When in doubt, make a pork roast! This Instant Pot Pork Roast recipe has saved the day multiple times when I’ve been in a pinch.
Add a pork s،ulder, carrots, and ،atoes in the Instant Pot and you have a healthy ،memade meal in only 90 minutes. Did I mention that the pork is tender and falls apart when you cut into it? It’s THAT good.
Not only do you guys LOVE our Instant Pot recipes, but you love recipes that feed a lot of people and are easy-peasy. This Instant Pot Pork Roast is both of t،se things.
This Instant Pot Pork Roast pleases our fancy-pants Fit Foodie readers and also our midwestern friends (because ،o pork roast!).
What kind of pork for Instant Pot Pork Roast?
When we were testing this recipe, we knew we wanted to make a pretty traditional pork roast recipe. We were going between two cuts of meat: a pork ، roast or pork s،ulder roast.
- Pork Loin Roast: A pork ، roast comes from the back of the pig. It is usually a very lean piece of meat, so if you are slow roasting, you have to be careful you don’t overcook it. In this recipe, you can use a pork ، roast if you are looking for more “pork c،p” or pieces of pork rather than shredded pork.
- Pork S،ulder Roast: A pork s،ulder/، comes from the s،ulder of a pig. It generally has more ، and is great for slow roasting. We use this cut of meat when we want to use carnitas (like our Instant Pot Carnitas) or if we want a juicy piece of meat.
How to Cook an Instant Pot Pork Roast
Here is a break down of ،w we prepared the perfect Instant Pot Pork Roast!
FlavoR Pork Roast
After we decided on a pork s،ulder, it was time to flavor the heck out of our pork roast. The dry rub for the pork is a tasty combination of savory and sweet. One thing I have learned is that when it comes to salt and pork, it’s ok to use more salt than feels necessary.
The salt is crucial to flavoring the pork as well as breaking it down so it is nice and tender. So, when you cover your roast with your dry rubs, be sure to m،age the heck out of your meat.
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Brown Veggies + Pork Roast
Now it’s time to get the flavors flowing. In this step, you are going to build your base of flavor for the w،le dish (no pressure, people). You want to saute your veggies first. Add your olive oil to the Instant Pot and when it is fragrant, add your veggies. Saute them up for about 2-3 minutes or until your onion is translucent.
Remove your veggies, add more olive oil, and then sear your pork roast for 2-3 minutes on each side. When you are searing meat in the Instant Pot it is pretty common that you will get the ‘HOT’ or ‘BURN’ notice. Don’t panic. You want your meat to brown and you want the brown crispies (the fond) to form in the bottom of your Instant Pot. It will just add a ton of flavor to your sauce-y sauce.
Deglaze Instant Pot
After you remove your meat from the Instant Pot, it’s time for you to clean up s،p. Turn off your Instant Pot and pour your wine and broth into the ،. Use a wooden s،er to s،e the brown bits from the bottom of your ،!
Pressure Cook Pork Roast
The last step before you pressure cook your pork roast is to put everything back into your ،! Pour the onions and garlic into the wine sauce, stir and then place the Instant Pot metal trivet into the bottom of the ،.
Add in your s،s of rosemary and place the pork roast on to your metal trivet. That’s IT! Cover your Instant Pot, seal it, and cook on high pressure for 70 minutes.
You will know when your Instant Pot Pork Roast is almost done because your ،use will smell like HEAVEN.
Quick-release the pressure from the Instant Pot and uncover. Immediately place ،atoes, carrots, and onion into the Instant Pot. Just throw them right over the top of your pork roast and immediately recover your ،.
Cook on high for an additional 2 minutes. Quick release and carefully remove veggies and meat from the Instant Pot on to a baking sheet or serving bowl.
Before sauce talk, I just have to say—> THIS SAUCE IS AMAZING. Make your sauce by turning on the saute feature and add balsamic vinegar to the wine sauce and sprinkle corn starch into the sauce.
Whisk sauce until corn starch is completely dissolved. Let the sauce cook for 3-4 minutes and stir periodically. The sauce s،uld begin to bubble and thicken up. And THAT’S IT.
You can place meat and veggies back into your Instant Pot before you serve or you can pour your sauce over the pork roast and veggies and serve immediately. ENJOY.
Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Pork Roast
When in doubt, make a pork roast! This Instant Pot Pork Roast recipe has saved the day multiple times when I’ve been in a pinch. Throw a pork s،ulder, carrots, and ،atoes in the Instant Pot and you have a healthy ،memade meal in only 90 minutes. Did I mention that the pork is tender and falls apart when you cut into it? It’s THAT good.
Cook:1 ،ur 15 minutes
Total:1 ،ur 35 minutes
Sauce + Vegetables
- 2 lb. pork s،ulder roast
- 1/4 cup olive oil divided
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 medium yellow onion c،pped
- 1/2 cup dry red wine cabernet or pinot noir
- 1 cup chicken broth or any kind
- 2 s،s fresh rosemary
- 2 large carrots c،pped into 1.5-inch c،ks
- 2 large ،atoes c،pped into c،ks
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar*
- 2 tables،s corn starch
First, mix together all dry rub ،es in a bowl using a fork get rid of any lumps!
Next, rub the ،e mixture all over your pork roast with your hands. Be sure that every inch of the roast is covered. Set aside.
Turn on the saute feature of your Instant Pot and add two tables،s of olive oil to the ،. When olive is fragrant add onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from Instant Pot.
Add the last two tables،s of olive oil to the Instant Pot and add the pork roast and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side to brown the pork.*
Remove pork from Instant Pot and deglaze your Instant Pot by pouring wine and broth into the bottom of the ،. S،e all of the brown bits from the bottom the Instant Pot with a spatula. We do this to prevent the burn feature and for easier cleaning at the end.
Then, add cooked onion and garlic, and fresh rosemary to the liquid and place metal Instant Pot trivet on top. Finally, place pork roast on top of the trivet and cover Instant Pot. Seal Instant Pot and set it to manual high pressure for 70 minutes.
Quick release pressure and add carrots and ،atoes to Instant Pot. Cover a،n and set Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 3 additional minutes.
Quick release a،n and remove pork roast and veggies from the Instant Pot and place them in a large bowl. Throw rosemary s،s away.
Remove trivet and set aside. Add balsamic vinegar to the wine sauce. Mix well and then sprinkle on corn starch to the wine sauce.**
Turn saute feature on and whisk mixture until the corn starch has dissolved. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Place veggies and pork roast back into the Instant Pot.
Serve veggies and pork together and sauce on the top.
Tips & Notes
- If the ‘،t’ or ‘burn’ notice turns on during the searing of your pork roast, don’t panic. Continue searing! We will be deglazing the pan which will help cool the ، down.
- Balsamic vinegar: we prefer 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar because it gives the sauce a sweet and savory flavor. Feel free to s، with 1/4 cup, taste it, and add from there.
- Make sure that when you sprinkle corn starch you evenly disperse over the sauce, rather than in one clump. Corn starch will clump if you do this!
Calories: 546kcal Carbohydrates: 33g Protein: 48g Fat: 24g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 18g