Instant Pot Pork Loin Recipe

Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

You won't believe how easy it is to make a juicy, tender Pork Loin in the Pressure Cooker. This Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut recipe knocks it out of the park!

Course Main Course
Cuisine German
Keyword Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut, Pressure Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Pressure Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 268 kcal


  • 2 pound pork loin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 16 ounces sauerkraut drained of extra liquid
  • 1 cup apple juice or chicken stock
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic optional


  1. Liberally season pork loin with salt and pepper on all sides. 

  2. Turn Instant Pot to saute and let heat up until until reads Hot. Add in 1/2 tablespoon oil. Sear pork loin for 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned and easy to flip.

  3. Add apple juice, apples, onions, and garlic to pressure cooker. Top with sauerkraut.

  4. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes per pound. So for this 2 pound pork loin, that would be 40 minutes. 

  5. Once cook time has elapsed allow pressure to release naturally, or for at least 15 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 576mg 24%
Potassium 794mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 17.8%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.