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Instant Pot Italian Pork Roast

This Instant Pot Italian Pork Roast recipe makes tender, juicy meat from a pork shoulder roast in the pressure cooker in less than two hours! You could make pulled pork sandwiches with it or serve it with gravy and mashed potatoes for a delicious dinner everyone will love!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pork Roast
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

PORK

  • boneless pork shoulder 7 pounds
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 2 cups packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 cups broth I used my own chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine -I used a Pinot Grigio I had on hand already opened optional-you could use more water or broth if you prefer

GRAVY

  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups broth plus the juices from the Instant Pot after the pork cooks
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms I used porcini and regular mushrooms that were already cooked up-optional
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

PORK

  • Cut the roast into two large pieces. Rub the pork with 1 Tablespoon salt and pepper, and a teaspoon of paprika. Place in a plastic zip bag or plastic storage container. Store in the fridge overnight or a for a few hours before cooking.
  • When ready to cook, add the roast onto the trivet inside the Instant Pot. Add the liquid (water, broth, wine if you are using, or more broth/water if you don’t like to cook with wine). Add the sliced onion and fresh herbs on top of the roast.
  • Cover and move the valve to sealing position.Turn the instant pot to MANUAL pressure ‘HIGH’ and cook time 45 minutes. Allow for a natural release. When the top unlocks (I left mine on warm for almost 30 minutes while I made my side dishes), slice the roast or you could shred the pork with two forks (if making pulled pork sandwiches).

GRAVY

  • Melt the butter or fat in a medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk flour into butter.
  • Whisk in 1/2 cup broth until smooth. Whisk in another half cup. Keep adding the broth 1/2 cup at a time stirring together so it’s smooth.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer a few minutes.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper (and the mushrooms if you are using them(already cooked up). Serve the pork with the gravy, mashed potatoes or polenta, your favorite green vegetable.