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.