That has to be a record!
It’s loaded with tender pork, carrots, and potatoes in a savory broth.
The vegetables make the dish already filling on its own, but I always eat it with rice. Trust me, it’s the best combination.
11. Instant Pot Pork Green Chili
Pork green chili is Colorado’s staple comfort food. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out! Let’s remedy that with this recipe, shall we?
It’s loaded with chunks of pork shoulder flavored with green chilis, jalapenos, fire-roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, and a boatload of spices.
Serve it over rice and garnish with lime, cilantro, and diced red onion for a hearty and cozy meal.
12. Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut
If you like the savory and tangy flavor combination, this recipe is absolutely a must-try.
Here, pork roast is cooked in the IP with sauerkraut. Apart from imparting a tangy flavor, the sauerkraut also helps tenderize the meat.
Fresh apples are also thrown into the mix to balance out the acidity of the sauerkraut.
13. Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas
If you’re the type who does Taco Tuesdays every day, these pork carnitas are for you.
You’ll love how crispy and juicy these meat shreds are! They’re so flavorful I sometimes eat them on their own.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy them with burritos and tacos, too. But they’re just so good they can be eaten as a stand-alone.
14. Instant Pot Green Chile Pork Enchiladas
This tender and tasty shredded pork is wrapped in tortillas and topped with cheese and enchilada sauce.
You guys, these enchiladas will blow you away.
From the pork and tortillas to the cheese and the sauce, all the components work so well together.
It gives you the most mouthwatering Mexican experience.
15. Instant Pot Asian Pork Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is awesome, but this Asian pork noodle soup is just next-level.
Filled with udon noodles, pork, mushrooms, and a heavenly broth, this soup is the stuff of legends.
It’s the kind of soup you’ll want in your life when you’re feeling blue.
One sip of the soup and slurp of the noodles are all you need to make everything better.
16. Instant Pot Pork Bone Broth
Bone broth took the country by storm over the past few years.
I get it, it’s simple but delicious. I love sipping on bone broth on a cold rainy day.
What makes it extra popular nowadays, though, is the fact that fitness experts swear by its nutritional benefits.
So if you want to be one step closer to your health goals, I suggest you learn how to make bone broth.
It’s easy, and this recipe will tell you everything you need to know.
17. Instant Pot Pork Lo Mein
Chewy lo mein noodles, crunchy vegetables, perfectly-seasoned pork, and an umami-rich sauce: that sounds like the perfect stir-fry to me.
There’s no need to order takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. This recipe comes together in just 15 minutes.
18. Instant Pot Pork Fried Rice
This pork fried rice is the perfect way to start your weekend! It’s colorful, flavorful, and just purely amazing.
A mix of rice, well-seasoned pork, bacon, veggies, and a heavenly sauce, this is Asian comfort food at its best.
19. Instant Pot Pork Belly Ramen
Pork belly ramen, anyone? This recipe will take your taste buds on a culinary trip to Japan!
With its fatty, melt-in-your-mouth pork, al dente noodles, soft-boiled egg, and warming broth, this ramen is absolute perfection.
20. Instant Pot Pork Ragu
Pork ragu is a scrumptious Italian sauce featuring pork, veggies, and tomatoes.
It’s great over any kind of pasta, but this recipe recommends you use pappardelle, and I agree.
Nothing beats the goodness of these flat, wide noodles tossed with a sweet and savory meat sauce.
21. Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork
If you like sweet and savory entrees, this pork dish has your name on it.
Its chunks of fatty pork, pineapple, onions, and bell peppers in a thick glaze that’s equally sweet, savory, and tangy. Yum.
22. Instant Pot Potsticker Bowls
Noodles, ground pork, cabbage, and a glorious sauce join forces to make these delectable bowls.
They have all the iconic flavors and textures of potstickers but are a lot easier to make.
Here, you just throw all the ingredients together, as there’s no wrapping necessary.
23. Instant Pot Ribs
Tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs done in just 30 minutes? That has to be a world record, am I right?
Thanks to the Instant Pot, making addictive pork ribs couldn’t be easier. If you’re looking to impress, this is the only recipe you need.
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