Instant Pot Pork Roast

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Learn how to cook Juicy Tender Instant Pot Pork Roast (Pressure Cooker Pork Roast) in an hour! This flavorful Pork Roast is so deliciously comforting & satisfying to eat. Simple, budget-friendly meal that’s super easy to make with few simple ingredients.

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Comforting . Juicy . Tender . Flavorful Pork Roast in 60 minutes

This may not be the traditional pork roast recipe, but this comforting Instant Pot Pork Roast Recipe is designed to be quick & easy, budget-friendly, tasty.

You’ll Enjoy Instant Pot Pork Roast Because:

  • Pork Shoulder Yields Great Results in Instant Pot: we’ve used pork shoulder (pork butt meat) to develop this pork roast recipe – it’s a great cut of meat for cooking in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker because it’s fatty and full of connective tissues.
  • Yummy: the pork comes out flavorful, juicy, tender 
  • Quick & Easy to Make: done in an hour!
  • Simple & Accessible Ingredients: Made with ingredients you can find in your pantry
  • Budget-friendly: Pork shoulder/pork butt is a budget-friendly cut of meat

Comforting Pressure Cooker Pork Roast Recipe: Tender & flavorful Instant Pot Pork Roast - quick & easy, budget-friendly weeknight meal.

Cooking Tips for Instant Pot Pork Roast

1. Pressure Cook Pork Roast at High Pressure for 5 minutes?

First and foremost, the High Pressure 5-minute cook time is no typo! This short pressure cooking time is due to the pork shoulder meat being cut into 0.5” thick slices. The optimal pressure cooking time depends mostly on the thickness and the cut of meat.

2. Does the Thickness of the Pork Shoulder/Pork Butt matter?

Yes and No. Normally, the thickness of the meat you buy plays a major role in determining the pressure cooking time. But it doesn’t really matter in this recipe.

thickness of pork butt meat or pork shoulder meat

With this quick & easy recipe, we decide to cut short the cooking time by slicing the meat into 0.5” thick slices in Step 3.

This works because we’re using fatty Pork Butt Meat. Hence, as long as you’re able to cut the pork shoulder meat into 0.5″ thick, then you’re good to go. 🙂

3. Why Use Cremini Mushrooms? Can I Substitute with White Button Mushrooms?

why we use cremini mushrooms over white button mushrooms

We used cremini mushrooms to develop this pork roast recipe because they are more flavorful and mature than white button mushrooms.

So, if you couldn’t find cremini mushrooms, you can still substitute it with white button mushrooms.

Time for cooking Pork Roast in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Pork Roast

Quick & Easy Instant Pot Pork Roast (Pressure Cooker Pork Roast) is so satisfying to eat! This tender, juicy & flavorful Pork Roast makes a simple, budget-friendly meal.
4.99 from 109 votes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

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Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 pounds (454g - 907g) pork shoulder (pork butt meat)
  • 2 (700g or ~1⅕ lb) large russet potatoes , cut into large chunks
  • 8 (228g or ~½lb) large cremini mushrooms , roughly chopped
  • 2 (200g) carrots , cut into large chunks
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) regular soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • 4 cloves (13g) garlic , minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A dash balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup (250ml) unsalted chicken stock
  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper to taste

Thickener

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) cold water

Instructions 

  • Brown Pork Shoulder Meat: Heat up Instant Pot (press Sauté button, then adjust button to Sauté More function). Wait until indicator says "HOT".
    Generously season pork shoulder with kosher salt & ground black pepper. Add 1 tbsp (15ml) of grapeseed oil in Instant Pot. Ensure to coat oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in the seasoned pork shoulder, then let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side (don’t need to constantly flip the meat). Remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.
  • Sauté Mushrooms: Pour 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter in Instant Pot. Add in chopped cremini mushrooms. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Stir to evenly coat the mushrooms with butter.
    Mushrooms will start releasing their moisture - simply let the moisture evaporate, then stir occasionally until mushrooms are slightly crisped and browned.
    *Pro Tip: This step will take roughly 7 – 12 minutes, but it will greatly enhance the flavor of the gravy.
  • Cut Pork Shoulder Meat: While the mushrooms are sautéing in Instant Pot, cut the pork shoulder into 0.5” thick slices.
  • Sauté Garlic & Carrots: Add in minced garlic, then sauté until fragrant (~20 seconds). Add in carrots and 2 bay leaves, then sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour a dash of Balsamic vinegar, then fully deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon. Mix in 1 cup (250ml) of unsalted chicken stock and 2 tbsp (30ml) of regular soy sauce.
  • Pressure Cook Pork Roast: Add the sliced pork shoulder with all the meat juice in Instant Pot. Layer potato chunks on the top.
    With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Make Gravy: Place pork roast slices, carrots and potatoes on a large serving plate. Taste the sauce and season with more salt if necessary. Mix 2 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water, then stir the mixture into the gravy one third at a time until desired thickness. Put the pork roast slices, carrots and potatoes back into the gravy, then mix gently to coat them with the gravy.
  • Serve: Serve the juicy tender pork roast over your favorite side dishes or eat on its own. Enjoy~ 🙂

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Recipe Notes:

*Short Pressure Cooking Time: the High Pressure 5-minute cook time is no typo! This short pressure cooking time is due to the pork shoulder meat being cut into 0.5” thick slices. The optimal pressure cooking time depends mostly on the thickness and the cut of meat.
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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 477kcal (24%)Carbohydrates: 41g (14%)Protein: 35g (70%)Fat: 20g (31%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Cholesterol: 108mg (36%)Sodium: 674mg (29%)Potassium: 1700mg (49%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 8528IU (171%)Vitamin C: 15mg (18%)Calcium: 75mg (8%)Iron: 4mg (22%)
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pork roast, instapot pork roast, pork roast in instant pot, pork roast instant pot, pressure cooker pork roast

Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Pork Roast

Prepare Ingredients for cooking pork roast in Instant Pot:

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What is Pork Butt Meat?

