Instant Pot Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes–the best flavored meatloaf ever is cooked at the same time and in the same pressure cooker as your mashed potatoes. Add a tossed salad and you have a complete meal ready to go in just a few minutes.
Instant Pot Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
Usually meatloaf is one of those meals that is pretty neutral for me. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. Today that is no longer the case. I LOVE meatloaf. More specifically I love this instant pot bacon barbecue meatloaf with mashed potatoes. The flavor was absolutely delicious and my whole family scarfed it down in like 2.2 seconds. We all wished that I had made more!
You need to make this recipe this week for dinner. The reasons?
- It has bacon in it and the bacon gives the meatloaf an amazing flavor.
- You can make mashed potatoes and meatloaf at the same time, in the same pot, in 20 minutes.
- The consistency of the meatloaf is perfect. It’s not mushy, it’s not dry.
- Mashed potatoes are delicious and these garlic mashed potatoes are the only kind I make these days.
I know you’ll love this meatloaf! Promise.
Here is a video of my daughter, Reagan, making this meatloaf. Summer project!
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Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Mash from Kalyn’s Kitchen
What Instant Pot Did You Use?
For this Instant Pot Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes recipe I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 for this recipe. I also own the 6 quart Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. They are both great pressure cookers! The first one I mentioned has a yogurt making function but other than that they are fairly similar. The price difference between the two is about $20.Print
Instant Pot Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
The best flavored meatloaf ever is cooked at the same time and in the same pressure cooker as your mashed potatoes. Add a tossed salad and you have a complete meal ready to go in just a few minutes.
- 10–12 small to medium yellow yukon gold potatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 cups water
- 1 lb lean ground beef*
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce
- 6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- Wash the potatoes and cut them into quarters. Place them in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add in the bay leaf, 1 tsp kosher salt and garlic cloves. Pour in the water. Place the trivet on top of the potatoes with the handles facing up.
- In a bowl combine the beef, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, egg, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, black pepper, bread crumbs, bbq sauce and bacon. Use your clean or gloved hands to mix thoroughly.
- On the top of a piece of non-stick foil form the meat mixture into a oblong shape that will fit inside your Instant Pot. Carefully transfer the foil and the meatloaf on top of the trivet.
- Cover and secure the lid and press the manual button. Set the timer for 20 minutes on high pressure. The valve should be set to sealing. When the timer goes off do a quick release by moving the valved to venting.
- Open the lid and lift the foil and place on a pan. Baste the top of the meatloaf with bbq sauce and place under the broiler in your oven for 2 minutes.
- Remove the trivet. Discard the bay leaf. Drain all the water out of the pot. Add in the butter, sour cream and milk. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Slice the meatloaf and serve with the potatoes.
*I made this once with beef and once with ground turkey. I definitely like the beef better but the ground turkey was also good.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1 for this recipe.
- Method: Instant Pot
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Could small red potatoes substitute the Yukon? Your daughter was awesome BTW!
I have made this meatloaf several times and my grandson and I really enjoy it! The bbq sauce and bacon make it wonderful! I cook it in the oven rather than the IP and it is always wonderful. Definitely a keeper!
Thanks for the 5 stars Judy!
I’ve made this once and now this is my “go-to” recipe for meatloaf. It was so good, I was eating the leftovers straight from the fridge … cold 😁
I just made a second time to freeze and take on an RV trip. Can I cook it from frozen or should I defrost it first? I assume if I cook it from frozen, the time remains the same?
Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!
I believe it would need more time if cooked from frozen. I haven’t tried it myself so I am not 100% sure on how much time it will need.
Haven’t made this so can’t yet rate but looks tasty. Thinking it might be a good book club app: Could I make it in my egg bite ‘pans’, and if so, how long would I cook it?
Yes you could do that. I would cook for the same amount of time
Vicki Brown says
A friend at work shared this recipe with me. I followed the recipe exactly and it was yummy. I used regular aluminum foil. Potatoes were yummy too. I will be making this again.
Thanks for the 5 stars Vicki!
What would be the cooking time if you did not use potatoes and only cook the meatloaf?
Same time 🙂
I cannot find non-stick foil in any grocery store. Will regular foil work? (Not heavy-duty foil but just regular foil?)
Yes that will be just fine!
Can you double the meatloaf in a 6 qt? What would be the time needed if cooked in a bundt pan? We are enjoying so many of your recipes Karen. Look forward to trying this one.
Yes you can double it. for the bundt pan I would use a 25 minute time
What is a strip of bacon? Is it the same as a rasher? What weight would it equate to roughly?
I don’t know what a rasher is? But a strip of bacon is just one piece.
Saw this again on your kids’ favorites email and I just couldn’t put it off any longer. Finished my plate 30 minutes ago and my mouth is still happy! I doubled the recipe and did the meatloaf in my IP cake pan, and used meatloaf mix because my wife & I love it. Used Lipton onion soup mix in lieu of the garlic powder because my wife can’t imagine meatloaf without it. Used half BBQ sauce and half Heinz chili sauce in the mix and it just adds that extra note. Mashed potatoes came out fabulous as well, not lumpy at all. Thanks for a great recipe, and tell Reagan she has a future in front of a camera, if she so chooses.
So glad it was a hit! Your version sounds fantastic!
I wonder if there is a substitute for the barbeque sauce.
you could use ketchup or chili sauce (ketchup with a kick)
Brandon Hahn says
Do you think you could double the recipe to 2 lbs if you have an 8 quart IP? I’m thinking about doing that.
yes for sure
If you use 2lbs do you
Double the time?
Hi Karen, I made this in my IP & it was wonderful! Now I’m in transit, staying with my granddaughter & want to make it for her. Only problem, she can’t find the trivet for her IP. Can I make this with a double layer of foil around the meatloaf & no trivet? She almost never uses her IP & I really want to show her some of your amazing recipes AND how easy the IP is to use!!!
