Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

The best kind of Instant Pot recipe is undoubtedly the kind that is both quick and easy to make, while only requiring a handful of whole food ingredients. When you’re feeling extra hungry, you just want to get to the good stuff, pronto. This easy 5-ingredient instant pot pork roast is perfect for those occasions. It’s such a satisfying meal to make not just because of how simple it is though, but also because of how flavorful it is with just a few ingredients. Talk about a recipe that gives back in spades.

Tender frozen pork shoulder Instant Pot recipe is here! How to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker so it’s perfect every single time.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

I’ve been cooking a lot of frozen meat in Instant Pot lately. Why? Because I’m forgetful. This frozen pork shoulder Instant Pot came out perfect so I thought I’d share that with you too. Just one more easy Instant Pot recipe to add to the list. (affiliate links present)

I mean I cannot be the only one who realizes at 4 pm that you haven’t taken anything out to defrost for dinner. It’s happened more than I’d like to admit but after making this Instant Pot frozen roast I knew it wouldn’t be a worry again.

And kept going with other pieces so I could share how to cook frozen meat of all kinds with you.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

If you’re like us and buy meat in bulk each year you probably have a full freezer too. Ground beef doesn’t take long at all but larger pieces of protein take a few days in the fridge to thaw.

I do try to plan meals every Sunday on a white board on my fridge. That does really help when it comes to planning, and what to buy at the store.

BUT with homeschooling teens, working full time, renovating our home and an investment property I do get forgetful. I mean, can you blame me? NO longer is this an issue. I kid you not, nobody even realizes it when it’s done.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

Finding sales at the store are key when it comes to saving money AND time too. When they’re offering this cut at half off grab a bunch! Store in freezer bags so they last longer and load up at home.

That depends on what cooking method you’re using. In a pressure cooker it only takes under 2 hours to become pulled pork. In the oven it takes over twice as long and is a bit drier.

Yes! We will show you how to cook a pork shoulder right here. From rock hard frozen solid to tender, you’ll love it too. You can cook Instant Pot frozen pork loin or pork tenderloin great too!

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

Of course, it’s a quick and easy method too! We have made Instant Pot frozen pork chops, and Instant Pot frozen chicken comes out super tender too.

You’ll need some sort of sauce to do this. Yes you could just use water to “steam” your meat but I am all about FLAVOR!!

I highly suggest using the mixture you see here. As for the seasonings use what you love.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

How to cook frozen roast Instant Pot style is here! Tender and juicy every time. Shredded or sliced it’s a low carb keto protein packed meal.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

If you’ve ever wondered how to cook frozen pork roast Instant Pot style we have all the answers for you! One pot dump dinner you’ll love. Just one of many quick Instant Pot recipes on The Typical Mom blog. (affiliate links present)

Wondering can I put a frozen roast in my Instapot? We have the answer and started by sharing how to cook a frozen roast in Instant Pot but that was beef. It was time to test pork as well.

You can then make it shredded served on top of sliders or slice as you see here with homemade gravy for any occasion. Cooking frozen meat has never been easier friends!

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

Are you forgetful? Me too. I have those days when I am non stop in my car and often times I don’t think ahead in the morning to defrost dinner. NO problem my friends.

I share how to “fix” many of these mistakes, this is just one more that will likely help you in the event of your next uh oh moment. This is what you are going to need to make this meal successful;

  • I used a frozen pork loin roast that was 2.5 lbs. Timing will reflect that weight, I would say up to 3 lbs. would be the same.
  • Chicken broth is better than using just water, apple juice is another option.
  • Salt and pepper are a given but other seasonings you love could be added as well.
  • A sliced red onion was thrown in there, optional of course.
  • You’ll need a trivet for this as well.
  • Bay leaves were a nice touch, remember to take those out before making your gravy with the drippings.

    Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

    What does the meat setting on Instant Pot do?

    It just defaults to high pressure for 35 minutes. You can then adjust the cook time for longer or less if you wish with the – or + buttons.

    Frozen Pork Roast Instant Pot

    What if you’re making this as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe? NO problem, you can do it the same way. If yours doesn’t have a meat button then just push pressure, set to high, for 1 hour and 45 minutes. OR 22 min. per lb.

    You can follow our frozen pork roast Instant Pot directions too if you have that cut.


    Is it safe to cook frozen pork in Instant Pot?

    As a general rule, I like to cook 30 minutes per pound for frozen pork tenderloin on high pressure, and it turns out great. For fresh or thawed meat, cook for 20 minutes per pound on the high-pressure setting. Please note, you will have to allow for an additional 10 minutes of NPR (Natural Pressure Release).

    How long does it take to cook a frozen pork roast?

    Yes, you can roast or bake pork in the oven from frozen. However, the cooking time will be around one and a half times as long as for unfrozen pork. For example, if a recipe for cooking fresh pork takes one hour to cook, then using frozen pork for the recipe would take 1½ hours.

    How long does it take to cook a 2 pound frozen pork roast?

    While thawed meats are generally cooked for 20 minutes per pound, an additional 10 to 20 minutes per pound is necessary to ensure that the frozen pork is fully cooked.

    How long should I cook my frozen roast in the Instant Pot?

    Place frozen roast and broth in inner pot of pressure cooker. Rub with salt, add onions, herbs, garlic and broth. Cook roast 3-5 pound roast it will need 60-90 minutes on high. For a frozen roast of the same size, you’ll need to add about 30 minutes to the cooking time.

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