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My family loves meatloaf night! I love it even more when I can make Instant Pot meatloaf, because it’s the easiest meatloaf recipe.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Let you Instant Pot do all the work for you with this easy and delicious Instant Pot meatloaf recipe!

How To Make Instant Pot Meatloaf

Meatloaf is such a classic! I feel like it’s one of those easy dinner ideas that you just can’t go wrong with.

Everybody likes it (except for Randy on A Christmas Story), the ingredients are fairly inexpensive, and you can tweak it to fit your tastes and preferences!

This meatloaf recipe always makes me nostalgic for when I was a kid. It was on frequent rotation in my Mom’s kitchen. Yay for comfort food! 

Plus, I really like that there isn’t brown sugar on top of the meatloaf. Ketchup is another! Picky eaters will love this easy instant pot meatloaf.

This Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe 

  • Serves: 2-4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
Instant Pot Meatloaf
Instant Pot meatloaf turns a classic dinner into an easy meal idea!

Ingredients – Instant Pot Meatloaf

You can tailor this recipe to make it fit the contents of your fridge and pantry. All of the supplies needed are simple ingredients.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Meatloaf is a great dish to make ahead of time, and then freeze, for meal prepping!

Meatloaf: 
2 pounds lean ground beef
½ cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Glaze: 
1 cup ketchup

Potatoes:
1 ½ pounds baby red potatoes
¾ cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
½ cup onion, chopped

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Is there a better combination than meat and potatoes?! Especially when you can cook them together!

How Do You Make Meatloaf in an Instant Pot?

 I was trying to find ground beef recipes for my Instant Pot (because that little gem makes my life SO much easier). This is hands down the best meatloaf recipe that I have ever made.

It’s a bonus that meatloaf includes just about every food group, so I know my family is getting a nutritious and hearty dinner.

Step 1

Place baby potatoes, chopped onion and chicken broth in the bottom of an Instant Pot.
Sprinkle seasoned salt over the top.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Be sure to use a mixing bowl that’s big enough for stirring and kneading the meat and ingredients.
Step 2

Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Form into a loaf
that will fit into your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Combine seasonings with the meat.
Step 3

Using a sheet of foil form a pan to cook the meatloaf.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Add foil between the meat and potatoes.
Step 4

Place the meatloaf on the trivet and add on top of the potatoes that are at the bottom of the instant pot.

Step 5

Add meatloaf on top of trivet.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Use foil to catch the grease when you cook the beef in your Instant Pot.
Step 6

Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.

Step 7

After the 10 minute natural release, manually release any remaining pressure.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Be careful removing the meat from the Instant Pot, the grease is super hot!
Step 8

Remove the lid and move the meatloaf to a cutting board and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
The best part of meatloaf is the glaze! Make your own with ketchup and dry mustard, or use barbecue sauce!
Step 9

Glaze meatloaf with ketchup and serve with the potatoes. 

Instant Pot Meatloaf
If you freeze your meatloaf, make sure you seal it well in an airtight container.

Can I Freeze Instant Pot Meatloaf?

Yes! You can make this ahead and meal prep your Instant Pot meat loaf for the the week. Just make sure you store it in an airtight container and place lid on top.

You can reheat it with some green beans (topped with parmesan cheese) or take a slice or two for meatloaf sandwiches.

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Double check the labels on your ingredients to ensure that your meatloaf is gluten free.

Is Meatloaf Gluten Free? 

You can easily make gluten free delicious meatloaf! Just use gluten-free breadcrumbs, and double check that your Worcestershire sauce is gluten free, too. 

If you are cooking for someone who has a gluten sensitivity, allergy, or Celiac disease, double check all labels, to be sure they are gluten free.

Don’t worry it’s still flavorful and delicious!

Instant Pot Meatloaf
Use ground turkey for a healthier version of instant pot meatloaf!

Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf Recipe 

If you’re trying to cut out red meat, try making this recipe with ground turkey, instead! It’s just as delicious and a bit healthier.

Such a simple recipe and it is still an instant pot meatloaf!

Instant Pot Meatloaf
It’s so easy (and delicious!) to whip up a vegan meatloaf!

How Do You Make Vegan Meatloaf

There are so many yummy plant-based “ground beef” products at the market right now! They come in a package that looks just like a package of ground beef.

You can use that, in place of the beef in this recipe, and use an egg replacer instead of eggs. Use a vegan chicken broth, or a vegetable broth, instead of the chicken broth listed in this recipe. 

It is such a tender meatloaf. This is one of my favorite meat free instant pot recipes.

Prep Time
15 minutes

Cook Time
25 minutes

Total Time
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Meatloaf:
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • Potatoes:
  • 1 ½ pounds baby red potatoes
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ cup onion, chopped

Instructions

    1. Place baby potatoes, chopped onion and chicken broth in the bottom of an Instant Pot.Sprinkle seasoned salt over the top.
    2. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Form into a loaf that will fit into your Instant Pot.
    3. Using a sheet of foil form a pan to cook the meatloaf.
    4. Place the meatloaf on the trivet and add on top of the potatoes.
    5. Add meatloaf on top of trivet.
    6. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.
    7. After the 10 minute natural release, manually release any remaining pressure.
    8. Remove the lid and move the meatloaf to a cutting board and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
    9. Glaze meatloaf with ketchup and serve with the potatoes.
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Do you have a fun ingredient that you like to add to your meatloaf? Comment below!

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