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Instant Pot Holiday Pork Roast


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A typical roasted is served up with a hefty side of carbs, largely potatoes and if you’re following a keto diet you already know potatoes aren’t low carb. So we got rid of them. No one said you can’t enjoy pork roast sans potatoes because you can.

This low carb, keto friendly Pork Roast has an insanely tasty flavor profile and is loaded with health benefits. It helps boost your intestine health and digestion, assists fight against cancer, and nourishes your scalp, just to name a few. And what more can you ask for from a pot roast? Not much.

The main ingredients in this Pork Roast include 😛 TAGEND

Pork Grass-fed butter Bone Broth Apple Cider Vinegar Garlic Celery Carrots Radishes Bay Leaves

Health Benefits of this Pork Roast are: #1. Oppose Against Cancer

This pork roast is brimming with ingredients that are both great for your overall health and your body’s ability to defend against cancer.

When adding butter to your dinner, it’s vital to choose Grass-fed butter. The reason being because research has shown that conjugated linoleic acid( CLA) is produced from cows fed on grass. CLA has been linked to reducing the risks of various cancers[ * ].

Celery and Carrots are in the same Apiaceae plant family. These nutrient dense vegetables are loaded with properties that aid in the fight against cancer, most specifically Polyacetylenes. These Polyacetylenes have been shown to fight against various cancers including leukemia[ * ][ * ][ * ][ * ].

Another forceful vegetable in the fight against cancer is the Radish. Radishes are cruciferous veggies which generate isothiocyanates that aid in your bodies ability to fight against cancer. Research has shown that these isothiocyanates can prevent tumor production and even kill certain cancer cells[ * ][ * ].

You might think that bay leaves are just for decoration or taste, but they actually provide powerful health benefits including anti-cancer properties. Analyzes have linked the nutrients found within bay leaves to helping fight against breast and colorectal cancers[ * ][ * ].

Garlic is an incredible ingredient in the prevention of cancer. It contains a compound called N-benzyl-N-methyl-dodecan-1-amine( BMDA for short ). One examine was able to extract this compound by the reductive amination method and was found to have a very promising anticancer properties against cancer cells overgrowing[ * ].

#2. Boosts Digestion and Gut Health

The nourishing ingredients in this pork roast offer a mighty boost for your overall digestive health.

Celery is excellent for digestive health. The high quantities of water and fiber deliver hydration and cleansing to your gut. Additionally its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties aid in overall digestive health.

Similarly, Radishes are a valuable source of fiber. Research has shown how radishes can aid in digestive flow, regularity, and overall intestine health[ * ].

Adding bone broth to this meal dedicates a boost of essential aminos acids and collagen/ gelatin, which are great for your gut health. These work in conjunction to help seal up any openings in your gut lining( aka leaky gut syndrome ).

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in healthy bacteria, that can aid in your digestion. The bacteria in ACV can aid in nutrient absorption and strong immunity within the gut.

Bay Leaves can even aid in digestive health. They specifically act as a diuretic and help promote urination that enables your body to eliminate harmful toxins. They can also ease stomach aches and digestive discomfort[ * ].

#3. Nourishes your Skin

Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to fight against skin issues such as acne. Through it’s antibacterial abilities, ACV can provide nourishment and protection to your skin[ * ][ * ][ * ][ * ].

Carrots are rich with beta carotene which delivers powerful nourishment to the skin. Research has shown how beta carotene can boost your skin’s ability to heal wounds and improve overall strength and anti-aging abilities[ * ].

Radishes provide rich amount of various nutrients that are beneficial for your skin, including vitamins B and C, phosphorus, zinc, and antibacterials. Additionally radishes are water dense, much needed hydration to your scalp[ * ].

Don’t forget to add this recipe to your monthly meal scheme of low carb recipes. Serve this delicious dish with some of our low carb Cloud Bread and finish off your dinner with a slice of Keto Pumpkin Pie.


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font-size: 11 px; Instant Pot Holiday Pork Roast

pork roast

This Pork Roast is a great dish for the entire family to enjoy and perfect for any Holiday gathering.

Author: Corina Nielsen

Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 8 serves


1lb pork shoulder roasted 2 tablespoons butter 1 beaker bone broth( chicken or beef stock) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 4 cleaves garlic( approximately chopped) 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 stalks celery( roughly chopped) 3/4 cups newborn carrots 1lb radishes( sliced in half) garlic powder( optional *) onion powder( optional *)


1. Turn Instant Pot ON and set to SAUTE function +10 minutes. Add butter to the bottom of the pot and let hot for 1 minute. Sear roast on both sides until caramelized and browned.

2. Add broth, apple cider vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Turn Instant Pot OFF, then back ON, set to MANUAL +60 minutes. Return lid and close valve.

3. When timer goes off, release pressure manually and remove lid. Add baby carrots, radishes, and celery. Replace lid, close valve, and set to MANUAL +25 minutes. When timer goes off, release pressure manually. Roast should be fork tender. If “its not”, add an additional 10 -2 0 minutes cooking( MANUAL setting ). Adjust seasoning( salt/ pepper) to savor if needed.


If you don’t own an Instant Pot, you can use a slow cooker. Only saute the roast in a pan then add the roast to the slow cooker along with the remainder of the ingredients on a low temperature for 8 hours.


Serving Size: 1 serving

Calories: 232 calories

Fat: 9g

Carbohydrates: 2g

Protein: 34 g

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