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healthier turkey meatloaf in the instant pot

Recipe by
Mary Feltman
Hueytown, AL

This turkey meatloaf is really delicious. It's healthier because it's using the more lean ground breast meat, but it's so good because of the sautéed veg and other flavor-enhancing ingredients, that you won't think of it as a "healthy" or "diet" meal.

yield 4 -6
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For healthier turkey meatloaf in the instant pot

  • 1 lb
    ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 c
    silk original almond milk
  • 1 1/2
    pieces cobblestone brooklyn rye bread
  • 1 stalk
  • 1/3
    red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2
    large carrot
  • 1/2
    large onion
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 tsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1
    large egg

How To Make healthier turkey meatloaf in the instant pot

  • 1
    Pinch bread apart and put into a small bowl. Add almond milk and press down, soaking the bread.
  • 2
    Small-dice the carrot, onion, bell pepper, and celery.
  • 3
    Turn Instant Pot pressure cooker on, to Sauté, and let get hot.
  • 4
    Add half of the butter and oil; add the veg, and sauté until beginning to caramelize, adding more butter and oil as needed, to keep from burning.
  • 5
    Turn IP off; pour sautéed veg into a large bowl.
  • 6
    Add turkey, soaked bread, egg, A1, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and peppers to veg in bowl; gently mix.
  • 7
    Put 1.5 cups of water in IP liner pot. Put IP trivet in IP liner pot.
  • 8
    *Make a sling using heavy duty aluminum foil, to go between the IP trivet and the bowl/pot the meatloaf is going to go in. This will allow easy removal of food bowl from the IP. *Make another sling, this one a wide one, to go between the meatloaf and the bowl/pot you're putting it in; this will allow easier removal of loaf from its cooking vessel.
  • 9
    Place mixed meat onto the foil sling in an oven-safe bowl or pot; lower down onto the foil sling on the IP trivet.
  • 10
    Put lid on IP, locking it in place; make sure the vent is to the sealing position.
  • 11
    Turn IP on Manual, to 20 minutes. When finished cooking, let pressure release naturally.
  • 12
    Using the trivet sling, remove the meatloaf bowl/pot.
  • 13
    Using the loaf sling, gently raise the loaf, tilting to pour off any grease, then slide off the sling, back into the bowl/pot.