Make the meatloaf AND the mashed potatoes all in one pot! A quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner.

Make the meatloaf AND the mashed potatoes all in one pot! A quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner.
This meal is one of my husband’s favorites. But I rarely make it, because it takes an arm and a leg and some actual forethought in order to have it ready in time for a weeknight dinner.
NEWSFLASH: not anymore!!
Thanks to my Instant Pot (remember this IP spaghetti that starts with FROZEN ground beef?? #mindblown), all the components of this meal cook at the same time, in the same pot, and it couldn’t be easier!
Here’s the basic rundown of how this recipe works:
1. Potatoes and chicken broth go in the bottom.
2. Next, add the insert (ON TOP of the potatoes).
3. Form the meat loaf, wrap it in foil, and place it on top of the insert.
4. Remove the meatloaf, and mash the potatoes right in the pot with what’s left of the broth.
Voila! That’s really all there is to it, besides a small matter of broiling the meatloaf for a minute or to with ketchup on top at the end. But that’s pretty optional.
I hope you enjoy this as much as my husband did!! 🙂

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turket
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup diced onions or 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper

Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 medium potatoes, washed peeled (if desired), and quartered
  • Enough chicken broth to cover the potatoes in the Instant Pot


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the meatloaf. Shape it into a loaf and wrap loosely in foil.
  2. Layer the potatoes in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour enough chicken broth to barely cover the potatoes.
  3. Add the insert over the potatoes. Place the wrapped meatloaf on the insert.
  4. Twist the lid into place and use the manual setting for 25 minutes.
  5. Optional: carefully remove the meatloaf and place it on a baking sheet, unwrapped. Brush ketchup or BBQ sauce over top and broil for 3-5 minutes until ketchup is bubbly.
  6. Add a pat of butter, salt and pepper to taste, and a 1/4 cup of sour cream to the potatoes. Mash inside the pot with a potato masher or an immersion blender.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 577mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g



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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.