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Instant Pot Meatballs

These Instant Pot Meatballs come together in a few easy steps and are ready in under 30 minutes! The end result is classic Italian meatballs, cooked to perfection. Warming, wholesome, and cozy however you serve them!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner, ground beef, under 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 445kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Large bowl


For the Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

For the Sauce

  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients together with your hands.
  • Using a tablespoon measure, scoop 2 tablespoons of meat per meatball and roll between your palms forming a ball. Keep rolling meatballs until no meat remains, forming about 36 meatballs.
  • Set your Instant Pot to the sauté setting and add in the olive oil. When oil is hot, about 1 minute later, add in the minced garlic for the sauce and gently sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the remaining sauce ingredients and mix everything together to combine.
  • Carefully place all 36 meatballs into the Instant Pot along with the sauce, secure the lid and pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.
  • Quick release the steam before opening the lid of the Instant Pot, serve meatballs as desired.


  • Make it Keto: Use fresh grated parmesan cheese, use more parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs, and make sure the canned tomatoes do not contain any added sugar.
  • Make it Gluten Free: Use gluten-free breadcrumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs, and serve over zucchini noodles or your favorite gluten-free pasta!
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 6meatballs | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 8g