Keto Pork Chops – Instant Pot

Keto Pork Chops – Instant Pot
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If you’ve been looking for a keto pork chops recipe, look no further. You can make this saucy pork chop recipe in the Instant Pot! You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops.

The recipe card at the bottom of the post has the full list of ingredients and instructions for your convenience. Before you scroll there, there is important information in the post!

What Kind of Pork Chops can you use for this Instant Pot Pork Chop Recipe?

You can use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this keto smothered pork chop recipe. Boneless will cook faster but bone-in may have more flavor.

The cook time in the recipe card is for boneless pork chops, you can add a few minutes to the browning time if you use bone-in pork chops.

Ingredients for this Keto Pork Chops Recipe

The ingredients for this low carb pork chops recipe are super simple!

Ingredients for keto pork chops cooked in the Instant Pot
  • Pork Chops (Boneless or Bone-in)
  • Butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Stock (Chicken or bone broth)
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Tips and steps for making these Keto Smothered Pork Chops in the Instant Pot

Since boneless pork chops aren’t super fatty, you need to use some oil so that the pork chops won’t stick to the Instant Pot.

Heat the oil on saute mode.

Cook boneless or bone-in pork chops on both sides using the Instant Pot saute mode

Cook the pork chops on each side for 2-3 minutes. Once the pork chops are cooked, set them aside. If the pork chops don’t all fit in the pan, cook them in batches.

Add the mushrooms and onions to the pan. There should be residual oil from cooking the pork chops but if you need to add more, go ahead. Saute the mushrooms and onions.

Cook the onions and mushrooms in the Instant Pot on saute mode

Add the stock and stir in the salt, garlic powder, and cream. In order for the Instant Pot to pressure cook, it needs liquid. That is why we’re adding this liquid, it is also what will make the sauce.

Place the pork chops on top of what is in the Instant Pot. Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the sealing valve is closed.

Add the cooked pork chops back to the Instant Pot to pressure cook

Set the Instant Pot to 12 minutes. Once the cook cycle finishes (it takes about 25 minutes to reach pressure and complete the cook cycle) allow the Instant Pot to do a natural pressure release (NPR) for 5 minutes. Then do a quick steam release for the rest of the steam.

Cook the smothered pork chops for 12 minutes in the Instant Pot

Carefully open the Instant Pot and set the pork chops aside and stir in the sour cream. This should thicken the sauce a bit.

If you want the sauce to be thicker you can switch the Instant Pot to saute mode and allow some of the liquid to reduce.

If you add the sour cream during the pressure cooking process, it will become a bit chunky. It is best to add the sour cream at the very end!

Serve the keto smothered pork chops with your favorite low carb side. Optional: Garnish it! Use some fresh herbs like parsley.

Pressure cooker pork chops with mushroom gravy

What you would serve these Keto Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce with?

You could serve this low carb pork chops recipe with many different sides. If you’re pursuing a low carb lifestyle, you could roast some vegetables (like broccoli or cabbage) or serve it with cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower.

You could also serve these with a salad.

More Keto Meat Recipes for the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pork Curry

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Paprika Chicken

How to cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Carnitas

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Keto Pork Chops – Instant Pot

Smothered keto pork chops with a mushroom sauce is so easy to make using the Instant Pot! It is gluten-free and low carb, THM-S!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Pressure Cook (includes time to reach pressure)25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Instant Pot, Keto Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Cream Cheese, Family Friendly, Gluten-free, Instant Pot, Keto, Low Carb, Mushrooms, Pork Chops, Pressure Cooker, THM-S
Servings: 4
Calories: 105kcal


  • 1 lb Pork chops bone-in or boneless* For bone-in 1.5 lbs for bone weight
  • 1 tbsp Oil avocado or similar
  • 2 cups Mushrooms Sliced
  • ½ cup Sliced onion
  • ½ cup Stock beef, chicken or bone broth
  • ¼ cup Heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Sour cream
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Salt (more or less to taste)
  • Pepper To taste
  • Garnish: minced parsley Optional


  • Heat Instant Pot to saute mode and add the oil.
  • Cook the pork chops in batches (if they don’t all fit in one batch) 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Set the pork chops aside and add the onions to the Instant Pot, saute about 30 seconds.
  • Then add the mushrooms and saute for 1 minute, stir continuously.
  • Pour in the stock and stir in the salt, garlic powder, and cream.
  • Place the browned pork chops on top of the mixture and close the Instant Pot lid.
  • Cook on manual – high for 12 minutes then allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes. The total time is about 25 minutes.
  • Release any remaining pressure by carefully turning the pressure valve.
  • Open the Instant Pot and pull out the pork Stir in the sour cream. Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode to cook down the sauce to the thickness you prefer.
  • Serve the pork chops with the mushroom sauce.


Garnish with minced parsley.
Serve over mashed cauliflower or your favorite low carb vegetables.

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Instant Pot Keto Pork Chops Recipe that uses boneless or bone-in pork chops with a mushroom sauce. Gluten-free and low carb!

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