Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Super EASY Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is cooked in just 20 minutes!

Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a complete meal that’s prepped and cooked in minutes in your pressure cooker!

Holy Cow! This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a whole meal made in one pressure cooker! My family loved this one and even my picky eater asked for seconds!pinterestInstant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes combines two classic comfort foods into one super quick and easy meal. Get dinner on the table in a hurry with this easy recipe!

You guys, I’m kind of freaking out about how much I’m in love with this recipe! If you haven’t taken the Instant Pot plunge, do it now. This machine is such a time saver in the kitchen. I whipped up this tender meatloaf, fluffy mashed potatoes and even steamed Brussels sprouts in just 20 minutes!

Combine all the ingredients for your meatloaf in one bowl and mix with your hands! This is the BEST meatloaf recipe out there!

The first thing you’ll want to do is whip up your super flavorful meatloaf.

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I used some honey bbq sauce to give this meatloaf some extra zip and sweetness. It’s a game changer for sure. Even my pickiest eater asked for seconds of the meatloaf!!

Once the meatloaf is mixed, shape and place on a large piece of foil.

The trick with this super easy recipe is to layer everything.

Start by layering your cut up (raw) potatoes and placing them on the bottom of your pressure cooker in an even layer.

Layer uncooked potatoes in the bottom of your pressure cooker and top with your uncooked meatloaf. Watch what happens next!

Most pressure cookers will come with a rack that you can lay on top of the potatoes for a steady platform for your meatloaf, so you’ll want to lay that down on top. Adjust any potatoes that are sticking up and preventing an even surface.

Layer your meatloaf and veggies on top of the potatoes in your Instant Pot and watch the magic happen!

Create a foil pocket that’s small enough to fit into your instant pot and place your shaped meatloaf in side.

I also tried to add some Brussels Sprouts to the instant pot, but because Brussels Sprouts take only a few minutes to cook in the pressure cooker, the texture that resulted from being in there too long was less than desirable.

My kids still ate them though!

I think if you’re going to try and cook some sort of vegetable alongside the meatloaf and mashed potatoes you’ll want a thick cut carrot. Or just whip up my Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts while the meatloaf is being cooked.

Once the meatloaf is cooked, brush on the simple glaze and pop under the broiler for just a minute to let it caramelize.

Once the meatloaf is cooked, you’ll carefully pull it out (lifting the rack out makes this part easy). Brush on the simple glaze and pop it under the broiler for a few minutes till it is nice and bubbly and slightly caramelized.

Mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot!

Meanwhile, add a few simple ingredients to your perfectly cooked potatoes and mash them right in the instant pot!

You guys, let’s talk about how many dishes we saved in this one meal! So genius!

This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a complete meal made in 20 minutes in your pressure cooker! So genius!

Here are few ways to customize your Instant Pot Meatloaf:

  • Add a 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese to the mix
  • Chop up 1/2 cup of mushrooms and add to the meat mixture
  • Substitute ground turkey for the ground beef
  • Mix in 1/2 cup finely chopped apples for a sweet surprise

Holy Cow! This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a whole meal made in one pressure cooker! My family loved this one and even my picky eater asked for seconds!

Either way you dress it up, this Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes will seriously rock your world!

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Serves 6

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Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Make a whole nutritious dinner in one pot with this quick and easy Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes recipe!

10 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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4.8 based on 11 review(s)

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Ingredients

    For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 lb. ground beef (I used a lean ground beef)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey bbq sauce
  • For the Meatloaf Topping:
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • For the potatoes:
  • 3 lbs. yellow potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by laying the quartered potatoes in the bottom of your pressure cooker in an even layer. Pour the chicken broth over the top. Lay the rack that comes with your pressure cooker over the top so it lays flat.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the meatloaf (minus the topping) in a large bowl until fully combined. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place on a piece of tinfoil. Shape the tinfoil up and around the edges of the meatloaf, creating a pocket for it. Place the meatloaf on top of the rack in the pressure cooker and secure lid.
  3. Ensure that the steam release is closed and turn pressure cooker to Manual mode for 20 to 25 minutes*. Once finished cooking, use the quick release method to let the steam escape. Check meatloaf for internal temperature of 155 degrees.
  4. Carefully lift the meatloaf out of the pressure cooker and place on a baking sheet. Mix the ingredients for the topping and brush all over the meatloaf. Place meatloaf under the broiler for just 3 to 4 minutes, until the top is bubbly and caramelized.
  5. Meanwhile add the remaining ingredients (half and half, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper) to the instant pot and mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve the meatloaf in slices with the mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Notes

UPDATE Some people are finding that 20 minutes is not enough time to fully cook their meatloaf. I use an 8 quart Instant Pot for this recipe and 20 minutes works great. If your IP is smaller, try increasing the time up to 25 minutes. If it's still not cooked in the center, you can finish it in the oven at 350 degrees. Once it's cooked through finish with the topping and broil.

