When you make this cheeseburger meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, your dinner will be transformed into something that’s not just hands-off and super-easy, but also SO delicious!
Meatloaf + Mashed Potatoes = Pure Comfort
Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are comfort food of the highest order, so when I started seeing recipes for meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot I knew that this was something that I was going to have to try. That was a good idea. It’s one of the easiest meals that you could possibly get on the table and SO delicious.
Bacon Makes Everything Better. So Does Brown Butter.
I’ve already shared with you all my favorite meatloaf recipe, so I decided to jazz things up a little bit and do a cheeseburger meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot. BACON cheeseburger meatloaf. It’s not hard – just a little cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon in the center, and a sweet and tangy brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard sauce on top. Plus, brown butter mashed potatoes.
Take It For a Trip Under the Broiler
Now, the meatloaf comes out looking a little gray because the Instant Pot doesn’t have the same browning effects that the oven has. You can do what I do and stick it under the broiler for a few minutes, but you don’t have to…you could just warm the sauce and spread it over the top. It’s all about the aesthetic that you’re looking for and how big of a hurry you’re in.
I’ll tell you this: once you make meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, you may never make it any other way.