25 Incredible Low Carb Meatloaf Recipes

2
2014

For those who avoid bread, there is a ‘loaf’ on the allowed list.

This particular loaf is low in carbs, gluten-free, suitable for coeliacs and full of protein and healthy fat.

I’m talking about meatloaf of course – there are so many low carb versions of this classic dish.

This article compiles twenty-five delicious low carb meatloaf recipes, and all of them are guaranteed to be;

  • Suitable for low carb and keto diets
  • Made with real, minimally processed ingredients
  • Free of sugar, vegetable oils, and unhealthy additives

1Parmesan Cheese Low Carb Meatloaf (by Escape From Obesity)

Ingredients

Beef
Tomato sauce
Soy sauce
Onion powder
Dried parsley
Black pepper
Eggs
Parmesan cheese
Bacon

This low carb meatloaf contains parmesan cheese, and anytime we combine meat and cheese the outcome is amazing.

Furthermore, the recipe only contains around 5.4g carbohydrate per serving, so it’s suitable for those on keto diets too.

It definitely looks worth a try!

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2Low Carb Meatloaf With Bacon and Dijon (by Modern Low Carb)

Ingredients

Egg
Meatloaf mix (your choice of meats)
Worcestershire sauce
Pork Rinds
Onion
Garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Heavy cream
Bacon
Mustard
Salt
Pepper

It’s almost impossible for this low carb meatloaf not to taste good; it contains meat, cream, garlic, and it’s wrapped in bacon.

These ingredients are some of the tastiest around, and they are virtually carb free too.

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3Quick and Easy Turkey Meatloaf (by Paleo Grubs)

Ingredients

Turkey
Egg
Almond flour
Chili
Parsley
Garlic powder
Salt
Black pepper
No-sugar tomato sauce
Date
Garlic

Compared to the other meatloaves, the unique point with this one is that it uses turkey rather than red meat.

It’s full of tasty seasonings like garlic and chili to give the recipe a bit of a kick, and almond flour replaces the traditional breadcrumbs.

All in all, this paleo turkey meatloaf is rather healthy and a little different to the usual meatloaf offering.

Oh, and on the positive side it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!

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4Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf (by LOWCARB-OLOGY)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Parmesan cheese
Onion
Garlic clove
Dill pickles
Tomato paste
Eggs
Salt
Black Pepper
Bacon
Cheese slices

It’s difficult to fault the combination of beef, cheese, and bacon, so this is sure to taste as good as it looks.

Aside from some tomato paste, this recipe is almost zero carb and it’s full of a variety of seasonings.

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5Paleo Low Carb Meatloaf (by Wholesome Yum)

Ingredients

Beef
Flaxseed
Onion
Garlic
Tomato paste
Worcestershire sauce
Eggs
Italian seasoning
Salt
Pepper
Ketchup (optional)

This recipe by Wholesome Yum is simple to make, gluten-free and contains minimal carbs.

It looks delicious too, and Italian seasoning really adds to the depth of flavor.

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6Easy Meatloaf Cupcakes (by Ditch the Carbs)

Ingredients

Beef
Eggs
Onion
Grated cheese
Salt
Pepper
Bacon
Basil
Parsley
Sundried tomatoes
Oregano

As always from Ditch the Carbs, this recipe is sugar-free, low carb, and gluten-free.

But more importantly, they taste amazing too – even though I left them in the oven a bit too long!

A nice point is that the recipe also uses sundried tomatoes instead of ketchup, which are by far a healthier choice.

You won’t be disappointed if you give these cupcakes a try!

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7Low Carb Mini Meatloaf (by Buns in My Oven)

Ingredients

Beef
Pork rinds
Egg
Cheddar cheese
Milk
Salt
Ground pepper
Garlic powder
Ketchup
Italian salad dressing

With a bunch of great ingredients, this mini meatloaf recipe has a delightful range of flavor.

Combining meat, cheese, eggs, and milk provides a significant amount of protein and healthy fats and very few carbs.

Together with the straightforward preparation (only takes 10 mins) this mini meatloaf is an interesting recipe to try out.

