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I love making these Instant Pot Whole30 ribs because they are fall of the bone tender with the delicious crispy outer layer all in under 45 minutes.
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Instant Pot Pork Ribs

Our Instant Pot pork ribs are made with minimal ingredients allowing the meat to truly shine. They can be made in under 45 minutes from start to finish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot gluten free whole30 ribs, instant pot pork ribs, instant pot whole30 ribs, whole30 ribs recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Chandice Probst
Cost: 20.00


  • Instant Pot or Slow Cooker


  • 4 pounds natural baby back ribs
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • Whole30 approved BBQ sauce we used Tessamaes-optional to top with sauce


  • Combine all ingredients EXCEPT meat and BBQ sauce
  • Massage spice mixture into all areas of the meat
  • Rim your Instant Pot bowl with the slab of ribs stand up on their side so they circle around (Make sure to place the meaty side against edge bowl; It will resemble a crown of ribs)
  • Add one cup of water to the bottom of the pan
  • Cook on high pressure cook for 25 minutes (for crockpot, cook on low 6-7 hrs)
  • Manually release pressure and transfer ribs to a baking sheet
  • Baste with Whole30 approved BBQ sauce (optional) and broil 2-3 minutes to give that crispy outer layer


Pro Tip: If you have two slabs of ribs, place on curled inside the other. 


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.7mg