Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Super EASY Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is cooked in just 20 minutes!

Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a complete meal that’s prepped and cooked in minutes in your pressure cooker!

Holy Cow! This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a whole meal made in one pressure cooker! My family loved this one and even my picky eater asked for seconds!


Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes combines two classic comfort foods into one super quick and easy meal. Get dinner on the table in a hurry with this easy recipe!

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!


Combine all the ingredients for your meatloaf in one bowl and mix with your hands! This is the BEST meatloaf recipe out there!

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!!

Once the meatloaf is mixed, shape and place on a large piece of foil.

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.

Layer uncooked potatoes in the bottom of your pressure cooker and top with your uncooked meatloaf. Watch what happens next!

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.

Layer your meatloaf and veggies on top of the potatoes in your Instant Pot and watch the magic happen!

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, brush on the simple glaze and pop under the broiler for just a minute to let it caramelize.

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.

Mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot!

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!

This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a complete meal made in 20 minutes in your pressure cooker! 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

Holy Cow! This Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is a whole meal made in one pressure cooker! My family loved this one and even my picky eater asked for seconds!

Either way you dress it up, this Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes will seriously rock your world!

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Yields serves 6

Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes
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    For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 lb. ground beef (I used a lean ground beef)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey bbq sauce
  • For the Meatloaf Topping:
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • For the potatoes:
  • 3 lbs. yellow potatoes, washed and quartered
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by laying the quartered potatoes in the bottom of your pressure cooker in an even layer. Pour the chicken broth over the top. Lay the rack that comes with your pressure cooker over the top so it lays flat.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the meatloaf (minus the topping) in a large bowl until fully combined. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place on a piece of tinfoil. Shape the tinfoil up and around the edges of the meatloaf, creating a pocket for it. Place the meatloaf on top of the rack in the pressure cooker and secure lid.
  3. Ensure that the steam release is closed and turn pressure cooker to Manual mode for 20 to 25 minutes*. Once finished cooking, use the quick release method to let the steam escape. Check meatloaf for internal temperature of 155 degrees.
  4. Carefully lift the meatloaf out of the pressure cooker and place on a baking sheet. Mix the ingredients for the topping and brush all over the meatloaf. Place meatloaf under the broiler for just 3 to 4 minutes, until the top is bubbly and caramelized.
  5. Meanwhile add the remaining ingredients (half and half, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper) to the instant pot and mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  6. Serve the meatloaf in slices with the mashed potatoes. Enjoy!


UPDATE Some people are finding that 20 minutes is not enough time to fully cook their meatloaf. I use an 8 quart Instant Pot for this recipe and 20 minutes works great. If your IP is smaller, try increasing the time up to 25 minutes. If it's still not cooked in the center, you can finish it in the oven at 350 degrees. Once it's cooked through finish with the topping and broil.



Super EASY Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes is ready in just 20 minutes!