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8Keto Cheeseburger Meatloaf (by Jam Hands)

Ingredients

Beef
Eggs
Parmesan cheese
Onion
Salt
Garlic powder
Cheddar cheese

This ketogenic meatloaf by Jam Hands is cheesy and delicious.

With only seven ingredients it’s fairly straightforward too, but those ingredients are great seasonings that create a fantastic taste.

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see melted cheese I can’t resist, and that’s how it feels looking at this picture!

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9Ketogenic Morning Meatloaf (by Wicked Stuffed)

Ingredients

Ghee
Eggs
Italian sausage
Onion
Cream cheese
Cheddar
Scallion

Wicked Stuffed churns out hundreds of great recipes, and this one is special in that it seems to go for the tastiest ingredients possible.

Ghee, eggs, sausage, cream cheese, cheddar… they are all some of my favorites, and all offer an incredible taste.

This meatloaf is a delicious-looking, keto-friendly breakfast idea.

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10Keto Cheesy Meatloaf Poppers (by Complete Keto)

Ingredients

Beef
Bacon
Egg
Almond flour
Shredded cheese
Cream
Salt
Pepper
Onion powder

As soon as you look at the ingredients, you can tell this one is going to be good!

Beef, bacon, eggs, almonds and cheese…? Yum.

These ‘poppers’ by Complete Keto look something like meatloaf muffins/meatballs when they’re done.

They also look very tempting, and they make one of the best keto snacks!

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11Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatloaf (by It’s Yummi)

Ingredients

Sirloin
Eggs
Zucchini
Parmesan cheese
Parsley
Garlic
Balsamic vinegar
Oregano
Onion powder
Salt
Pepper
Tomato sauce
Mozzarella cheese

This slow cooker meatloaf has lots of ingredients and an Italian theme with the Italian cheeses, balsamic vinegar, and oregano recipe.

On the positive side, all of these ingredients are delicious and work extremely well together.

The photo gives a big hint about how good it will taste too.

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12Stuffed Cheesy Spinach Meatloaf (by Sugarfree Mom)

Ingredients

Beef
Egg
Parmesan
Pork rinds
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Spinach
Mozzarella cheese

A low carb meatloaf covered in melted cheese.

Really, what more could you want?

Well, the meat and cheese are the most important part, but this has lots of great seasonings too.

Things like garlic, onion, salt, and pepper only add to the flavor.

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13Mexican Meatloaf (by Maria Mind Body and Health)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Eggs
Mushrooms
Grated cheese
Salsa
Mexican seasoning
Cumin
Garlic

Looking for something a little different?

Then give this Mexico themed meatloaf a try.

Like all the other recipes, it’s very low in carbohydrate, and it contains a wealth of strong flavors like salsa, cumin, garlic, and Mexican seasonings.

This particular recipe offers a decent amount of protein (43g) per seving and only 1.8g net carbs.

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14Low Carb Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf (by Peave, Love and Low Carb)

Ingredients

Ground chicken
Cheese and garlic marinara
Garlic
Parsley
Italian seasoning
Onion Powder
Ricotta cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Chives
Salt
Pepper

This impressive dish comes across as lasagna, meatloaf, and a chicken parmesan all rolled into one.

And if that sounds good, then it gets even better when you look at the ingredients; three different kinds of cheese, chives, chicken and various seasonings.

Definitely one of the best-tasting recipes!

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15Bacon Explosion (by Caveman Keto)

Ingredients

Beef
Pork sausage
Cheese
Bacon
Seasoning

This fabulous recipe combines beef, sausage, cheese, and bacon.

Aside from a little seasoning, these are the only ingredients, and it would be hard to find a better-tasting combination!

Melted cheese and bacon make everything taste better, and this keto meatloaf is mouthwatering.

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16Salsa Meatloaf in a Mug (by Low Carb So Simple)

Ingredients

Beef
Cheddar cheese
Onion powder
Sugar-free salsa
Sea salt

Salsa meatloaf in a mug is a very simple recipe that only needs five ingredients.

For this reason and the fact that it’s microwaved, it’s ready in no time at all and you can be eating it ten minutes after starting.

This recipe is almost suitable for everyone; it’s gluten, dairy, egg, and sugar-free, so it’s perfect for those with allergies.

