Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina

Instant pot meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes is pure comfort food. Make a side of vegetables while the meat and potatoes cook, and dinner is complete!

As I think back to my childhood, I don't recall a lot of meatloaf dinners. I don't know if this is because my mom simply didn't like it or if she didn't like making it.

Of course, maybe us kids complained about meatloaf for dinner. It wasn't until I was in high school that I ate meatloaf.

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My great aunt stayed with us while my mom recovered from surgery. Meatloaf was one of the few meals that she would cook for us.

I loved it the first few times, but after eating it every week I was so done with meatloaf. I didn't start making it and enjoying it again until I was in college.

Now I've modernized my college day meatloaf recipe with this recipe for Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

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I love how I can cook both meatloaf and mashed potatoes all at the same time. Best of all--this is a fail proof way to ensure you will not have dry meatloaf!

No way for you to over-cook it! Since I don't like ketchup I've come up with a better solution in my book.

I've created a sweet tomato sauce that you pour on top and then enjoy on the side as you dip bite-by-bite into the sauce.

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My kids have never complained about meatloaf night in my house thanks to this easy two-ingredient sauce!

You might be wondering how the heck you make meatloaf in the Instant Pot? You won't use a traditional loaf pan. instead you'll create an aluminum foil pan.

First, you'll want to mix the meatloaf. Make sure you don't over mix. This is what causes a tough meatloaf.

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Next, create an aluminum foil pan. Place on a rack in the Instant Pot . Then, carefully transfer the mixed meat into the foil pan.

Shape into a loaf and pour 1/4-1/3 cup of the sweet tomato sauce on top.

 Close the lid making sure the steam valve is closed. Set on “manual” for 15 minutes.

File 1 - Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Once it’s done cooking let it naturally release for 15 minutes. Towards the last few minutes while the pressure naturally releases, you'll want to preheat the oven to broil on low.

Next, force any remaining pressure out and carefully remove the lid. Carefully pull the meatloaf out of the Instant Pot.

File 2 - Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Place the meatloaf on a sheet pan, and place in the oven for 2 minutes or until crisp on top. Once it's done you can slice the meatloaf and serve with additional tomato sauce.

Whenever I serve meatloaf and mashed potatoes, I always like to make one or two vegetable side dishes.

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Here are a few of my favorite side dishes to serve:

If you're looking to cook two things at once and have perfectly cooked meatloaf with fluffy mashed potatoes, then this recipe for Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes is the one for you to try!

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Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Meatloaf:
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Sauce:
  • 1 15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
For the Mashed Potatoes:
  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoeses, chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the meatloaf together and set to the side.
  2. In a bowl mix together a can of tomato sauce with brown sugar. Whisk until incorporated, set to the side.
  3. Rinse and chop the potatoes. Place in the Instant Pot along with garlic cloves, water, and salt. Place a metal rack on top of the potatoes making it as even as possible.
  4. Create an aluminum foil pan and place on top of the rack. Then, carefully transfer mixed meat into the foil pan. Shape into a loaf and pour 1/4-1/3 cup of the sweet tomato sauce on top.
  5. Close lid making sure the steam valve is closed. Set on “manual” for 15 minutes. Once it’s done cooking let it naturally release for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to broil on low.
  7. Force any remaining pressure out and carefully remove the lid. Carefully pull the meatloaf out of the Instant Pot.
  8. Then, drain any remaining water from the potatoes. Add potatoes back to Instant Pot with butter. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes. Then mix in the milk and parsley until desired consistency.
  9. Place the meatloaf on a sheet pan, and place in the oven for 2 minutes or until crisp on top.
  10. Once done you can slice the meatloaf and serve with additional tomato sauce. Divide mashed potatoes and meatloaf evenly among plates and enjoy.

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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 368
Calories 1094

% Daily Value*
71%
Total Fat 46g
109%
  Saturated Fat 22g
44%
Sodium 1055mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate 121g
15%
  Dietary Fiber 12g
  Sugars 48g
68%
Protein 34g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.