Meatloaf bowls

cheesy ranch potatoes

For The Meatloaf


  • 1 Pound Hamburger (makes 3 bowls plus a small one) 

  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs

  • 1 TBS Italian Seasoning Blend

  • 1 Hamburger bowl press

        (or you can shape them with your hands)

  • Baby Rays BBQ sauce

        (hickory, honey)

For the Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 Large Potatoes

  • 4 TBS Butter

  • 1/2 cup Shredded yellow and white cheese

  • 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing (heaping)

  • 1/2 ts Salt

  • 1/4 ts Pepper


This Meatloaf Mashed Potato Bowl is simply amazing comfort food at it's best. You can make the bowls in advance (oamc) and freeze them. On the day you want to make them, put them in your instant pot and you're ready to go make the delicious, creamy ranch potatoes that go on top. They are just that easy to make ahead and have dinner on your table quickly, of course, isn't that what we all want?


  • Start by mixing everything for the meatloaf.

  • Use a stuffed hamburger press and press into bowls. (see video below)

  • Use steamer basket, and place 1 sheet of foil (or parchment paper) in the bottom of your basket, layer each bowl, with foil, (place one down, add foil to cover,  (keep layering altering with foil)

  • add 1 1/2 cup water to your instant pot, and place your basket inside.

  • Make sure your on sealing and not venting, and press manual for 25 min high pressure. Instant release)

  • When done, remove bowls and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Go around the edges of each bowl with BBQ sauce. 

  • Then peel and dice 4 large potatoes, (cut into equal size parts)

  • place into your steamer basket, (no need to add water, use the same liquid you used for your hamburger bowls.)

  • Place your steamer basket inside your instant pot, make sure it's on sealing and not venting, then press manual 10 min high pressure.

  • When done instant release.

  • When pressure valve goes down, remove lid and potatoes.

  • Place in another bowl, add butter, cheese, ranch, salt and pepper, mash potatoes and mix well.


  • Add mashed potatoes to the center of the bowls and top with cheese, broil for 1 to 2 min

How To- Video

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