Instant Pot Meatloaf – How To Cook Meatloaf In A Pressure Cooker

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This Instant Pot meatloaf is so juicy and tender!  Instant Pot is the quickest and easiest way of making meatloaf!

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot meatloaf cooks in less than half the time it would take to bake it in the oven! Instant Pot meatloaf pressure cooking time is 40 minutes, and baking meatloaf in the oven takes twice as much! That’s over 30 minutes saved!

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf

Would you rather spend an hour and a half or just 40 minutes for the same result?  Yummy, yummy, meatloaf in your tummy!

Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf

To make the meatloaf in the Instant Pot, you don’t need any special Instant Pot accessories.  Just use tinfoil to make a crude meatloaf pan :) You can put the meatloaf in foil directly in the water inside the Instant Pot and it will cook perfectly!

Pressure Cooker Meatloaf In Foil

If you don’t like to use foil, you can place your meatloaf on the Instant Pot steaming rack. I personally use foil, plus it makes the cleanup really easy too!

Meatloaf With Ketchup

You can make Instant Pot meatloaf with any type of ground meat.  You can use ground beef, pork or turkey, or a mixture of different types of ground meats.  The recipe and cooking time stays the same no matter what type of meat you use for your meatloaf!

Instant Pot Meatloaf Cooking

How To Make Meatloaf In The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Making pressure cooker meatloaf is really easy.  First, make a meatloaf mixture using your regular meatloaf recipe.  Then put it on a double sheet of foil and shape the foil into a meatloaf pan shape.  Brush ketchup on top, and the meatloaf in a foil pan is ready to go into the Instant Pot.

Meatloaf In A Foil Pan In A Pressure Cooker

To pressure cook the meatloaf, pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, then place the assembled meatloaf in a foil pan inside the Instant Pot.  Close the lid, set the valve to Sealing position and use the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button to set the cooking time to 40 minutes on High pressure.  When it’s done cooking, do the Quick Release (QR) of the steam.  Delicious meatloaf is ready!

Easy Instant Pot Meatloaf

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Meatloaf In A Muffin Tin – individually portioned meatloaves are baked in a muffin tin, so clever!

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken – super easy crowd pleasing chicken recipe made in the Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant Pot meatloaf is so easy to make, tender and juicy! The quickest and easiest way to have meatloaf for dinner is to make it in the Instant Pot pressure cooker!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs ground beef pork or turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs or use oats to make it gluten-free
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  • Mix ground beef, egg, minced onion, milk, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl to make a meatloaf mixture.
  • Put 2 sheets of foil on top of each other.
  • Put the meatloaf mixture on top of the foil and shape into a meatloaf.
  • Fold the sides of the foil up to create a foil pan for the meatloaf.
  • Spread the ketchup on top of the meatloaf.
  • Pour 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Put the meatloaf in a foil pan in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the valve to Sealing position.
  • Select "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" option and set the time to 40 minutes.
  • When the meatloaf is done cooking, do the Quick Release (QR) of the steam.
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      1. I just got my 6qt., IP last week. Third time using it- did my meatloaf with your cooking instructions. It was amazing!!

  1. Thanks for all the tasty & easy recipes. I’m new to the instant pot, but with these, my family thinks I’m a genius!!

  2. My instant pot has different options for pressure settings, are you cooking these on high or low pressure? And would it cook if I put it in a meatloaf pan on the rack or is the foil the only way? Thank you!

  3. Could you please tell me what size instant pot you used to make the meatloaf in the photo? I just bought a 6 quart and I’m wondering if the 2 pounds of meat called for in the recipe will fit. Thanks!

  4. hi! I’m an 80 year old guy and tried the bread pudding recipe but used raisins instead of chocolate and it was ‘perfection’ ;am going to freeze half of it for a later date. thanks loads,really enjoy your articles. jim

  5. Made this tonight with turkey. Followed the recipe exactly and it was great! Roasted some veggies in the oven while it cooked, an easy dinner.

  6. I normally don’t eat but 1 slice of meatloaf but this was so good, I had 3 best recipe for meatloaf that I have ever made! Thank you for sharing!

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