Does she have canning jar rings? Use a few of those for a make-shift trivet. Hope she likes it!
Linda Larson says
Loved this recipe! My husband said it was the best meatloaf he’d ever eaten! And…he normally doesn’t express this much excitement about meals! I followed suggestion to fry bacon in IP. It worked great! I saved the drippings to use cooking my New Years smothered cabbage! After reading a lot of reviews, I decided to use the IP nonstick pot in pot for cooking the meatloaf rather than foil. The meatloaf was cooked perfectly! Glazed w/BBQ sauce and put the pan in oven to broil. Mash potatoes were great too! Planning on passing this recipe on to my Son! It’s a keeper! Karen, I want to thank you for your website and wonderful recipes. I’m never disappointed! Loved the video with your Daughter! She’s so cute!
Ahhh, thank you so much Linda!
I have little foil pans I could make the meatloafs with. Any recommendations on cooking time? Or should I just form a loaf as shown above?
You could do that. I would use same cooking time
Karen Weiss says
OMG!!! This was ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MEATLOAF EVER!!!! Up north we have meatloaf mix (beef, pork & veal). Here in the south (Richmond VA), it’s only beef. The mix is so much better for classic meatloaf recipes but, in this recipe, it so didn’t matter. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe & the potatoes were also wonderful!!!!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it Karen!
This is one of the best recipes I have made in the Instant Pot. Also one of the easiest.
My family loved it.
Ahhh, thanks Frances!
Hi Karen (from another Karen) 🙂 Have you tried making this with the standard meatloaf mix of beef, pork and veal? I think it’s a Yankee thing because not easy to find here in VA where I was transplanted from Ohio. It’s definitely worth using it over straight beef. What fat content do you recommend using. I prefer low fat but that can turn out dry. Thoughts?
I bet that would turn out wonderful. Give it a shot.
Karen, it’s a little late, but your mixture should be fine. I use 1/2 HoT Sausage and 1/2 Lean Ground Beef in this recipe and it works great. All fat gets poured out into a jar at the end of cooking and before BBQ Sauce topping if it looks a little too fatty… be gentle on the pour though. I lost a loaf into the sink bc I was too aggressive and in a hurry.
Thanks for your reply. I have made meatloaf with a sausage mixture so will try that for this recipe. This meatloaf is totally amazing! Losing the loaf sounds like something that would happen to me!!!!
Is there a reason you gave a 1 star rating?
Karen Weiss says
That was not what I intended. It’s a definite 5!
If you love smoked meats then you’re going to love this meatloaf! Amazing flavor but not too smoky. The potatoes came out amazing too! This recipe is a keeper!
Glad you liked it Julia!
This was a great recipe. I used the fat daddio pan inside my 6 qt duo. Made the recipe as stated, was a great choice.
Good! Thanks Debbie. Glad that the fat daddio pan worked well.
LOve your recipes. How about using ground chicken or ground pork. Who doesn’t love BBQ chicken or BBQ pork.????? BTW, I use the 8qt. DUO
Yes that would be great!
I don’t even like meatloaf but love your recipes so I made it for my husband. It was delicious and we both loved it! Your daughter did a great job in the video and it was very helpful. Thank you!
So happy to hear you enjoyed it Stacy!
Am I wrong or will this recipe fit into a 3 qt IP? I ma looking to serv3 3.
It won’t. It takes up a whole 6 quart pot.
yobi spear says
you have done a wonderful job teaching your children how to cook and use the instant pot!
I also taught mine even the boys, in case they married women that didn’t cook.
Your children are beautiful.
Good job 👏👏👏 their wives will be so grateful
Amy Anne says
I’ve made this two or three times now and we LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My Dad is a fiercely loyal to my Mom’s meatloaf recipe (his wife of over 60 years) but he recently said this is actually now his favorite. High praise indeed!
Wow! That is high praise.
Becky Sellers says
My picky family loves this recipe as much as I do. Thank you for posting this recipe. We barely cook because everyone has different diets and schedules but we all eat this meal.
Chantal Godin says
I did this recipe last wednesday and we loved it! Easy and fast!
Glad you liked it Chantal!
Laura Dent says
I haven’t made this yet, but will soon in my 8qt. IP. My question is…. can I use whole ‘new’ potato’s on the bottom NOT cut up? They are small so I don’t want to cut them, and won’t mash them either.
would the cook time remain the same?
I bet that would be just fine!
Nancy Farinas says
Im a widowed senior always looking for recipes for my 6 qt ip that can br vacuum sealed and freezes well (chili, soups and my fav Cheesy Enchilada Rice) and this meatloaf was great. Used lean ground sirloin shaped into 4 mini loafs and less than half amount of potatoes, and all came out perfect in 10 minutes. Recipe says 4 servings but more like 3 for me – will shape into 3 loafs next time.
Glad you liked it Nancy!
I plan to cook the meatloaf in the Daddio pan that you often use (steel cut oats). Will this increase the cooking time? I am not changing ingredient amounts. Also, I plan to use russet potatoes. What weight should I aim for and will they require longer cooking time? Thanks.
The potatoes will be just fine as long as they are cut up. The meatloaf should be fine too. I would not cover it with foil. I’d use 2 pounds of potatoes.
GLORIA M says
I found your ingredient list quite confusing because everything was together, but I think I have it straight. I have been using the same meatloaf recipe for 45+ years and was happy to find a similar InstaPot one. It has milk in it. I guess that is part of what confused me about this one. Also, I use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs, etc. It is so easy and always on hand. I keep saying I am going to try something else, but that means buying something special. I love your website and many of your recipes. My favorite thing to make is yogurt. I got a 3 qt. IP from my daughter for Christmas because it is just me. I love my InstaPot so much I bought myself a IP Duo Plus. I love to freeze the leftovers. I eat an IP meal probably 18 times a week. Thanks again for your wonderful website.
wow 18 times a week!!!
