Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 4 reviews

Instant Pot Pork Chops are moist, fall-off-the-bone tender, and pressure cooked with a garlic spice rub and a rich mushroom gravy. Crazy delicious and even the pickiest diners love it!

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Instant pot pork chops with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes

Best Instant Pot Pork Chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops are tasty, comforting, and on the table in less than an hour. Anything with gravy is a hit in my book, and this recipe is proof of that. For the best flavor, I recommend cooking them with bone on. 

I like how I don’t have to plan ahead when it comes to this recipe. Forgot to thaw your meat? That’s fine, let the pressure cooker take care of it! But generally, I make sure to sear the meat golden brown because those brown bits add tons of flavor to the gravy.

This dish is on frequent rotation in my house, and quite simply one of the best pork recipes I make. The meat is super flavorful, juicy, and loved by everyone.

Instant pot pork chops ingredients - recipe

How to make Pork Chops in the Instant Pot?

Once you have the ingredients ready, the rest is pretty simple:

  1. Season the meat: Massage the rub mixture in your meat and season well.
  2. Brown the chops: This step is optional but I highly recommend it. It locks in the flavors and gives the chops that nice brown color. Brown the meat in the pressure cooker using the Sauté mode. Then, deglaze the pot completely with white wine.
  3. Make the gravy: Pour in the broth. Then, add your onion, mushrooms, and meat. Pour the mushroom soup on top.
  4. Cook: Pressure cook on High for 15 minutes. Then, naturally, release the pressure for 10 minutes, and manually release the remaining pressure. Remove meat and set aside.
  5. Make the slurry: In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and broth to create the slurry. Bring the gravy to a boil using the Sauté mode. Pour the slurry a little at a time until you achieve your desired gravy consistency.
  6. Serve: Enjoy this dish warm over mashed potatoes or your preferred side.

Steps how to make instant pot pork chops

How long to cook pork chops in instant pot?

It depends on the cut. Here’s a general guide:

  • 8 minutes for boneless cuts
  • 10 minutes for bone-in
  • 13 minutes for frozen chops

Also, add the time it takes for the pressure to build and release. For my recipe, I add 15 minutes for the pressure to build, then 10 minutes more for Natural Release.

Can you overcook pork in a pressure cooker?

YES. I cannot emphasize that enough. And once you’ve overcooked your meat in the IP, there’s no going back. You’re left with tasteless, dry fibers that are almost impossible to salvage.

However, preventing this is very simple— follow the recipe exactly. Down to the last second. If the recipe says to pressure cook for 7 minutes, don’t go a minute over. Recipes are designed to achieve very specific results.

So, no matter how ridiculously short the IP cook time looks like, follow it. If the meat is not cooked to your preference, you can always cook it more. But remember, you can never cook meatless.

Instant pot pork chops

What’s the best pork chop to use?

For this recipe, I recommend using bone-in cuts with a minimum of ¾ inch to one inch thick or more. Lean, think cuts easily get overcooked.

Thick, bone-in cuts easily withstand the pressure inside the IP without breaking down. Buy well-marbled meat for maximum moisture. The bone protects the surrounding meat from losing its juices. Also, it adds a ton of flavor. In addition, it is hard to overcook thick chops as long as you follow the recipe instructions.

What to serve with Pork Chops?

Pork chops in gravy and Perfectly Creamy Mashed Potatoes are a match made in heaven! The gravy goes so well with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, too. I also like serving this dish with a side of fluffy white rice, broccoli, over plain spaghetti, or egg noodles!

Instant pot pork chops with mushroom sauce

What is the Safe Cooking Temperature for Pork Chops?

In 2011, the USDA lowered the internal temperature of pork down to 145F from 165F with 3-minute rest time. So, don’t worry if your chop has a hint of pink inside— just check the internal temperature with a thermometer to make sure it’s fully cooked.

How to store pork chops?

Cool it completely. Then, store leftovers in airtight containers, and keep in the fridge for three days. You can also freeze them. Just use a freezer-safe dish, and freeze for up to three months.

More easy Instant Pot recipes:

Tender pork chops

Pork Chops in Instant Pot Recipe Tips:

  • Try pre-brining the pork for extra moisture.
  • Also, you can use red wine instead of white wine.
  • Add some parmesan cheese to the gravy for a creamier sauce.
  • The finish the gravy with some butter to add richness.
  • Use a combination of white and brown mushrooms for a meatier flavor.
  • For a spicier taste, feel free to add more cayenne or red pepper flakes. 
  • You can throw in some spinach at the end for a healthier version.
  • Pour in a bit of sour cream to add a delicious tang to the gravy. You can also add a ranch seasoning mix.
  • Also, it is important to follow the Pressure Cooker cook times EXACTLY.
  • In a hurry? Cook the meat directly from frozen. No need to sauté; just add 5 minutes to the cooking time.
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5 from 4 reviews
Instant Pot Pork Chops
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 mins

Ingredients

DRY RUB:

MUSHROOM SAUCE:

CORNSTARCH SLURRY:

Instructions

CORNSTARCH SLURRY:

Calories: 505 Carbohydrates: 15 Protein: 47 Fat: 27 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 147 Sodium: 413 Potassium: 1081 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 65 Vitamin C: 9 Calcium: 50 Iron: 2
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Lisa Joy Thompson

I make all kinds of things in my Instant Pot, but I've never made Pork Chops in it. I totally need to try this recipe! I bet my family would love it.

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Kathy

These pork chops look really good. It's been some time since I've had pork chops. Looking at these makes me want to make them real soon. So yummy!

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Brandy Ellen Writes

This is such a flavorful looking dish is a fun way to dress up pork chops. I do not have an instant pot yet, but plan to get one. I'm a huge fan of pork chops, so you know I will be trying this recipe asap when I get an instant pot. Can we make it in a slow cooker? I have one of those :)

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Hi Brandy, yes you can make the in the pressure cooker or slow cooker. We have both versions of this recipe on the side. Just use the search box and you will find them. thanks

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Monica Simpson

I don't have an Instant Pot which is crazy I know. I think I can still make these though. I need to try because they just look so darn good!!!

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Kita Bryant

Instant Pots are such a blessing. These pork chops look absolutely amazing and perfect for dinner.

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Sherry

I love using my Instant Pot but I find that I am always making the same thing. I haven't made pork chops in it yet. Can't wait to try your recipe.

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Toni Dash

This looks so good!! Such an amazing weeknight meal!

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Gervin Khan

Seeing this makes my mouthwatering, a perfect meal to serve for my family.

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Ron

How long is cooking time in slow cooker ?

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7-8 on LOW and 4-5 on HIGH

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Elena

I just made these pork chops last night in my instant pot. I’ve had to rely on quick meals or instant pot cooking quite a bit bc I’m disabled and can’t stand up in the kitchen for long periods of time. We were getting sick of eating the same things all the time but my husband is a very picky eater so I’m usually reluctant to try new things. He’s also not a big fan of pork chops but he absolutely loved these. He’s usually not a very big eater either but he had 3 large chops for dinner last night. This recipe is definitely a winner and will become a regular on our dinner rotation.

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Thank you Elena for your feedback. Very happy you loved this recipe.

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