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Easy Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Super easy, 4-ingredient ribs in 40 minutes! Skill Level: Intermediate

10 mins min Prep
40 mins min Total
price per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 393
Protein 28.0g
Total Carbohydrates 5.8g
Dietary Fiber 0.1g
Net Carbohydrates 5.7g
Sugar 4.1g
Total Fat 23.0g
Saturated Fat 9.0g
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 108.4mg
Sodium 282.2mg
SmartPoints® 12.0


  • 2 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Locate the thin membrane on the back of the ribs. Slide a butter knife in between the membrane and bones. Pull the membrane and tear it off with a paper towel for better grip.
  2. Season the baby rack ribs with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Place 1 cup of cold running tap water and a trivet in the pressure cooker. Place the baby back ribs on top of the trivet. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes, according to your preference: 16 minutes (Tender with a bit of chew); 25 minutes (Fall off the bone).
  4. Turn off the heat and full Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  5. While the baby back ribs are cooking in the pressure cooker, preheat the oven to 450 °F.
  6. Brush your favorite BBQ sauce all over the baby back ribs on all sides including the bones. Place the baby back ribs on a baking tray in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

Price Per Serving based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing