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23 Best Instant Pot Pork Recipes to Try Tonight

Turn everyday meals into restaurant-quality feasts with these Instant Pot pork recipes!

From ribs and ramen to Instant Pot pulled pork, this selection has a wide variety of dishes from all four corners of the world. 

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Hot Sauce
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20+ Mouthwatering 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 also rich and wonderfully unctuous.

Pork dishes turn out great regardless of the cooking appliance you use. But these Instant Pot pork recipes are especially exceptional.

Are you hungry yet? Me too! So, let’s get to it.

Pork tenderloin with tangy BBQ sauce
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1. Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin sounds like a fancy restaurant dish, but it’s so easy to make at home.

This simple recipe is tender and umami-rich, and 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. It’s the perfect one-pot meal.

Homemade Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw
Source: Thesaltymarshmallow.com

2. Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is ridiculously tender and perfectly seasoned.

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.

Homemade Instant Pot Pork Roast with Gravy
Source: Apressurecookerkitchen.com

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.

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Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro
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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.

Three shredded beef tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro
Source: Simplyrecipes.com

5. Instant Pot Mexican Pulled Pork

This Mexican pulled pork is seasoned with Mexican spices (no surprises there), giving it wonderfully sweet, smoky, and spicy flavors.

And with your handy dandy Instant Pot, creating the perfectly juicy pulled pork is so easy. Once the pork cooks, the rest it easy peasy.

Use it to make burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or any of your favorite Mexican dishes.

Homemade Insant Pot Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce and Herbs
Source: Kristineskitchenblog.com

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.

A bowl of shredded kalua pork on a wooden table, ready to be savored
Source: Nomnompaleo.com

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.

A Bowl of Congee with Ground Pork Topped with Mushrooms and Green Onions
Source: Delightfulplate.com

8. Pressure Cooker Ground Pork Congee

Congee is a traditional Asian comfort food that is similar to rice porridge. 

And this pork dinner is so rich and meaty that no one will go to bed hungry! It pairs juicy pork with Asian spices like ginger and shallots as a base. 

Topped with mushrooms, this pressure cooker pork congee is incredibly flavorful and hard to resist.

Homemade Root Beer Pulled Pork Served with Bread
Source: Modernmealmakeover.com

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.

Pile it high on a sandwich, or just eat it by the spoonful.

Pork Stew in a Bowl with Potatoes and Carrots
Source: Mildlymeandering.com

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.

Green Chili with Pork, Onions, Cilantro and Lime
Source: Thebetteredblondie.com

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.

Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut with Mashed Potatoes
Source: Amindfullmom.com

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.

Crispy Taco Carnitas with Lime, Onions and Herbs
Source: Gimmesomeoven.com

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.

Sliced pork tenderloin sizzling on black pan
Source: Diethood.com

14. Easy Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin has a reputation for drying out easily. But with your Instant Pot, it comes out perfectly juicy every time!

If you are a big garlic fan, you’ll love this recipe. Garlic and bold spices permeate every inch of the tenderloin, and we’re not done yet. 

With a savory sweet maple and mustard glaze, this pork tenderloin melts in your mouth.

Two bowls of soup with pork and vegetables, served hot and garnished with fresh herbs
Source: Sidewalkshoes.com

15. Instant Pot Asian Pork Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is awesome, but this Asian pork noodle soup is 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.

And it’s one of those stunning Asian pork recipes you’ll crave again and again.

Instant Pot Pork Roast with Carrots, Potatoes, Gravy and Herbs
Source: Modernfarmhouseeats.com

16. Instant Pot Pot Roast with Gravy

Is it a meat-and-potatoes kind of night? This Instant Pot Roast with gravy is the ideal weeknight dinner recipe.

With your Instant Pot, your pork butt or shoulder is so incredibly tender and juicy. No knife and fork needed!

Paired with a  dry rub for added flavor and a savory gravy, it’s sure to be your family’s new favorite.

Homemade Pork Lo Mein with Pork, Green Beans and Carrots
Source: Foodiesterminal.com

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. 

Mouth-watering fried rice with tender pork and fresh peas.
Source: Savorthebest.com

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. 

Pork Belly Ramen with Noodles and Green Onions Served with Egg
Source: Sprinklesandseasalt.com

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.

Homemade Pork Ragu with Noodles, Veggies and Tomatoes
Source: Everydayeileen.com

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.

Sweet and Sour Pork Served with Rice and Tomatoes
Source: Thesoccermomblog.com

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.

Homemade Mojo Pork in a Casserole with Lime
Source: Instantpoteats.com

22. Instant Pot Mojo Pork & Cuban Sandwiches

Let me introduce you to your new favorite marinade: mojo! This mojo marinate for pork creates the most amazing citrusy, garlicky pork ready for Cuban sandwiches!

Plus, the added citrus in this marinade also helps tenderize the pork so it melts in your mouth. 

Pile it high on classic Cuban sandwiches, and don’t forget the pickles!

Ribs with savory sauce and aromatic herbs displayed on a wooden cutting board
Source: Tastesbetterfromscratch.com

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 one pot recipe meal you need.

23 Best Instant Pot Pork Recipes

Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

472

kcal

This instant pot pork tenderloin will make your family so very happy. It’s sweet, tender, and oh-so garlicy. And that sauce takes everything over the edge.

Ingredients

  • For the Pork
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • For the Sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Use a paper towel to pat-dry the pork, and rub it generally with the spice mixture.
  • Place the pork tenderloin into the Instant Pot, and brown on all sides (about 2-3 minutes per side). Remove from the pot, and set aside.
  • Pour the orange juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, and garlic into the pork. Stir the mixture well, releasing any bits at the bottom of the pan.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot, return the pork to the pot, and stir until the sauce coats all sides.
  • Secure the lid of the pot, and make sure the vent is in the “sealing” position. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Then, do a natural release for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Turn the steam release to the “venting” position. secure the lid of the pot, and make sure the vent is in the “sealing” position. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Then, do a natural release for an additional 15 minutes. Finally, turn the steam release to the “venting” position.
  • Remove the lid to the instant pot, and use a meat thermometer to check it’s temperature. The temperature should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. If it doesn’t, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Remove the pork from the pot, and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • As it rests, whisk the cornstarch with water, and add it to the sauce pot.
  • Turn the heat setting to Saute, and stir the sauce until it thickens. Pour over the tenderloin, slice, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pat the pork dry with a paper towel before seasoning to ensure the spice rub adheres well.
  • Slice the pork tenderloin against the grain for the most tender and easy-to-chew pieces.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 472kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Protein: 61g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 166mg
  • Sodium: 1174mg
  • Potassium: 1046mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 4mg
Instant Pot Pork Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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