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The Best Meatloaf Recipe for the Instant Pot

Best Meatloaf Recipe is a Satisfying, Comforting Meal that is Sure to Please Your Family!
Prep Time3 hrs 53 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 53 mins
Author: Sarah


  • For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce + more to top with
  • For potatoes:
  • 3 lbs. white potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dried parsley optional for garnish


  • Mix together the ingredients for the meatloaf in a large bowl.
  • Shape into a loaf.
  • Peel and quarter potatoes.
  • Place the quartered potatoes in the bottom of you Instant Pot as evenly as possible.
  • Pour chicken broth over the top.
  • Place rack that comes with the Instant Pot, over the top of that, keeping it as flat as possible.
  • Put 2 pieces of aluminum foil over the top of that to make a make-shift bowl out of the foil for the meatloaf to sit in.
  • Set the meatloaf in the foil, on top of the rack.
  • Pour BBQ sauce over the top of the meat loaf.
  • Replace lid and shut steam valve.
  • Cook the meatloaf and potatoes in the Instant Pot on Manual mode for 25 minutes.
  • Quick release the steam.
  • Lift the meat loaf out of the Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the mashed potatoes to the pot and mash the potatoes well.
  • Serve sliced meatloaf with mashed potatoes.
  • Optional: broil meatloaf for a couple minutes to make the ends more crispy.