Instant Pot Pork Roast & Sauerkraut (quick & easy)

I love pork roast and sauerkraut. However, I didn’t grow up eating it. In fact, as a child if my mom would have cooked this I probably would have said, “Yuck, can I go get a hamburger?”

My husband’s grandparents on his mom’s side were German. After we got married they very quickly became Grandma and Grandpa Dohrmann to me. They were the grandparents I had always dreamed of having. Grandma shared some of her recipes with me and pork roast and sauerkraut is one of them. Of course she didn’t have an instant pot back then.

Below is a video of me cooking pork roast and sauerkraut in my instant pot. I give step by step instructions and the recipe is below the video. Please feel free to watch and leave me comments. I would love to connect with you.

3 to 4 lb pork roast (at room temp)
garlic powder
2 lb bag of sauerkraut
1 cup of water

Rinse roast and pat dry. Sprinkle seasonings over roast. Make sure to season all sides of roast.
Place 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp of grape seed oil in instant pot.
Place roast in instant pot when it reads HOT.
Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on all sides of roast.
After sauteing, you may want to clean your pan before pressure cooking the roast.
Turn instant pot off and turn it back on the pressure cook high or manual high for 20 minutes per pound of meat. I cooked my 3 1/2 lbs. roast for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Do a self release for at least 20 minutes.
Mashed potatoes make a great side dish.

The Instant Pot I used in the video can be found here:

The 8 quart instant pot can be found here:

You can find my Ninja here:

Steam Release Accessory

Sealing Rings for instant pot lid

Silicone Mini oven mitts

Equipment I use:

Light Kit:

Light bulbs:

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Lightening Extender Adapter



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Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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