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20 Mouth-Watering Keto Meatloaf Recipes

Louise | November 25
21 Mouth-watering Keto Meatloaf Recipes

If the weather is cold and wet, sometimes I just need comfort food and meatloaf definitely falls into this category. So here is my list of Keto Meatloaf Recipes so you won’t be stuck with just one!

From everyday recipes to fill a hungry family, to impressive dishes like the Eggcellent Meatloaf and various stuffed ones, I am sure you will be inspired to try making some of these yourself.

Most of the meatloaves here can be frozen ready-sliced, so you will never be without a quick and tasty lunch or lunchbox treat to take to work.

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Classic Keto Meatloaf

Paleo BBQ Meatloaf

– Meatified

Bbq keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: meat, onion, almond flour, eggs, bbq sauce.

Here is another basic recipe that you can have fun with! Make it just like this, or if you are feeling braver, use different meats like turkey and bacon, play around with adding different veggies to make the loaf go further, or spice it up with some garlic and ginger – the choice is yours! Make loads then you have a quick and easy lunch for the next day.

Zesty Meatloaf

– Paleo Newbie

Ingredients: ground beef, eggs, almond flour, onion, spinach, bell pepper, bbq sauce, chili powder, salt, garlic cloves, oregano, thyme, cayenne, olive oil.

With the bell peppers adding lovely little patches of color to this meatloaf, it is one of these dishes that looks as good as it tastes! If you are not keen on spinach you could use a green pepper instead, or add in some chopped celery. Feel free to use whatever paleo tomato or barbecue sauce you prefer to serve over the top, or serve some homemade pesto on the side.

Mexican Meatloaf Cupcakes

– Once A Month Meals

Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, garlic, red bell pepper, taco seasoning, green chiles, cilantro, egg, ground beef, ground pork.

This is such a fantastic serving idea! What a lovely starter this would be for a dinner with friends! Or why not pack them into your lunchbox for next day – these would definitely attract attention from your colleagues. The spicy, flavor-packed cupcakes can also be frozen, so if you are having folk round for lunch, just defrost as many as you need and top with guacamole ‘frosting’!

Meatloaf in the Instant Pot

– Oil of Joy

Ingredients: water, dried thyme, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, liquid smoke.

Did you know spices have health-promoting properties?  Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. has good things to say about using thyme in your cooking. “I think thyme can play an important role in treating mild health concerns. It can help to suppress coughs, and is a good antifungal.”

This must be one of the easiest meatloaf recipes there is, yet the results are great! The onion and garlic give the beef a lovely flavor, and the liquid smoke adds a great dimension to the taste. Obviously you can add in some chopped vegetables as well, and that will make it more economical. This hearty dish can be frozen in slices, separated with parchment paper, then you can take out exactly what you need.

Paleo Keto Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe

– Wholesome Yum

Ingredients: ground beef, golden flaxseed meal, onion, garlic, tomato paste, coconut aminos, eggs, Italian seasoning, black pepper.

Here is another recipe that will give you a delicious meatloaf the whole family will enjoy, and the glaze of sauce over the top means it looks really good too! The Italian seasoning gives it a lovely flavor, but if you would like to spice things up a bit, feel free to substitute your own ideas on spice mixes to use and the variations are endless!

Easy Paleo Homestyle Meatloaf

– Stay Fit Mom

Ingredients: ground beef, egg, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, almond meal or flour, Italian seasoning, paprika, sea salt, pepper.

This recipe gives you a lovely midweek dinner idea that you can serve with roasted vegetables for a filling and substantial meal. If you have kids who are not keen on meatloaf, you could use the same mix but cook them in muffin tins to make individual servings – kids love mini foods! You could even get them involved in making them as this can often encourage them to eat their own cooking.

Mini Meatloaf

– Paleo On A Budget

Ingredients: ground pork, carrot, onion, celery, parsley, salt, pepper, cumin, egg, butter/fat.

These little meatloaf bites look so good and taste amazing! They can be used as an appetizer, a main served with vegetables, or packed in a lunchbox to have at work or school. They even make a great breakfast idea served with a runny egg on top! You can use other meat like turkey, and whatever vegetables you and your family enjoy.

Keto Meatloaf with Bacon

Keto Meatloaf

– Keto Summit

Keto meatloafIngredients: avocado oil, chia seeds, white button mushrooms, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, dried rosemary, salt, pepper, bacon.

This wonderful meatloaf with its yummy bacon coat looks so good, yet it only takes 15 minutes to prepare! It is moist and delicious and full of flavor. This would be great for lunch for the family, but because it freezes really well, you could use it in lunchboxes too.

Bacon-Wrapped Spicy Meatloaf

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Bacon wrapped spicy keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground chorizo, ground beef, eggs, celery stalks, pimientos, black olives, yellow mustard or Dijon, bacon.

With the warming spices from the chorizo, this meatloaf would be great on a chilly night served up with a heap of vegetables or a simple salad. When I serve meatloaf like this, there is always a fight over who gets the end piece, because it’s got the most bacon! If you would rather, you can use the bacon to line a loaf tin, place the meat mixture in and wrap the bacon over the top, and that will make it a more even shape.

Bacon & Egg Meatloaf

– Green and Keto

Ingredients: onion, zucchini, button or cremini mushrooms, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian herb blend, eggs, almond flour, bacon, and ground beef or ground beef and pork.

