Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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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

Katie Jasiewicz
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!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 1093.75 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Egg
  • 0.5 Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 Dried Parsley
  • 1 Dried Onion Flakes
  • 0.5 Garlic Powder
  • 0.5 Kosher Salt
  • 0.5 Black Pepper
  • 1 Tomato Sauce
  • 0.75 Brown Sugar
  • 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes chopped
  • 6 Garlic
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Salt
  • 4 Salted Butter
  • 0.5 Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 Dried Parsley

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients for the meatloaf together and set to the side.
  • In a bowl mix together a can of tomato sauce with brown sugar. Whisk until incorporated, set to the side.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preheat the oven to broil on low.
  • Force any remaining pressure out and carefully remove the lid. Carefully pull the meatloaf out of the Instant Pot.
  • 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.
  • Place the meatloaf on a sheet pan, and place in the oven for 2 minutes or until crisp on top.
  • Once done you can slice the meatloaf and serve with additional tomato sauce. Divide mashed potatoes and meatloaf evenly among plates and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1093.75kcalCarbohydrates: 120.75gProtein: 34.13gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 21.75gTrans Fat: 1.25gSodium: 1054.81mgFiber: 11.75gSugar: 47.69g
Keyword Comfort Food, Easy, Easy Dinners, Family Meals and Snacks, Instant Pot, Mashed Potatoes, Meatloaf, One Pot Meals, Potatoes, Pressure Cooker, Pressure Cooking
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