by Olena

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes (Video)

by Olena

5 from 10 reviews

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes is classic comfort food ready in under one hour. Entire family favorite  dinner is cooked at same time in a pressure cooker.

If this Instant Pot meatloaf recipe doesn’t convince you to buy Instant Pot, I don’t know what or who else will?! You can make so many healthy one pot dinners in it!

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes and Meatloaf in Instant Pot

This Instant Pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes recipe is mind blowing!

So easy, even turkey meatloaf turns out juicy, mashed potatoes are creamy and kids gobble it up.

You will skip turning on the oven, stove and washing a few bowls. You can make it in the morning and press Keep Warm for hot dinner later. I often make it on the weekend and go shopping.

You can even refrigerate leftovers in the same 2 pans. And then reheat them in the same 2 pans in Instant Pot. Not to mention that you mix, cook, slice and serve entire dinner in same 2 pans!

how to make Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

How to Cook Meatloaf and Potatoes in Instant Pot

There is detailed recipe card with video below. Also how to cook meatloaf if you don’t have stackable pans.

  • Prep: These stainless steel pans are stackable, fit 6 and 8 quart Instant Pots and you can buy these pans on Amazon. Into 6 quart or 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 cup cold water.
  • Fill pans: To the bottom pan, add cut into large pieces potatoes and cold water. To the top pan, add meat, egg, oats and spices and mix with your hands. Shape meat mixture into oval or round shape and o not add water.

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  • Now we are ready to cook. Stack the pans with meatloaf on top, make sure lids cover tightly.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 25 minutes. You will either press Manual or Pressure Cook button.
  • After release pressure right away called Quick Release. and remove the pans.

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  • Bottom pan with potatoes: Drain water. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper and mash.
  • Top pan with meatloaf: Squirt some ketchup on top and spread with a spatula.

That’s it!

how to make Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes with Foil

You can use aluminum foil to create “a pan”. Be aware of fact that cooking with foil poses some health risks.

  • Potatoes: Place potatoes and water on the bottom of Instant Pot.
  • Trivet: Then put trivet that came with Instant Pot on top. Doesn’t matter if it has handles or not.
  • Meatloaf: And then shape meat mixture into a meatloaf on top of double layered foil and then shape foil into a bowl.
  • Same cook time.

cutting Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe Tips

  • Meat: Use ground beef, chicken or turkey like me.
  • Use 2 lbs of meat: I would recommend to shape it into a round shape. To make sure it cooks through. Same cooking time.
  • Check for doneness: Your Instant Pot meatloaf is ready when internal temperature reaches at least 150 degrees F.
  • Cut recipe in half: But keep same cooking time.
  • 3 quart Instant Pot:  You need to use smaller mini pans or foil method. And cut ingredients in half (same cook time).

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

How to Store and Reheat Meatloaf

Storing: Refrigerate leftovers in the same pans for up to 2 days. Or transfer to an airtight container. Mashed potatoes do not taste fresh after 2 days.

Reheating: I recommend to slice loaf for even reheating. To reheat, pop covered stainless steel pans in Instant Pot, add 1 cup water and press Pressure Cook or Manual for 1 minute. Or reheat in a microwave for 2 minutes, check back and see if it needs more time.

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Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

instant pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes

5 from 10 reviews

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes is classic comfort food ready in under one hour. Entire family favorite  dinner is cooked at same time in a pressure cooker.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian
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Ingredients

For Meatloaf (Top Pan):

  • 1 lb ground turkey, beef or chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup any oats
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried herbs like oregano, basil and thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup

For Mashed Potatoes (Bottom Pan):

  • 2 lbs potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

How to Make Meatloaf in Stackable Pans

  1. Into 6 quart or 8 quart Instant Pot, add 1 cup water. Please note for 3 quart Instant Pot you need to use these mini pans and cut ingredients in half (same cook time).
  2. Bottom pan of these stackable stainless steel pans: Add potatoes and water.
  3. Top pan: Add ground turkey, egg, oats, balsamic vinegar, dried herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using your hands mix well. Shape meat mixture into oval or round meatloaf shape. Do not add water.
  4. Place lid on a pan with meatloaf. Then stack it on top of pan with potatoes. You want top pan to sit comfortably. If too many potatoes, remove some and save in a bowl with cold water for another recipe.
  5. Place both pans in a trivet (sling) that came with pans, secure it and place inside Instant Pot.
  6. Close the lid, set pressure release valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High Pressure or Manual for 25 minutes.
  7. After release pressure using Quick Release method – turn valve to Venting immediately after cooking.
  8. With a mitt on, remove pans from Instant Pot on a towel and open them.
  9. Bottom pan with potatoes: Drain water. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mash.
  10. Top pan with meatloaf: Squirt some ketchup on top and spread with a spatula.
  11. Serve hot. That’s it! Wasn’t this easy?!