The meatloaf in this recipe is designed to have a smoother texture than some, but if you prefer it chunky then just blend the other ingredients first, and then pulse the meat into small chunks before combining. Serve keto meatloaf with cauliflower mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice for a hearty, low-carb dinner.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

– Frisky Lemon

Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, bacon.

Here is a meatloaf that is made with ground turkey, which is a tasty alternative to traditional beef recipes and it can be served to people who have certain dietary issues as turkey is easier to digest. This meatloaf tastes amazing cold, so it could be a good lunchbox alternative, but if you are serving it hot, a simple side dish of broccoli or asparagus would be ideal here.

Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaves

– Paleo Betty

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, onion, mushrooms, almond flour, eggs, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, bacon.

There is something so appealing about mini foods that make them extra special – these ones would be perfect as an appetizer for a dinner party! If you want them to look even better, save a little tomato sauce to pour over them before broiling and it will caramelize as the cook. Like most meatloaf recipes, these ones taste amazing hot or cold, so would be lovely to take on a picnic lunch.

Ketogenic Meatloaf Without Beef

Slow Cooker Breakfast Meatloaf

– Meatified

Slow cooker breakfast keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado oil, onion, ground pork, eggs, almond flour, garlic powder, fennel seeds, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, ground sage, dried thyme, black pepper, paprika, sea salt.

If you like breakfast sausage – and who doesn’t? – then I am sure you will love this meatloaf! It is packed with wonderful herbs and spices and tastes even better left in the fridge overnight to allow all the flavors to marry together. Got too much left over? Simply slice it up and pack in bags in the freezer for delicious breakfasts all week. You can reheat the slices in the microwave or fry gently until heated through and topped with eggs.

French Pate Reincarnated as Modern Meatloaf

– The Nourished Caveman

French pate reincarnated as modern keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ghee, onion, garlic, chicken livers, Herbes De Provence, cognac, ground beef, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, allspice, black pepper, sea salt, eggs, coconut cream.

This meatloaf would be the perfect one to make if you have recognized the health benefits of eating liver and want to increase it in your family’s diet, as the chicken livers give this dish the flavor of a paté but don’t have the metallic liver taste. With the herbs and spices used in this recipe, you could even serve it at a dinner with friends, accompanied by a dish of roasted vegetables.

Turkey Meatloaf

– Primal Palate

Ingredients: ground turkey, egg, garlic powder, onion, green pepper, celery.

When I was growing up my Mom often made turkey meatloaf and this recipe brings back happy memories of it! This recipe is gently seasoned and gives you a meal that is tender and juicy. If you would like to expand on the flavors a bit you could add in some chopped bacon, or use half turkey and half pork. The recipe also works if you want added vegetables in your mix – chopped asparagus would work well.

Paleo Meatloaf

– Jane’s Healthy Kitchen

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, celery, salt, black pepper, ground meat (grass-fed beef, lamb, buffalo, or organic turkey), eggs, coconut flour, ketchup, fresh herbs (parsley, basil, cilantro, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, sage, or a mix), dry spices (ground cumin, sage, oregano, etc.).

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that can be great for feeding a hungry family at a lower cost, or used to impress by incorporating more expensive meats like wild boar or venison. Whichever way you make it, it tastes great second-day too! If you are adding the ketchup for the full length of time as listed here, you might find it will burn, so why not add it for the final ten minutes of cooking time and broil it to caramelize the top!

Other Meatloaf Recipes for Keto

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

Blue cheese stuffed buffalo chicken keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: ground chicken, pork rinds, old bay seasoning, onions, parsley, almond flour, blue cheese, celery, carrots, butter, hot sauce, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper.

This stuffed meatloaf would grace any dinner table, with its hot and spicy buffalo sauce and the hidden delights of the blue cheese. This is a true feast of flavors and textures that would be perfect for a family dinner. You could even make mini versions wrapped in bacon to make it even more special. If you don’t like celery you could use chopped bell peppers instead.

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love, and Low Carb

Stuffed chicken parmesan keto meatloaf

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: ground chicken, Three Cheese Garlic Marinara Sauce, garlic, Italian flat leaf parsley, Italian seasoning, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, full fat ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, chives.

This stuffed meatloaf would grace any dinner table, with its hot and spicy buffalo sauce and the hidden delights of the blue cheese. This is a true feast of flavors and textures that would be perfect for a family dinner. You could even make mini versions wrapped in bacon to make it even more special. If you don’t like celery you could use chopped bell peppers instead.

EGGcelent Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Adapted

Ingredients: eggs, onion, butter, Celtic sea salt, ground beef, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, bacon.

Although there is a bit more preparation involved in following this recipe, I am sure you will agree that it is worth the effort! What a lovely meal this would make for a weekend lunch or dinner – a posh version of a scotch egg! And the textures! Soft egg, juicy meat and crispy bacon, and all you need is a few salad leaves to set it off perfectly.

Low Carb Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Sugar Free Mom

Ingredients: ground beef, egg, parmesan, pork rinds, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, spinach, mozzarella cheese.

This is another impressive meatloaf to try out on the family! Even the kids will enjoy the mozzarella and spinach centre! Using the parchment paper to help you roll up the meatloaf is a great idea – it saves on time and messy hands. If you prefer a lighter version you could try using ground turkey or chicken instead, but either way, remember to let it rest before cutting to prevent it from falling apart.

mouth watering Keto meatloaf recipes


Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.