Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf is a delicious, time-saving, and healthy dinner that your family will love. With minimal effort and a lot of flavor, this recipe is great for busy households. InstaPot Turkey Meatloaf is very flavorful, juicy, and easy to make. Cooking meatloaf in the pressure cooker is simple, and you can even toss in some potatoes and cook them at the same time.
Turkey Meatloaf Made in the Instant Pot
Originally published on 10/12/2017
We enjoy having Turkey Meatloaf about twice a month. The family really likes it, especially with a side of mashed potatoes. The preparation is easy and it turns out great every time!
There is nothing like a flavorful, juicy meatloaf. There are so many ways you can prepare the meat mixture to get the flavor you love.
- In order to produce a juicy, tasty meatloaf you will need to add a fair amount of seasonings. Turkey meatloaf doesn't have to be boring. This Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf recipe is anything but boring!
- Ground turkey: Use 85% lean, or choose 97% lean ground turkey for a healthier option.
- Breadcrumbs: Helps bind the meatloaf and adds a lighter texture so it isn't too heavy.
- Eggs: They also bind and hold everything together.
- Onions and garlic: For a savory flavor boost.
- Ketchup: Provides some sweetness and tanginess.
- Worcestershire sauce: Adds depth and umami flavor to the meatloaf.
- Mustard: Adds a nice tang.
- Salt & pepper: Season the meatloaf to your taste.
- Herbs and spices: Customize with your favorite herbs like poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary, or parsley for great flavor.
The beauty of this Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf is its simplicity. You can find most of the ingredients in your pantry or at your local grocery store. Here's what you'll need:
Ground turkey can be a little challenging, as it tends to be a bit bland, and can easily dry out. Not a problem with this Turkey Meatloaf recipe! This recipe for meatloaf that has great flavor.
After pressure cooking the meatloaf, I pop it under the broiler so the topping can get caramelized. That just adds another layer of deliciousness to this turkey meatloaf!
What to Serve with Meatloaf
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Italian Pasta Salad
My favorite is Mashed Potatoes, and you can make them at the same time in the pot with the meatloaf. See my Beef Meatloaf recipe for how to do it.
Leftover Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf makes great meatloaf sandwiches!
The yummy glaze topping makes this turkey meatloaf recipe even more delicious!
If you want to make a pressure cooker ground beef meatloaf, my Instant Pot Meatloaf made with ground beef is delicious!
With just a few seasonings and other ingredients, this pressure cooker turkey meatloaf recipe is a very flavorful dinner idea!
Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf is flavorful and juicy. Simple ingredients and a sweet & tangy sauce makes this our favorite meatloaf!
- 1 ½ cups Water, for the Pressure Cooker
- 2 lbs 85% Lean Ground Turkey (or 93% lean)
- ½ cup Bread Crumbs (seasoned, or Panko)
- 2 Tablespoons Dehydrated Onion (or ½ cup of fresh, finely diced)
- 1 ½ teaspoons Coarse Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder (or 3 cloves pressed fresh)
- ½ teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
- ½ cup Whole Milk
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup Ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- ½ cup Ketchup
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Mustard
Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients together and combine thoroughly (Note that it is 2 lbs of meat).
Put 1 ½ cups of water in the Instant Pot, and put the trivet/steamer rack into the pot.
Place the meat mixture on a piece of foil and form it into a rounded loaf shape (not a ball), making it an even thickness end to end (not too thick), for cooking consistency.
Grab the foil by the opposite corners, like a sling, and lift the meatloaf into the pot and set it on the rack. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button or dial, and use the +/- button to adjust the cook time to 35 minutes.
When the cooking cycle is finished, and the unit beeps, just leave it to do a natural pressure release of 10 minutes. Then turn the steam release knob to venting and do a manual release of the remaining pressure.
Before you take the meatloaf out, do 2 things.
First, take the internal temperature of the meatloaf and make sure it is 160°F-165°F.
Second, use a small knife to poke a few holes in the foil, and the drippings will drain to the water below. I don't like to do this before the meatloaf cooks because I think I get a juicier meatloaf this way. My personal preference.
Grasp two opposite ends of the foil (or use trivet handles) and carefully lift the meatloaf out of the pot and onto a baking tray.
Turn on broiler to 450° F. Rack in the middle.
Mix together glaze topping ingredients and spread it all over the meatloaf. Put it under the broiler for a few minutes to caramelize the topping. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.
Serve it with a side of potatoes or rice, a veggie or salad, and you'll have a great meal!
If you want to make a beef meatloaf, use this recipe.
Great Kitchen Deals!
This post contains Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Bestselling Kitchen Items