25 Incredible Instant Pot Pork Recipes
The way an Instant Pot cooks pork is nothing short of incredible: always succulent, always tender, always perfect. Whether you're looking for Instant Pot pulled pork or a sausage-rich stew, these easy Instant Pot pork recipes are perfect for meal prepping, weeknight dinners, or whenever you're looking for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Instant Pot Pork Shoulder
Smoked Pork and Split Pea Soup
Instant Pot Sunday Sauce and Meatballs
Sure the idea of “Sunday sauce” is great, but the reality is, you’re not always going to have the flexibility to start a pot of sauce in the morning and stay home while it cooks throughout the day—even on the weekend. However, thanks to the ever-handy Instant Pot you can enjoy the robust flavor of a slow-simmered tomato sauce in less than an hour. Serve the sauce and meatballs over your favorite hot, cooked pasta for a hearty, highly comforting meal.
Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
The classic Creole dish, updated so you can make it in a quarter of the time thanks to the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon
If you thought you loved your Instant Pot, just wait until you make a rich and gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese within minutes. The Instant Pot’s pressure function allows you to skip the entire process of boiling water, cooking, and draining the pasta saving valuable time over a traditional stovetop mac and cheese recipe. And we keep the cheese sauce quick and convenient, as well as decadently creamy, by utilizing canned evaporated milk—an affordable staple that you may already have in your pantry. Plus, evaporated milk packs less fat than using heavy cream, which means you can feel a little better about all the cheese you’re pouring in to make a beautiful melty finish. We opted for a blend of cheddar and Gouda cheeses, but feel free to go all-cheddar or try adding another favorite cheese to the mix.
Jalapeño-Glazed Pork Chops and Rice
Instant Pot Keto Adobo Pork
When paired with the Instant Pot, pork shoulder is foolproof and feeds a group of people on a budget. The meat melts in your mouth, while the bright green veggies and fresh lime cut the richness, making a perfect partner for pork. The whole family would love this dish—for anyone who’s not on keto, serve it over rice. Serve any leftovers in a taco topped with fresh shredded cabbage and sriracha.
Cumin Pork and Poblano Corn
Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup
Instant Pot Breakfast Burritos
Starting the day with a breakfast burrito is always a good call. Packed with the protein and carbs you need to greet the morning with gusto, a warm tortilla bursting with eggs, cheese, and salsa is a way better choice than any sugar bomb of a breakfast pastry. But unlike that box of Pop Tarts sitting on your kitchen counter, a breakfast burrito takes a bit of work to put together in the morning. Enter the Instant Pot. In just a few minutes, you can cook a mess of eggs and vegetables into a fluffy egg mixture that’s practically begging to grow up to be a breakfast burrito.
Saute chorizo, onions, and peppers in the Instant Pot, then pour into a steamer basket. Fill up the pan with eggs, then cook until fluffy. Now, the rest is up to you. Scoop the egg and vegetable mixture into a tortilla, then toss in your favorite breakfast burrito fixin’s, from hot sauce to pico de gallo to fresh cilantro—then wrap it up and take a big ol’ bite.
Instant Pot Breakfast Burritos
Instant Pot Sausage-Cornbread Stuffing
You can't have Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing. Classic flavors, a moist-but-not-soggy texture, and a touch of sweetness will make this Instant Pot stuffing a new family favorite.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Chorizo
For an easy and elegant fall entertaining dish you can make in your Instant Pot, look no further than our savory butternut squash soup. This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is a perfect recipe for effortless autumnal vibes. Featuring chorizo sausage and spices like cumin and chili powder, matched with butternut squash’s inherent sweetness, this Instant Pot soup exudes seasonal warmth. It’s excellent when served with crusty bread and a green salad for a light entree, but also makes for a fantastic appetizer served in smaller portions. A speedy and flavorful twist on classic butternut squash soup, our Instant Pot version delivers a delightful blend of textures and flavors in each bite thanks to toppings that make the dish as beautiful as it is delicious.
Instant Pot Carolina Pulled Pork
Super tender pulled pork that falls apart with the brush of a fork and melts in your mouth is possible even on a weeknight, thanks to the Instant Pot. Pair it with Carolina-style barbecue sauce, which offers the perfect balance of sweetness, vinegar and spicy heat to perfectly complement the shredded meat. Make sure to brown the pork pieces well, as that give the meat a better flavor, color, and appearance. Serve with the classics: buns, slaw, pickles, onions, and any other side dishes you want. If you’ve got leftovers, incorporate them into your meal prep routine.
Spicy Black Bean Soup with Chorizo
Pork Loin with Ginger, Fennel, and Apples
Tiny French Beans with Smoked Sausage
Instant Pot Keto Bolognese
This is the perfect recipe for when you want a comfort meal but don’t have all day to prepare one. The Instant Pot gives it that cooked-all-day feel, with tender, satisfying meats and rich, but not too thick sauce. Taking out the traditional sugar and carrots makes this keto-approved, but the tomatoes make up for the lack in natural sweetness.
Spanish Chickpea Soup
Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad
Hearty and filling, this easy Instant Pot side dish was an instant hit in our test kitchen. For a vegetarian option, omit the bacon, saute the Brussels sprouts in olive oil, and cook the farro in vegetable stock.
Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Instant Pot Hoppin' John
Use your instant pot to make a Hoppin' John dish that is so hearty and flavorful, the promise of luck when eaten on New Years is merely an added bonus. The old Southern tradition says that each person should eat one pea per year for good luck and posterity. You've got everyone covered with this fast, delicious go-to recipe.
Instant Pot Pork Sliders with Watermelon Barbecue Sauce
This has all the flavor and tenderness of all-day barbecue, but comes together in a few hours. The watermelon juice replaces the stock usually found in Instant Pot or slow cooker pulled pork recipes, and the rind gives the sauce from extra body. The pork’s sweetness resembles that of al pastor, so it would work just as well in tacos as it does in sliders.
Instant Pot Gumbo
Gumbo is traditionally a time- and labor-intensive dish, but our Instant Pot recipe delivers full-on flavor in just one hour.
Roast Pork with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
This flavor-packed, pork recipe combines sweet and savory for the perfect dinner option.