These Instant Pot pork chops are seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked and covered in mushroom gravy. An easy and fast dinner option that always gets rave reviews from family and friends!

I’m always looking for new ways to prepare pork chops. Some of my favorites include using a great pork chop marinade, garlic butter baked pork chops, fried pork chops and these savory and delicious Instant Pot pork chops.

These Instant Pot pork chops are seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked and covered in mushroom gravy. These Instant Pot pork chops are seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked and covered in mushroom gravy.

Instant Pot pork chops topped with mushroom gravy.

Pork chops are one of my favorite cuts of meat. They’re inexpensive. tender and full of flavor. These Instant Pot pork chops come out perfectly juicy every time, and happen to be quite simple to put together.

How do you make Instant Pot pork chops?

Start by turning the Instant Pot to saute mode, then cook your pork chops on both sides until they’re golden brown. Remove the chops from the pot, then saute onions, mushrooms and garlic. Add the pork chops back to the pot along with chicken broth. Cook the chops in the pot, then let the pressure release naturally for a few minutes before you manually release the valve. Remove the pork from the pot, then bring the remaining liquid to a simmer. Stir in corn starch to thicken the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the pork, then sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Pork chops, onions, mushrooms and seasonings in bowls.

How long do you cook pork in the Instant Pot?

These chops only need to cook for 5 minutes. After the cook time has elapsed, you’ll want to let the pork sit in the pot for 10 minutes before you manually release the pressure.

Seared pork chops in a pressure cooker.

Tips for the perfect dish

  • You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops in this recipe. I prefer bone-in meat because it’s less likely to dry out and has more flavor. Look for chops that are about 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
  • Any variety of mushrooms will work. I typically use button or cremini mushrooms, but you can also use other types such as oyster, shiitake, chanterelle or portobello.
  • This dish will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serve your pork over mashed potatoes, rice or quinoa. If you’re watching your carbs, try cauliflower rice instead.

Why are my Instant Pot pork chops tough?

It’s very important not to overcook your meat, as it can become tough. Watch the clock carefully so you release the pressure at exactly 10 minutes after the cook time. If you use thin cut chops, you also run the risk of overcooking the meat and rendering it to be tough.

A pot of pork chops topped with mushrooms.

Flavor Variations

This recipe is fabulous as is, but you can customize the ingredients to your tastes to change up the flavor.

  • Protein: You can use chicken thighs or pork tenderloin instead of chops.
  • Vegetables: Feel free to add other veggies to the mix such as bell peppers, spinach, zucchini or even broccoli.
  • Cheese: Finish the dish with a sprinkling of cheese such as parmesan or mozzarella.
  • Flavorings: Add more flavor by stirring a splash of heavy cream into the gravy. You can also add ingredients such as olives or even sun dried tomatoes. Swap out the parsley for a different herb like chives, basil or tarragon.

Instant Pot pork chops served over mashed potatoes with asparagus.

I make these Instant Pot pork chops on a regular basis – they’re packed with flavor and a great way to get a comfort food classic on the table in no time. Looking for more great pressure cooker ideas? Be sure to check out my list of 16 Instant Pot Recipes!

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Instant Pot Pork Chops

AuthorSara Welch
Instant Pot pork chops topped with mushroom gravy.
These Instant Pot pork chops are seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked and covered in mushroom gravy. An easy and fast dinner option that always gets rave reviews from family and friends!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 4


  • 4 pork chops I recommend bone-in, 5-8 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspons garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth divided use
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Heat the Instant Pot on saute mode. Add the oil to the pot. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the pork chops in a single layer in the pot; you may need to work in batches.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Remove the chops from the pot.
  • Melt the butter in the pot. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the thyme leaves and cook for 30 seconds. Pour 1 cup of the broth into the pot and add the pork chops back into the pot.
  • Close the lid of the pot and turn the vent to the sealing position. Turn the pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • After the cooking time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the knob to manually release the pressure.
  • Uncover the pot and place the pork chops on a plate. Turn the pot back to saute mode. Mix the corn starch with the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken broth.
  • Pour the corn starch mixture into the pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until gravy has thickened.
  • Spoon the gravy over the pork chops. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 860mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This will be my go to now to cook pork chops. So flavorful and tender. My husband kept commenting how good they were and said I can make them again, anytime.

  2. 5 stars
    My family loved this! I had some leftover steamed carrots, so I added them too for more veg.
    Definitely adding to my repertoire.

    1. I would think it would be ok if you cut it into really small pieces but it’s hard for me to say for sure.

    2. For me, I think bone in pork chops are more tender. I did add a 1/4 C. heavy whipping cream after the corn starch to give it a little richer, smoother taste. Not really a fan of corn starch gravy. All in all, it’s a good dinner and my husband loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this dish for dinner last night. Planned on only 4 for dinner but had grandkids arrive for a quick visit on their way back from music lessons, so quick adjustment of removing meat from the bones and slicing into bite sized pieces. Bowl of rice, broccoli and pork with gravy poured top. Rave reviews all the way around! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Superb ratings from the entire family. Had an unexpected guests, however; resolved the issue by removing the pork from the bones and slicing into bite sized pieces & instant pot pork chop bowels with rice & broccoli. Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    This is the BEST way to make pork chops! Usually I’m not a huge fan of pork chops but these are perfect and so flavorful!

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing! And I always worry about cooking pork chops correctly and now with the IP it’s a breeze!

  7. 5 stars
    Rave reviews over here!! These were enjoyed by the whole family!! Loving this instant pot version! Quicker, but just as tasty & juicy!

  8. 5 stars
    I have never tried making pork chops in my instant pot, but this recipe was amazing! I will definitely be making it again.

  9. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they were delicious! The perfect seasoning and the gravy (ooooh, the gravy) was so yummy over mashed potatoes! I didn’t have fresh thyme, so used the dried variety. We will enjoy this one again…thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    Your website is a treasure! If I need to find some ideas for the second course (yes, especially), I come here. It has been for years now… I made these pork chops, and they turned out perfect! Thanks!

  11. 5 stars
    These pork chops sound absolutely incredible, especially the mushroom gravy! I love making pork chops in the Instant Pot!

  12. 5 stars
    Oh yum! These look delicious! And bonus points for making this in the instant pot. 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    My family loves pork chops, but I’ve never tried them in the Instant Pot! I can’t wait to make these for dinner this week!