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Instant Pot Foot Loaf-Perfect Halloween Dinner

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I go all out with this Instant Pot Foot Meatloaf Recipe.

It doesn’t matter what you call it: footloaf Halloween meatloaf,  meatloaf shaped like a foot, meatloaf for Halloween, gory meatloaf, the family is going to think you’re amazing!

It’s easy to make and so much fun!

Browse all of our Halloween recipes right here.

There’s something frightfully fun in the mix to make your dinner or seasonal festivities special.

You may also want to check out my Pinterest Halloween Food board for more great recipes like this meatloaf feetloaf!

Instant Pot Foot Meatloaf Recipe from front


Who can resist a foot-shaped meatloaf complete with gory blood detail?!

It’s a sight to behold and will have everyone in the spirit of the festivities.

instant pot foot loaf side view


It’s easy to make, here’s how.

Using this Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe, mix up your meatloaf.

Here’s what you’ll need at a glance:

Instant Pot Foot Meatloaf Recipe for Halloween Fun

Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs hamburger
  • 1 1/2 cups of Panko crumbs (you can use any bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 whole almonds

instant pot footloaf (easy meatloaf in the instant pot shaped like a foot with gory ketchup blood detail)


Instant Pot Meatloaf Recipe Red Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

  • 5 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bag small golden potatoes
  • Reserve 1-1/2 cup of the meat mixture.

How to Make a Foot Loaf in the Instant Pot

Shape the remaining meatloaf into an oval.

PRO Tip:

Use a butter knife to trace a circle that will fit in your Instant Pot on a piece of foil so you know how long your foot meatloaf can be to fit in nicely.

Once you have your oval, measure one cup of your reserved meatloaf and add to the larger end of the oval to shape the ankle and part of the leg.

Create a “bowl” in the top to hold the sauce.

With the remaining meat mixture, create five meatballs getting smaller in size, for the toes.

Place the meatballs on the narrower end of the oval for toes.


meatloaf shaped as foot, adding toes

Shape the toes by pinching and patting the meat mixture.

foot meatloaf making the toes

Add one almond to each toe for the toenail.

adding almonds for toenails

Make the Sauce:

Mix up your sauce (it will serve as the gore!)

making ooey gooey sauce

Add the Potatoes:

Add potatoes to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

They will be mashed potatoes in the end.

Place trivet that came with Instant Pot on top of potatoes.

potatoes in instant pot


Add one cup beef broth to the pot.

Add the Foot Loaf:

Now place your foot of meatloaf into the Instant Pot.

adding footloaf to instant pot


Fill the cavity of the “leg” with one-half of the sauce.

adding ooey gooey sauce to ankle of meatloaf


Place lid on Instant Pot and press Manual for 25 minutes.

Quick Release when beeps.

Use foil to lift the foot meatloaf out of Instant Pot and place it on a cookie sheet.

foot loaf moved to cooking sheet

Add More Sauce:

Add remaining sauce to the “leg cavity” and let drip down.

Use a spoon to place sauce around the ankle for an especially gruesome effect.

adding more sauce to the foot loaf

Broil (Optional):

Place under the broiler for 5 minutes.

KEEP AN EYE ON IT, it may not need a full five minutes.

You just want it to get “sticky”.

foot loaf under broiler


Remove from broiler and plate.

finished foot loaf

Make Mashed Potatoes:

Remove potatoes from Instant Pot, place in a bowl, add a stick of butter and splash of milk, and your blender to make mashed potatoes.


When you’re finished, why not give your Instant Pot a deep clean.

foot meatloaf side view

Instant Pot Foot Meatloaf Recipe for Halloween Fun

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Go all out with this Instant Pot Footloaf Recipe. It’s easy to make instant pot meatloaf and so much fun! with gory blood detail?! It’s a sight to behold and will have everyone in the spirit of the festivities. #footloaf #instantpotfootloaf #instantpotmeatloaf #halloweenmeatloaf


  • 5 tsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tbs dry mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bag small golden potatoes
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 311mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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