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This Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes is an easy and delicious meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights.
Cooked perfectly, this garlic pork tenderloin is paired with mashed sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, and a quick gravy – all in the same pot. It’s an easy one pot meal that the whole family will love.
If you’re new to pressure cooking, this is a great recipe to start with. It uses simple ingredients and yields results delicious enough to serve at a dinner party or for an easy family recipe tonight.
This Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin is one of my family’s favorite pork recipes. I love that it’s easy to make in the Instant Pot and is also a healthy recipe to keep in my weekly recipe rotation.
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Ingredients in Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables
- Garlic: I recommend using fresh minced garlic over garlic powder for this instant pot pork tenderloin recipe. In addition to it tasting great, garlic may have some real health benefits, such as protection against the common cold and the ability to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You may get some benefits from garlic powder, but you get the biggest bang for your buck from fresh garlic.
- Basil: I love fresh basil, but for this instant pot pork tenderloin recipe we’ll be using dried basil.
- Parsley: Dried parsley works great for these pork tenderloins.
- Oregano: We’re using dried herbs again here. Dried oregano is perfect with this Instant pot pork tenderloin recipe.
- Salt: Your body needs salt to function properly. Consuming too much or too little can lead to health issues. To avoid this, it’s important to read food labels to make sure you’re not consuming too much sodium in your day. This pork recipe uses just a tiny amount of salt, but feel free to skip it if you’d like.
- Black pepper: Black pepper is a great way to add flavor and spice to all kinds of recipes.
- Pork tenderloin: Pork tenderloin meat is one of the leanest cuts of pork available. Pork is a great source of protein and also contains many important minerals and nutrients like thiamine, vitamin B6 and B12, potassium, iron, and magnesium.
- Olive oil: Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides, both of which have been shown to offer potential benefits when included in a healthy lifestyle. If you’d like to use another type, just stick to to one that’s less processed.
- Chicken broth: I use low sodium chicken stock or chicken broth in this recipe. The chicken stock, along with the cooking liquid, creates a mouthwatering pork gravy that is delicious with the pork tenderloin and potatoes.
- Sweet potatoes: Move over traditional mashed potatoes, we’re changing things up for this particular recipe and using sweet potatoes in this pork loin roast. Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants and a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- Broccoli: Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. I love adding it to this instant pot pork tenderloin recipe, knowing my whole family will get a nutrient boost eating it.
- Butter: butter is high in saturated fat, but most research shows that butter can be included in moderation as part of a balanced diet and may even be associated with several health benefits.
- Almond Milk: I prefer to use plain, unsweetened almond milk in this mashed sweet potatoes recipe. Since we’ll add milk after cooking the potatoes, you can use your favorite milk type without worrying about it curdling in the Instant Pot like animal milk can. Just be sure to adjust your points, container counts, or nutrition calculations if you make any changes.
- Corn starch: we’ll use corn starch to thicken up our pork gravy.
How to Cook Pork Tenderloin in the Instant Pot
- Using a cutting board, peel and cube your sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces and then set aside.
- Place your pork tenderloin on a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, cut the tenderloin into 2 pieces. This will make it quicker and easier to pressure cook than a big pork loin.
- In a small bowl mix together the minced garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper to create your pork seasoning. Rub the seasonings into the tops of the pork tenderloin pieces.
- Turn your Instant Pot to sauté and add the olive oil to your inner pot. When the olive oil is hot, add the pork tenderloin pieces, seasoned side down. Sauté for 1 minute, and then flip the pork tenderloins and sauté the bottom sides for 1 more minute. Transfer the browned pork tenderloin pieces to a plate and turn the Instant Pot off.
- Add the chicken broth to your pot and while it’s still hot use a spatula to deglaze it, getting all the yummy cooked pork tenderloin pieces mixed together with the broth. Now, place the trivet into your pot and set the pork tenderloin pieces on top of the trivet.
- The next thing you will want to do is make a foil bowl for the sweet potatoes. To do that I get a sheet of foil about 14 inches long and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Then add potatoes on top of the foil and roll the sides of the foil in to create a bowl. Place the foil bowl on top of the pork tenderloin. There are pictures of this step below.
- Close and lock the lid to your Instant Pot pressure cooker, and turn the valve to sealing.
- Select pressure cook mode (high pressure) and set the cook time for 10 minutes to cook pork tenderloin and potatoes.
