a less than helpful Instapot Pork chop recipe

I got an instapot for christmas and I really hate when recipes have a really long preamble before the recipe so we’ll come back to that and get right into the actual thing

We’re making a porkchop with a creamy sauce, mushrooms, and spinach. I made it last night and it was great.

Ingredients: I also never measure anything… sorry. My style of cooking is about 1/3 improv.

a little bit of Flour

like a tablespoon or so of oil

Butter. Your call, but about 2-3 tbsp

pork chop. However many you’re making

mushrooms. lots.

spinach. More than you think probably.

cream. the small container.

chicken broth. 3/4 cup.

garlic. to taste.

Parmesan. Lots but probably not as much as you actually want.

lemon juice (optional)

How to: 

  • Bust out that instapot! Stick it on saute and start warming up that oil.
  • While that’s going, generously season your pork with salt and pepper, and then give it a light dusting of flour
  • once oil is shimmering (I have no idea what that means I just see it in recipes a lot so maybe you’ll know), cook the pork until it’s golden on both sides. (about 3-4 minutes per side) then remove it
  • add the butter. Once melted, add the sliced mushrooms and cook until soft. (like 3-4 minutes again), then add garlic and cook until fragrant (again, I don’t really know what that means cause garlic is always fragrant but ok just cook the garlic).
  • Make sure to scrape the bottom. Add cream, Parmesan, and broth. Throw the porkchop back in there.
  • set instapot to manual and set it for 10 minutes.
  • Once it’s done doing it’s thing, crack her open, throw in a bunch of spinach (it shrinks 100 fold so do more than it looks when it’s raw) then add lemon zest to taste (I forgot the lemon when I did it last night and it tasted fine)
  • turn off the instapot, but stick the lid back on for two minutes so the spinach can cook a bit.

That’s it! I ate mine with potatoes and broccoli in addition to all the other crap and it was great.


I lied about coming back to the lengthy preamble. I just gotta say, instapots are real nice and I’ve been having fun using mine. I also quite enjoy cooking so take it as you will. Would recommend. This recipe would almost certainly work in a regular oven as well!