Becky Sellers says
We are all picky eaters and I am not a cook, but my family loves this meal and I can actually cook it and we will eat it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Hooray!!! Glad to hear this Becky!
Can I substitute bacon BITS for the real thing? Or will it ruin the whole thing? Can’t get to the store for awhile.
Should be totally fine!
great. modified meatloaf slightly (used less bbq sauce; added sauted mushrooms; skipped bacon) but timing & concept of cooking potatoes and meatloaf together was perfect! Carefully lift foil & meatloaf out of pot – mine had lots of “juices” just waiting to make a mess!
Yep the juices are there for sure! Hopefully it didn’t make too big of a mess!
Wesley Bielinski says
I have made the meatloaf multiple times (my daughters love it) but I haven’t made it with the potatoes in the bottom (had a bunch of the instant potatoes to use up). My question was do you let the juices drip into the potatoes or use pan/deep dish to keep them separate?
You can put it into a pan if you wish. The foil kept mine separate enough.
A week ago I skipped the loaf and made this recipe into big meatballs, dropped them into silicone cupcake liners (I think I used 7), and cooked over rough chopped russets for 10 minutes. When they were done, I dumped them onto a baking sheet and broiled them for a few minutes while I mashed the spuds.
Flavor, still phenomenal. Effort, even less than before. Same great taste in half the time? Priceless!
Long story short, this has been my only meatloaf recipe for 2 years, the one that kicked Ree Drummond’s to the curb, and I think I just upped the ante for meatloaf nirvana. Yay!
I made this for my family tonight for the first time in an 8 quart instant pot duo crisp, and tripled the recipe. I added 15 minutes of cook time and it came out great. I have never liked meatloaf, but was intrigued by this recipe and I loved it. My family loved it as well. My wife loved the potatoes most. 5 of us ended up only eating a bit less than half though. Lots of leftovers is not a bad thing though. Thanks for the great recipe.
That’s true leftovers are great for lunch the next day or dinner in a couple nights! Glad you liked it 🙂
I made this tonight and it was delicious! My husband loved it. I had 2lbs off ground beef and doubled all the ingredients but still cooked it at 20 minutes in a spring form pan instead of foil. It was completely cooked and moist. I’m sure the leftovers will be even better tomorrow. Thank you!
Awesome! Leftovers are my fave!
Meatloaf sandwiches from leftovers are amazing. I am making this tonight. So excited and loved the video demo.
Yum sounds so good!
So you doubled all ingredients with 2 lbs and it turned out ok? LOVE this recipe but I want to make 2 lbs next time!
Donna Thompson says
I saw the question asked a few times but maybe I missed the answer. If you double the recipe, do you double all ingredients? Do you enclose the meatloaf in the foil or what? Saw comment made about grease getting into potatoes. Sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for your great recipes!
Yes double the ingredients. And a thicker meatloaf may need more time to cook. Add 5-10 minutes. I didn’t enclose my foil but you can if you want. Good luck!
Can I put the meatloaf into a mini Bundt pan and on top of the trivet? I don’t plan on using potatoes. Would the cook time be the same with the Bundt pan?
I think that is a good idea. You may need to add a few more minutes. I would increase by 5.
My family is nuts about this! And every time I tell other people about it they want the recipe. It’s so good!
It is good isn’t it? I need to make it again soon!
Cathy Smith says
My meatloaf was still bleeding when I put it in the boiler……..what did I do wrong? Cooked it high pressure for 20 minutes……the potatoes were perfect.
Really, dang! I don’t know. Was it doubled?
THis actually is a more of a new question post than a reply, so i may be in the wrong place on the website to do that. I am new to ‘posting comments’ and the instant pot. Love my new IP – have only had it since August, but I use it ALL THE TIME. Have gotten lots of recipes & tips from this website that I use over & over. THank you for being such a great resource! For this meatloaf recipe, I notice you have a ‘scale’ button which I can double the recipe. THe ingredients are doubled but the timing is the same for the pressure cook function. As I’ve noticed with other recipes, I think the rule is that even though the COOK time may be the same, the time it takes to BUILD the pressure is where extra time comes in; is that correct?? I have an 8 qt Instant pot. I love the idea of making a giant meatloaf (LOTS of leftovers-cook once-eat 6 meals-ish) with the potatoes all in ONE pot!! Planning to try it soon. Also, if I dont have nonstick foil, I’m going to try spraying reg foil with Pam. THoughts?? THanks!!
It might take longer for the meatloaf because it will be so much thicker. The thickness of the food is what you need to consider. Here ia a good guide to doubling recipes: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/how-to-double-instant-pot-recipes/
hi, can i make this in the double steamer as a pot in pot with potatoes in the bottom pot, i would really like to try this. I am new to instant pot
I bet that would work!
I’ve made this twice now and my family has devoured it both times. I really love using my Instant Pot so I can make meatloaf without heating up the house during the summer months. To save time on clean up, I fried up my bacon in the Instant Pot and removed it and the drippings before everything else, using the water for the potatoes to deglaze the pan.
How awesome! I love hearing this 🙂
My family loved it! We will definitely be making it again!
Glad to hear this!
Shawn Turpen says
My family LOVES this recipe and I love to make it. So nice to cook meatloaf and potatoes at the same time. I make it gluten free by grinding up gf bread and seasoning it. I also use Boar’s Head bacon because it’s gluten free. Super yummy!! It is a staple in our house.
I’m so happy to hear that your family enjoys this recipe. Mine does too!
I’ve sung this recipe’s praises before, but after making it again last night just had to do it one more time. I am not a fan of most meatloaves, finding them too bland, too one-note, too just not worth it. Not this one! It’s bursting with flavor, all in perfect balance. It’s the only one for me, I haven’t even looked at another meatloaf since meeting this one.
I’d cook it on it’s own (and have), but the kicker that takes it from Great to Genius is cooking the potatoes at the same time. Brilliant!
