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Pork Roast Instant Pot Recipe: Juicy & Tender Pork Roast Instant Pot Recipe: Juicy & Tender


Pork Roast Instant Pot Recipe: Juicy & Tender

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot pork roast is my go-to comfort food. Tender, juicy pork with aromatic herbs, sautéed onions, and garlic, all cooked to perfection in a savory broth. It's a hearty, satisfying meal that never fails to impress!

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Buckle up, friends! I'm about to share my favorite instant pot pork roast recipe - a surefire hit in my kitchen. This flavorful and tender pork, seasoned with garden-fresh herbs, is a pure delight! Don't forget the sautéed onions and garlic, which transforms into a mouth-watering gravy. It's an easy, delicious meal that always satisfies my family. Who's ready to give it a try?

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Pork Roast

  • Pork roast: Tender and flavorful meat that is the star of the dish, providing a hearty and satisfying main course.
  • Beef or chicken broth: Adds depth of flavor and moisture to the pork roast, creating a rich and savory gravy.
  • Onion: Enhances the overall flavor profile with its natural sweetness and depth, complementing the savory pork roast.
  • Garlic: Infuses the dish with a robust and aromatic flavor, adding a delicious kick to the pork roast.
  • Dried thyme: Brings a warm and earthy flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall herbaceous profile of the pork roast.
  • Dried rosemary: Adds a fragrant and pine-like flavor, complementing the pork roast with its subtle herbal notes.
  • Olive oil: Used for searing the pork roast and sautéing the aromatics, adding richness and depth to the dish.

Essential Tools for Making Pork Roast in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the pork roast to tender perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Tongs: Needed for searing the pork roast and flipping it to brown on all sides effectively.

Pork Roast Instant Pot Recipe: Juicy & Tender

This Pork Roast Instant Pot recipe yields a juicy and tender roast that's perfect for a family dinner. It's easy to prepare and packed with flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork roast
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Season the pork roast with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Sear the pork roast on all sides until browned, then remove and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic to the Instant Pot and sauté until softened.
  • Pour in the broth and deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Return the pork roast to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Remove the pork roast from the Instant Pot and let it rest before slicing.
  • Serve the pork roast with the onions and garlic from the pot as a gravy.


For extra flavor, you can marinate the pork roast in the seasoning for a few hours before cooking.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 30gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Dinner, Instant Pot, Pork Roast
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Prepping and Storing Tips for Instant Pot Pork Roast

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the pork roast as directed, then let it cool completely.
  • Store the cooked pork roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking and cooling, place the pork roast in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

When cooking a pork roast in the Instant Pot, adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to the broth can help tenderize the meat and add a subtle tangy flavor to the dish.

Common Questions About Making Pork Roast in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can use a different cut of pork such as pork shoulder or pork loin for this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I skip the searing step?
While searing the pork roast adds flavor, you can skip this step if you're short on time.
Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?
Yes, you can use fresh herbs instead of dried. Just double the amount of fresh herbs since they are milder than dried herbs.
Can I add vegetables to the instant pot with the pork roast?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or celery to the instant pot with the pork roast for a complete meal.
Can I make gravy from the cooking liquid?
Yes, you can make gravy from the cooking liquid by thickening it with a cornstarch slurry or a roux after cooking the pork roast.

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