Make a quick dinner with an instant pot pork tenderloin. Purchase pre-seasoned meat or marinate it to your tastes for an easy dinner.Jump to Recipe
When I was younger, we would have a full pork tenderloin in the slow cooker often. Especially when we were camping since we could set it and forget about it while out hiking. But sometimes, I don’t have the time to wait on the slow cooker. When that happens, the instant pot comes to the rescue!
Now and then, we find a full pork tenderloin on sale at the grocery store and will grab it. They have some that are already seasoned, and some plain. If I don’t have a meal in mind, I get the plain pork. That way, I can season it however I want once I decide to cook it.
If you are planning to make this meal, you can always grab the Italian-flavored pork tenderloin. Or, this recipe would work with any flavor if you don’t marinade it.
Since I was making a plain Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin, I went ahead and marinated it in Italian dressing and seasonings.
Step by Step
Marinate the pork tenderloin if it isn’t already seasoned. I used about 1 cup of Italian dressing and 2 tbsp of Italian seasonings for a 2 pound tenderloin. This sat for about 30 minutes to let the flavors soak in a bit.
Pour the water in the bottom of the instant pot and put the pork on a wire rack. This lets the water steam the pork without it sitting in the moisture.
Close the lid and cook on high pressure for about 20 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes then release any remaining pressure. Remove the pork tenderloin and slice to serve.
Let the pork cool completely. Place in a container in the refrigerator. To reheat, bake at 325F for about 5-10 minutes, until the pork is warmed. Use as little time as possible so the pork doesn’t get too dry.
Originally Published On: October 27, 2020
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- 2 lb pork tenderloin (seasoned if desired)
- 2 cups water
- Pour the water in the bottom of the instant pot
- Place the pork tenderloin on a wire rack in the instant pot
- Close the lid and cook under pressure for about 20 minutes
- Naturally release for 10 minutes then manually release any remaining pressure
- Remove the pork from the instant pot, slice, and serve
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
18 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin”
I have tried the pork chops only, I like lamb/chicken mostly! But my husband simply loves Pork and he loves cooking meat items (a big time meat lover) as well. I am sure, he will replicate your instant pot pork tenderloin soon, will update you if he does 😁
We eat a lot of chicken here, too. But I like to switch it up sometimes just for something a bit different. I hope he enjoys the recipe!
This looks amazing! I love how easy the instant pot makes everything! I’m going to try this soon.
Oh my goodness, I have been loving the instant pot and how easy it makes everything!!
What a great way to use the instant pot. This looks super comforting.
We love using the instant pot for quick meals like this 🙂
This looks so simple to make in the Instant Pot, a great idea for a quick dinner.
The instant pot makes so many meals so easy 🙂
Very well explained! The result was amazing. Thanks for the recipe, it was delicious!
You’re so very welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Yummy! We absolutely loved how this turned out for lunch! So happy I found this recipe and I’ve always loved making comfort food in my instant pot! Can’t wait to make this again!
Awesome, I’m glad it was such a great lunch for you!
What a great recipe and how easy to prepare! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Elle, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I’ve been meaning to do pork loin for a while but have yet to do so. It great that it can be cooked so easily in the Instant pot.
So easy! You can’t beat this for a weeknight meal…instant pots are a wonder!
I think that many of us have wonderful memories of meals we had when we were younger. My mom created many slow cooked meals.
Wow this sounds like a really nice dish! Thank you for the reheating instructions. 🙂