Thanks so much for your nice comment!
My family loves this recipe! I’m making it again tonight, but my instant pot broke, do you have any suggestions on temp & time in the oven?
Lynette Bramlett AKA Breezermom says
We really enjoyed this recipe! I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to totally enclose the meatloaf in foil but decided to do so to keep the grease out of the potatoes. Turned out fabulous. The meatloaf did not hold together like a baked meatloaf normally does, but the flavor made up for it. The potatoes had just a hint of garlic and a faint flavor from the bay leaf, which I really appreciated. We will make this meal often. Thanks for sharing a delicious meal. breezermom
Glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing your experience.
Hi my daughter really wants cheese on the meat loaf. What would be the best way to add cheese.
You could add some grated cheese into the actual meatloaf and then melt a little on top after it’s done under the oven’s broiler.
My first time using my Instant Pot and this was delicious! Thank you for sharing
I’m new to the instant pot. So this recipe is 15 minutes prep and 20 minutes to cook, but this doesn’t include the time needed to reach pressure and depressurize, right? Can I leave this on warm for any amount of time or will it turn into mush? Thanks!
Yes you’re right. you need to consider the time it takes to come to pressure and release pressure. It is totally fine to leave on warm.
M Pacheco says
Super easy, and super delicious.
One question…..can I cook the meatloaf in something different….maybe a small stainless steel bowl? Not sure how healthy using tinfoil is? Wonder if there is another option?
Yes you can. I have done that a few times. I added about 5 minutes extra time.
Katie Johnson says
Could parchment paper be used?
Ummmm. I think it would be a little tricky to form the parchment to that it holds the meatloaf together and doesn’t drip into the potatoes. Having said that, if you can figure it out then yes parchment would be okay 🙂 Good luck! Let me know how it goes!
I put in a piece of parchment, then the foil, then another piece of parchment so that the foil does not touch the meat or potatoes.
Great recipe. My daughter loves meatloaf, but her husband and children do not, so we’re going to have a girls night and eat it all ourselves!!!
I made it in a 6 cup Nordic Ware navy Bundt pan I got on Amazon for $10. Works great. You can pour of any grease when it’s done and cut wedges for servings that stay together.
I used a small Bundt pan you can get on Amazon and put it on a trivet. Work great and easy to serve from. I have a blu one for my 6 quart and a red one for my 3 quart.
If I’m just cooking the meatloaf without the potatoes, do I still need to put the meatloaf on the rack? Or just put it in the pot without the insert?
yes put it on the rack
If cooking only the meatloaf, is the cooking time adjusted?
It should be the same.
Really easy to make and family loved the flavors of the meatloaf and potatoes. I did a side of steam green beans instead of a salad. Definitely will make again!
Ed R says
This receipe is fantastic!! Like a lot of other folks, I made a bigger meatloaf (added 50% to the recipe and cook time). It came out perfect. It was great to have the potatoes in the same pot and they were phenomenal.
This is the first recipe I’ve tried with my instant pot! It is great!
So easy and good! I can’t wait to try some more recipes from your blog!
Charlene Cook says
Had to leave a comment because this recipe is amazing!! This was my first ever instapot meal and it was perfection! The mashed potatoes were easily the best I’ve ever had (creamy AF without too much milk/butter and omitted the sour cream only as we didn’t have any) – my husband loved them!
There are no leftovers between the 2.5 of us (~2 y/o) and this will 100% be on our regular roster. My husband loooves meatloaf but I usually kaibosh it on weeknights because it’s so time consuming. Now I don’t have to and I know he’s going to love it!
Thanks for posting!
Is the broiling necessary? My oven/broiler is out of commission…
no not necessary. It just makes it look a little nicer.
Shawn Turpen says
I just made this today. My family can’t stop raving about it, like over and over. There are two of them eating and I don’t think there will be an ounce left. I made this with 1 lb of grass fed beef, 3 strips of gluten free bacon because that was all I had on hand, gluten free bread crumbs and the rest just as written. I have the mini 3 qt pot so used two small russet potatoes. The 1 lb of meat fit just fine on the foil flattened out to fit below the fill line. 20 minutes was perfect. I did not use sour cream but whipped the potatoes with butter, milk and heavy whipping cream, they were heavenly. This was my first time to make a real one pot meal. I am super proud of myself so thanks so much for this easy and satisfying recipe. This is a keeper for sure!! BTW Sweet Baby Ray’s is gluten free.
I’m so happy to hear that your family loved it! We love this one at our house too. Thanks for your gluten free notes 🙂
This was great! Doubled the meat and doubled the time. Fantastic!
Yeah, definitely need to double the time. First time I doubled it, did not cook all the way😂
Pam Greenfield says
Did you double the whole recipe or just the meat?
Made this for dinner and it was wonderful! I like my hamburger just a little more done. I would like to cook it a little longer next time but I’m new to the Instant Pot. How much could I increase the cook time without messing up the potatoes? Thanks for the awesome recipe!
I bet you could go another 5 minutes without problems.
So if I double meat to 2 lbs do I double everything?
How much cooking time do I add to the 20 mins?
Yes I would. Increase cooking time to 30 minutes.
This meat loaf is delicious!!
This recipe is awesome! I’ve made it ten+ times already. Everyone loves it, and the kids keep asking me to make it again. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
You’re welcome! Glad you like it 🙂
I made the meat mixture in advance and froze it. After work, I placed the potatoes and frozen meatloaf in the instant pot and it came out perfect.
Charlene Cook says
Directly from frozen?? Thats wonderful!
Did you cook the frozen meatloaf from frozen, or did you thaw it first? What was the cook time? Thank you!
Your daughter did an amazing job- move over Gordon Ramsay!
I just made this with ground turkey and it’s DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing 😃
My instant pot doesn’t have a button that says manual? Any idea what I press instead?
does it have a pressure cook setting?
