Instant Pot Pork Roast & Gravy is a Delicious, Hearty Family Favorite that is Easy and Quick to Make! My kids and husband LOVE this recipe!
We love Instant Pot recipes! They’re so quick and easy, and the flavor is always amazing. Some of our favorites include Instant Pot Pork Carnitas and Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli Rice.
Instant Pot Pork Roast & Gravy
There’s a reason Pork Roast & Gravy is a family favorite for so many. It’s savory, delicious, and really quite easy to make. You can make as little or as much as you need to feed your hungry crew, and the gravy pretty much makes itself. Serve it over mashed potatoes, and you have a dish that everyone will love!
I love making it in my slow cooker, but there are times I just don’t have 10 to 12 hours to let it simmer. That’s why I love my Instant Pot – it creates that slow-roasted flavor and tenderness in a fraction of the time!
How Long Do You Cook a Pork Roast in the Instant Pot?
I always recommend 15 minutes per pound of meat and then let the pressure release naturally.
- 2 pound roast = 30 minutes.
- 3 pound roast = 45 minutes.
- 4 pound roast = 60 minutes
- Natural release for at least 10 minutes. If you are short on time, you can quick release it after that time.
- Feel free to brown each side of the meat on Saute for the first few minutes, but be sure to add your liquid to it before cooking it under pressure.
Can You Cook a Frozen Pork Roast in the Instant Pot?
Yes, you can cook a frozen pork roast in the Instant Pot, but you will have to cook it longer and the outer edges may fall apart, while they inner edges, may not be as done. Here’s how to do it:
- Add an additional 5 minutes per pound to the cook time.
- Realize that it may take a little extra time to come to pressure when cooking frozen meat.
- Be sure to natural release the pressure, and not quick release.
- Consider using a cooking thermometer to check the temperature of the center of the meat. When cooking pork, it should reach a minimum temperature of 145 degrees .
DOES THE PORK ROAST DRY OUT?
This is another reason I love my Instant Pot. Because pork is so lean, it can dry out easily, especially when it is cooked quickly. The Instant Pot seals in the moisture while cooking the roast quickly.
This means you can have a juicy, delicious pork roast on the table without having to wait all day!
DO I NEED TO USE AN EXPENSIVE CUT OF MEAT?
You don’t have to go all out for the expensive cut of pork tenderloin. If you happen to find it on sale, that’s great, but Instant Pot Pork Roast & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes works well with an inexpensive pork loin roast!
Just like the “low and slow” action of the slow cooker will break down an inexpensive cut of meat, pressure cooking in your Instant Pot will turn your pork roast into a tender, delicious dinner that tastes like it’s been slowly roasting all day!
WILL INSTANT POT PORK ROAST & GRAVY FREEZE WELL?
The pork roast will freeze very well! I actually love having some on hand to use for various things. It works well in sliders, tacos, and over buttered noodles or mashed potatoes.
The only thing I would not recommend freezing are the mashed potatoes, as potatoes tend to discolor when frozen. They’re easy and quick to make in your Instant Pot to go along with the Pork Roast and Gravy, though!
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
WANT MORE EASY INSTANT POT RECIPES?
- Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
- Instant Pot Taco Pie
- Instant Pot Pasta Fagiole Soup Recipe
- Instant Pot Taco Soup
Instant Pot Pork Roast & Gravy
- 3 lb pork loin roast
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 2 packets beef gravy mix
- 16 oz chicken broth
- Place pork roast in Instant Pot.
- Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth.
- Sprinkle onion soup mix and beef gravy mix over the top.
- Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook, high pressure for 55 minutes.
- Quick Release the pressure.
- Remove liquid from Instant Pot and put in a sauce pan.
- Add another packet of gravy mix to it and whisk and cook until thickens.
- Serve over pork roast.
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Our 18 year old daughter went on a mission trip to Haiti last January. She enjoyed it so much she began saving for a return trip next year. One of the ways she raises funds is through making and selling baked goods at he local farmers market. She typically buys the groceries herself, but sometimes mama likes to chip in the ingredients sometimes to help her out a little!