Instant Pot Old Fashioned Meatloaf
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Instant Pot Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Need dinner in a hurry? This Instant Pot Old Fashioned Meatloaf takes our tried and true, super simple Old Fashioned Meatloaf recipe and turns it into an Instant Pot recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4
Author: Aunt Lou


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup oats or crushed crackers
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, plus some for topping
  • 1 piece aluminum foil
  • 1 cups water


  • Mix together your ingredients (except the extra ketchup for topping and water) and mold into a loaf.
  • Make a dent down the middle of your loaf.
  • Place your loaf in a greased “boat” made of aluminum foil.
  • Top your meatloaf with ketchup.

  • Pour your water in your 6-quart Instant Pot. 
  • Place your loaf boat in your instant pot (making sure the sides are much higher than the water).
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot and seal. Set on the meat setting for 30 minutes.
  • Let it naturally release for 10-15 minutes. Quick release and serve! (If desired, put you loaf boat on a cookie sheet and broil on hi for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes to crisp up the edges and take your ketchup to the next level!)


  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
  • Electric pressure cooker units may cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own unit and time adjusted as needed.