Instant Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Baked Potatoes is a set it and forget it family meal! Makes life way easier, and the meatloaf is the moistest you will ever try!

Servings 6


For meatloaf mixture:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork sausage
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, top cut off and seeded, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 medium eggs

For Potatoes:

  • 3-4 medium russet potatoes, with holes poked in them

For topping:

  • 1/4 cup BBQ


  1. Add all of the meatloaf ingredients into a large bowl. **I like to use my food processor to chop the onion, celery, and green pepper**Mash and completely mix everything together with your hands. **If the mixture seems too wet and sticky, add a bit more breadcrumbs. You want it damp, but not soaking wet. 

  2. Using a large heavy duty piece of foil, place the meat mixture into the center, and then form into a ‘loaf’ about 3 inches high. Try to make sure it’s even from top to bottom around the whole loaf, otherwise it’s easy for the meat to dry out. Wrap sides of the foil up along the edges loosely to cradle the meat.

  3. Using a large 8qt Instant Pot (you can use the 6 quart, but it’s difficult to fit the potatoes and the meatloaf into it), add 2 cups of water to the bottom of the instant pot. Place wire steamer rack, and add 4 small/medium russet potatoes on top. Add a second wire steamer rack (not totally needed, but helps keep the meatloaf flat)*, then place the meatloaf in the foil on top. **If you do not have a second wire steamer rack, but arrange the potatoes so that the foil pack/meatloaf can sit on top of the potatoes without falling off.
  4. Close the instant pot, making sure the pressure valve is sealed, then set the pot to MANUAL/HIGH pressure for 35 minutes. Once the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then release the remaining pressure manually.
  5. Remove the meatloaf carefully and then the potatoes. 

  6. Preheat the oven to broiler, and brush the top of the meatloaf with the BBQ sauce (1/4 cup) and set the foil pack on top of a baking sheet. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, carefully watching to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  7. Serve in slices with the baked potatoes. Top potatoes with your favorite toppings!