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Instant Pot Frozen Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot frozen pork tenderloin recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Just pop in the ingredients, set it, and voila! Tender, juicy pork in no time.

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Ever found yourself with a frozen pork tenderloin and not much time? This instant pot recipe is my go-to lifesaver. It's shockingly simple yet results in succulent, flavor-packed pork. No thawing, no fuss, just mouthwatering meat that'll leave your taste buds dancing. Try it out, and you might just find yourself hoping for your next pork tenderloin to be frozen!

Ingredients for Delicious Frozen Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

  • Frozen pork tenderloin: Tender cut of meat that cooks well under pressure, retaining moisture and flavor in the instant pot.
  • Chicken or beef broth: Adds depth of flavor and moisture to the dish, enhancing the overall taste of the pork tenderloin.
  • Garlic powder: Infuses a savory and aromatic flavor into the pork tenderloin, complementing the meat and other seasonings.
  • Onion powder: Provides a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste of the pork tenderloin.
  • Paprika: Adds a mild heat and smoky flavor to the pork tenderloin, giving it a rich and vibrant taste profile.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Frozen Pork Tenderloin

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the frozen pork tenderloin to tender perfection.
  • Tongs: Needed for safely handling the hot pork tenderloin when placing it in and removing it from the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Frozen Pork Tenderloin Recipe

A quick and easy recipe for cooking frozen pork tenderloin in an Instant Pot.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs frozen pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place frozen pork tenderloin in the Instant Pot.
  • Add broth, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  • Remove the pork tenderloin from the Instant Pot and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!


Ensure the pork tenderloin is fully cooked before serving.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 30gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 500mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Frozen Pork, Instant Pot, Pork Tenderloin
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Preparing and Storing Instant Pot Frozen Pork Tenderloin

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the frozen pork tenderloin with seasonings as directed.
  • Instead of cooking immediately, cover the instant pot and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, follow the cooking instructions as usual.

Freezing Instructions

  • Season the frozen pork tenderloin as directed.
  • Place the seasoned pork tenderloin in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label the bag with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to cook, thaw the pork tenderloin in the refrigerator overnight before cooking as directed.

Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat that is high in protein and low in fat, making it a healthy option for a delicious meal.

Common Questions About Making Frozen Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

Can I use fresh pork tenderloin instead of frozen?
Yes, you can use fresh pork tenderloin for this recipe. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Do I need to thaw the frozen pork tenderloin before cooking?
No, you can cook the pork tenderloin directly from frozen in the instant pot.
Can I use water instead of broth?
Using broth adds more flavor to the dish, but you can use water if you prefer.
How can I add more flavor to the pork tenderloin?
You can add additional herbs and spices like rosemary, thyme, or cumin to enhance the flavor.
Can I double the recipe if I have a larger instant pot?
Yes, you can double the ingredients if your instant pot has enough capacity. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

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