Instant Pot Pork Loin in Cranberry-Dijon Sauce


Cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, tarragon, and onion combine to make a flavorful and easy pork loin. Serve with sweet potatoes and veggies. This recipe makes enough sauce for 2 pork loins in case you have additional meat; I just love lots of sauce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless pork loin roast

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce

  • ½ yellow onion, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Pat pork loin dry and season on all sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add butter and let melt. Add pork loin and cook on all sides until just a little bit of color shows, about 1 minute per side. Turn off Saute function and add cranberry sauce, sliced onion, Dijon mustard, tarragon, and dry onion mix. Gently combine and spoon some of the sauce over the pork loin.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturers' instructions; set timer for 9 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Check internal temperature of the pork loin; an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Temperature will continue to rise slightly after the pork loin is removed from pot.

  5. Place on a cutting board to allow to rest for 8 to 10 minutes before cutting into thin slices.

  6. While pork loin is resting, select Saute function again and stir cornstarch into sauce. Whisk until sauce thickens, 2 to 5 minutes. Serve pork loin with cranberry-Dijon sauce.


I made this recently and did not have tarragon on hand. I substituted 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried marjoram and it was great.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
12g Fat
49g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1091mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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