Tender beef and creamy little potatoes are jazzed up with Parmesan and some flavorful spices. This full meal deal can be made in your Instant Pot or any other pressure cooker!

15 mins
20 mins


  • Instant Pot



  • 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • (To taste) dried parsley (optional)


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (93%)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 slices bread, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Meatloaf glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • (To taste) balsamic vinegar


  • Step 1

    Spray the bottom of a six-quart electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) with non-stick cooking spray or wipe with a bit of butter. Add Little Potatoes into the bottom of the insert.

  • Step 2

    Pour chicken broth on top of potatoes. Stir in minced garlic.

  • Step 3

    Top Little Potatoes with pats of butter and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with dried parsley (optional).

  • Step 4

    Place rack insert on top of Little Potatoes.

  • Step 5

    In a bowl, combine all the meatloaf ingredients. It really is best to use your (very clean!) hands to mix this up.

  • Step 6

    Place meatloaf mixture onto a sheet of non-stick aluminum foil. Shape the loaf into a rectangle and fold up the sides of the foil so it makes a little meatloaf 'boat'.

  • Step 7

    In a small bowl, combine meatloaf glaze ingredients and stir well.

  • Step 8

    Spread half of this glaze mixture onto the meatloaf. Place meatloaf on top of rack insert.

  • Step 9

    Place lid onto pressure cooker and lock it into place. Make sure the valve on the lid is turned to ‘Sealing’.

  • Step 10

    Set to manual high pressure for 20 minutes. Note: If using a different pressure cooker, then you may need to increase the cooking time.

  • Step 11

    After it is done cooking, move the valve setting to ‘Venting’ (this is called a quick release). Be very careful of the steam that will quickly come out.

  • Step 12

    Allow all of the steam to fully release before unlocking lid.

  • Step 13

    Optional: Using oven mitts, carefully remove your meatloaf “boat” and place it on a baking sheet. Set your oven to ‘High’ broil. Spread the rest of the meatloaf glaze on top of the cooked meatloaf. Then slide meatloaf under the broiler for a couple of minutes just until it starts to bubble.

  • Step 14

    Remove baking sheet from the oven. Carefully place meatloaf on a serving plate using a large spatula. Then, gently remove the insert from the Instant Pot (using oven mitts) and carefully drain any excess broth from the bottom. Spread Little Potatoes around meatloaf.

  • Step 15

    Serve and enjoy!