Instant Pot Pesto Parmesan Pork Chops

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Tender and juicy pork chops enriched with creamy parmesan cheese and topped with Italian pesto sauce.

This filling and nutrient main dish can be made in less than 20 minutes and you can prepare it in advance to have a ready-made lunch for the day after!

Try this recipe with beef or chicken or lamb chops to vary the flavors.

How to make Instant Pot Pork Chops

Gather your ingredients:

Rub your pork chops with salt and pepper.

Pour olive oil into your Instant Pot and add meat. Press “Sauté” and cook for about 2 minutes, until meat has browned.

Pour the water and add pesto sauce on top.

Cook at high pressure for about 10 minutes. When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.

Add parmesan cheese and press “Sauté” again.

Cook for about 2 minutes, until cheese melts and liquids completely evaporate.

Serve sprinkled with minced basil.

 

Instant Pot Pesto Parmesan Pork Chops
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: international
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb pork chops
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup pesto sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil to taste
Instructions
  • Rub your pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Pour olive oil into your Instant Pot and place the pork chops inside.
  • Press “Sauté” and cook the meat for about 2 minutes, until brown on each side.
  • Pour pesto sauce and water.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for about 9-10 minutes (Depending on the size of your pork chops).
  • When cooking time ends, preform a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid, press "saute" and add parmesan cheese.
  • Saute for 2 minutes, until cheese melts and liquids completely evaporate.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂 Feel free to sprinkle with minced basil.

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1 thought on “Instant Pot Pesto Parmesan Pork Chops

  1. We just purchased the Instant Pot. We have found the recipes we have tried to be delicious. The meat is tender beyond our expectations.

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