How to Make Meatloaf Using Foil

  1. Potatoes: Place potatoes and water on the bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. Trivet: Then put trivet that came with Instant Pot on top. Doesn’t matter if it has handles or not.
  3. Meatloaf: And then shape meat mixture into a meatloaf on top of double layered foil and then shape foil into a bowl.
  4. Cook for 25 minutes and release pressure immediately.
  5. Drain and mash potatoes with butter, milk, salt and pepper. Glaze loaf with ketchup.
  6. Slice and enjoy!

Storing: Refrigerate leftovers in the same pans for up to 2 days. Or transfer to an airtight container. Mashed potatoes do not taste fresh after 2 days.

Reheating: I recommend to slice load for even reheating. To reheat, pop covered stainless steel pans in Instant Pot, add 1 cup water and press Pressure Cook or Manual for 1 minute. Or reheat in a microwave for 2 minutes, check back and see if it needs more time.

Notes

  • Meat: You can use ground beef, chicken or I used turkey.
  • Use 2 lbs of meat: I would recommend to shape it into a round. To make sure it cooks through. Same cooking time.
  • Check for doneness: Your Instant Pot meatloaf is ready when internal temperature reaches at least 150 degrees F.
  • Cut recipe in half: Yes, you can cut this Instant Pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes recipe in half if cooking for 2 or 1. Cut ingredients in half but keep same cooking time.
  • 3 quart Instant Pot:  You need to use smaller mini pans or foil method. And cut ingredients in half (same cook time).

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. I reviewed this recipe earlier, but I’ve made it several times since then. and it is the easiest and tastiest recipe imaginable. My only tip would be to peel the potatoes, if not in a hurry. With unpeeled potatoes and un-browned meat, it is perhaps one of the least visually attractive dishes ever, but DO NOT be put off by the looks. A little organic ketchup and WOW. (I use beef from Costco, two packs.)

  2. Most people forget to tell you about the heating process. Will have to try it someday. I like that you used turkey instead of beef but I would also use venison. We also prefer baked potatoes.

  3. Another great meal!! This is the third time that I’ve made this recipe, every time is A#1.

  4. Very easy: I put the potatoes on top of the trivet to keep them above the water, and put the meatloaf in a Corningware casserole dish with lid on right on top of the potatoes. Everything came out tasty, and it was very easy to mash the potatoes right in the inner Instant Pot. Next time I might add .5 of a finely chopped onion or some onion powder. Not sure. I didn’t have milk for the mashed potatoes so I used Kefir (and goat butter). Turned out great. As Olena says, “Easy peasy.”

  5. What have I been doing while staying inside? I tell my friends I am taking cooking lessons with Olena ; learning how to cook using my instant pot. This is another delicious recipe. Thanks Olena you are making healthy meals easier to make. I appreciate all your effort to share these wonderful recipes.

  6. This recipe was awesome, love the video, I put some cauliflower in w/the potatoes, yum thank you so much

  7. Quick and delicious. I use my own meatloaf recipe and it comes out perfectly. Love the double pans.

  8. This was delicious! I put BBQ sauce as a glaze. I don’t have the pans just a trivet and a steamer pan but it still worked. I put the potatoes on the bottom in the steamer pan and the meatloaf straight on top in just another ovenproof pan with a lid. It worked great. The meat and the spuddies cooked in one pot AND I didn’t have to scrub out the pressure cooker (unexpected bonus!). Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. Hello! I really want to try using my Instant Pot I’ve had for a year… thank you for inspiring me with your blog, Olena. How can I make just themeatloaf part please? I too don’t cook with aluminum foil, for same reasons and only have 1 pot to use. I can boil potatoes on the stove.
    Thank you!

    1. You can put any ovenproof baking dish or stainless bowl you said you have to cook meatloaf in on top of potatoes. Place potatoes and water on the bottom of Instant Pot. Then put trivet that came with Instant Pot on top. Doesn’t matter if it has handles or not. And then shape meat mixture into a meatloaf on top of inside a bowl. You need at least one pan inside IP to make it happen.

  10. I am just realizing the usefulness of my insti-pot after letting it intimidate me for too long. After ordering the two snap together pots I felt obligated to use it, lol

    I started with this easy, stress free recipe. My husband and I LOVED the cozy fall meal along with a salad. The ease of if fantastic! Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and recipes.

  11. This recipe and use of one pot is great to find!! I appreciate the breakdown for the larger IP. Have you tried two pounds in these containers? Need to make enough for 6-8 ppl .

  12. Hi Olena, meat loaf with potatoes is my favorite dish as it is easy to cook and works for everybody at the table. It is classic. Now with instant pot and your recipe it makes really easy and delicious. I save lots of time on cooking . Thank you for your site, it is very handy to have it. And there is another good point about instant pot , if I screw a little bit with ingredients there is always chance to blame the pot. It is his fault, not mine??

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