Delicious Keto Smothered Instant Pot Pork Chops


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This delicious Smothered Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe from Dr. Karen Lee’s new Keto Cooking with your Instant Pot Cookbook is amazing! If you’re looking for keto pork chops that will melt in your mouth and are also easy to make, make sure to try this recipe.

instant pot smothered pork chops

This recipe was reprinted with permission from Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Karen S. Lee, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot Cookbook giveaway

Dr. Karen really hit it out of the park with this smothered pork chop recipe! Not only is it very easy to make, but it’s a huge hit at my house. Featuring ingredients including heavy cream, white wine, and mushrooms, these keto pork chops will be a hit at your house too.

Keto Smothered Instant Pot Pork Chops

Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot Cookbook by Dr. Karen S. Lee

Before we get to the recipe, I need to tell you about this (this post contains affiliate links which means I earn a commission on your order) amazing cookbook. We don’t really subscribe to any particular diet other than trying to eat real food from scratch as much as possible, but I am very intrigued by the Keto diet.

I love that Lee’s recipes focus on from-scratch ingredients. You won’t find anything packaged or processed in her cookbook, and all the recipes look very delicious. Her collection of 75 low-carb, real food, wholesome recipes to make in your Instant Pot is just what you need to get a delicious dinner on the table in a hurry.

A little about Karen Lee – she is a retired chiropractor, cookbook author, and food blogger with an emphasis on holistic health and real food recipes to help working moms with busy families. Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot is her second cookbook. She also wrote Paleo Cooking with Your Air Fryer: 80+ Recipes for Healthier Fried Food in Less Time. You can buy both books on Amazon, or enter to win a copy of Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot at the end of this post!

All righty, are you ready for the smothered pork chops recipe?

step for making keto pork chops in the instant pot

Keto Smothered Instant Pot Pork Chops

One of the many reasons I love my Instant Pot is that it makes this a one dish meal, and that means clean up is a snap. To make this recipe, simply prepare everything right in the IP! From saute to cooking, everything happens right in the Instant Pot.

To make this recipe, you’ll saute bacon in your Instant Pot, then sear the pork chops and cook the onions and mushrooms right in the bacon grease. I’m a big fan of cooking with bacon grease and use it for all sorts of things. It’s really useful in this recipe too.

keto pork chops

After the pork chops are seared and the veggies are soft, just put the pork chops back in and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes. The last step is making the sauce, and that is easy as can be too.

Once that’s done, you have a lovely low-carb, keto friendly meal your family will really love. Here’s the printer friendly recipe!

Yield: 4 servings

Keto Smothered Instant Pot Pork Chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Keto Cooking with Your Instant Pot Cookbook giveaway

Delicious and tender pork chops with a creamy mushroom gravy that you will want to make again and again!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes


  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 - 6 oz boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 strips uncured bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter, more as needed
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup full-fat heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs tapioca powder, more if needed
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley chopped, reserve 1 tbs for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle both siders of the pork chops with the garlic powder mixture and set aside.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot by pressing "Saute" and set to "More." Insert the inner pot and wait until the panel says "Hot." Add the bacon and saute for 3 minutes, then add the pork chops, two at a time, and brown both sides for 2 minutes per side. Add butter at this point if needed. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and set aside. Add the onion and mushrooms and saute until the onion is soft. Add the white wine and stir and scrape the bottom for 1 minute. Place the pork chops on top of the onion and mushrooms.
  3. Close the lid tightly and move the steam release handle to "Sealing." Press "Cancel," then the "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 flat valve drops down. Press "Cancel" and open the lid. Place the pork chops on plates to be served and let rest.
  4. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients in the inner pot except 1 tablespoon of parsley and stir for 2 minutes until it thickens. Add more tapioca flour if needed, depending on how much liquid was produced from the meat and vegetables cooking. Top the pork chops with the mushroom gravy and garnish with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 pork chop + gravy

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 552Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 834mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 50g

nutritional information is not always correct.

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If you liked these keto pork chops, you might like these keto friendly recipes too:

Salmon & Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon Street Tacos (use keto friendly tortillas)

Better than Take out Beef w/ Broccoli (replace honey with SWERVE to make this recipe low-carb and omit rice)

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (replace honey with SWERVE to make this recipe low-carb and omit rice)

keto pork chops made in the instant pot

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I would like to try Bacon, Egg and Cheese cups. We always like to have breakfast for dinner we call it brupper and these sound like a hit.

  2. Those pork chops look amazing! I’d have to eat them myself, since the rest of the family doesn’t like mushrooms. That’s ok!!

  3. Totally making the smothered pork chops tomorrow. I always forget about mushrooms, and most of my family likes them!

  4. I think the pork chops look amazing! I would love to try that recipe as well as the Low-carb New England clam chowder.