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!
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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
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 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


  • Liberally season pork loin with salt and pepper on all sides. 
  • 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.
  • Add apple juice, apples, onions, and garlic to pressure cooker. Top with sauerkraut.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes per pound. So for this 2 pound pork loin, that would be 40 minutes. 
  • Once cook time has elapsed allow pressure to release naturally, or for at least 15 minutes. 


  • If you your pork loin is frozen, add 10 minutes per pound to cooking time.
  • 6 quart pressure cookers should fit up to a 3 pound pork loin.
  • Use chicken stock in place of apple juice if desired. If using stock, you may want to add 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar to balance the flavors. 
  • Garlic is optional. It is not traditional, but I love the added flavor. 
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.