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Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

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A delicious dinner in a dash!

You guys. Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? Well, why not?! We can only assume it’s because you haven’t heard of its glory yet, so here’s the rundown:

Basically, it’s a pressure cooker. We know that doesn’t sound that exciting. But hear us out.

It’s an electric, programmable pressure cooker, which means that you can set it and forget it and that it naturally releases pressure on its own so you don’t have to worry about anything exploding. It has that convenience factor of a crockpot where you can put dinner in and walk away, but with the Instant Pot your food is done much, much faster. Like, really fast. It’s the perfect companion for turning a budget cut of meat into a tender, flavorful meal in no time.

Serves 4-6
35 minutes


For the meatloaf:
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup dried breadcrumbs
2/3 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 eggs
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the potatoes:
3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
1 cup chicken broth or water
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic Worcestershire sauce, 1/3 cup on the ketchup, parsley, salt and pepper with your hands until evenly combined. Place mixture in a disposable loaf pan or form your own out of aluminum foil.

Arrange potatoes in the bottom of the Instant Pot in an even layer. Pour broth or water over the top. Place the wire rack that comes with the Instant Pot over the potatoes. Set meatloaf on top.

Close lid, make sure steam release is set to sealed, and set to manual mode (on high pressure) for 25 minutes. Once done, use quick release to release pressure.

Remove meatloaf using handles on wire rack and drain off any extra liquid. Brush with remaining ketchup and, if desired, place under broiler in oven for 3 minutes to caramelize.

Meanwhile, add heavy cream or half-and-half, sour cream, butter, and salt and pepper to the potatoes in the Instant Pot and mash until creamy. Enjoy!

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