Instant Pot Creamy Paprika Pork Tenderloin—tender slices of paprika seasoned pork tenderloin are served with a creamy sauce and egg noodles. The Instant Pot makes this dinner super fast and easy.
Instant Pot Creamy Paprika Pork Tenderloin
Greg said that this meal was one of his favorite Instant Pot dinners he has had yet! I was shocked because we have had at least 450 Instant Pot dinners in the past 2 1/2 years. Not that it wasn’t good, it totally was. But it’s hard to come in first when you’re competing against 450 other dishes. So I like to call this dish “husband pleaser pork.” And to tell you the truth it could also be called “kid pleaser pork.” We all really enjoyed this meal.
You’ll start by seasoning the pork tenderloin and browning it in a little butter. This really helps seal in the flavors. The pressure cooking time is only 6 minutes for this recipe. The pork is rather skinny and doesn’t take a long time to cook. After the pork has pressure cooked you’ll make a creamy delicious sauce with the drippings in the Instant Pot. It is so tasty I could drink it! I served my pork and creamy sauce over egg noodles. Other choices might be riced cauliflower, rice or mashed potatoes.
What is the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin?
Are you confused on the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin? It can seem a little confusing. However they are NOT interchangeable in this recipe and most other recipes, for that matter.
As you can see in the photo, pork tenderloin is thin, skinny and small. Pork loin is wider and much larger. Both cuts are fairly lean. However, they should not be substituted for each other because their sizes and shapes are quite different. If you’re looking for a pork loin recipe I suggest the Instant Pot Pork Loin with Honey Butter Garlic Sauce. It is very tasty
What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Creamy Paprika Pork Tenderloin I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
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Tender slices of paprika seasoned pork tenderloin are served with a creamy sauce and egg noodles. The Instant Pot makes this dinner super fast and easy.
- 2 Tbsp paprika
- 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins (see note)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch + 3 Tbsp water
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- Optional: Hot cooked noodles or rice
- Green onions, for garnish
- In a small bowl stir together the paprika, kosher salt and pepper.
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting.
- Place your pork tenderloins on a cookie sheet and blot them with a paper towel to remove moisture. Pat the paprika mixture all over the pork tenderloins.
- When the Instant Pot says HOT add in the butter and swirl it around until it is melted. Coil the pork tenderloins inside the Instant Pot so that they don’t overlap. Let them sit and brown on one side for 3 minutes. Use tongs to turn them over and let them sit for another 3 minutes. Use the tongs to remove the pork and place it on the cookie sheet.
- Pour the broth into the pot and deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits that are on the bottom of the pot. Turn off the Instant Pot. Nestle the pork tenderloins into the chicken broth.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 6 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid. Make sure internal temperature of pork is at least 145 degrees F*. Use tongs to place the pork onto a cutting board. Let it rest.
- While pork is resting turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting. In a small bowl stir the cornstarch and water together until it is smooth. Stir the slurry into the Instant Pot. It will start to thicken. Stir a quarter cup of the sauce into the heavy cream to temper it. Then pour the cream into the pot. Stir. Turn off the pot.
- Cut the pork into half inch slices. Then serve the pork with the sauce over the top. Garnish with green onion, if desired. Serve over noodles or rice, if desired.
The pork tenderloins I bought came in a package of 2. They were each around 1 pound. Pork tenderloin is a long and skinny piece of meat. Don’t use pork loin in the place of pork tenderloin. They are not the same.
- Category: Pork
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
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