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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki is one of my new favorite fast dinners in our new electric pressure cooker! It only took 30 minutes of actual cooking, and I had a tender, juicy, and super flavorful main dish to serve the family. Kid tested and approved. 6 stars out of 7 on my kid-o-meter.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

I’ve been on quite the “quick dinner” kick lately. The transition over the last couple of years from a stay-at-home mom with a blog to full-time employee + professional blogger has been pretty crazy.

Sometimes I wonder what I used to do with all of my free time, and then I remember.

I cleaned.

And cooked.

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And changed a LOT of diapers, and folded a lot of clothes.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

We all go through busy seasons in life. Mine just happen to be taking place right on top of one another. Finding a balance is pretty tricky sometimes, but not impossible.

One thing that really helps me is having a bunch of quick options for dinners so I don’t have to think too much about it, or do any major productions during the week. This Sarma Cabbage Roll Soup is a great example of that. Quick, easy, and to the point.

My Spicy Yaki Udon is another example of a family-pleasing meal that can be whipped up in no time. My kids also can’t get enough of these Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings either.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

The Instant Pot has been fantastic for that. I know I’ve been talking about it a lot lately, but you’ll have to forgive me. I’m not even being sponsored by them, I just have found it so incredibly helpful that I needed to share it.

I also typically post what we eat. So when we’re eating a lot of bbq, you’ll get a lot of bbq. Lots of desserts? It’ll be sweet around here for a bit. Right now it is “I NEED DINNER NOW” time, so here we are.

This particular recipe is a 3 ingredient masterpiece. If you have a rice cooker AND an instant pot, this one is almost entirely a “dump and go” meal. For me, that means I can clean up most things BEFORE dinner is even ready, which cuts down on the after-dinner mess by a TON.

You could also do a pot-in-pot method, and make it all at once.

To see all of my Instant Pot recipes, check out my Instant Pot recipe section!

You can make your own teriyaki sauce for this really really easily. The teriyaki sauce here on my super simple chicken teriyaki recipe would be perfect. For this recipe though, I used Mr. Yoshidas Original Cooking Sauce and Marinade. (NOT sponsored. I just love it.)

Common Reader Questions

Q: How do you cut your tenderloin?

A: You can really cut it any way you want. I like to cut mine length-wise, but you do you. 😉

Q: Can I cook more than one pork tenderloin at a time?

A: Sure! You might have to adjust the marinade a bit, but otherwise, that is one of the awesome benefits of the Instant Pot. You can cook large amounts in about the same amount of time.

Hungry for more? Check out these Asian-inspired dishes!

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki

Easy and delicious pork tenderloin cooked in your electric pressure cooker! The Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki is going to be a frequent visitor to your table!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons oil, canola or similar
  • 2 pork tenderloins, cut in half lengthwise
  • generous amounts of salt and pepper
  • 2 cups teriyaki sauce - NOTE: if using a particularly thick kind make sure to thin it out a bit with some water so it doesn't burn to the bottom
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Season your pork with the salt and pepper. Turn your Instant pot to saute, and put the oil in the bottom. Once the pan is hot, place the tenderloins in, a chunk or two at a time, and lightly brown a couple sides of them.
  2. Once you are finished browning the meat, lay the roasts down in the cooker and pour the teriyaki sauce over the top.
  3. Close and seal the lid and set the pot to manual and 20 minutes of cook time.
  4. Allow the pot to release pressure naturally, and then remove the lid and slice the meat.
  5. Serve with jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 3748mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 14g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Saturday 16th of March 2024

You should be ashamed of putting this up. Buy teriyaki sauce, put on pork. Cook

Nicole Johnson

Monday 18th of March 2024

You should be ashamed of being such an asshat on the internet to a stranger. Go away.


Tuesday 18th of June 2019

This recipe quickly became a family favorite! I make it with half of a pork loin and it’s perfect every time. The first time I made it we did not having teriyaki sauce, so I used your recipe w/ the link you included above and we have not bought Teriyaki sauce sense!! My youngest son said I need you to get me a recipe book and I’m going to need you to put this one in it! Not often you get a recipe that all five people in your family enjoy. Thank you !!

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Thank you SO much, Julie! That's amazing, and I'm so glad your family has enjoyed this recipe as much as we have. <3


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

UGH! 20 minutes as prescribed with the sauce, exact. Dried out and a boiled-like texture to the tenderloin. Not much flavor absorbed by the meat, either.

I think too much liquid and definitely too long cook time. Likely will not try this again without major changes to the recipe.

Food picked at and then down the disposer. What a waste.


Sunday 23rd of April 2023

@Carl, Yes! 20 minutes for a pork tenderloin (cut into medallions in whatever sauce) is WAY too long. Jeffrey Eisner/Pressure Luck site -- 8 minutes pressure + 10 minutes natural release then full release.That is perfect! (his cookbooks are GREAT!) Amy+Jacky (also a Go To IP site) technique: saute/brown the pork tenderloin then ZERO minutes pressure (with liquid) (let IP get to pressure then shut off) and natural release 15 minutes! Trying that next. Other cuts of pork are very different and need more IP pressure time.

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Very strange! What kind of sauce did you use? If it was a super thick teriyaki there may not have been enough liquid. But if there wasn't enough liquid I'm not sure how it would have a boiled-like texture. I've made this a ton of times, as have quite a few readers, and I've never gotten this feedback. I'm sorry your dinner didn't turn out though! It is super frustrating when that happens.


Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Hi! I only have one loin and it is 1.15lbs. Just what I had on hand - is 20 mins too lo you think?

Nicole Johnson

Friday 30th of March 2018

Possibly? It all depends. You could start with a slightly lower time if you wanted to experiment. I haven't tested with other amounts so I can't advise specifically.


Saturday 3rd of March 2018

My package contains two pieces of tenderloin. Do I only use one and cut it in half or do I use both pieces and cut both in half?

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 4th of March 2018

You can do it either way, really. Just make sure it fits well in the pot and is mostly submerged in the cooking liquid. I've even made this pre-sliced into medallions. It is really hard to get it wrong. <3

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