Dinner in under 25 minutes! This Whole30 Instant Pot Teriyaki pork tenderloin is the most tender and flavorful pork dinner you’ll ever taste. With simple ingredients, minimal time, and virtually zero prep, this Whole30 dinner will sure to be on rotation.
When I was 11 years old I spent every penny of my birthday money on my first boom. It was one of those 3-disk CD and with cassette player with all sorts of buttons to increase the bass and mess with the treble. It was the first major purchase of my life, and I cherished it like nothing I’d ever owned.
When I got that massive plastic box (with two detachable side speakers I might add), I couldn’t wait to start playing with all the features, especially the ability to record radio or CD straight to a cassette. All my favs of the time, like The Spice Girls, TLC, Mariah Carey, Hootie & the Blowfish were married together in the most epic cassette tape collaboration. Some songs recorded straight from CD, others I caught on the radio JUST as they started (the timing was fate). I had loads and loads of hot mixes that made me the pre-teen queen of pop.
That miraculous feeling of placing my hands on the latest technology that would change my life happened again this Black Friday. And it’s called the Instant Pot.
I hadn’t really lusted after the Instant Pot, even though I kept hearing RAVE reviews. So why the heck did I buy it? For you guys of course! After getting tons of requests for Instant Pot recipes, I finally bit the bullet and bought one.
Do I regret it? Heck no! I do admit, the thing is pretty dang convenient. And also quite large (my kitchen space is getting smaller and smaller with every kitchen alliance purchase I make).
Buuuuut much like my 11-year-old amateur DJ experiment, there’s a bit of a learning curve to this beauty. Which is why it took me FIVE attempts to perfect this Whole30 Instant Pot teriyaki pork tenderloin. But well worth the effort – this recipe is more amazing than Toni Braxton’s dress in the music video “Unbreak my Heart”.
Whole30 Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
The pork is insanely flavorful, tender, unbelievable delicious, and made with just a handful of ingredients. Just let the Instant Pot do all the work, then serve this meal over cauliflower (or regular) rice, sautéed vegetables, or whatever floats your boat. The sauce is the key. The sauce is pure magic.
Just a few simple steps to dinner nirvana, and a few helpful tips when making this Whole30 Instant Pot teriyaki pork tenderloin.
- Brown the pork tenderloin on the sauté setting for 2 minutes per side, turning three times to brown the entire loin
- Pour the teriyaki ingredients into the pot and set it to manual for 8 minutes
- Once the cooking time is up, let it sit (natural release) for 3 minutes, then turn the valve to release all the pressure. You’ll want the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin to be around 135-145 degrees. Let the loin sit in the pressure cooker (lid off) for a few minutes to rest. This will also help bring the temperature up if needed
- Remove the pork tenderloin and add the arrowroot mixture to thicken the sauce. Then serve with a side of vegetables or over cauliflower rice
- Use pork tenderloin – not a pork roast or pork loin. Tenderloin is typically a smaller that a pork loin (anywhere from one to two pounds).
And BONUS – any leftover sauce can be saved in the refrigerator and served with other protein later in the week. Killin’ two birds with one stone. Can’t beat that!
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There’s no doubt the whole family won’t love this Whole30 Instant Pot teriyaki pork tenderloin. Want other family-approved Whole30 recipes? Try this A-1 inspired slow cooker beef roast, Whole30 tuscan chicken spaghetti squash, freezer friendly slow cooker beef stew, or these Whole slow cooker pork carnitas.Print
Whole30 Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Loin
A healthy, paleo, family-friendly meal in minutes. This Whole30 Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Loin packs major flavor with simple, no-processed ingredients.