- When the cook time is complete, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes. After the natural release, do a quick release using a wooden spoon to turn the valve.
- Remove the lid and, using oven mitts, carefully transfer the foil bowl of cooked sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Add the broccoli to your pot right on top of the pork tenderloin.
- Close and lock the lid to the Instant Pot and, again, turn the pressure valve to sealing. Choose the high pressure mode and set the cook time for 1 minute to cook pork tenderloins and broccoli.
- While the broccoli and pork tenderloin cooks, add butter to the cooked potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes while you slowly add milk. Continue to mix the potatoes until you have creamy mashed potatoes.
- When the Instant Pot cooking time is done, quick release the pressure and transfer the cooked broccoli and the cooked pork tenderloin meat to a plate. Remove the trivet from the pot.
- Turn your Instant Pot to sauté, add the corn starch to your remaining broth, and whisk vigorously until your gravy thickens.
- Turn the Instant Pot off and carefully remove the inner pot with your gravy.
- Slice the pork tenderloin and top with gravy. Plate the cooked broccoli and mashed potatoes with your pork tenderloin and serve warm.
Recipe Tips for Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
- This Instant pot pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes is an awesome recipe for meal prep. It doesn’t require a lot of prep time and keeps well stored in the fridge for up to 6 days, or the freezer for up to 2 months.
- For meal prep, I slice the cooked leftover pork tenderloin and place it in airtight meal prep containers, then top with the gravy and add mashed potatoes and broccoli.
- If you do freeze this Instant Pot pork tenderloin and potatoes, thaw the frozen pork and mashed potatoes and then heat each thawed serving for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in the microwave.
- The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork tenderloin meat to an internal temperature between 145° F and 160° F. You can use a meat thermometer to check your pork tenderloin temperature.
Healthy Eating Plans
21 Day Fix Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes
Per serving this Instant Pot pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes is: 2 red containers, 1 green container, 1 yellow container, and 2 teaspoons.
Weight Watchers Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes
11 2023 Plan Points | 11 Blue Plan Points | 11 Green Plan Points | 6 Purple Plan Points
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Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes
- Instant Pot 6 qt
- Kitchen Knife
- Cutting Board
- 1/4 cup minced garlic about 8 cloves
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 3 lb pork tenderloin cut into 2 pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 lb sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 heads broccoli cut into small florets
- 1/2 cup almond milk plain, unsweetened
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- In a small bowl, combine the garlic, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Use a fork to mix, then rub the seasonings into the tops of the pork pieces. 1/4 cup minced garlic 2 tbsp dried basil 2 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 3 lb pork tenderloin
- Select sauté and add the olive oil to the inner pot. When the oil begins to shimmer, place the pork pieces, seasoned side down, in the pot. Sauté for 1 minute, flip the pieces and sauté the bottoms for 1 more minute, then transfer the pieces to a plate and turn off the pot. 1 tbsp olive oil 3 lb pork tenderloin
- Add the chicken broth to the pot and use a spatula to deglaze the pot, then stir. Place the trivet in the pot and put the pork pieces on top of the trivet. 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3 lb pork tenderloin
- Make a foil bowl for the sweet potatoes by placing a 14-inch piece of aluminum foil on a flat surface and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the cubed sweet potatoes on the foil and slowly roll the sides in to make a bowl. Place the bowl directly on top of the pork. 2 lb sweet potatoes
- Close and lock the lid, then turn the steam release valve to sealing. Select pressure cook (high) and set the cook time for 10 minutes. When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure and remove the lid.
- Using oven mitts, carefully transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Add the broccoli to the pot, directly on top of the pork. Close and lock the lid again, then turn the steam release valve to sealing. Select pressure cook (high) and set the cook time for 1 minute. 2 heads broccoli
- While the broccoli is cooking, add the butter to the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes while slowly adding the almond milk until a creamy consistency is achieved. 1/2 cup almond milk
- When the broccoli is done cooking, quick release the pressure, transfer the broccoli and pork to a plate, and remove the trivet.
- Select sauté on the Instant Pot and add the corn starch. Whisk vigorously until the gravy thickens. Then turn off the pot and use oven mitts to remove the inner pot from the base.
- Slice the pork and place it on a plate. Top the pork with gravy and plate broccoli and mashed sweet potatoes with it.