Instant Pot Ranch Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes—creamy mashed potatoes are served with ranch seasoned pork chops and gravy. All made in one pot at the same time!
Related: SLOW COOKER ranch pork chops recipe
Instant Pot Ranch Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes
A few weeks ago I had a reader reach out to me and ask if I could make one of her favorite slow cooker recipes into an Instant Pot recipe. That’s what I do! The recipe was from Real Mom Kitchen. A recipe for pork chops and mashed potatoes. (Do you have a favorite slow cooker recipe that you want to make in the Instant Pot? Email me and I’ll see what I can do firstname.lastname@example.org)
I can see why the reader loves this recipe. It’s pork chops dredged in ranch dressing mix and served with creamy mashed potatoes and a tasty gravy. The challenge for me was to make it all in the Instant Pot at the same time. I decided to cook the potatoes on the bottom of the pot and then use the pot- in-pot method for the pork chops. It worked great! The pork chops were tender and the potatoes were creamy and delicious. My family loved this dinner.
What kind of pork chops did you use? I used thick boneless pork chops so they wouldn’t get tough. My pork chops were around 1 inch thick. The 4 pork chops alone were about 1 ½ pounds of meat. We cut our pork chops in half for each person. If you use thinner pork chops they may get overdone. I haven’t tried it yet with thinner pork chops so I can’t say for sure how they would turn out. If you’re worried about doneness use a meat thermometer to make sure that the pork chops are at least 145°F when you open the pot.
Can I make this without the mashed potatoes? Yes! Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pot. Then use a trivet with handles and lower the pan with pork chops in it into the bottom of the pot. Use the same pressure cooking time as stated in the recipe.
Can I make this with mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes? Yes! Use cauliflower florets in the place of the quartered potatoes. Follow the same cooking instructions as stated in the recipe.
What if I don’t have a pan that fits inside my Instant Pot? Can I still make this recipe? Yes! Place the ranch seasoned pork chops on top of your potatoes. Don’t pour the cream of chicken soup on top though. Pressure cook according to directions stated in the recipe. Then place pork chops on a platter and scoop the potatoes out of the pot with a slotted spoon. Place them in a medium bowl. Mash them according to recipe instructions. Dump the cream of chicken soup in with the drippings and water that remain in the pot. Turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting and whisk the gravy and warm it through. Serve the gravy over the potatoes and pork chops.
Can I make homemade ranch dressing mix? Yes! You can use a homemade seasoning mix if you prefer. Here is the recipe that I use…
Homemade ranch dressing mix recipe
- 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
- 3 Tbsp parsley flakes
- 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- 2 tsp dried dill weed
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Run all the ingredients through a blender or food processor. Pulse about 10 times until all the granules are the same consistency. Store in an airtight container.
Can I make homemade cream of chicken soup? Yes you can! Sometimes I use this recipe from Pinch of Yum to make homemade cream of chicken soup.
What should I serve with these pork chops and potatoes? Any green vegetables are great. We threw a bag of frozen veggies in the microwave for 5 minutes and served that on the side. Broccoli, green beans and peas are all good choices.
How do I store the leftovers? Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
More Pork Recipes to make in your Instant Pot…
Instant Pot Creamy Paprika Pork Tenderloin–MB said, “I have been looking for on IP recipe that would satisfy my husband. He has not been an IP fan until today. Also I’m not a fan of pork, but this most certainly more than satisfied both of us. It’s a keeper!”
Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops–Beth said, “Such a great recipe.”
Instant Pot Pork Loin With Honey Butter Garlic Sauce–Sara said, “My first thing I made in my instant pot…. was delicious! Will definitely make this one again the entire family loved it, the gravy was completely bomb.”
Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pork Chops and Green Beans–Mary said, “The chops were moist and very flavorful. Huge hit with my family!”
Creamy mashed potatoes are served with ranch seasoned pork chops and gravy. All made in one pot!
For the potatoes:
- 2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup water
- 4 Tbsp butter
- ½ cup milk
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
For the pork chops:
- 4 (1 inch thick) boneless pork chops
- 2 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
- 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup
- Place potatoes, garlic, bay leaf and 1 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Spread them out so they are in an even layer.
- Rub the pork chops with the ranch dressing mix on all sides. Place them in an oven safe dish that fits in side your Instant Pot (I used this fat daddios pan*). Spoon the cream of chicken soup over the top of the pork chops.
- Place the pan on a trivet with handles.* Lower it into the pot on top of the potatoes.
- Cover Instant Pot and lock the lid into place. Set valve to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 10 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes. Then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Lift the pan and trivet out of the pot and set aside. Use a colander to drain the potatoes of any remaining water. Discard the bay leaf. Dump potatoes back into Instant Pot liner. Add butter into the potatoes. Mash the potatoes and then add in the milk, salt and pepper. Mash until creamy.
- Place the pork chops on a platter and then whisk the sauce that remains in the pork chop pan. Serve the pork chops and mashed potatoes with the sauce.
I used a 6 quart pot for this recipe. You can use an 8 quart pot, just add 1.5 cups of water in with the potatoes instead of 1 cup.
If you’re worried about meat doneness use a digital thermometer to make sure that the pork chops are at least 145°F when you open the pot.
Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
- Category: Pork
- Method: Instant Pot
What equipment did you use for this recipe?
Fat Daddios 7 inch by 4 inch pan*–for pot-in-pot cooking
OXO Sling*–my favorite Instant Pot accessory!
Potato Masher*–I use a hamburger chopper as a potato masher! It works great.
Digital thermometer*–to test the pork chops for doneness
*Karen Petersen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.