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Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Make a classic and delicious meatloaf in half the time with our quick and straightforward Instant Pot meatloaf recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook meatloaf in the instant pot, instant pot meatloaf, instant pot meatloaf recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Luna Regina



  • Make the meat mixture: In a large bowl, mix 18 oz lean ground beef, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 medium egg, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 oz onion, 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, and 1.5 oz breadcrumbs until just combined. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
    Step 1: Make the meat mixture.
  • Form the loaf: Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place on a piece of aluminum foil.
    Step 2: Shape the loaf.
  • Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp ketchup, 1/2 tbsp tomato paste, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp mustard. Set aside.
    Step 3: Make the sauce.
  • Set the Instant Pot to ‘stew meat’ mode, add 20 oz potatoes and 1/2 cup water to the pot. Place the wire rack over the potatoes and place the meatloaf on top of the rack. Secure the lid and cook for 15 minutes.
    Step 4: Lay potatoes and meatloaf in the Instant Pot. cook
  • Once done, quickly release the pressure and carefully lift the meatloaf out of the pot. Brush the glaze all over the loaf.
    Step 5: Glaze the loaf.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pot. Switch to ‘sauté mode’, heat 1 tbsp unsalted butter and 2 tbsp garlic until fragrant. Add potatoes and stir fry, about 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
    Step 6: Stir fry potatoes.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped scallions on the meatloaf.
    Step 7: Garnish with scallions.
  • Slice the loaf. Serve warm with potatoes.
    Step 8: Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 679mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg