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Instant Pot Meatballs
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The Best Instant Pot Meatballs

The Best Instant Pot Meatballs are pressure cooked for just 3 minutes in tomato sauce and covered in parmesan cheese - no sautéing required!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breadcrumbs, ground beef, instant pot, meatballs, parmesan cheese, tomato sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 165kcal


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, grated
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1 (680mL) jar tomato sauce
  • Parmesan cheese & parsley, for garnish


  • Mix together the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Roll each meatball into 1-inch balls.
  • Spray Instant Pot with cooking spray and add tomato sauce. Carefully add in meatballs one by one. Place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal. Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 5 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Garnish meatballs with parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.5mg