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334 Responses
  1. Tammy
    I am curious if this will work in a 3 quart Instant Pot? If so, should I still do it for 25 minutes? My first pot and this will be my first recipe. Thank you.
  2. Johanna
    This was amazing! I just bought my first IP yesterday, and this was my very first try cooking with it. I saw others had trouble with the meatloaf falling apart, but I figured if that happens I'd just crumble it on top of the mashed potatoes and we'd eat it with a spoon. It held up perfectly for me! It's hot and I didn't want to turn the broiler on, so I skipped that and just left the topping uncaramalized. I only used one tbs mustard in the topping, I think the mustard would have been overpowering with 2. Other than that I didn't make any changes. Everything was cooked perfectly after 25 minutes. My teenager who doesn't like meatloaf ate every last bite on his plate. Both kids cleaned their plates. Thank you!!
  3. Christie
    The meatloaf had a good flavor to it, but fell apart when I took it out of the instant pot. I was able to salvage it somewhat by scooping up the meat, re-forming it into a loaf-shaped baking dish, adding the glaze and baking it (then broiling it for a few minutes at the end.) It still didn't quite hold its shape. I'm not sure meatloaf is the best thing for instant pot cooking. The potatoes came out perfectly. I added all the potato ingredients to the food processor after pressure cooking, and it was creamy and yummy. Would definitely make mashed potatoes this way again.
  4. Monica
    I have a 6 qt IP, so my meatloaf was way too big. I took about third of it and put in the freezer for later for a small meal for two. I put the potatoes in the bottom, made my foil pouch, and put some baby carrots in another foil pouch and cooked it all for 27 minutes. Everything came out perfect. Nothing burned. The meatloaf was at about 170 degrees. I don't think I had quite 3 lbs of potatoes in there so I should have used less half and half, so my mashed potatoes were on the creamy side. All and all it was a hit with the family.
    1. Michele
      Hi Marcie, you could also use a round cake pan that fits inside the Instant Pot - it doesn’t need to be a loaf pan, specifically. I’ve made this recipe a few times now and it’s delicious - potatoes are good and meatloaf is just right, too. This is now in my regular meal rotation
  5. sue
    curious, 25-35 mins for the potatoes as well?? I can't help but think they would be mush, i did potatoes last week and it was 10 min??
  6. Pat
    Only 1 cup of broth? My instruction booklet says never to cook anything without 18 oz of liquid....There are a lot of things that I would like to cook if I didn't need 18 oz of water. how much do you actually need?
  7. Cool. This recipe seems to be awesome with taste and way of cooking. I will add to my cooking list and try at this weekend. Will be back with reviews and ideas soon.
  8. I have to admit, I was a little scared to try this recipe. Burned potatoes didn't sound very appetizing. Thankfully, I gave it a shot. It came out perfect. I have an 8 quart, maybe that is why the potatoes didn't burn and the meatloaf cooked completely through. I timed it for 23 minutes and did the quick release. I would definitely make this again. I have had a few failures in my instant pot. So thankful I found this yummy recipe.
  9. Beth
    Wow! I’ve made many versions of meatloaf, but this is my final keeper! The topping was the cherry on top! We usually have ketchup with any meatloaf......nothing needed with this recipe! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
  10. T
    You can put the sauce on the top and put it in the microwave to caramelize the topping also you can put it on steam for 2 min and quick release it will also caramelize the topping. No broiler or oven needed.
  11. Norma
    This looks delicious, but unfortunately I just keep getting the "Burn" notice on my Instant Pot. I followed instructions to a T. : (
  12. Donna
    Your instructions are not very good. You don't tell to mix all ingredients in a bowl together at the same time orany tips on how? You show a pic then u say put in pot... Also u don't say what sauce u use and u show sauce on the meatloaf. U don't even have the ingredients on this page so I have to go back to the other page for ingredients. It's annoying makes me not want to use this.
    1. I don't know what part of the page you're looking at but everything you say isn't there is clearly there. Specific step by step instructions with ALL ingredients listed for the meatloaf and the sauce as well.
  13. Mary Ann
    Has anyone had a problem with the meatloaf being too loose? It falls apart even after cooling. Delicious but I can’t slice it.
  14. Ethan
    I hate these recipes calling for broilers and ovens. Argh! I don't have a broiler or oven, that's why I'm using an instant pot and looking for instant pot recipes. This is an instant pot, oven and broiler recipe!
    1. Lisa Lawson
      Personally, I never use the oven or broiler when I make this, and it turns out just fine. You should try it, just the IP part. We never have any left over. I also rarely even add the toppings, sometimes. yes, but most of the time, I do not.
    2. Lisa
      Personally, I never use the oven or broiler when I make this, and it turns out just fine. You should try it, just the IP part. We never have any left over. I also rarely even add the toppings, sometimes. yes, but most of the time, I do not.
    3. T
      You can put the sauce on the top and put it in the microwave to caramelize the topping also you can put it on steam for 2 min and quick release it will also caramelize the topping. No broiler or oven needed.
  15. Vicki
    Maybe I missed it, but the top of the recipe says "cook time 35 min" yet in the instructions it says "cook 25 min". Can you calrify this for me please. Thanks!
    1. Colleen
      It most likely takes into account the time it takes for the cooker to release the pressure before you can open the lid. That's usually about 10 minutes.

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