Today we wanted to try a new recipe, making Salisbury meatballs and gravy in the Pressure Cooker. We have made Salisbury steak and gravy before in our pressure cooker and you can find that recipe HERE. It was quite delicious and a hit with the family. We thought perhaps I would try meatballs and gravy served over mashed potatoes.

Salisbury Meatballs and Gravy is a simple and delicious meal was a HUGE hit with the family, I mean H U G E! Considering I just thought of it at the last minute and whipped it up, I was pleasantly surprised myself.

Ninja Foodi Salisbury meatballs and gravy recipe

If you don’t want to make homemade meatballs, you don’t have to. I actually cheated and bought a fresh pack of meatballs already rolled, seasoned and ready from the deli department at the grocery store. They were super yummy, and of course made this dinner even quicker to make. I love meatballs and make a great homemade one, but lets face it, that does require more time and ingredients and these days, I don’t have that much time to do the prep work:)

I even cheated on the mashed potatoes! Don’t shoot me, but I used one of those dry packet red potato instant potato mixes by Idaho. Let me tell you, my family never knew the difference, because the secret was in the gravy. That I did make homemade and it was amazing!

Salisbury Meatballs and Gravy in the Pressure Cooker/Ninja Foodi

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  • 10 Meatballs, home made or fresh from deli You can use frozen. Just lower temp for bake option in Foodi, and set to 20 minutes. BE sure to check on them in between
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion sliced
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 – to 3 1/2 cups beef or chicken broth, low sodium
  • 3 tbsp. corn starch First mix your cornstarch in a small bowl with cold water before adding to pot
  • Parsley for garnish


  • First, bake your meatballs. If using the Ninja Foodi, simply place in crisper basket, set to 330 degrees for about 15 minutes. No need to turn. IF you do not have a Ninja Foodi, you may saute your meatballs first in the pressure cooker using little olive oil, remove, then add one cup of water to pressure cooker, place meatballs in a strainer basket and pressure cook for approximately 7 minutes  with a quick release. Proceed then as follows:
  • Remove meatballs and crisper basket from Foodi. No NEED to remove drippings left from meatballs. This will actually make the gravy even more flavorful. Just be sure all bits or nothing is sticking on bottom.
  • Next, add broth, ketchup, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and onion to pot. Set on Saute mode. Let get to a slightly bubble and be sure to stir in between. You want the onions to be soft. This only takes about 5 minutes. NEXT,  Add cornstarch to the gravy mix (cornstarch already mixed in a little cold water) then add meatballs and let saute for a few minutes being sure the meatballs are all covered in gravy. Turn pot off. 
  • You can make potatoes fresh in another pot if you have it, accordingly. I made quick  red mashed potatoes on the stove top. 
  • Scoop potatoes in bowl, Add gravy and meatballs on top. Garnish with fresh parsley. ENJOY!

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One thought on “Salisbury Meatballs and gravy in the Pressure Cooker

  1. Malagua60 says:

    Made this recipe tonight. Homemade meatballs rather than from store. The gravy was a little tangy. Good though but noticeable. Only had one potato so I used rice to pour over. Some homemade yeast rolls and green beans. Not too shabby.4 stars

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