Instant Pot Buttery Ranch Pork Chops

There are very few foods that can’t be improved by adding ranch seasoning, and these tender, buttery pork chops are no exception. I love this simple, delicious recipe made amazing and fast by using my Instant Pot (get yours here: https://amzn.to/2QlkaDf).

Made with just a few simple ingredients, this ranch pork chops recipe will become your new favorite dinner. Using the Low Pressure setting is the key to keeping these chops super juicy. And this recipe is start-to-fork in only 20 minutes!

Adding the optional peppery arugula is a wonderful and healthy way to add flavor and nutrition to these delicious chops. And it’s also a great way to make sure you use every drop of the delicious, buttery sauce.

Pro Tip: Remember Instant Pot cooking is all about thickness. Thicker pork chops will be less likely to dry out. If the pork chops seem cooked through when you are done browning, set for 0 minutes cook time in step 3.

This ranch pork chops recipe will become your new favorite dinner.


Ingredients:

  • 2 + 6 tbsp butter
  • 4-6 boneless pork chops (1 1/2 – 2 lbs)
  • 1 1 oz package dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 cups arugula or spinach (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add 2 tbsp butter to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function and adjust to MORE or HIGH.
  2. When butter melts, brown the meat on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Meat will not be cooked through. Do not crowd the pot–you may have to work in batches. Transfer browned meat to a shallow dish and cover loosely with foil.
  3. Add water to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Put the meat back into the pot, top with remaining 6 tbsp butter and sprinkle ranch packet over the top.
  5. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  6. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys to program the Instant Pot for 3 minutes and adjust to LOW PRESSURE.
  7. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the meat from the pot to a serving plate and cover loosely with foil.
  9. (Optional) Drop arugula or spinach into the pot and stir, just until wilted.
  10. Serve pork chops on a bed of greens drizzled with remaining sauce.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.