Dinner Ideas: How To Cook Pork Roast In An Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast — A juicy and tender Instant Pot pork loin roast topped with maple orange glaze. The recipe requires little ingredients, little dishes and little cook time but one could never tell!

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As much as I love hosting and being in the kitchen with family, I don’t want to be stuck there endlessly for dinner prep. That’s why I always love a good Instant Pot recipe, and this Instant Pot pork loin roast is SO GOOD!

It’s the perfect dish for quick family meal prepping or a festive gathering during the holidays. The best part is that pork roast cooks in the Instant Pot in under 30 minutes!

If you’re really wanting that holiday meal wow-factor, I highly recommend Belcampo’s Organic Seasoned Pork Loin Roast. They’ve been our holiday go-to for festive cuts to elevate any holiday menu!

You can even order an organic seasoned leg of lamb, pork roast, prime rib, New York roast, or whole California Chicken. 

Their meats are 100% pasture-raised on Belcampo’s 25,000-acre farm at the base of Mt. Shasta in Gazelle, California, and you can actually visit the farm! NO fertilizers or pesticides are used, it’s truly farm-to-table.

You can get 20% off your order if you’re a first-time customer using code “sugarandcloth” at www.belcampo.com/sugarandcloth.  Get your holiday orders in by 12/11 given the nationwide shipping delays this holiday season!

close up photo of the recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

close up of the Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast being served by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What Is A Pork Loin?

First off, what is pork loin? A pork loin is the wide flat back cut of meat that can be boneless or bone-in. It’s soft, tender, and affordable, making it a great choice for family dinners or big crowds.

Pork loin can be easily confused with pork tenderloin. They may sound similar, but they’re completely different cuts of pork. 

Pork tenderloin is the long and very lean backbone cut of pork along the backbone. It’s always boneless and though it’s the most tender cut, it’s typically a lot pricier than pork loin.

detailed photo of the pork loin roast recipe with orange maple glaze by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

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Ingredients Needed To Make An Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast

For the pork loin roast:

  • Belcampo Seasoned Pork Loin Roast — Pasture-raised heritage pork loin seasoned with orange zest, fennel seed, sage, garlic and red chili flake. So a lot of the work is already done for you!
  • Bone broth — 1 cup for roasting
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the maple orange glaze:

  • Orange juice — 1 cup
  • Dark maple syrup — 1 cup
  • Dijon mustard — 1 tablespoon
  • Cold water — 1/3 cup
  • Cornstarch — 1 tablespoon to thicken

photo of the Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast garnished with oranges, cranberry and rosemary by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Why We Love the Instant Pot Cooking Method

Our Instant Pot gets so much use at home. It’s one of our favorite and most well-used pressure cooker kitchen gadgets.

Instant Pot cooking is basically one-pot cooking, so there are less dirty dishes to worry about. Plus, there’s no babysitting because once the meat is in, you don’t have to constantly check on it.

You can roast a pork loin in the oven or on the grill, but the Instant Pot cuts down the cooking time AND you don’t have to constantly baste it!

60 minutes in the oven versus 30 minutes in the Instant Pot is a game-changer!

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How To Cook A Pork Roast In An Instant Pot

Before cooking, let your pork loin roast come to room temperature. Take it out of the refrigerator to sit for about 20 minutes. 

Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Once it shows as “hot”, line it with a small layer of olive oil. 

If you’d like to sauté the outer layer of your pork loin first, place the room temperature pork loin in the pot. Sear it for approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side.

 photo of the chicken broth going into the Instant Pot by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Then, remove it from the pot and place it on a large plate or cutting board. Turn the sauté setting off on the Instant Pot and remove the pork loin to switch the setting to meat/stew.

If you choose to sauté the pork in advance, be sure to deglaze your Instant Pot pan. Remove any of the seared brown bits on the bottom of the pot.

Insert the metal roasting rack and add 1 cup of bone broth to the Instant Pot. Once the meat/stew temperature is ready, place your pork loin on the roasting rack. Twist the lid of the Instant Pot, locked in place.

Let it cook for approximately 25 minutes for a medium-rare pork loin, or to an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees throughout.

For the orange maple glaze:

While the pork loin is cooking use a stovetop pan to make your orange maple syrup glaze. Combine the orange juice, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard on medium heat.

photo of the orange maple glaze being cooked on the stovetop by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

In a separate bowl, whisk the water and cornstarch until it has fully dissolved. Then, add it to the orange juice mixture on the stove. Let it come to a boil and then stir for another two minutes.

Now using a meat thermometer, check the pork loin to see if it has come for a 145 degree internal temperature. To do so, quick release the Instant Pot pressure before removing the lid. 

Once you’ve checked the pork loin and it’s to temperature, remove it from the Instant Pot. Place it on a cutting board or plate and let it sit for about 15 minutes to cool. 

