Instant Pot Pork Chops With Creamy Mushroom Sauce (Keto, GF)

These Instant Pot pork chops cooked in a mouthwatering creamy mushroom sauce will make you wonder why you ever made pork chops the old-fashioned way all these years! This delicious low-carb and keto dish is a guest recipe from Dr. Karen S. Lee’s latest cookbook Keto Cooking With Your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pork Chops Keto

Who loves making pork chops? Better yet, who loves cleaning after making pork chops? Not us. But these saucy, fall off the bone Instant Pot pork chops leave you with minimal mess and clean up afterwards.



This is one of the recipes from Keto Cooking With Your Instant Pot that definitely caught our eye. As you can guess, it’s keto and low-carb and is also gluten-free, and served with a side of green veggies or a leafy salad it makes for a perfect, healthy dinner meal.

It’s a great recipe and not just for those following a keto diet. Pork chops are affordable and family-friendly and even kids will love this dish. You’ll be serving up a solid portion of protein, vitamins and minerals all in one go.

Finally, the reason we love this dish is that it’s so simple to make with the Instant Pot.


As these are keto Instant Pot pork chops, we are using a fair amount of nutrient-dense fat but keeping this low in carbohydrates. To keep this meal from becoming too caloric, serve it with low carbohydrate sides such as cauliflower rice, steamed greens, broccoli or zucchini noodles. 

For the pork chops, select the best quality pork meat you can afford. The quality really affects the taste and the nutritional profile of the meat. You can use pork chops or pork steaks/cutlets or even sliced tenderloin.

The same goes for bacon! We love Applegate uncured bacon as it has no added sugar and is great for keto recipes. The rest of the ingredients are common items such as onion and garlic powder, paprika, butter and heavy cream. If you’re not keto and want to make this dish lower fat, you could use light cream. 

Keto Instant Pot Pork Chops Ingredients



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Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops Smothered In Creamy Mushrooms Sauce

  • Author: Dr. Karen S. Lee
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 33 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Instant Pot pork chops cooked in a mouthwatering creamy mushroom sauce that will make you wonder why you ever made pork chops the old-fashioned way all these years! This delicious dish is from Dr. Karen S. Lee’s latest cookbook Keto Cooking With Your Instant Pot.



  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 ( 6 oz or 170 g each) boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 strips of uncured bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) butter and more as needed
  • ½ medium onion, sliced
  • 12 oz (340 g) white mushrooms, sliced ¼” (6 mm) thick
  • ½ cup (120 ml) white wine
  • ½ cup (120 ml) full-fat heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp (8 g) tapioca flour, more if needed
  • ¼ cup (15 g) fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped, reserve 1 tbsp (4 g) for garnish


In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with the garlic powder mixture and set aside.

Turn on the Instant Pot by pressing “Sauté” and set to “More.” Insert the inner pot and wait until the panel says “Hot.” Add bacon and sauté for 3 minutes and add the pork chops, two at a time, and brown both sides or 2 minutes per side. Add butter at this point if needed.

Transfer the pork chops to a plate and set aside. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté until onion is soft. Add white wine and stir and scrape the bottom for one minute. Place the pork chops on top of the onions and mushrooms.

Close the lid tightly and move the steam release handle to “Sealing.” Press “Cancel, then,” “Pressure Cooker/Manual” button and set the timer for 20 minutes on HIGH pressure. When the timer ends, you will hear a beeping sound. Allow the Instant Pot to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down.

Press “Cancel” and open the lid. Take out the pork chops on plates to be served and let rest. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients in the inner pot except parsley, press“Sauté” and stir for 2 minutes or until it thickens. Add more tapioca flour if needed, depending on how much liquid was produced from the meat and vegetables from cooking. Top the pork chops with the mushroom gravy and garnish with parsley before serving.


You could make this recipe using chicken meat, turkey or other cuts of pork.


  • Serving Size: 1 pork chop
  • Calories: 343
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 23g

Keywords: Pork Chops, Mushrooms



Instant Pot Pork Chops Keto

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    1. Coconut flour wouldn’t thicken it in the same way. You can use arrowroot starch, rice flour or starch, potato starch and they should all work similarly to tapioca.

    2. For keto, you could use guar gum or Xanthan gum, but only use very small amounts at a time until it thickens. I can’t wait to try this, it looks delicious.

    3. I used 2 teaspoons of gluten free flour. I pressed the saute button
      The mixture started to bubble. I continually stirred and quickly pushed the cancel button. Gravy was perfect. Plus less carbs.

  1. Made this tonight and it was scrumptious! Company worthy with a few adjustments. I had thick cut chops, but knew 20 minutes was way too much time under pressure. I cooked them for 10 minutes with a 10 minute NPR, and the chops were borderline well done. I recommend 8 minutes for thin cut chops and 10 minutes for thick cut chops followed by a Quick Release. For non-Keto cooking, use a 1-to-1 ratio of corn starch to water slurry to thicken sauce. Also, make sure to taste and adjust seasoning at the end because the dish needs more salt and pepper. Otherwise, the recipe is perfect and deserves ALL THE STARS. Thank you so much for posting this recipe for us to enjoy. This one is going into my regular rotation! Love love love it!

  2. am i the only one curious about the parsley.?.?.?

    why state .. ¼ cup (15 g) fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped, reserve 1 tbsp (4 g) for garnish

    and then in directions say except parsley. so is all of it for garnish …. ??

    1. I think the recipe author meant that you can stir most of it into the finished sauce and then use a little bit for garnishing when serving on a platter or on individual bowls.

  3. This recipe is absolutely delicious!!! It’s a regular in my meal plans and always a favorite. I’ve shared this recipe with lots of people, keto and non Keto. I also bought Dr. Lee’s cookbook based off this recipe. Her other recipes are delicious also…. you will not be disappointed. Thank you Instant Pot Eats for letting me sample this very tasty recipe. It led me to a terrific cookbook and new author! Dr. Lee is also very inspiring on Instagram.

  4. I’ve made this twice now– the sauce is great– but I agree a shorter cooking time is needed. Last time I used 4 fairly thick chups– about 2 pounds all totaled, 20 minutes, natural release– and they were over-cooked and dry– will try again with 10 minutes and quick release as recommended in a comment above, and see

  5. Made this recipe for my family last night and it was so full of flavor, the pork was tender and kept falling apart. Everyone loved it! I’ll be saving this recipe and making it again!

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