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Easy Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

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This Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe is a great way to make a hearty meal fast. Forget the need for molding the meat into a shape on a baking sheet or using your air fryer and get your Instant Pot ready instead.

The cook time and quick release of your pressure cooker will make the moistest meatloaf, ever! Be sure to check out my easy ground beef recipes for even more simple meals.

Meatloaf is one of my go-to dinners because it’s full of flavors that we all love to eat! Since I can easily make this for a simple meal, I tend to have it rotating on my meal plan at least once a month.

All you need to do is pair this with a side salad or some steamed veggies and you’ve got the perfect meal in a short amount of time.

Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Making meatloaf isn’t hard as it’s just a lot of putting ingredients in a bowl to combine them well. The hardest part for me is to be patient enough for it to cool down a bit so that I can eat and enjoy it!

The boys in our house really like this meatloaf recipe and I’ll take that as a win. I’ve been making this in our Instant Pot for quite some time and it really does turn out perfectly every time I make it. For me, that’s a sign of a great recipe when it does what it’s supposed to AND it gets eaten up by everyone as well.

What are the most common meatloaf ingredients?

This is where it gets interesting. Everyone tends to make meatloaf their own way which is what makes every bite different. Some people add brown sugar to their meatloaf, but I’m more of a fan of adding less sweet ingredients and letting the lean ground beef and seasoning be the star of the show.

I also like adding ketchup and mustard on top but I’ve heard that some people add BBQ sauce as well.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

The next time that you’re trying to figure out what to plan for your meals, don’t forget that meal planning is the perfect answer! You can fill the weekly schedule full so that everyone knows what to expect!

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Sweet Tea

Don’t forget Dessert: Tasty Instant Pot Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

Best Beef Recipes:

Once you make this Homemade Meatloaf Recipe, you might find that everyone in your family likes beef recipes much more than you thought. For that reason, you need to have more great recipes on your radar! Here are some of the best recipes that I think you’re going to like!

I love making this 30 Minute Sheet Pan Beef Fajitas because it’s fast, flavorful, and delicious.

Whip up these Fast and Easy Instant Pot Beans and Beef for a hearty comfort meal.

These Mini Meatloaves are fun and the perfect portion!

This Beef Casserole recipe is comfort food at its best!

Everyone in the family will love this Beef Mac & Cheese recipe.

You’re going to love all the great options that come with this list of Browned Ground Beef Recipes.

Make sure to add this 30 Minute Zucchini Ground Beef Rice Skillet for your next easy dinner recipe idea.

How do you know the meatloaf is finished cooking?

You really just need to focus on getting the beef cooked all the way through. Cooking in the Instant Pot means that the time that you cook meatloaf is pretty much going to be a good sign that it’s done and ready to be served.

Always verify the cooking time for the meatloaf to ensure that you give it the full time to cook.

You can also add this Copycat Lawry’s Season Salt as a fun and flavorful addition!

More Meatloaf Recipes:

Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Broil Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes

Look no further. Making meatloaf in your Instant Pot is seriously the best.


  • 2 lbs ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 T worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 cup of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup of yogurt or sour cream
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup


  1. Mix everything together well.
  2. Put the mixture into a 7.5-inch Springform pan.
  3. For the liner, add the recommended water amount to bring the pressure cooker to pressure. This will vary but it's usually 1 cup of 1 1/2 cups.
  4. Put a trivet into the pressure cooker liner and place the pan over the trivet.
  5. Seal the lid and set the valve to sealing. Turn to "manual" or "pressure cook" for 25 minutes. Once the cycle is done, let it have a 10-minute natural release before switching the valve to have a quick pressure release.
  6. Add the ketchup and mustard on top of the meatloaf and mix together on top.
  7. Take the springform pan out of the pressure cooker and put it on a baking sheet.
  8. Turn the oven to broil and put the pan under the broiler for about 6 minutes of time.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 747mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 35g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/17/2021

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

I really need to use my Instant Pot for more meals. Thanks for linking up and sharing one I know I can do. #HomeMattersParty. Pinned!

Kelli Miller

Friday 12th of November 2021

Thanks!! I agree with that statement. :-) My husband uses it way more than I do. I love it, but I am still more of an old-school crockpot gal. ;-)

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