A delicious homestyle dinner, Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes are cooked at the same time in your electric pressure cooker. This is a convenient meal to make, as it doesn't call for anything fancy. The flavors are traditional and comforting, and you can adjust it to make it your own. This pressure cooker meatloaf and mashed potatoes dinner is sure to become a favorite meal for your family!
Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
A meatloaf isn't that difficult to make. Throw some stuff in with some ground beef and bake it. How about cooking some potatoes at the same time, and faster? How about being able to get it in the pot and walk away until it's done? Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes is that kind of meal.
Most families have their own version of meatloaf that they make. There are thousands of variations out there. This Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe is pretty traditional, and tastes really good. A great place to start if you are learning to cook, or if [GASP!] you have never had meatloaf.
The typical sidekick to meatloaf is mashed potatoes. For this Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes recipe, you can cook them at the same time, in the same pot! How great is that? I've broken down the steps for you so you can make this yummy dinner with ease.
Start with all of your ingredients gathered together, and your potatoes peeled and quartered. Then it's all about assembling.
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Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes are cooked together in one pot. A delicious and easy to make pressure cooker meatloaf and mashed potatoes dinner.
- 2 ½ lbs Potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 ½ cups Chicken Broth (or water, veggie broth, beef broth, etc.) If using 8 qt pot increase to 2 cups
- 2-3 cloves Garlic (optional, to make garlic mashed potatoes)
- 2 lbs Ground Beef (I use 90% lean)
- ½ cup Bread Crumbs (I use panko or crushed crackers)
- ⅓ cup Milk
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup Ketchup (or bbq sauce)
- ½ cup Onion (finely chopped or grated on a cheese grater)
- 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ tsp Smoked Paprika (optional)
- ½ tsp Oregano
- ¼ tsp Thyme
- 2 Tbsp Chives, chopped (or parsley, dried or fresh)
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Pepper
- ⅓ cup Ketchup
- ⅓ cup BBQ Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (optional, to add sweetness)
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ cup Heavy Cream (or half and half, milk, etc.) As much as you need to get desired creaminess.
- ½ cup Sour Cream (optional)
- 6 qt or 8 qt Pressure Cooker
- Mixing Bowls
- Aluminum Foil (heavy duty is best)
- Meat Thermometer
- Turkey Baster
- Baking Sheet Pan
Put the quartered potatoes in the bottom of the pot. Add the broth and garlic, if using. Set the trivet right on top of the potatoes.
Add all of the meatloaf ingredients to a large bowl and use your fingertips to lightly combine thoroughly.
Place mixture onto a piece of heavy duty foil and shape the meat into a loaf of even thickness. Try not to make it too a thick. If it's too thick you will need to cook it longer.
Fold the sides of the foil up to make a bowl shape (this will collect the drippings).
Lift the meatloaf in the foil bowl into the pot and set on the trivet. Make sure there is a little room around it for the steam to circulate.
Place the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position. Then press the Pressure Cook/Manual button, or dial and then the + or - button or dial to select 30 minutes.
While the meatloaf and potatoes are cooking, mix up the topping by adding the ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, and brown sugar, if using, in a bowl. Set aside.
When the cook cycle ends, turn off the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes (10 minute natural release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position and do a Quick Release of the remaining steam.
When the pin in the lid drops down, open it and get a meat thermometer and take the temperature of the meatloaf. Beef should be 160°, turkey should be 165°.
If it isn't done, put the lid back on and set time for another 10 minutes and cook it longer (I have never had this happen, but people may put in different ingredients, or may be at a higher altitude, which will affect cooking time).
Get a turkey baster and a baking sheet pan.
Use the turkey baster to suction out most of the drippings so that when you lift the meatloaf out of the pot, hot drippings won't spill on you. Just put them in a coffee cup or a bowl.
Lift the foil with the meatloaf on it out of the pot and onto the baking sheet pan. Spread the topping on the meatloaf and put under the broiler at 425° until it's caramelized to your liking.
While the meatloaf is broiling, add the butter and salt to the potatoes, still in the pot, and stir/mash.
Don't forget about your meatloaf under the broiler! Check on it so it doesn't burn.
Add as much heavy cream/milk as you wish, and sour cream, if using. Taste and adjust salt, if necessary.
After you remove the meatloaf from the oven, let it rest a minute while you get the meal served. Enjoy!
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This is such a great idea! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for this recipe.
Thank you for the easy to follow instructions and recipe! It turned out amazing. So flavorful, the family gobbled it up. The sauce for the top was the cherry on top.
Only suggestion, and it may have only happen to me, but there was residual water in the bottom I had to drain out before mashing the potatoes. 🙂
Love your instapot recipes, it helps me with cooking. Thank you so much!
This was excellent! I did use 3 lbs of potatoes. Instead of the foil bowl, I used a pan I had for the IP. This is my go-to recipe.