If I double this recipe in my 8qt. do I need to adjust the cooking time? ? Making this today for our July 4th party so I’ll post how it goes!
I think you’d keep the cooking time the same. Good luck! I bet it will be fabulous 🙂
Did you adjust the cooking time for a double batch? I’d also like to double but wondering how long to cook for.
Kenneth Sharp says
This recipe meets the “single old fart just learning to cook” seal of approval. I love the one pot meals and the bacon in the meatloaf is perfect. Only problem was for some reason only got two servings. Not sure what happened. lol
You were hungry
I love this recipe!!! Takes me back to when I was a kid. I add a block of cheese sliced and hidden in the middle, so yummy
Courtney Wilson says
Have made this a bunch and it’s always a hit!! Was wondering what I would have to do if I just wanted to make the mashed potatoes and not the meatloaf how would I have to adjust the settings and time on the IP?? Thanks so much!!
I would make this recipe if I were you: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/instant-pot-mashed-potatoes/
Heather G says
A very solid recipe and so easy with the instant pot. I added 1/4 puréed onion to add more flavor depth. I’ll used it again Thanks! I also only had red potatoes so I left them quartered and melted butter, chopped parsley and thyme on them for tasty side.
This was wonderful! When I saw your email the other day, I remembered I had pinned this recipe to try and Father’s Day seemed like the day. This was my first time cooking two separate dishes at the same time in my IP, it worked out great. The potatoes were so creamy, the meatloaf delicious! We all loved it, especially my husband.
Ps. Your daughter did a great job in the video, it was very helpful!
Glad you liked it Jeni!!!
I’ve made this recipe a lot. My whole family loves it. If I double the meat do I need to double the entire ingredients for the actual meatloaf?
Yes I would. That way it will still be flavorful!
If we are tripling the recipe how does the cook time change?
wow! Does it fit in your pot? I would increase the cooking time to 30 minutes. Check internal temp of meatloaf with a thermometer.
Megan Collins says
Haha didn’t think about it fitting, might just double it and do two batches. Thank you for the info!
Chrystal Thurston says
how do I cook it in a crockpot?
I haven’t developed this recipe in the crockpot yet! I really need to soon 🙂
Does this need to be fresh ground beef or can you thaw frozen ground beef and use this?
You could thaw the ground beef.
Marie Czarnecki says
Can you do this in a slow cooker, and if so give me the time to cook on LOW. Thank You.
I really need to try to make this in the slow cooker. I will try it out and let you know how it goes!
My husband and I loved this!
This was very good! and i did use ground turkey. I never had bbq sauce on meatloaf before and it was perfect since my husband is not a fan of ketchup. i also love that i could cook the meatloaf and the potatoes together at the same time!
My family loves this recipe!
Is there something you can use instead of aluminum foil to hold the meatloaf in the Instant Pot?
You can place the meatloaf in an oven safe dish that fits inside your instant pot, like a 7 inch cake pan or a pyrex or corningware dish.
I used a foil bread pan. I cut the rim off and it fit perfectly on top of the rack above the potatoes.
This was the best meatloaf I’ve ever made. Loved the added flavor from the barbecue sauce. Thanks for sharing! Your daughter’s video was really helpful. We’ll look for her on the Food Network someday! 🙂
O yeah, this is a good one! Just made it again last night for the 3rd time. Yum! Only problem -no leftovers ,LOL.
I know right? My kids are always wishing for more meatloaf.
This was so easy and tasted great! My husband did say it was a little mushy but yasted good. Maybe I’ll cut back on the bbq sauce a little. I did use 1 lb of meat and broiled it.
Latricia Coleman says
This delicious meatloaf with mashed potatoes turned out perfectly and had a wonderful flavor. I did not have enough barbeque sauce to brush on top, so made a brown sugar glaze and finished it under the broiler for a few minutes. Approximately 1/3 cup ketchup, 1 tbs mustard, and 2 tbs brown sugar, adjust to taste.
That sounds fantastic, Latricia!
Karen, this meatloaf is SO good! I’ve been making Ree Dummond’s meatloaf (adapted for the IP by Barbara Schieving) for a while and admit I was worried about adding so much BBQ sauce in the mix, but it wasn’t overpowering at all, it just tasted delicious, better than Ree’s recipe. Lacking the breadcrumbs, I made fresh ones using ½ a burger bun plus some Italian seasoning and it was fine.
I may sneak in some grated carrot or zucchini next time, but either way, this is my new go-to meatloaf recipe. Cooking the potatoes with the meatloaf is genius! Thanks to you and your daughter for a terrific recipe and video. Well done, ladies!
Hi, thank you so much! I am so glad you loved it. We love this meatloaf too!
So I made this again, adding some finely diced/sauteed carrot, celery and onion, just so I could feel all proud of myself for eating more veggies. I won’t make that mistake again. The meatloaf went from Wow! to meh. Nope, from now on, I’m making it just as you wrote it.
I’ll have my veggies on the side.
Wow! good to know. I wouldn’t think that would make much of a difference!!
This recipe is very Delicious!
My first time using the InstantPot, and I picked your recipe since it looks so delicious. I’m glad we tried it. I doubled most of the ingredient in the recipe except the bacon. I used 2 lbs of meat (beef & pork), added onion to the meat for crunchiness, 1 tsp of paprika, panko instead of breadcrums and 7 skinny sweet potatoes. Set the time for 25 minutes … and Delicious.
Thanks to Erin F for commenting to add 2 mins for 1/2 lbs of extra meat, that help a lot.
Thanks to Karen for delicious recipe and how to video 🙂
That sounds awesome! Glad you liked it 🙂
Julie Schacht says
I’m planning on serving this for dinner guests and don’t want to be in the kitchen too much.
Can I cook this in the oven? If so, what temp & time can you suggest?
I’ve never cooked it in the oven, so I’m not sure. Are you planning to cook the potatoes in the oven or just the meatloaf?
