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Instant Pot Meatballs and Gravy – Meatballs pressure cooked in a brown gravy with onions and spices make a quick and easy dinner with all the comforts of a home cooked meal.

Instant Pot Meatballs and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes on a white plate

After a long busy day, sometimes I find myself without a plan for dinner. Anyone else out there do that! I can say this is me far too often lately (I know a food blogger does this too). But just have to be real my friends.

My mind is going a millions places (Like all these chocolate recipes I am working on for CHOCTOBERFEST next week – a whole week devoted to chocolate)! AND who wouldn’t rather think about Chocolate than dinner right! I head out the door in a hurry and forget to lay something out or just forget my name for the day – lol.

This is why I love my Instant Pot. I can whip anything up in no time.

I am sure that isn’t any of you, right – WINK WINK! I won’t tell a soul!! But, I must say, the beauty of this meal is it is delicious enough to plan for it. Meatballs and Gravy do sound like the perfect home cooked comfort meal  – Don’t you agree? So let’s get cooking “good looking” – My grandpa used to say that – so it just popped out of my mouth y’all! 😉

What you will need to make Meatballs and Gravy in Pressure Cooker

  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Butter (I like to use garlic & herb butter, but regular is fine too)
  • Sliced Onions
  • Family Sized Jar of Brown Gravy
  • Garlic
  • Pepperoncinis (optional)
  • Beef Broth
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Instant Pot Meatballs and Gravy

Step 1.    Set Instant Pot to saute (I use a 6 quart Instant Pot). Melt butter, add in onions and saute until they begin to soften. Add in garlic. Saute 1 minute.

A closeup of browned onions in a skillet to be used in this instant pot meatballs and gravy recipe

Step 2.   Pour in beef broth and scrape bottom of pot to deglaze. Get any stuck bits off the bottom. Add in salt and pepper and stir.

A close up of the meatballs in the gravy for this instant pot meatballs and gravy recipe

Step 3.   Pour in meatballs, cover with gravy. Add pepperoncinis and juice. Cover with lid and set to lock. Make sure vent is closed. Set to manual high pressure for 6 minutes.

A close up of the meatballs in the gravy for this instant pot meatballs and gravy recipe

Step 4.   After cooking time is up, use quick release method (open valve to release steam and pressure). Remove lid and stir.

A white plate filled with mashed potatoes and these instant pot meatballs and gravy

Putting a simple meal together with no guilt, because it tastes delicious, and sharing it with the people you love is what’s important! I hope you all enjoy getting this easy meal on your family table!

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A close up of the meatballs in the gravy for this instant pot meatballs and gravy recipe

 

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Instant Pot Meatballs and Gravy

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Nikki Lee
Instant Pot Meatballs and Gravy - Meatballs pressure cooked in a brown gravy with onions and spices make a quick and easy dinner with all the comforts of a home cooked meal.
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Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp garlic and herb butter
  • ½ cup sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 16 ounces meat balls, frozen
  • 18 ounce jar beef gravy
  • ¼ cup sliced pepperoncinis with juice, (optional)

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to saute (I use a 6 quart Instant Pot). Melt butter, add in onions and saute until they begin to soften. Add in garlic. Saute 1 minute.
  • Pour in beef broth and scrape bottom of pot to deglaze. Get any stuck bits off the bottom. Add in salt and pepper and stir.
  • Pour in meatballs, cover with gravy. Add pepperoncinis and juice. Cover with lid and set to lock. Make sure vent is closed. Set to manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • After cooking time is up, use quick release method (open valve to release steam and pressure). Remove lid and stir.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 11 serving Calories: 315kcal (16%) Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) Protein: 15g (30%) Fat: 21g (32%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 58mg (19%) Sodium: 1369mg (60%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 8g (9%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe especially since I have to be gluten free due to having Celiac. I used 4 pkg of McCormick Gluten free gravy packs with 4 cups of water. I mixed it in a separate bowl, then dumped it when you stated to pour the gravy in. I have a Instant Pot Duo Plus and mine did say burnt, but thank goodness it tells you ahead, I just did a quick release stirred the pit and scrapping the bottom again, put the lid back on and it continue to cook for the full 6mins. Came out perfect! Tha k you so much for this wonderful recipe!

    1. I am so glad you loved it and can use it as a Gluten-Free option. I have been trying to update most of my recipes when I can offer G-F options, so I am glad this worked for you. Thank you for stopping by to let me know. I really appreciate it.

      1. Sorry, corrections to my previous post i put 4 cups of water on my post its actually 8 cups of water.

  2. Don’t know what I did wrong, but this recipe failed me mightily. The gravy actually burned on the bottom of the Instapot. . (My husband said the meatballs still tasted ok. But I KNEW that this failed effort in the Instapot tasted nothing like my dear Sicilian Grandmom’s recipe that I have successfully prepared time and time again over the years on the conventional stove.) This is my second use of my new Instapot. The first was applesauce that turned out great. My next attempt will be bone broth which I’m certain will be good too.

    1. I am so sorry you had hard time with this! I have not had a burn notice with this one. You may have not gotten all the bits off the bottom or any residue from your previous recipe can cause issues. Or having enough liquid in the pot can cause the burn notice. If you have a different pot make sure there is enough liquid for what your pot recommends. I used a 6 qt Instant Pot brand for this recipe. I sure hope this helps.

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you! This was fast and easy and my family enjoyed it. I used frozen gluten free meatballs and instead of jarred gravy I used a cup of water with a gluten free gravy packet. (I have a GF kid) I did add some beef broth first to be sure the gravy didn’t burn. I served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Everyone was happy!

      2. Thank you Penny! I am glad you could adapt it work with your Gluten Free needs! It’s a win when everyone is happy with meal ;)!

    1. Yes, You can certainly make this in a dutch oven. I would cook bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer about 45 minutes to an hour, so that the flavors come together and the meatballs cook.