Cut away the pork loin netting and place the pork loin on a serving platter and pour the glaze over top.

photo of the pork loin roast being set by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Tips On Cooking A Juicy Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast

Do not start cooking until your meat is at room temperature. Your meat should be at an even temperature throughout. This ensures that the whole pork loin cooks evenly at the same time. Overcooking will dry the pork loin.

Do not over poke the pork. When rotating the pork loin to sear or to remove the netting, be mindful about poking. Over poking will cause the juices to drain. Therefore, causing a dryer cut of meat.

Use the quick release on the Instant Pot. Your pork loin will continue cooking if you don’t release the pressure. You want to avoid that since overcooking means a dry meat.

Be patient. Allow your cooked pork loin to rest on the cutting board before serving. The 15 minutes natural release method will moisturize the meat again and brings out the juices and flavors.

Garnishes. You can also add garnishes such as orange slices, rosemary, cranberry, apple, and more. 

Will a pork loin roast make pulled pork?

The answer to that is a big yes! A pork loin roast is the whole shoulder of the pig, cut off the bone. Cook it longer to get a shreddable consistency for 40-60 minutes. Save some of the liquid to pour over to keep it moist.

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How To Store Pork Loin Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

To freeze, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat, thaw the pork loins in the fridge overnight. 

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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Looking for side dishes, desserts, or cocktails to serve with Instant Pot pork loin roast? Check out more of our favorite recipes below —

Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast With Maple Orange Glaze

Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast Recipe

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5 from 9 votes
A juicy and tender Instant Pot pork loin roast topped with maple orange glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course Bites
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Instant pot or pressure cooker
  • Large plate or cutting board
  • Sauce pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or rubber spatula

Ingredients

For the pork loin:

  • 1 Belcampo Seasoned Pork Loin Roast Their pork loin roast comes pre-seasoned with orange zest, fennel seed, sage, garlic and red chili flake.
  • 1 cup bone broth for roasting

For the maple orange glaze:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup dark maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 1179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 494kcal

Notes

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To freeze, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat, thaw the pork loins in the fridge overnight. 
  • Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Instructions

  • Before cooking, let your pork loin roast come to room temperature. Take it out of the refrigerator to sit for about 20 minutes. 
  • Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Once it show as “hot”, line it with a small layer of olive oil. 
  • If you’d like to sauté the outer layer of your pork loin first, then place the room temperature pork loin in the Instant Pot and sear it for approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side. Then, remove it from the pot and place it on a large plate or cutting board. Turn the sauté setting off on the Instant Pot and remove the pork loin to switch the setting to meat/stew.
  • If you choose to sauté the pork in advance, be sure to deglaze your Instant Pot pan. Remove any of the seared brown bits on the bottom of the pot.
  • Insert the metal roasting rack and add 1 cup of beef bone brother to the instant pot. Once the meat/stew temperature is ready, place your pork loin on the roasting rack. Twist the lid of the Instant Pot, locked in place.
  • Let it cook for approximately 17-20 minutes for a medium rare pork loin, or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  • While the pork loin is cooking use a stove top pan to make your orange maple syrup glaze by combing the orange juice, brown sugar, and dijon mustard on medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the water and cornstarch until it has fully dissolved. Then, add it to the orange juice mixture on the stove. Let it come to a boil and then stir for another two minutes.
  • Now check the pork loin to see if it has come for a 145 degree internal temperature using a meat thermometer after releasing the Instant Pot quick pressure before removing the lid. 
  • Once you’ve checked the pork loin and it’s to temperature, remove it from the instant pot and place it on a cutting board or plate and let it sit about 15 minutes.
  • Cut away the pork loin netting and place the pork loin on a serving platter and pour the glaze over top.
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Don’t forget to share your pork roast with us on Instagram. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here with a few desserts to go along with them!
Thank you to Belcampo for sponsoring this post! You can get 20% off your order if you’re a first-time customer using code “sugarandcloth” at www.belcampo.com/sugarandcloth.  Get your holiday orders in by 12/11 given the nationwide shipping delays this holiday season!

10 thoughts on “Dinner Ideas: How To Cook Pork Roast In An Instant Pot”

  1. Aww thanks so much. I wish I could just transport the whole table + food into my home haha. The cocktail glasses, plates, cutlery, and candleholders were my favorites. So, everything? Haha

    Thanks again for offering to share resources! I’ve followed your blog for many, many years and this is my first time commenting :)

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    • Hi Liz! The cocktail glasses are old glasses from Home Goods, the plates and candleholders are from At Home and the cutlery is our Sugar and Cloth Flatware collection that you can find here: https://amzn.to/3qYLPNz. We are so happy to hear that you have been following our blog for so long! XOXO

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Will definitely be trying this recipe. Your table setting is gorgeous too. Will you be sharing the resources for the different items you used? Thanks so much!

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    • Thank you, Liz! We actually will not be doing a separate post on the table setting. But what items were you interested in? We can definitely share our sources with you! XOXO

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  3. This recipe achieved a tender, juicy pork roast using an instant pot. Using an instant pot really made the process simple and fast! It is so delicious, my whole family loved it!5 stars

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