This Instant Pot Meatballs in Gravy dinner is one of the easiest meals. Pair it with simple mashed potatoes and a salad and you've got a full meal on the table in no time.
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Sometimes I cook things for dinner and it's really good but I don't share it with you because I think, "wait, I can't blog this because it's too easy, it's barely a recipe".
This was almost one of those times.
But today, for some reason, I had another thought come to me immediately after dinner. I thought "Well, it is super easy and that is EXACTLY why I should tell people. This might be something they haven't thought of.". So, call it a recipe or call it a suggestion or heck just take it as me bragging that I made dinner in 6 minutes. Whatever you call it, I'm happy at the end of the day that I'm sharing it because it was yummy.
I hope you are one of my readers that took advantage of Prime Day and bought an Instant Pot for super cheap. If not, seriously, still consider it. I paid full price and it was worth every penny. I actually use my Instant Pot more than I use my Ninja Blender and more than my panini machine. I'm confident in saying it's my most used kitchen appliance/tool.
If you don't have an Instant Pot yet, you can make these meatballs in gravy on the stove, it will just take longer.
Start by setting the Instant Pot to saute. Melt butter and soften onions. Add garlic.
Deglaze the pot with broth. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the frozen meatballs. These can be straight of a bag bought from the store, or your own homemade meatballs that you've frozen.
Pour the jar of gravy over the meatballs.
Pressure cook for 6 minutes.
Note: It will take longer than the six minutes because the pot will need to reach pressure.
Quick release the pressure when it's done. Stir and serve.
I like to serve my meatballs in gravy over a big glob of mashed potatoes. On the super busy nights, I just use the store bought mashed potatoes that get tossed in the microwave.
You could also serve these meatballs over creamy polenta if you feel like giving the effort.
Rice is also a nice option, or a nice creamy rice, you know, like one of those packets that come together in minutes.
If you're trying to behave, you could also serve this over mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice.
For the side vegetable, I like a simple arugula salad or my super delish garlic green beans!
Wondering what else you can make in this magical Instant Pot? Just use that little search button on the top right of the screen and type "instant pot".
Meatballs In Gravy Instant Pot Recipe
- Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ Cup sliced sweet onions
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ Cup beef broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly cracked
- 15-20 frozen meatballs 1 oz size meatballs
- 18 ounce jarred beef gravy
- Set Instant Pot to saute and add butter. Once melted, add onions. Saute until just starting to soften, stirring often. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Pour beef broth into pot to deglaze, being sure to stir and get up any bits that might be stuck to the pot. Stir in salt and pepper. Turn off saute function.
- Add meatballs to the pot. Pour entire jar of gravy over meatballs. Cover and seal pot. Set timer to 6 minutes using the manual high function.
- After timer beeps for completion, use quick release valve to release steam. Stir to coat all meatballs in gravy and serve.
Stove Top Instructions for Meatballs in Gravy:
Follow above instructions but using a large skillet or saute pan up to adding gravy to pot. At that point, after pouring in the gravy, place a cover on pan and simmer until meatballs are cooked thru.
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