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This tasty Pork Loin with Apples and Mashed Potatoes dinner can be made in your Instant Pot in about 30 minutes – perfect for either easy weeknight cooking or weekend entertaining!
While I enjoy cooking for my family most evenings I want to make a meal that is quick and easy, not time consuming and complicated. I am always looking for ways I can serve tasty food that is good for my family without spending hours in the kitchen. The Instant Pot is great for creating these types of meals, like this one pot dinner of Instant Pot Pork with Apples and Mashed Potatoes.
Smithfield All Natural Pork
For this recipe I used a Smithfield All Natural Boneless Loin Filet that I bought at Walmart. I know that I can count on Smithfield All Natural Pork to be high quality because they supply naturally tender and juicy fresh pork with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no added steroids or hormones. Smithfield Fresh Pork is hand-selected based on coloring and marbling, so I know that it will be high quality and easy to prepare.
One Pot Instant Pot Meal
Pork is a versatile meat and is easy to prepare many ways, including roasting, sauteing, grilling or in a pressure cooker. I decided to use my Instant Pot pressure cooker to cook this pork loin because the Instant Pot lets me make the entire meal all together at one time, which is a huge convenience.
To cook the boneless pork loin I first seasoned it with fennel, rosemary, salt and pepper. Then I used the saute feature of the Instant Pot to brown it and seal in the flavors. I love to serve apples with pork, so I sliced some up and cooked them in the Instant Pot also.
To make the potatoes I peel and halved some potatoes and put them in my Instant Pot steamer basket. Then I set the steamer basket on top of the pork loin and brought the Instant Pot to pressure for 15 minutes. The apples and potatoes cooked right along with the pork. When the timer went off and the pressure was released dinner was almost ready. I let the pork sit for a few minutes while I mashed the potatoes with milk and butter, and then everything was ready to go.
The pork was moist and delicious and the apples and apple juice gave it a subtle apple flavor. As an extra bonus I loved not having to wash multiple dishes! And if there are any leftovers it is delicious for lunch the next day. I like to make a quick Pork Fried Rice with leftovers or add it to a Soba noodle bowl.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 619 Saturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 154mg Sodium: 270mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 17g Protein: 45g
Nutrition facts are estimates.
- I made this with a 1.5 pound boneless loin filet and it had no problem exceeding a safe temperature for pork (145 F) with 15 minutes of pressurization. But you should always check the temperature of your roasts with a meat thermometer, and I’d suggest adding at least 5 minutes to the cooking time for every extra 1/2 pound of meat.
- You can use chicken broth instead of apple juice in the recipe, but then apples will not be as sweet. Kids will like it better with apple juice.
- Use a firm apple for this recipe – I used Honey Crisp apples.
- I used Yukon Gold potatoes because I like them best for mashing.
More Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Pork Stew
- Instant Pot Jambalaya
- Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches