Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy is made with fresh and all natural, homemade ingredients. No need to use canned cream of soup. Low carb/keto option in recipe notes.
Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy
Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy is a real comfort food, especially when served over mashed potatoes.
Shortcuts are fast, but not always healthy. Many recipes call for “Cream of Whatever Soup.” My reaction, “yuk.” I hate canned cream of anything soup, and it’s so easy to make your own homemade version, so why use a can?
I am happy to report that this Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy recipe is one of the most popular pork chop recipe around!
Can I Use Chicken Bouillon instead of Bone Broth?
- Yes, of course.
- We usually have containers of Pressure Cooker Homemade Bone Broth in the freezer and simply defrost it in the pressure cooker.
- When I am in a hurry, I reach for my jar of Chicken Bouillon Base, which does a fantastic job as well.
- Vegetable Bouillon Base or a Box of Chicken Broth can also be used.
- In the original recipe, I used Chicken Bouillon Base and the recipe was an immediate hit. 🙂
When using Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base, try using a little more than one teaspoon per one cup of water or liquid.
You will get more of a concentrated flavor, similar to my Pressure Cooker Homemade Chicken Broth.
If you would like to cook your rice (or potatoes) at the same time and in the same pot with your Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy, please check out my Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice recipe for step by step instructions.
The potatoes will cook at the same time as the Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy. You could even add in raw and halved carrots in with the potatoes, if you like!
Turn this Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy recipe into a one pot meal!
You will just need these two accessories. One pan from this Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Stackable Insert Pans set and Stainless Steel Tall Legged Trivet.
How to Make Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup.
Whisk together cream, bouillon, butter, potato starch, salt and pepper.
For a condensed cream of soup, this mixture would cook down in a saucepan.
Potato Starch v. Flour
Potato starch is lighter in texture and in taste.
Flour does not work well under pressure. The cook time is so short and the flour does not hae a chance to proper cook and not taste raw.
Potato starch is actually great to use as a coating when pan frying seafood, chicken and fish as it prevents the food from sticking to your cooking pot. My Pressure Cooker Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy is a perfect example.
Low Carb/Keto Option
- Use heavy cream in place of milk.
- Use coconut flour in place of potato starch..
I like to cut the mushrooms partly in slices and partly in half slices. Who knows why, I just do. Humor me.
Sure looks better than mushroom pieces that have been sitting in a can for who knows how long, doesn’t it?
Fresh Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy just may become your favorite pork chop recipe.
It is the favorite among the Instant Pot Community!
Why Use Cremini Mushrooms?
- Cremini Mushrooms pair perfectly in this recipe. They are also called Baby Bellas.
- They are just small Portobella mushrooms. Button (white) mushrooms are not recommended for this recipe (or anything else really).
- They have little taste and aren’t very mushroomy, if you know what I mean.
- Cremini Mushrooms are big on flavor.
Hehehehehehehe, my blog, I can make up words if I want. 🙂
Make sure to rinse your Pork Chops with water, to remove any loose bone shards.
Trim the Pork Chops well and pat them dry.
Thin to Medium Bone-In Pork Chops are the best for this recipe and will yield the most flavor.
Boneless Pork Chops don’t seem to be very flavorful these days and are often times, kind of tough and dry.
Thick Cut Boneless Pork Chops do not do as well in the Pressure Cooker. Bone-In, is better.
A light sear is all they need and remove them to a plate, so that the onions and mushrooms get a turn. 🙂
Kathy Betit Gallagher from one of the Pressure Cooking Groups, frequently makes this Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Homemade Mushroom Gravy recipe.
She has posted numerous times in the Facebook groups that she adds onions and garlic before deglazing the pot, which I think is brilliant.
Therefore, I have taken her advice and added this option to the recipe.
So, if you like go a head and Sauté the Onions for about a minute and then add the Garlic for just about a minute, making sure to not let the garlic burn.
Why Deglaze with Sherry?
- Sherry adds additional flavor to the recipe. It will quickly bubbly away and help to loosen all those stuck on brown bits (fond) from the bottom of the cooking pot.
- Shaoxing Wine, which is cheaper, is a GREAT substitute as the result is almost identical. In fact, I use the Shaoxing Wine more than sherry these days.
- Of course, you can always choose to use broth.
As you know by now, I love my Rösle Stainless Steel Flat Whisk and I’m gonna keep mentioning it, until everybody gets one. It is in my top five favorite utensils.
Add in the Cremini Mushrooms…. You’re already thinking, yeah, this looks much better than canned cream of junk, right?
I prefer a thinner gravy, so I wrote this recipe for a thinner gravy.
However, if you like a thicker gravy, simply dredge the pork chops through potato starch first, before searing.
You are ready to lock on the lid and cook your entire dinner in ONE pot at the same time!!!
Can I Cook Potatoes Pot In Pot?
Cooking potatoes instead of rice, using the PIP method is a wonderful idea!
You can catch all the delicious gravy after mashing the potatoes.
If you use thin pork chops, quarter the potatoes and cook for 4 minutes.
If you use thicker pork chops, just cut your potatoes in half and cook for 6-8 minutes.
Open the pot and remove the Stainless Steel Insert Pan with the rice or potatoes.
If you cooked potatoes, all you have to do is continue on with the Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes and have a one pot meal.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, as much as we do in my home!
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Smart DUO60
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Culina Stackable (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Rösle Stainless Steel Flat Whisk– a MUST have, probably my most used utensil
- Rachael Ray Stoneware EVOO Oil Dispensing Bottle
- Alpha Armour Salt Box with Spoon
- Eukein Electric Pepper Mill
- 6 oz Porcelain Ramekins
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Groove
- 2 Tiered Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Stackable Insert Pans
- Stainless Steel Tall & Short Legged Trivet
- Reditainer Extreme Freezer Containers
- Freezer Labels
- Bob Mills Potato Starch
- Pressure Cooker Perfectly Cooked Pot In Pot Rice recipe for Potatoes too!
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
Pressure Cooker Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
- 4 Bone-In Pork Chops thin/medium cut
- 8 oz Cremini Mushrooms Baby Bellas, sliced
- 1/2 cup Onions sliced
- 2 cloves Fresh Garlic minced
- 1 Tablespoon TOG House Seasoning
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 1/4 cups Chicken Stock/Broth
- 2 Tablespoons Dry Sherry Wine optional
- 2 Tablespoons Potato Starch or Cornstarch
- Whisk together Gravy ingredients and set aside.
Trim Pork Chops, pat dry and season both sides well with Seasoned Salt and then dredge through potato starch.
Turn Pressure Cooker to Sauté or Browning and allow to heat. Add the oil to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and when hot, sear both sides of Pork Chops, one at a time for 3 seconds each side. Remove Chops to a plate. Add Onions and Sauté for one minute. Add Garlic and Sauté for one more minute, being careful not to let the Garlic burn.
Add a splash of Sherry or a bit of the broth to deglaze the cooking pot. Scrape up any brown bits that were stuck to the bottom. Add the rest of the broth to the cooking pot.
Add in the Mushrooms and gravy mixture and stir until butter is melted. Place pork chops into pot, along with any juice.
- If making this a One Pot Meal, add the Prepared PIP Rice or potatoes now.
Lock lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook on High Pressure for 6 minutes. When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute natural release.
Remove rice/potatoes and trivet. Remove Pork Chops to serving plate.
For a thicker gravy, push the Sauté or Browning button and simmer until desired consistency.
Crimini mushrooms are baby Portobellos.
For super thin pork chops reduce the time to 4 minutes.
For thicker chops, increase time to 8 minutes.
Low Carb/Keto Option
- Use coconut flour in place of potato starch.