A loaf of meatloaf on a white plate with sauce on top and two slices cut from it, with fresh parsley in the background.
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Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot Meatloaf with mashed potatoes is made with a mixture of ground beef and ground turkey as well as delicious Yukon Gold potatoes.  It's an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 546kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 pounds ground beef (or ground turkey, ground pork or a combination)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauces
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced (or 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion , diced (or 3 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Meatloaf sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes , quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon paste (I love 'Better than Bouillon)


  • Add all of the meatloaf ingredients to a large bowl and gently mix everything to combine (without over-working the meat).
  • Form the meat mixture into a round loaf that will fit into your instant pot.
  • Place the loaf on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold the edges up to make a secure nest for the meatloaf to rest in. (You want the edges high enough that grease from the loaf wont spill out onto the potatoes while cooking.)
  • Add the quartered potatoes, water, and salt to the bottom of the instant pot. 
  • Lay the IP wire rack on top of the potatoes. Place the aluminum foil "nest" with the meatloaf on top of the rack. 
  • Secure the lid on the pot and close the pressure release valve. Select manual/High pressure and cook at high pressure for 25 minutes*.  When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. 
  • While the meatloaf cooks, make the sauce by combining all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Remove the IP lid, and carefully remove the meatloaf. Discard the aluminum foil and dippings. Spoon the meatloaf sauce over the top and cut into slices.
  • Add the milk, sour cream, butter, bouillon paste, and salt and pepper to the bottom of the instant pot with the mashed potatoes. Mash to combine (but don't over-mash the potatoes).  Taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. 



*I tested this recipe with my 6qt Instant Pot Duo 7 in 1 and the meatloaf cooks for me in 25 minutes.  If you want to you can test it when it's done cooking for internal temperature of 155 degrees F. If it’s still not cooked in the center, you can remove it to an oven safe dish and finish it in the oven at 350 degrees.
Make Ahead Instructions:
You can make meatloaf one day in advance and store it the fridge (uncooked) and covered well. 
To freeze meatloaf:
Place uncooked meatloaf in a loaf pan or freezer safe container and cover well. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the meatloaf in the fridge overnight, and then bake as directed. 


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 1186mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 8.7mg