Joan Osborne says
Made this for supper tonight. Thanks for another great recipe.
Food Photographer says
Made this for dinner tonight and totally loved it! We’ve only had our Instant Pot for a few weeks now, but so very happy with it. Thank you for the delicious recipe! We’ll be making it again for sure 🙂
Made this tonight and it was awesome!!! The best thing I have made in my instapot so far! Everyone loved it!
Nice!!! So happy to hear this 🙂
Can I add my praise for your recipe? Hubs and I just finished enjoying this meal, it was delicious. I did the ground turkey as that is what I had on hand. Will be in my regular rotation for meals.
Your daughter’s video was so good. She is so self-confident and poised. Way to teach her the way around the kitchen while still young. Smart momma!
Thank you so much Kris! I am glad you liked it 🙂
Do you think this would be a good make ahead meal? (minus the potatoes, of course). I’m thinking of trying to make and freeze it, then cook it later??
Yes I bet that would work very well!
My gas oven doesn’t have a broiler. Can anyone recommend another option to help finish the meatloaf?
Can you just stick it in the oven for 5 minutes at like 425?
Do you use 93% beef? Does the fat/grease drain onto the potatoes?
yes I do and not it does not because it’s in foil
Made this today, it was great!
This was very good. I did make a couple of changes, and will make one more if I do it again, which I think I will. I put in 4 pieces of bacon instead of 6, trying to save some calories and sodium, since I have to watch both. I could not taste any bacon and neither could my husband. I think I will leave it out completely next time, and save some more in the sodium and calorie department. I don’t think 2 more pieces would have made that much difference, but maybe. I used No Salt salt substitute because I have to. I also added about a half of a diced onion because I like onion in my meatloaf. I can’t imagine that masked the bacon flavor, but if so, I’ll choose onion. I used 93% ground beef and Bullseye BBQ since it’s my favorite. I put in 2 red potatoes instead of the yukon because it’s what I had. I think your potatoes must have been very small because we had plenty of potatoes with just 2 slightly large potatoes. All those changes aside, the flavor and texture were wonderful. I made it in my Mini and still made a 1 lb meatloaf. Thank You!
Thanks for your comment! It’s so fun to cook and tweak recipes as it makes sense for us and our needs!
I haven’t made this yet but have a question. Why would you need 10 to 11 potatoes for 4 servings? I was always taught 1 per person, plus one for the pot. Seems like a lot of potatoes…
Just because they are small yellow potatoes. If they were Russets I wouldn’t put so many in. I need to change this recipe to reflect the poundage of potatoes used, don’t I?
Leah Ann says
How to the potatoes not get overdone- all the mashed potato recipes I have seen says cook 8 Minutes at high pressure with QR.
I don’t know but they don’t! I made again 2 days ago and the potatoes were so yummy.
Wondering what you would do if you only have the 3 qt pot? Would you cut the potatoes and meat in half or leave everything as is? Thank you! This is going to be delicious.
You could probably cut everything in half. Good luck!
Recipe looks awesome! Making this tonite and wondering if the bacon has to be cooked prior to. Can I just chop the bacon and add it raw? What benefit does the cooked bacon add? Also, have you tried wrapping it in the bacon in the IP? Does it crisp up at all? Thanks!
Hi Kristina, I’ve use both uncooked and cooked bacon. I preferred the cooked bacon because of texture. You can do uncooked if you’d like!
I just found your blog when searching for recipes for my new Instant Pot that I received for Christmas. I just wanted to say that your daughter is the cutest thing! I have already watched two of her videos and look forward to trying some of your recipes.
Thank you so much! That is so nice 🙂
So good! Perfect amount for me and my husband, with lunch for tomorrow. Will make often. Easy and fast meal.
(I only used 1/4 tsp of garlic powder in the hamburger. 6 potatoes, and didn’t add bay leaf or sour cream. Like our potatoes with just butter, salt and pepper)
Thank you! And I look forward to try your other recipes!
So happy you enjoyed it Jeanie!
Sandy D. says
This was the first real meal cooked in my new instant pot. Was so happy with the results. My husband still keeps talking about how good it was. I only made a couple changes. I did not put in the bay leaf, I added a diced onion to the mix and just mashed the potatoes the way I normally would with sour cream. I reminded me so much of the meatloaf my Mom used to make. Thanks for a great recipe.
So happy to hear this Sandy!!!
I have a slow cooker/crock pot…will that work?
I think it could work. I haven’t tried it myself so I’m not totally sure. I would follow the instructions and cook on low for 6 hours. Let me know how it turns out!
Erin F says
This was great! The best meatloaf I ever had. Served to a picky family of 4. They ate it all. I couldn’t believe it. I added 1/2 pound of ground pork and did 1.5 of the BBQ sauce and breadcrumbs. Kept the other ingredients the same. Also added 2 minutes of time to care for the larger meatloaf. Turned out great!
So glad you liked it! The changes sound good too!
Hi there! I only have an 8qt. Would I need to adjust anything to make this? Thanks!
I don’t think you need to change a thing!
I made this recipe as my first time use of the Instant Pot. It was awesome!! I made it with half beef, half turkey. We totally loved this! I can’t wait to cook something else, thanks for such a great recipe!
Welcome to the Instant Pot world! It’s so fun 🙂
Knyata Smith says
Super easy to make…tasteful and now a family favorite!! This will be put in rotation. Next time I’ll do 2lbs of meat.
I made this tonight! My first Instant Pot meal!! It was great! I actually watched your daughters video a few times and paused as I went and that really helped! Great job! This recipe confirmed that the Instant Pot is as great as I was hoping it would be! Thank you!!!
