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Looking for tender and flavorful cube steak recipes? Instant Pot Cube Steak and Mashed Potatoes is just what you need! This cube steak recipe is comfort food and is ready in just over an hour.

Are meat and potatoes your mantra? Do you dream of piles of fluffy mashed potatoes and mouthwatering cube steak recipes?

You're not alone. There are SO many people who would literally survive on eating nothing more than meat and potatoes...if they were allowed to do so. I have two kids that are included in that scenario, so I really get it.

Even if you're not a want-to-survive-on-meat-and-potatoes kind of person, many of us love a good meat and potatoes meal sometimes. It's the ultimate comfort food! And comfort food is even better when it's easy, right?

You're in luck. This Instant Pot Steak and Mashed Potatoes recipe is most definitely comfort food and it is most definitely easy, thanks to the Instant Pot.

white plate with two cooked carrots, instant pot steak, and dollop of mashed potatoes with gravy

One of the Best Cube Steak Recipes?

Instant Pot Steak and Mashed Potatoes uses cube steak, and I have to say it's one of the best cube steak recipes around. It's also an affordable recipe — cube steak is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat, and the other ingredients (such as carrots, potatoes, and milk) are also affordable.

Hearty Meal Ideas for a Great Weeknight Instant Pot Meal

Cooking in an Instant Pot is a good idea if you'd like to save time in the kitchen, want to make more nutrient-rich meals, or would like to start cooking with more whole-food ingredients.

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Cube Steak Recipes for the Instant Pot

Cube steak is always delicious, but this recipe for making cube steak in the Instant Pot makes for a tender and flavorful cube steak that is beyond what we've experienced before. (Thank you, Instant Pot!)

We're talking about bite after bite of amazing flavor.

If you're a fan of meat and potatoes, you are going to really want to make sure you watch your portion size on this meal. If you're anything like my family is, it is SO easy to eat more than your fill when you're dining on a delicious plate full of meat and mashed potatoes.

How to Make Instant Pot Steak and Mashed Potatoes

Ready for one of the best cube steak recipes? Let's get started!

Step #1: Start by adding McCormick Peppercorn & Garlic Marinade to the cube steak for the marinade.

overhead shot of meat in process  coated in seasoning

Step #2: Top with red wine vinegar and turn the cube steaks over a couple times to incorporate spices and vinegar.

meat in white casserole dish covered in seasoning

Step #3: Heat oil on sauté function and then brown meat on both sides before removing it from the Instant Pot.

meat sautéing in pan
inside of instant pot with cube steak recipes browning and oil on surface of instant pot

Step #4: Deglaze the Instant Pot inner pot by adding water to the pot and scraping the bottom and sides of the pan clean to get all the browned bits into the liquid. Add cube steak back to the pan.

overhead view of cube steak recipes being made with several cube steaks almost cooked through

Step #5: Top with a steamer rack, adding potatoes and carrots on top of that.

cube steak recipes in process with steamer rack placed on top of cube steak containing raw carrots and potatoes

Step #6: Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes under pressure, use a Quick Pressure Release. Remove vegetables and meat and set Instant Pot back to sauté mode, adding in the gravy packet.

gravy  with wire whisk inside of instant pot whisking gravy mixture

Step #7: While the gravy cooks, mash potatoes. After the gravy is ready and the potatoes are mashed, plate, serve, and enjoy!

overhead view of cube steak completed with meat on white plate next to two carrots and mashed potatoes

Helpful Instant Pot Supplies

  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Ready for Dessert?

You've got dinner taken care of. Now what about dessert? How about one of our cheesecake recipes? Try our Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Peppermint Cheesecake, or our Caramel Pecan Cheesecake.

Let us suggest something on the lighter side after a meal this filling. A small slice of this Pineapple Upside Down Cake offers just the right amount of sweetness to round out your meal.

More Instant Pot Recipes

Some other tasty recipes to try are our jerk chicken, Instant Pot chicken thighs, and our air fryer pork chops.


Yield: 6 Servings

Instant Pot Cube Steak & Mashed Potatoes – Cube Steak Recipes

Instant Pot Cube Steak & Mashed Potatoes – Cube Steak Recipes

Must-try Instant Pot Cubed Steak and Mashed Potatoes recipe. This is comfort food at its finest.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  1. Season steak with marinade and red wine vinegar at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in sauté mode.
  3. Brown steak on both sides, without cooking through. Remove. Set aside.
  4. Add water, scraping up browned bits. Return meat to pot.
  5. Place cut potatoes into inner pot on top of meat.
  6. Cover pot, set to cook for 12 minutes on high pressure.
  7. Once cooking process is finished, quick release, cancel keep warm mode. Remove potatoes and meat.
  8. There will be liquid in the pot. We will use this to make the gravy. Set pot to sauté mode. Add gravy mix to liquid, stirring to dissolve. Let liquid mixture come to a boil and thicken.
  9. While gravy is thickening, add ranch seasoning and milk to potatoes and mash well. Add more milk if you prefer softer mashed potatoes.
  10. Once gravy comes to a boil, pour into a gravy boat.
  11. Serve steak with mashed potatoes and gravy over top.


Serve with mashed potatoes and carrots.


  • Can my dog eat Cube Steak & Mashed Potatoes? It is safe to give your dog meat and potatoes. What you should take care of is the seasoning that you add to the portion that your pet would eat. Ingredients like garlic marinade, red wine vinegar, gravy, ranch seasoning, and milk are not suitable for your dog's health.
  • Can my cat eat Cube Steak & Mashed Potatoes? This, like other recipes, must be modified to make it safe for your cat. Ideally, give the meat, potatoes, and carrots with a pinch of salt and without any other seasoning that could compromise the health of your beloved feline.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 764Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 141mgSodium 1306mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 6gSugar 7gProtein 50g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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carol embry

Monday 17th of July 2023

The cube steaks really grabbed hold of the red wine vinegar, particularly the vinegar... a taste I do not care for...the whole batch going into the garbage. Very sad waste of good meat.


Thursday 5th of March 2020

I tried this tonight & it was excellent! I wish I had read the comment about 10 minutes then NR, but it was still tender. It’s a keeper!

JB Jones

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

I am sure recipe is good but did I miss what size Instapot to use or does it not mstter?

Jessica McCoy

Monday 7th of January 2019

10 minutes high pressure and then a complete natural release should work good.

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