Pressure Cooker Turkey Meatloaf that is similar to Boston Market Meatloaf but better, healthier, moister and cheaper since you make it in your own home.
Imagine having a moist and juice meatloaf in under one hour from start to finish! No more dried out meatloaf. This Pressure Cooker Turkey Meatloaf recipe cooked in a Pressure Cooker ensures a moist and delicious meatloaf, like no other.
I’ve never been a fan of meatloaf until my husband decided to cook dinner one night. He asked why I never make meatloaf and I replied that it is not something I particularly like. Since he likes meatloaf, I decided I better figure out a recipe we would both enjoy.
I remembered hearing about how much people love Boston Market Meatloaf and I set out to find that recipe. I found a copycat version and realized that it was a very simple meatloaf. We understood the result we both wanted and came up with a simple recipe, based loosely on what we learned.
Most meatloaf recipes are overly flavored, have lots of add-ins, including barbecue sauce, bacon and the like. I didn’t want “stuff.” I wanted a delicious, old fashion and comfort style meatloaf; I wanted it simple. The result was fabulous.
Hubs served it with his famous Creamy Whipped Potatoes and peas and I became fan. The next time we wanted meatloaf for dinner, hubs again cooked dinner and it fell flat. Great.
I asked if he wrote down what he did and he said, ah, eh, well, no. So, the next time he decided to make meatloaf, we recreated that first conversation about meatloaf and we figured it out. Thank goodness!!!
We gave up eating red meat for several years after I had surgery and wasn’t allowed to eat red meat for a while (we’ve slowly reintroduced beef).
The meatloaf recipe was converted to a turkey version and we love it just as much. We now make it in the Pressure Cooker in a fraction of the time it takes in the oven.
For other recipes using ground turkey, check out my Pressure Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Chili, my Pressure Cooker Beef and Macaroni, and my Pressure Cooker Healthy Inside-Out “Eggrolls” recipes.
Turkey is much drier than beef and since we wanted to add a little more fiber to our diet, we decided to use GrapeNuts Nuggets Cereal to help keep in the moisture and add some fiber.
We almost always add GrapeNuts Nuggets Cereal and Worcestershire Sauce when using ground turkey, as it adds a beefy taste to the meat.
Make sure to dice the onion really well, or else you will have crunchy onions in the meatloaf, which is nasty.
We like to use a can of diced tomatoes, drained and we use an immersion blender to form the sauce. Half of the sauce it is used in the meat mixture and the other half is sweetened for the topping.
For some reason, diced tomatoes, blended tastes so better than using a can of tomato sauce to make the meatloaf sauce.
In a Mixing Bowl and with clean hands, mix together the ingredients.
Then of course, you will want to remove your Pressure Cooker Turkey Meatloaf from the Pressure Cooker and into an oven safe pan. So, form the meat mixture into a loaf 6-8 inches long. The size of your loaf will depend on the size of your Pressure Cooker.
With the remaining pureed diced tomatoes, add in the sugar and whisk together well.
If you want to place the meatloaf on a serving platter, after it comes out of the oven, leave the foil sling in place, as it will make it easier to lift onto the serving platter.
Pour 3/4 of the remaining sauce over the meatloaf and place under the broiler for about five minutes or in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
- GoWise 8 Quart Pressure Cooker
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Culina Stackable (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Rösle Stainless Steel Flat Whisk – a MUST have, probably my most used utensil
- LamsonSharp Chef’s Slotted Turner – I totally love this spatula!
- Alton Brown Salt Box
- OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
- Stainless Steel Trivet
- GoWISE USA Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker Basket Rack for 8 quart PC
- 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Pyrex Oblong Glass Baking Dish
- GrapeNuts Nuggets Cereal
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 1.5 pounds Ground Turkey
- 3/4 cup GrapeNuts Cereal (or Old Fashion Oatmeal)
- 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or to taste
- 3/4 cup Onion finely diced
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes drained, pulverized
In a large mixing bowl, mix together all meatloaf ingredients, except tomatoes.
Using an immersion blender, blend the diced tomatoes. Add half of the blended tomatoes to the meat mixture and mix together.
Make a sling by taking about 24 inches of foil and folding in half to become 12 inches long. Then fold each side in about an inch.
Form the meatloaf into an oval shape, approximately 8 inches long by 7 inches wide for an 8 quart pressure cooker. Adjust size depending on size of pressure cooker. Place meatloaf onto sling.
Place 2 cups of water into the Pressure Cooker cooking pot and place a trivet on top. Place meatloaf with sling into steamer basket and on top of trivet.
Lock lid in place and close Pressure Valve. Cook on High Heat for 20 minutes.
When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.
Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar to remaining tomato sauce and mix well.
Remove meatloaf from Pressure Cooker and place into oven safe dish. Pour 3/4 of the remaining sweet tomato sauce on top of meatloaf and place under the broiler for 5 minutes.
Use the rest of the sweet sauce over individual servings.
For a six quart Pressure Cooker, shape into a shorter loaf.
Beef can be used in place of turkey.
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