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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin – a tender and juicy pork tenderloin that is cooked in the instant pot with an easy mushroom sauce! 

I am always trying new Instant Pot recipes, they are one of my favorite things right now.  I have a few coming up here soon, so if you like them as well, stay tuned!  These Instant Pot Pork Tacos might be one of my new favorites.  

We end up cooking a lot of pork in the Instant Pot because it tends to get it super tender and still stays moist and juicy.  Like this amazing Instant Pot Pulled Pork.  If you haven’t tried it, I hope you will soon it is seriously amazing!  Pork tenderloin happens to be one of my favorite cuts of pork though, so I decided to see how that went in my trusty Instant Pot.  

A plate of food, with Pork and Dinner


My family eats a ton of pork. So much so, that we actually bought a whole pig last year.  We still have a few pieces left, but ate almost the whole thing in a hear.  Everything from Smothered Pork chops to just grilled pork chops, ham and everything in between.  

So if you have followed along before, you know I have talked about the cooking temperature of pork a lot!  See a whole graphic and all the reasoning behind it in my Baked Pork Chops Recipe.  But basically the pork tenderloin temperature is 145 degrees.  Over that and you get dried out pork!  When you are cooking with an IP, you don’t get to take the temperature of the pork, but cooking it for such a short time leaves the pork nice and juicy.  

Sliced pork tenderloin with mushrooms on a plate, with Pork and Dinner

How Long to Cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot

This recipe calls for cooking it for 8 minutes, and then letting it naturally release for 5 minutes.  This is enough time to cook the pork and keep it tender, juicy and not over cooked. Often times when you cook meat in the IP you shred it afterwards. I wanted this to be able to cut into slices like you would this baked pork tenderloin

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

Pretty much anything goes.  This pork tenderloin recipe has a mushroom sauce that goes with it, so potatoes or something to soak up the sauce is great. But anything your family will actually eat is a good idea. 

A plate of food on a table, with Dinner and Pork tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin is great for any night of the week. A quick spice rub gets put on the pork so it has tons of flavor and is anything but boring.  I am love mushrooms, so I couldn’t resist making a mushroom sauce. I love just easy sauteed mushrooms, so using them in a recipe is a must. 

You can rub the pork with the spice rub in the morning and have it sitting in the fridge when you get home if you want to take a short cut.  But even with the Instant Pot coming up to pressure you can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes with this recipe!

A plate of food, with Pork and Dinner

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A plate of food, with Pork and Pork tenderloin

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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin - a tender and juicy pork tenderloin that is cooked in the instant pot with an easy mushroom sauce! 

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin - a tender and juicy pork tenderloin that is cooked in the instant pot with an easy mushroom sauce! 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 pork tenderloin (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbls vegetable oil, divided
  • 16 oz package mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbls soy sauce
  • 1 Tbls cornstarch
  • 1 Tbls water


  1. Mix together garlic powder, salt, thyme and black pepper. Rub evenly over the pork tenderloin
  2. Heat Instant Pot using the "Saute" setting.
  3. Pour 1 Tbls oil into the pot. Sear pork on all sides until lightly golden brown. Remove from pot.
  4. Add remaining oil to the pot, mix in mushrooms. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add pork back in, as well as the chicken stock and soy sauce. Cover and cook under high pressure for 8 minutes.
  6. Naturally release for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove pork from the pot and let rest. Mix water and cornstarch together and add to the sauce in the pot. Turn the Instant Pot back onto Saute and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  8. Serve sliced pork with mushroom sauce

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 204Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 13mgSodium 842mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 7g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Monday 4th of May 2020

I have 2 it the same amount of time or doubled?

Erin S

Monday 4th of May 2020

It will be the same amount of time.


Tuesday 12th of March 2019

That looks delicious and I love how quick and easy it is to make!

Melanie Bauer

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

This looks really amazing! Such a fabulous weeknight dinner, can't wait to try this!

Sarah Skaggs

Monday 11th of March 2019

Oh my gosh. This is delicious. Thank you!


Monday 11th of March 2019

Love the way this turns out!

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