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Plated Slices of meat loaf served with carrots, green beans, and mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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! This mess-free meal comes together in an hours time from start to finish *including the time it takes your Instant Pot to get up to pressure!
Course Instant Pot, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Naturally Release Pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 900kcal
Author Katie


  • Instant Pot


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1- 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 8 Yukon gold potatoes chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • 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 ¼-⅓ 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.


  • Sides - While the meal is cooking work on cooking 1-2 vegetables as a side to go along with dinner.
  • Broiling - You can skip the broiling part of the meatloaf if you don't care about having a crunchy top. That's all for texture.
  • Gluten Free - Make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free bread crumbs.


Serving: 1c | Calories: 900kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 2000mg | Potassium: 2396mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1370IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 8mg