I did the same! Great video, super helpful! For some reason, the meatloaf didn’t cook through for me and since Im the only one w/ that experience, Im sure Im doing something wrong. I had the valve on the sealing (but it was wobbly), so not sure what happened. Any suggestions? I LOVE this recipe, thanks for sharing! Will try until I get it right, it’s THAT good! #firsttimeIPuser
Do you live at high elevation? Did you use foil? Did you use just one pound of meat?
I used 1lb of meat and foil, and don’t live at high elevation. I’m trying it out again today, so hopefully I’ll get it right this time!
okay good luck!
Holly P says
This was fantastic and so easy. I doubled mine, used 6 small-medium russet potatoes quartered and still only used 2 cups of water. I increased cooking time to 25 minutes to make up for using russets and doubling the meatloaf. In the end, I had to do an additional 5 minutes as the meatloaf wasn’t quite cooked through. I’m new to pressure cooking so I’m still getting the hang of it. I use the 6qt size Power Pressure Cooker XL and it scorches pretty easy so I put the water in first, then used the wire rack for canning to put the quartered potatoes on. Then added the bayleaf and garlic. Placed the meatloaf on foil directly on top of the potatoes. Nothing scorched and everything cooked evenly. Hope these very minor changes I made when doubling the recipe can help someone along the way! Thanks for the delicious dinner. 🙂
Thanks for the comment Holly! I’m sure it will help someone 🙂
Could this be made without the mashed potatoes? I’m out of potatoes at the moment and only have the boxed stuff. Would it adjust the cooking time to do just the meatloaf? Thanks!
yes, you can make it without the potatoes. Put a cup of water in the bottom though to bring pot to pressure. Same cooking time.
Hi here…..gonna try this yummy meal. Question: Only using half the potatoes….do I still need 2 cups of water? Thanks!!
you could cut the water in half.
I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the recipe! Your daughter did a great job!
Donna Clarke says
I usually use Italian seasonings in my meat loaf as my hubby is Italian and he likes it that way; however, your recipe sounds so delicious that I am going to make it your way without any substitutions. What a wonderful savings of time and energy. Thank you for the video showing how simple that a young girl can put this together. I am really impressed and love the way you incorporate the way in which you teach your children to cook. Start them out early in life. Great job of mothering! Keep the recipes coming. (smile)
Hi Donna, thanks so much for the nice comment 🙂
Please send recipes.
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I used 2 cups of water with my 6 quart duo, but still go the burn message. Finally repotted to my Lux – then all was fine. What happened????
That is super weird. I’m not sure what happened! Has this every happened before?
Recipe was awesome! My family loved it and we’ll be making it again. Could I ask for the nutritional info? I couldn’t find it here.
Hi there! I love this recipe too. If you want you can type the recipe into here to find out the nutrition info: myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
Casey P says
Little bit of sage, and it’s perfect. Great recipe.
Good call on the sage!
Absolutely love this recipe! My family gobbled it up. I was worried because I oven cooked my bacon and it wasn’t crisp so I just wrapped the loaf in it. So good. Second time making. A great recipe for a busy work week. I even used small potatoes to cut down on prep time. Red bliss one time and colored medley this time. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Good idea on the red potatoes! I just bought a big bag at Costco so I’ll have to try this with the red potatoes.
Recipe sounds interesting; but, you need to tell your daughter that while cooking to pull her hair back into a ponytail/bun. She touched her hair at least 7 times while the video was running. Some folks see that as a reason to stop and go wash your hands again. Very possibly that her hair was clean; regardless, don’t touch your face or hands while cooking is not good. That was almost a turnoff for me.
Good thing she was only cooking for her family! Pretty sure they all share the same germs. I am sorry to the publisher of this post that you said this. Her daughter was adorable and did an awesome job! She can come cook for me anytime 😊
Liz P says
Thank you Brit. If you hadn’t said it, I certainly would have.
What size IP is this for? I’m afraid my 6 qt is too small.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot.
So this is more a question … I kept adding all the ingredients to the meatloaf … including the milk, butter & sour cream … stupid move on my part …😫 … I’m going with it and praying it’s edible!
Do you think it’s ruined??
Yikes!! What happened? How did it turn out?
Liz B says
Does the instant pot come with a trivet or do I buy that separately?
both of mine came with trivets!
Would it be okay if I used a glass or metal pan that fit inside my insta pot instead of foil since I will set in on the wire rack on top of the potatoes?
This was fantastic! I used this as my first instant pot recipe since meatloaf and potatoes are pretty forgiving and can just go in the oven / on the stove if I break the IP. It was wonderful! I meal prep so I actually was able to fit 3 lbs of meat (two of which was turkey – still came out super moist) and enough potatoes in the pot no problem! Like you said, it did take a while to get pressure, but all in all I had 8 meals done in an hour, to include prep and unpackaging the IP. All in all, great recipe for newbies to try out the IP and a wonderful recipe! Looking forward to testing out some more of your recipes this weekend.
This is so great!!!
This recipe was pure genius! It was so easy and quick to make the entree and side at once, in 20 minutes. I made it tonight for my hubby’s BD. He loves meatloaf. It was so good and the mashed potatoes was some of the best I’ve ever had. (I used 3 T. of half and half instead 1/4 C milk.) Thanks for the recipe and I hope to find more easy double recipes like this.
WOW! So happy to hear 🙂
If I were to use sweet potatoes versus regular white potatoes, do you think the cook time would be different?
I would keep the time the same 🙂
Lisa Dooley says
This was terrific! I used ground turkey for my first attempt; it was great! I think beef would be firmer, but still fantastic. I substituted A-1 for the Worchestershire (because I realized too late that I was out). I would highly recommend this recipe.
oh I love A1! I bet it was fantastic.
I’m about to make this recipe and only have russet potatoes. How many of these would I need in place of the yukons? They’re average sized baked potatoes.
I’d guess about 6
This recipe now beats out my old microwave meatloaf recipe, because it’s much more moist and flavorful. That my starch cooks at the same time is a bonus. I could eat the mashed potatoes all by themselves, too. So good!
