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This keto meatloaf is delicious and super easy to make. It's a low-carb twist on a classic southern meatloaf recipe that is sure to make you forget you're on a diet.
Growing up, I looked forward to every time my mother made meatloaf for dinner. It is still one of my favorite things to eat. When I was a kid, I always liked extra ketchup with my meatloaf. And honestly … not much has changed hahaha!
Fortunately, this keto meatloaf recipe tastes just like the classic meatloaf I grew up eating. The only thing missing is mashed potatoes, although I'm happy to settle for cauliflower puree these days.
Traditional meatloaf recipes generally call for a breadcrumb filling or crackers. Bread crumbs are used to roll out the meatloaf. However, I'm going to show you how you can enjoy traditional southern meatloaf without the carbs.
What can be used in place of breadcrumbs
Grated Parmesan cheese, ground pork rinds, almond or coconut flour, and golden flaxseed are excellent keto substitutes for breadcrumbs. In this recipe, I used a mixture of Parmesan and almond flour. I also added parsley to give it the flavor of Italian breadcrumbs. Trust me, just like regular breadcrumbs, you won't even notice the taste of almond / coconut flour.
To make my easy recipe for Italian Keto Bread CrumbsCombine 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, 1/2 cup of almonds or coconut flour and 1 tablespoon of dried parsley in a small bowl. Then just mix everything together.
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Can you take ketchup in keto?
Traditional tomato sauce is full of sugar and should not be used in the keto diet. However, many brands now make ketchup "with no added sugar." Tomato sauce with no added sugar is a keto friendly option.
How to avoid dense meatloaf
You'll want to mix all the ingredients for the meatloaf just until combined. Make sure you don't over mix your ingredients. Also, don't over-compress the meatloaf when molding it. This will ensure that your meatloaf is not dense or too tight.
Keto Meatloaf Ingredients
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/2 cup of almond flour (or coconut flour)
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1/2 chopped green pepper
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoonful of garlic powder
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce without added sugar
How to make keto meatloaf
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, with the exception of the tomato sauce. Use your hands to mix everything.
Once everything is combined, transfer the mixture to the pan and mold into a pan.
Bake the meatloaf uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it steep for about 10 minutes before serving.
Check out this other delicious low carb ground beef recipe:
Low carb bacon cheeseburger casserole
Performance: 7 servings
Preparation time:: 10 minutes
Time to cook: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
A super moist and juicy keto meatloaf recipe that tastes as good as the classic.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup of almond flour (or coconut flour)
1 tablespoon dried dry
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 chopped green pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoonful of garlic powder
1/2 cup tomato sauce without added sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line or grease a bread pan.
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix. I recommend using your hands to mix everything.
- Once everything is combined, transfer the mixture to the pan and mold into a pan.
- Bake the meatloaf uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven, spread the tomato sauce on top of the meatloaf.
- Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for another 25 to 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
To avoid dense meatloaf, avoid compressing the meatloaf too much when molding it.
Serving size: 1
Amount per proportion:
Calories: 467 Total Fat: 30g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 175mg Sodium: 777mg Carbs: 7g Net Carbs: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 41 g