Frozen Pork Chops in the Instant Pot


Make frozen pork chops in the Instant Pot. When the main component of dinner is frozen solid, it's often easier to order carry-out, but this recipe takes advantage of that frozen meat. I buy my seasonings from the Savory Spice Shop, although feel free to use what you have on hand.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic base (such as Better Than Bouillon® Roasted Garlic Base)

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning (such as Savory Spice® Wash Park Seasoning)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons shallot salt (such as Savory Spice® Supreme Shallot Salt)

  • 1 ¼ pounds bone-in, thick-cut, frozen pork chops

  • 6 ounces portobello mushrooms, quartered

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon browning sauce


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Add butter once the pot is hot. Add onion and stir frequently until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add garlic base and pour in water. Stir to combine.

  2. Mix all-purpose seasoning and shallot salt together in a bowl and sprinkle on both sides of the pork chops. Nestle pork chops on top of the onion. Hit Cancel. Seal and lock the lid into place.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 13 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 12 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Remove pork chops to a plate. Hit Cancel and switch to Sauté function. Add mushrooms and stir.

  6. Whisk whipping cream, flour, and browning sauce together in a measuring cup. Add mixture to the pot. Allow to thicken slightly, about 3 minutes. Ladle mushroom gravy on top of pork chops. Serve immediately.


If you don't have the seasonings mentioned, you can substitute garlic salt and a pepper/garlic/onion-based seasoning blend; however, please keep in mind it will not taste exactly the same.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 805mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 536mg 11%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love