I’m so glad Gigi! Thanks for your nice comment.
Karen Bennett says
My meat loaf had a bunch of juice in the bottom of the foil. I just put the bbq sauce on and put in to broil. I don’t know if I should have drained it or not. I guess iI will see how it goes!
hope it came out okay!
This is THE BEST meatloaf my entire family has ever had. Juicy, tender, flavorful. Amazing. Tastes even better the next day as a sandwich on toasted bread! My picky 9 year old requests it at least once a weeK. I am as a little worried that the BBQ sauce would be overpowering, but it creates the best flavor!!!! I did add diced onions before cooking as well as chopped the garlic for the potatoes instead of leaving it whole. Don’t skip the broiler step. Try it. You won’t regret it.
so so so happy to hear this!
Very good, however my meatloaf was not cooked through. I only used 1lb, and followed the recipe exactly. I had to finish in the oven for 10 min. Will make again, however will adjust the cooking time slightly.
I have an 8 quart instant pot, would the cooking time be different? I want to make this Saturday for my mom’s bday! 😀
I don’t think so. It should be the same amount of time.
The recipe calls for sour cream but I never saw her use any. I’m assuming it’s for the potatoes during mashing?
yep,I add it in when I’m mashing the potatoes.
Benay DuBose says
Amazing!. Was worried about the meat not being done all the way, but it was the best tasting and most juicy meatloaf I have ever had. My husband are almost 1/2 in one sitting. He couldn’t get enough and asked for it a week later. Also makes a great meatloaf sandwich the next day.
Hi! I just want to make the meatloaf. What would I need to change to make it work? I’m new to the instapot crazw. Thanks!
I would put a cup of water in the bottom of the pot. Then place a trivet in the bottom. Then make the meatloaf as stated above and place it in the foil. Place the foil on top of the trivet and cook as stated in the recipe. Good luck!
That is what I did, and it turned out fantastic! I will definitely do again!
And your daughter was awesome!
so happy you liked it!
Made for today’s dinner. It was enjoyed by all. Thank you.
Reagan is awesome!! Good job, Mom! She is a natural for her own cooking show! I’m gonna have to try the Bacon MeatLoaf & Mashed Potatoes!
Thanks so much Karla! I’m proud of her 🙂
does the trivet you speak of come with the pot or is that a separate accessory? (I haven’t opened the box yet!!!)
yes it comes with the Instant Pot!
I got the crock pot brand 6 ft. There’s a trivet in there but no handles. Do i just rest it on the potatoes?
yes that would work!
Martha Barwick says
Mine didn’t come with a trivet … Any options to have this tonight … I’ve got one ordered from amazon.
I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner. You must have your trivet by now?
Kristina Fortowsky says
I think it depends on which IP you get – our does not have one, and I didn’t know that before planning on having this as our first recipe cooked in our Christmas present. I also didn’t have a scale to measure out a pound of gb, so not sure how much meat I used but the loaf did NOT cook in the time set.
Wah! So sad. I’m sorry to hear that. I like my digital kitchen scale to measure out my ingredients. They are fairly inexpensive too.
New to instant pot- how do you “drain the water” before you mash the potatoes? THanks! THis looks amazing
Just pour the water and potatoes into a colander in the sink. You’ll want to get all the water off of the potatoes. Then put the potatoes back into the instant pot.
Joana Adams says
You can use stock to cook potatoes in and mash it right into the potatoes. No need to drain.
Nice job, Reagan! Knowing that a kid can do it (and make it look so easy) gives me confidence with my Instant Pot–I’m still a little bit afraid of it…
Don’t be scared LeAnne! It’s so much fun 🙂
This recipe defines exactly why I love my Instapot! What a great recipe – made it the other night and it was so easy and delicious. Thank you!
I’m so happy you liked it!
Brenda Eversole says
Meat loaf was kinda soft, what did I do wrong ? Had a great taste.
did you broil in the oven afterwards? that should help!
Yummo! But I used 2 pounds of lean meat instead of one left the season as is didn’t double up.
Did you increase cooking time for 2 pounds of meat?
It will probably be good with just 20 minutes for 2 lbs or meat…it will just take longer to build pressure.
Hi! Could I use russet potatoes instead of yukons since I already have them? Would the cooking time be the same or altered? I have four rather large russets so I don’t want them to go to waste.
Russets would probably take a few more minutes to cook. So you may have to take out the meatloaf and then pressure cook the potatoes for a few extra minutes. I’m not sure on the exact times since I haven’t tried it yet.
I used 6 small russets, peeled and halved. But I also cooked the meatloaf for 25 minutes (5 minutes longer because I had 1.3 lbs of ground beef). The potatoes turned out great, some of the best tasting mashed potatoes, in fact.
Wow, great idea! I can’t wait to try this as I definitely don’t like to use the oven during the summer.
I know, right?!
I love the fact that you include a reminder to set the valve to sealing! I am pretty new to this instant pot cooking (and loving it!), but I’ve messed up a couple of times – and both times it was because I forgot to check that the valve was set correctly. Luckily I caught it before the pot went dry – but it could have been an epic fail – and pizza for dinner those nights!
The meatloaf looks delicious and it is a great bonus that the potatoes and the meatloaf cook at the time time – I will be trying this later this week.
Thanks for the great resource and all the interesting recipes.
Haha! It’s a bummer when I forget to change the valve to sealing so I try to include it in the instructions so people won’t forget!
Shirley Allen says
Love this recipe. I did 2 lbs. ground beef and did it 24 minutes..Perfect. Thank You.
Awesome Shirley. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Karen, I made this in my IP & it was wonderful! Now I’m in transit, staying with my granddaughter & want to make it for her. Only problem, she can’t find the trivet for her IP. Can I make this with a double layer of foil around the meatloaf & no trivet? She almost never uses her IP & I really want to show her some of your amazing recipes AND how easy the IP is to use!!!