Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin sliced on a bamboo tray with dipping sauce in a round white bowl behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Make a quick dinner with an instant pot pork tenderloin. Purchase pre-seasoned meat or marinate it to your tastes for an easy dinner.

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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.

Pork tenderloin marinading in dressing and seasonings in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

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.

Seasoned pork tenderloin on a wire rack in an instant pot on a wooden surface

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.

Sliced pork tenderloin next to a small round white bowl with Italian dressing on a bamboo surface all on a wooden surface

Leftovers

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: October 27, 2020

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin sliced on a bamboo tray with dipping sauce in a round white bowl behind all on a wooden surface

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Make a quick dinner with an instant pot pork tenderloin. Purchase pre-seasoned meat or marinate it to your tastes for an easy dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Pressure Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
instant pot
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pork tenderloin
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
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Whole30
Meat:
Pork
Cooking Method:
Instant Pot
Servings: 6
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork tenderloin (seasoned if desired)
  • 2 cups water

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Note: If you purchase a plain pork tenderloin, marinate it in desired seasonings for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving (0.3 lbs)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 83mg3%
Potassium 594mg17%
Protein 31g62%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin”

  1. 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 😁

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