Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a complete meal that’s prepped and cooked in minutes in your pressure cooker!
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!
The first thing you’ll want to do is whip up your super flavorful meatloaf.
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!!
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.
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.
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, 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.
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!
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
Either way you dress it up, this Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes will seriously rock your world!
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