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1.5 pound pork tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 2/3 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder + 1 tablespoon water
- Turn the Instant Pot to the sauté function. Add one heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
- Once the oil is hot, sear the pork tenderloin for two minutes per side, turning a total of three times to ensure the entire loin is seared
- Add the coconut aminos, pineapple juice, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, and ground ginger powder
- Close the Instant Pot lid and set to manual mode for 8 minutes
- Once the timer is up, let the tenderloin sit in the pot for 3-4 minutes (three minutes if the pork tenderloin is roundly 1.2-1.3 pounds, four minutes if the tenderloin is 1.4 pounds or heavier)
- Release the pressure and remove the tenderloin. Let it sit for a few minutes in order to bring the internal temperature to 145 degrees
- As the tenderloin is resting, combine one tablespoon arrowroot powder and one tablespoon water, mixing well to avoid clumps
- Add the arrowroot powder to the liquid in the bottom of the Instant Pot and whisk vigorously until thickened
- Serve the tenderloin over cauliflower rice or steamed vegetables and add the sauce to top
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Julie Ragains says
This looks great and so easy! Love it. Putting on the list for next week.
I have a 2 lb pork tender loin thawing right now. I guess I need to go to the store for some pineapple juice so I can make this tonight. It looks absolutely amazing.
Enjoy Julie! I hope you love it.
Looks delicious. Pork tenderloin is one the the family’s favorites.
Enjoy! It is a fantastic recipe.
OMG!!!!!!! This is soooooooo good. The sauce could be used for a stir fry or with a little added rice wine vinegar a salad dressing or just eaten with a spoon. It was so worth the 5 times it took to perfect it. It is one of the best recipes I have tried on my two rounds of Whole 30.
I totally agree about the sauce. I save it and put it on everything! I’m soooo glad you love it Julie!
Made this last night and it was delicious!!! Thank you!!
Whoo hoo! Happy dance!
Made this tonight with 2 1.5lb tenderloins since I am feeding 7 but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. It was outstanding! I paired it with whole30 cauliflower fried rice and broccoli and the kids and my husband gobbled it up. It was so easy to make and I had dinner on the table in less than 30 min. So good!
I’m so thrilled it was a hit with your family!
I was going to ask how I double it! Would be good to serve to guests.
Chrissa -We made it tonight for our family of 6. So good! Do they sell a low sodium coconut aminos? I realize regular coconut aminos has less sodium than low-sodium soy sauce, but would love to lessen the saltiness by just a tad. Any ideas?
Thanks for the great recipe!!
Roz in MN
I don’t know of any low sodium coconut aminos off hand. Sorry!
Can this be made in a crockpot too? I don’t have an Instant Pot.
Yes, you could!
What about preparing in an oven?
Yes, that will work! Obviously you may have to adjust to the appropriate cooking time!
This was delicious! The sauce was awesome. The perfect thing for Whole30, day 30. Thank you!
Glad you liked it Debbie!
Kara Bradley says
My husband and I are getting ready to do another whole 30 and this looks right up our alley! Could you make it with a crockpot? We are on the fence about getting an instantpot. Keep posting recipes like this and maybe we’ll make the investment 🙂
Yes I bet you could!
This is so good! I just made it tonight, am doing a Whole 30 and was starting to get bored with my meals but needed something quick and easy and I love using my IP. This turned out fantastic, which is lucky because I now have 5 leftover cans of pineapple juice I don’t know what to do with :). Thank you so much for inventing and posting this!
PS I had to use a tablespoon of ginger in the jar because I didn’t have the dry, ground kind. It is wonderful and as you said, the sauce is amazing.
So glad you liked it! Thanks for the feedback!
Haha lots of teriyaki pork loin for you! So glad you liked it Andi.
What will be the difference if a pork loin is used? Should have read details better before going to the store!
Cook time would have to be longer for sure, depending on the size of the loin.
Hi. Wondering if instant pot goes on high setting? Thanks!!
Yes 🙂 Mine only has one setting which is high (I believe)
Melissa J says
Super easy and really tasty. Love meals that come together in under 30!
I’m so glad you liked it Melissa!
Awesome – I’m looking forward to trying this. Do you have any thoughts on a sesame oil substitute? My daughter is allergic to sesame (also peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, and egg). Love that this recipe is otherwise allergy friendly for us 🙂
Hmmmm try a little honey (not Whole30 but might be a good sub).