This Keto Meatloaf is comfort food at its best. Made with an almond flour and parmesan breadcrumb mixture, this recipe is low carb and keto approved but tastes just as good as the original!
You don’t need a lot of carbs to make a classic southern meatloaf tasty. Learn how to make meatloaf keto friendly with this easy recipe!
For this recipe, I substituted breadcrumbs with almond flour and parmesan cheese. The almond flour has a very mild flavor, so it will help bind it without adding any weird after taste. The parmesan also helps bind the meatloaf and provides some extra saltiness and fat to the recipe.
Keto friendly substitutes for breadcrumbs in meatloaf
Breadcrumbs help bind meatloaf together, but you don’t need them to make meatloaf. You can use a few different ingredients to take their place.
Here are a few keto breadcrumb substitutes:
- grated parmesan cheese
- ground pork rinds
- almond flour
- coconut flour
- golden flaxseed
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Almond Flour - Acts as a filler and a binder.
- Parmesan - I prefer to grate my own, but you could use pre-grated versions.
- Dried Parsley - This gives it that Italian breadcrumb flavor.
- Ground Beef - I use 85/15 or 90/10. I find that 80/20 is too fatty.
- Vegetables - I use a combination of onion and bell pepper for a boost of flavor.
- Eggs - Eggs act as a binder to help the meatloaf stay together.
- Spices - You’ll need salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Worcestershire Sauce - This adds more flavor.
- Unsweetened Ketchup - Some of the ketchup will go in the meatloaf, and some will be used for the topping.
How to make keto meatloaf
Step by step instructions:
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl, and mix everything together.
- Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan, and mold it into a loaf shape.
- Spread the ketchup over the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake the meatloaf uncovered at 350 degrees for 60 - 70 minutes.
- Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes after cooking. (This is important, as the meatloaf may fall apart if doesn't rest prior to serving.)
How to store leftovers
To store, allow the meatloaf to cool completely. You can either transfer to an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap to store for up to 3 days in the fridge.
To reheat, place an individual serving in the microwave for one minute or until warmed. You could also stick the pan back into a warm oven and heat it until warmed through.
What to Serve with
Meatloaf is the star of the meal, but it needs some help to make it a complete meal. You can serve it with your favorite veggies like air fryer green beans, zucchini, asparagus, or cauliflower mash.
Check out these other delicious low carb dinner recipes:
- Cheesy Keto Taco Casserole
- Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
- Ninja Foodi Pot Roast (Pressure Cooker Pot Roast)
- Keto Crock Pot Beef Stew
- The Best Baked Chicken Drumsticks
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 cup almond flour, (or coconut flour)
- 1 tablespoon dried parsely
- 2 pounds ground beef, (85/15 or 90/10 lean)
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons no sugar ketchup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup no sugar added ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or grease a loaf pan.
- Combine all of the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl, and mix together. I recommend using your hands to mix everything.
- Once everything is combined, transfer the mixture to the pan and mold it into a loaf.
- Spread the ketchup over top of the meatloaf.
- Bake the meatloaf uncovered for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes prior to serving.
- Be sure to mix the meatloaf well to ensure that all the ingredients are combined.
- To avoid the meatloaf falling apart, be sure to let it cool for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.
- Oven times may vary. Cook the meatloaf a few minutes less or longer depending on your oven. The internal temperature of the meatloaf should reach 160 degrees.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 777mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 41g
All nutritional information and calculations are provided as a courtesy. Nutritional values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product, and brand selection. You should not rely on this information for medical advice.
Kay is passionate about living a healthy low carb lifestyle. She loves low carb comfort foods that are also family-friendly!