Instant Pot Meatloaf in an aluminum pan with plates and forks nearby for serving.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Delicious Pressure Cooker Meatloaf is a snap to make and so easy! Juicy and tender making pressure cooker meatloaf is quick. It's the easiest way to enjoy this classic comfort food!

Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Broil 3 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 481 kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage mild or spicy, use your favorite!
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp parsley minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar I like a sweet sauce topping my meatloaf. If you like it not so sweet, reduce to 2 tablespoons


  1. Grate the cheese, dice the onion and mince the garlic, add to a large bowl

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together well but do not over-mix. 

  3. Form a small pan with tinfoil (or use a small aluminum pan my personal choice), ensuring the pan will fit into your pressure cooker. 

  4. Shape the meatloaf into pan.

  5. Add two cups of water to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

  6. Place the trivet in the bottom.

  7. Place the pan with the meatloaf on top. Add the lid and seal. Set timer for 45 minutes. Quick release at the end.

  8. Prepare the sauce. After the meatloaf has completed cooking in the Instant Pot, slather the top with the sauce. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until it's toasted. Enjoy!!

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1015mg 42%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 12g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 16.1%
Iron 17.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.