instant pot meatloaf on a plate with mashed potatoes and carrots

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes Dinner

This Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes Dinner makes for a full, comforting family meal - all made in one pressure cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 449kcal
Author Nora Rusev


For the Vegetables:

  • 2 pounds potatoes cubed
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and cut into sticks (OR chunks for slightly firmer carrots)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic

For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large gg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup OR your favorite meatloaf sauce

For the Mash:

  • 2-4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt pepper and ground nutmeg (to taste)


  • Add veggies to instant pot: Place the potatoes and carrots at the bottom of the inner pot of your electric pressure cooker (it's OK if the carrots are a little on top of the potatoes, but make sure the potatoes are not on top of the carrots or they'll squish them). Pour the chicken broth on top and add the 2 cloves garlic.
  • Make the meatloaf: Place all ingredients for the meatloaf EXCEPT for the ketchup in a medium-large bowl. Mix well (I use a hand mixer with the dough hook attachments) and shape into a firm loaf.
  • Cook: Place a greased rack over the potatoes and carrots (you can also use foil with a few holes poked in). Set the meatloaf on top and brush with 2 tablespoons ketchup. Close the instant pot, set the pressure valve to "sealing", pick "pressure cook" on high for 20 minutes.
  • Finish: Once cooking time is up, naturally release pressure for 5 minutes (switch off the instant pot and just leave it alone). Then manually release the remaining pressure. Remove meatloaf and carrots from instant pot, brush meatloaf with the remaining ketchup. Mash the potatoes right in the instant pot with sour cream, butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg (if you like). Serve the sliced meatloaf with the mashed potatoes and carrots.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 1906mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 19355IU | Vitamin C: 40.4mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 11.1mg