This Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut recipe comes together very quickly. It's naturally low carb and keto and is accompanied by mashed cauliflower.
Today I'm going to share a delightful German Recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot.
This is a meal that comes together easily.
It's a hearty feast of pork loin, with sauerkraut on top of creamy mashed cauliflower. It's very close to the traditional New Year's Day feast, just with the mashed potatoes swapped out for cauliflower. And each serving has just 11g net carbs, so it's compliant for low carb and Keto diets.
You might also like my Instant Pot recipes for Keto Rump Roast or Keto Ribs.
Let's get to it then.
You start by searing a 2 ½ pound pork loin on the Saute High setting on your Instant Pot. It'll take 2-3 minutes per side.
Place the pork loin on the Instant Pot rack. Add 1 cup water to the pan and top the pork loin with 1 cup thinly sliced red onions and 5 cloves of garlic.
Set the Instant Pot for 35 minutes at High pressure. While the pork loin is cooking, you can make the cauliflower mash. Start by sauteeing 24oz of cauliflower rice in 3 tablespoons butter for 4 minutes over Medium-High heat.
Add 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to the pan and bring it to a boil over Medium-High heat.
Cover the pan, lower the heat to Low and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the cauliflower rice and reserve the cooking liquid.
Add cooked cauliflower along with 3 tablespoons of the cooking liquid to a high-powered blender or food processor.
Process until smooth. Keep the lid on the blender to keep the mashed cauliflower warm.
Once the pork is done cooking, quick release the steam. Add 14 oz drained sauerkraut on top of the pork loin and pressure cook for 5 more minutes.
Remove the pork loin from the Instant Pot and check that the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F. If it hasn't, then put it back into the Instant Pot for a few more minutes to cook in the residual heat. Let the pork loin rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Arrange the pork loin on a platter with sauerkraut on top and on the sides. Serve with the mashed cauliflower on the side.
And there you have it.
This Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut recipe is not too hard to make. And it comes together in less than 30 minutes so it's perfect for weeknight dinners. But it's fancy enough for holidays too. This way, you can spend more time working on your tasty sugar-free desserts. Ok, now I must be going.
Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut
This traditional pork and sauerkraut meal is made quickly in an Instant Pot. It's naturally low carb and keto and is accompanied by mashed cauliflower.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 50
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 5 servings 1x
- Category: Entree
- Cuisine: German
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 ½ pound pork loin, fat trimmed off
- 1 red onion, sliced thinly
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 cup water
- 14 oz sauerkraut, drained
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 24 oz cauliflower rice or 1 small riced cauliflower
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
Step 1. Set Instant Pot to Saute High and sear the pork loin in olive oil for 2-3 minutes per side.
Step 2. Remove the pork loin from the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Add the rack to the Instant Pot and place the pork loin on it. Add water to the Instant Pot. Top the pork loin with onions and garlic cloves.
Step 3. Pressure cook on High for 35 minutes.
Step 4. While the pork is cooking, you can make the mashed cauliflower. Melt butter in a large skillet over Medium High heat.
Step 5. Add cauliflower rice and saute for 3 minutes.
Step 6. Add salt and water and bring to a boil.
Step 7. Cover the pan and lower the heat to Low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 8. Drain cauliflower rice and reserve cooking liquid.
Step 9. Add cauliflower rice and 3 tablespoons cooking liquid to a food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. Keep the lid on the blender to keep the mashed cauliflower warm.
Step 10. Once the pork is done cooking, quick release the steam and open the Instant Pot.
Step 11. Add sauerkraut on top of the pork loin and pressure cook for 5 more minutes. The internal temperature of the pork loin should be at least 145 degrees F. If it hasn't then you can put it back into the Instant Pot for a few more minutes to cook in the residual heat.
Step 12. Allow the pork loin to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Step 13. Serve slices of pork loin on top of the sauerkraut and mashed cauliflower.
- Calories: 569
- Fat: 31
- Carbohydrates: 20
- Fiber: 9
- Protein: 66
Keywords: Instant Pot Pork Loin with Sauerkraut, Low Carb Pork Loin with Sauerkraut, Keto Pork Loin with Sauerkraut
I usually make my pork and sauerkraut in the Crock Pot. I'll have to try it in the InstantPot next time.
It's so quick! I love it.
This looks just like a dish my mother in law used to make. I know my husband will love it.
Yay! Let me know how he likes it.
What a delicious and easy recipe...would be great for special occasions too.
Yes, it's the classic Christmas or New Year's meal.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
My husband grew up eating this for dinner weekly and I know he misses that I don't make it for him. I am so going to treat him to this. You make it look so easy!
Thanks! The good thing is that it actually is so easy.
I love instant pot recipes- they're perfect for busy week nights, and this one is going on my list! I love the combination of pork and sauerkraut!
Yea, this is perfect for hectic weeknights.