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Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

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This delicious Instant Pot pork and sauerkraut is packed with flavor! It’s the perfect Weight Watchers comfort food meal! Try out this easy dinner recipe tonight!

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Why use an Instant Pot for pork and sauerkraut?

A better question would be why do it any other way. The Instant Pot is a great kitchen tool and it not only makes quick work of this usually time consuming recipe, it does so in a way that means you don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen.

A plate full of instant pot pork and sauerkraut ready to eat.

When people ask me why I use the Instant Pot to make a traditional recipe that could go into the slow cooker or the oven, it’s usually about both time and convenience. The Instant Pot is mess free. I don’t have to monitor the process from start to finish!

If you need more reason than that, consider the fact that your pork will be perfectly tender and juicy an added bonus. No dried out or tough pork happening with the Instant Pot!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make Instant Pot pork and sauerkraut:

As always you can find the full list of ingredients and amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. For those of you planning your shopping lists for the week, check out these ingredients and see what you have on hand to use from home!

I love to shop my pantry before I head to the grocery store so that nothing ends up being wasted or forgotten!

We will be using lean pork loin, onions, apples, sauerkraut, salt and pepper, caraway seeds, and some oil. The recipe also calls for light beer, if it’s not something you have on hand I certainly wouldn’t bother with buying some just for this recipe but it does give the pork an extra and unique flavor!

Here we see the finished pork and sauerkraut recipe ready to eat.

How to make Weight Watchers pork and sauerkraut:

This is a Weight Watchers recipe, so of course I have that information for you as well. This recipe is 4 Freestyle Smart Points across all three myWW plans. Blue, Green, and Purple plans all consider this recipe 4 points for a serving.

One serving is 2 pieces of pork and 3/4 cup of the sauerkraut mixture. The entire recipe serves 6 so you can use that for reference when slicing your pork and preparing your plates, containers, or portions!

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First thing we need to do is cut the pork loin into 12 large chunks. Be careful to keep them even so that the portions are symmetrical and balanced. After they are cut, season them on both sides with salt and pepper.

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While you are seasoning the pork, get the Instant Pot ready. Place the pork into the Instant Pot and add the beer. Next, add the onions, caraway seeds, garlic, and apples to the inner pot. Put the sauerkraut in last.

Set the Instant Pot to high pressure cook for 15 minutes. One the timer goes off, allow the pressure to naturally release. Give it at least 15 minutes to naturally release before you release any remaining pressure.

Now we’re ready to open the pot and transfer everything to a serving platter, plates, or meal prep containers. Remember, each serving is 2 slices of the pork and about 3/4 cup of sauerkraut.

A top down look at the finished instant pot pork and sauerkraut

Can I make this recipe in the slow cooker?

I have a slow cooker version of this recipe you can check out if you’d prefer to make it that way. It’s equally delicious and still pretty simple / doesn’t require much monitoring. It does take much longer to make this way so make sure you are prepped for that!

Looking for other delicious Instant Pot recipes?

If you are on the hunt for ways to put your Instant Pot to good use, check out these other Weight Watchers recipes that you can make in the Instant Pot.

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One of my favorites is Weight Watchers Instant Pot Recipes it’s a collection of WW Instant Pot recipes that the whole family will love!

Another great recipe you don’t want to miss is Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken Recipe it’s great for sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more!

Finally, don’t forget you can make dessert in the Instant Pot too! Try out these 10 Weight Watchers Instant Pot Dessert Recipes!

Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut

Featured image showing the finished Instant Pot pork and Sauerkraut.

This delicious Instant Pot pork and sauerkraut is packed with flavor! It's the perfect Weight Watchers comfort food meal! Try out this easy dinner recipe tonight!

Prep Time 11 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound Boneless Pork Loin, Lean, Trimmed of Fat
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Canola Oil
  • 2 Pounds of Sauerkraut, Rinsed & Dried
  • 1 Medium Onion, Sliced
  • 1 Medium Apple, Cored & Chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Caraway Seeds
  • 4 Ounces Light Beer
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

Instructions

  1. First thing we need to do is cut the pork loin into 12 large chunks. Be careful to keep them even so that the portions are symmetrical and balanced. After they are cut, season them on both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. While you are seasoning the pork, get the Instant Pot ready. Place the pork into the Instant Pot and add the beer. Next, add the onions, caraway seeds, garlic, and apples to the inner pot. Put the sauerkraut in last.

  3. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure cook for 15 minutes. One the timer goes off, allow the pressure to naturally release. Give it at least 15 minutes to naturally release before you release any remaining pressure.

  4. Now we're ready to open the pot and transfer everything to a serving platter, plates, or meal prep containers. Remember, each serving is 2 slices of the pork and about 3/4 cup of sauerkraut.

Notes

4 Points on all three myWW Plans

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 91mgSodium 1103mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 6gSugar 7gProtein 32g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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