Meatball Stew In The Instant Pot

J. White Harris


This stew turned out to be delicious. I wanted to quickly put together a meal that would be ready to eat in a short time. The meatballs were fully cooked. The vegetables were cut in chunks or larger pieces and the beef broth and onion soup mix supplied the flavoring. It would be easy to add other ingredients or spices you might happen to have on hand but it's great the way it is.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 servings
20 Min
11 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


  • 1 pkg
    (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked home-style meatballs
  • 3 medium
    potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb
    carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4
    celery ribs, sliced
  • 1
    rutabaga, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 can(s)
    (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 can(s)
    beef broth
  • 1
    envelope onion soup mix

How to Make Meatball Stew In The Instant Pot


  1. Place the meatballs, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, and rutabaga in the Instant Pot.
  2. Combine the tomato soup, beef broth, and onion soup mix and pour over meatball mixture.
  3. Close the lid, be sure the steam release handle is set to SEALING, and press the MEAT/STEW key. The ADJUST key can be used to change the cooking time. I set the pressure to high for 11 minutes.
  4. When it is done, wait another 10 minutes then push the CANCEL key and turn the steam release handle to VENTING. When the pressure has dissipated, carefully open the lid.
  5. Tip: Using hot pads I lift the cooking pot from the Instant Pot and move it to the table and serve the food right out of the cooking pot.

Printable Recipe Card

About Meatball Stew In The Instant Pot

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Sodium Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

Show 16 Comments & Reviews

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]

Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner

Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner

Summertime means grill time! When the weather permits, I try to grill at least one night a week. While I love my kitchen, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy the weather while making a meal. Depending on what you feel like, here are some options to add to your dinner menu. Kabobs are one […]