Pork Butt Meat or Boston Butt is one of our favorite cuts of pork. It’s the upper part of the pig’s shoulder, above the picnic shoulder cut in the front legs.

We sometimes call it Char Siu Meat as it’s the best cut to make Instant Pot Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)! Oh, soo flavorful, tender & moist.

*Little Secret Tip: Pork Shoulder Meat (already a cheap cut) is usually quite a bit cheaper in Asian markets marked as Pork Butt Meat or Char Siu Meat. So if you have Asian market near you that sell fresh meat, go check it out. And grab some fish sauce while you’re there (you’ll know why if you’ve been checking out our other recipes) 😉

Why Use Pork Butt Meat?

This cut of pork is one of our favorite cuts. It’s marbled with enough fat to keep the meat moist while cooking. So, remember to pick a piece of pork butt with some nice marble and fat.

Plus, pork butt is a relatively budget cut.

Since it has enough marbling fat, we’re able to cut them into 0.5″ thick slices for this recipe and reduce the pressure cooking time, yet still comes out tender & moist.


Preparation


First, wash, peel, and cut the russet potatoes & carrots into large chunks.

Then, roughly chop the cremini mushrooms, and mince the garlic.

1

Brown Pork Shoulder


Heat up your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: press Sauté button, then Adjust button to go to the “Sauté More” function.

how to use instant pot - saute more function

Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until the indicator says “HOT”).

Now, generously season the pork shoulder with kosher salt & ground black pepper.

Look at the lovely marbling. mmmm…

seasoning pork shoulder with kosher salt and ground black pepper

Then, add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of grapeseed oil in Instant Pot. Make sure the oil is coated well over the whole bottom of the pot.

Now’s the time to dump in the seasoned pork shoulder! Let it brown for exactly 5 minutes on each side. 

*Pro Tip: Good things are worth waiting for, so don’t skip this step. Be patient to allow the maillard reaction to take place!

When the pork shoulder is nice & browned, remove and set aside to rest for 5 minutes on a chopping board.

2

Sauté Mushrooms (~7 – 12 mins)


Now, pour 2 tbsp (28g) of unsalted butter in Instant Pot pressure cooker.

First, add the chopped cremini mushrooms in Instant Pot, season with a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper, then stir to evenly coat the mushrooms with butter.

saute mushrooms in instant pot pressure cooker

*Note: Mushrooms will begin to release their moisture. Just let the moisture evaporate and stir occasionally until mushrooms are slightly crisp and browned. This step will take roughly 7 – 12 minutes, but it will greatly enhance the flavor of the gravy!

3

Cut Pork Shoulder


While the mushrooms are sautéing in Instant Pot pressure cooker, cut the pork shoulder into 0.5” thick slices (as shown in photo below).

Why Cut The Pork Shoulder in Slices?

This allows the meat to cook perfectly and reduce the cooking time by about 30 – 50 minutes, depending on the original thickness.

cut pork shoulder into 0.5 inch slices

4

Sauté Garlic & Carrots


Now, add the minced garlic in Instant Pot, then sauté until fragrant (about 20 seconds).

Then, add the carrots and 2 bay leaves in Instant Pot, and sauté for another 2 minutes.

5

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour a dash of balsamic vinegar in Instant Pot, then fully deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Mix in 1 cup (250ml) of unsalted chicken stock and 2 tbsp (30ml) of regular soy sauce.

6

Pressure Cook Pork Roast


Now, add the sliced pork shoulder with all the meat juice in Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Then, layer the potato chunks on the top (as shown in photo below), so it’ll come out in tact and less mushy.

layer the potatoes on top of the pork butt meat to prevent mushy potatoes

This is it! With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release

Have a sniff – the pork roast smells so good! 😉

*Note: The floating valve may drop at the 7 minutes mark, but don’t open the lid until the full 10 minutes of natural pressure release is done!

*Pro Tip: the 5-minute pressure cooking time is not a typo! This Instant Pot Pork Roast recipe only requires a short pressure cooking time because the pork shoulder was cut into 0.5” thick slices. The optimal pressure cooking time depends mostly on the thickness and the cut of meat.

Open the lid – as much as you want to peek in the pot, resist the urge! Be sure to tilt the lid away from you when you open it.

7

Make Pork Roast Gravy


Now, place the pork roast slices, carrots and potatoes on a large serving plate.

Then, taste the deliciously flavorsome sauce and season with more salt if necessary. Yum!

Thicken the Gravy: mix 2 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water, then stir the mixture into the gravy one third at a time until desired thickness.

Lastly, pour the pork roast slices, carrots and potatoes back into the yummy gravy, then mix gently to coat them with the gravy.

pour pork butt meat, carrots, potatoes back in the gravy in the instant pot pressure cooker

Oh, my tummy is growling as loud as Jacky’s snores…

8

Serve Instant Pot Pork Roast


Ta da! Comforting. Satisfying. Tender. Flavorful Pork Roast in 60 minutes.

Comforting Pressure Cooker Pork Roast Recipe: Tender & flavorful Instant Pot Pork Roast - quick & easy, budget-friendly weeknight meal.

Be sure to take a photo to brag your delicious creations with your friends before it gets on the table. 😉

Serve the yummy Instapot Pork Roast over your favorite side dishes or eat on its own.

Enjoy your wonderful Instant Pot Pork Roast!


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