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Outstanding comfort food! This is what we call a "keeper" recipe in our household. A full meal in one pot. Easy to make, cooks quickly, one pot to clean.
If you can fit a loaf pan in your IP, then I think that would work! I'm not sure if it would add more time...maybe give it an extra 5 minutes and see where it's at?
I made this last night and it was amazing! Even tho it took me forever to prep (I have issues standing for a period of time), also I have the 6qt IP. I apparently did not read that you had an 8 qt lol oops. The meatloaf fit, but had to turbo boil more potatoes lol and that was cutting all the addins in half. (PS butter was on the ingredient list that I printed out :) )....if anyone fine tunes the mashed ingredients for the 6 qt.....would be awesome. Regardless....definitely will make this again will try tweaking it at that point lol
Hi. I live alone, follow a calorie controlled food plan and have a new DUO MINI. I decided to cut the ingredients in this recipe by half (mostly). I still used the full cup of broth because I wasn't paying attention and was repaid with very mushy potatoes and carrots which I mashed together and were still edible (barely, lol). I felt there was too much meatloaf for my Instant Pot so I froze half of it raw for another day, along with half the cooked veggies. Due to my calorie watching I omitted the dairy in the vegetables and I brushed about a tablespoon and a half of BBQ sauce in place of the topping. Next time I will make 1/3 of this recipe and use 160mL broth or the minimum required for my Instant Pot, you know, an amount appropriate to the amount of vegetables and perhaps I'll add some rutabaga. I am happy to have found a good one pot meal that (in my experience) can't be messed up. Thank you for sharing. :D
I am making this tonight with 1 lb ground beef and 1lb meatloaf mix hope it turns out well! Maybe I should do 35 min just to be safe... I did get an instant read thermometer Can't wait to try it!
I made this and everyone loved it. I sautéed the onions with 2 cloves of garlic (as I always do with meatloaf) prior to adding it. I also added some smoked paprika, tarragon and nutritious yeast seasoning to the meat mixture. Added a salad and the dinner was a hit!
I made this meatloaff and potatoes over the weekend. I will tell you it was the best tasting meatload I have ever made. I don't make them often because Meatloaf if not one of my favorite things to eat, but husband loves them. My problem with this meatloaf was that it falls apart....does not slice well. What did I do wrong?
Just made it and it smells terrific. I have a 6 quart Instant Pot and put it on high pressure for 25 minutes. The potatoes are fine, but the meatloaf needs 20 more minutes in the oven.
I have made the same oven baked meatloaf for years which all the family has enjoyed. I decided to try this recipe and it was delicious. I used lean ground beef and set the timer for 30 minutes. The internal temperature was 160* ..perfect! Will definitely make this again!
Made this tonight. Tasted great but the meat wasn't done in the middle (still visibly pink) so I cut it in half horizontally and separated it and broiled it for a bit to finish it. Next time I'm thinking 25 minutes and then 10 minutes natural release.
I just tried this recipe tonight. My 3 year old daughter and I loved it! My husband liked it except for the onions, he likes them really cooked down. I had a few changes due to what I had in the house. I used half ground beef and half ground buffalo. I didn't have honey bbq, so I used the siracha bbq and added honey. Also no brown sugar, so I used coconut sugar. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
Yes, but you'll want to reduce the cook time slightly, as the smaller amount of beef will cook faster. Reduce the amount of potatoes by half as well, but keep the same amount of chicken broth in there. You'll have to adjust the amount of half and half you use so you're not making your potatoes too runny. Hope this helps!
Don't you also put butter in the mashed potatoes? I thought it was in the video but I don't see it on ingredients list. Thanks!
I made this tonight. It was so good! So easy since it's made all in one pot. Definitely will be making this again. Thanks for sharing!
I just made it last night- but substituted in half ground turkey for half the ground beef, and got 85% lean for both. Looks like you used leaner ground beef. Anyway mine was a little "too moist"- not as firm as oven meatloaf. Maybe it was my changes?
I was so excited to try this in my instant pot and I wanted it to work so much but I guess I have bad luck. 30 minutes after the first initial 20 minutes and I'm throwing my meatloaf into the instant pot again, still uncooked in the middle. I followed everything to a T, precisely as it's listed above. I don't know why the meatloaf didn't work out for me.
Same experience as above - meatloaf un(der)cooked in middle. Took 20 extra minutes in oven at 350 to get internal temp to 165. Tasted good once it was ready.
If your pressure cooker is smaller it could take a little longer to cook the meatloaf. I use the 8 quart size Instant Pot. Also, 165 degrees is the temperature needed for chicken, you can cook hamburger to 160 degrees internally and it will be perfect. Hope this helps!
Oh man, this makes me want a pressure cooker SO BADLY!!! Mom used one a lot when we were growing up, which I think was essential to her sanity with a family of SIX to look after single-handedly. I know what I'm asking for for my birthday this year and this will be the first thing I make!! I like all the suggestions for the different addins for the meatloaf - - variety is the spice of life! And to keep it interesting you could also swap out the potatoes for sweet potatoes if you're swapping your ground beef for ground turkey. Add sage Into the meatloaf seasonings and it'll feel like Thanksgiving had a makeover....a fast and easy makeover! Or swap in red skin potatoes and garlic and toss some green peppers and red onions into the meatloaf for another unique spin. So many ways to make it fresh & interesting while sticking to a family friendly budget....the family won't eben mind having meatloaf once a week if you keep them constantly guessing about what's going to hit their plates!!
This looks so yummy, flavorful, and filling! I don't have a rack for my Instant Pot though. Can I just skip it or should I buy one?
Shawn - I took the Instant Pot plunge and am so excited to try it. Thanks for this recipe. Any other suggestions for great eating using this time saver? The recipe booklet that came with it was less than desirable.
hi I see u have brussel sprouts with the meal do u have the recipe for them my husband love those things and I have a power pressuer cooker xl what setting would I use on mine I would love to make this recipe thank you for posting this I am going to try it
Hi Pamela, So the thing with the Brussels Sprouts is that they didn't turn out with the best texture because they cooked the same amount of time as the meatloaf and potatoes, which is why I didn't include it with the recipe. If you're wanting to give Brussels Sprouts a try in the pressure cooker, start at just 3 minutes (alone, not with the meatloaf). My suggestion for you though, is to give my Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts a try instead, as these have the best consistency. :)
I cooked potatoes and meatloaf as suggested 20 minutes then released pressure and added brussel sprouts ( cut in half ) and set manual 5 more minutes , released pressure again and all was perfect