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Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

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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

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.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

For Meatloaf (Top Pan):

  • 1 lb ground turkey beef or chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup any oats
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 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

  • Into 6 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).
  • Bottom pan of these stackable stainless steel pans: Add potatoes and water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place both pans in a trivet (sling) that came with pans, secure it and place inside Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set pressure release valve to Sealing and press Pressure Cook on High Pressure or Manual for 25 minutes.
  • After release pressure using Quick Release method - turn valve to Venting immediately after cooking.
  • With a mitt on, remove pans from Instant Pot on a towel and open them.
  • Bottom pan with potatoes: Drain water. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mash.
  • Top pan with meatloaf: Squirt some ketchup on top and spread with a spatula.
  • Serve hot. That's it! Wasn't this easy?!

How to Make Meatloaf Using Foil

  • 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.
  • Cook for 25 minutes and release pressure immediately.
  • Drain and mash potatoes with butter, milk, salt and pepper. Glaze loaf with ketchup.
  • Slice and enjoy!

Video

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).
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 1380mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg
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My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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