Another great positive is that you don’t need a huge amount of ingredients, and you can make the meal just for one.

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17Paleo Meatloaf (by Jane’s Healthy Kitchen)

Ingredients

Olive oil
Onion
Celery
Salt
Black pepper
Ground meat
Eggs
Coconut flour
Tomato sauce
Fresh herbs and spices
Coconut aminos (optional)
Nutritional yeast (optional)

This paleo meatloaf is full of healthy ingredients, and the coconut flour gives it a firm, sturdy texture.

Also, the recipe contains a wealth of taste-enhancing herbs and spices to really dial up the flavor.

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18Low Carb Bacon Meatloaf (by Ruled Me)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Bacon
Almond flour
Cheddar cheese
Mushrooms
Shallot
Egg
Thyme
Salt
Mustard
Worcestershire sauce
Pepper

Here’s another meatloaf featuring bacon, but you can never have too many bacon recipes.

And this one is crammed full of delicious ingredients like shallot, cheddar cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and herbs.

The recipe makes 6 big slices, with each one coming in at 3.5g carbs, 33g fat, and 34.5g protein – not bad for a low carb dish!

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19Pepper Jack Meatloaf Recipe (by My Keto Recipes)

Ingredients

Egg
Onion
Salt
Pepper
Pork rinds
Ground beef
Pepper jack cheese
Salsa (optional)

This keto meatloaf recipe uses crushed pork rinds instead of conventional breadcrumbs.

It’s a simple recipe requiring only eight natural ingredients, and the combination of meat, cheese, pork rinds and salsa is hard to beat!

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20Low Carb Meatloaf Muffins (by Glue Stick & Gum Drops)

Ingredients

Beef
Turkey
Mozzarella cheese
Tomato sauce
Eggs
Garlic
Worcestershire sauce
Chili powder
Parsley
Basil
Salt
Pepper

These mini low carb meatloaf muffins wrap lots of tasty ingredients into bite-sized portions!

They only take a short time to make, so you can have them in the oven around ten minutes after starting them.

To sum up, these muffins are tasty, convenient, and healthy too!

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21Bacon Meatloaf Muffins (by Nevermore Lane)

Ingredients

Ground meat
Bacon
Garlic
Onion
Parsley
Basil
Oregano
Sour cream (optional)

More meatloaf muffins, but these come in bacon ‘cups’!

There are lots of positive points about this recipe, such as the fact they require minimal prep and only need 20-30 minutes in the oven.

Then there’s the taste; meat, bacon, garlic, onion and herbs can’t fail when it comes to flavor.

Give them a try!

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22Pinwheel Low Carb Meatloaf (by Low Carb Zen)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Garlic
Worcestershire sauce
Liquid smoke
Onion
Italian seasoning
Onion seasoning
Eggs
Monterey jack cheese
Bacon
Tomato paste
Brown mustard

Bacon, egg, cheese, garlic and mustard!

With ingredients like that, we know this is going to be good – bacon and cheese never fail to please!

This recipe also has the unique point of being designed into a pinwheel shape.

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23Meatloaf Casserole (by Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Onion
Garlic powder
Cauliflower
Butter
Tomato paste
Heavy cream
Italian seasoning
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Green beans
Salt and pepper

This recipe has one of the most ingredients out of all the recipes featured in this round-up.

However, that means a greater variety of flavor and some of the things in this casserole are delicious.

Cheese, cauliflower, cream, garlic, onion… all of them are super tasty and good for health too.

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24Black and Blue Meatloaf (by Keto Noms)

Ingredients

Ground beef
Pork rinds
Chicken stock
Blue cheese
Egg
Butter
Olive oil
Worcestershire sauce
Green pepper
Jalapeno
Garlic clove
Portobello mushroom
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Thyme
Oregano
Paprika
Chili powder
Cayenne pepper
Salt
Black pepper

Last but not least, this final recipe has the most ingredients by far.

And with flavorful ingredients like blue cheese, chicken stock, jalapeno and Mexican chili, they give a hint at the depth of flavor in this dish

This low carb meatloaf also features portobello mushrooms — one of the tastiest mushrooms around.

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25‘To Die For’ Meatloaf (by Southern Plate)

Ingredients

Eggs
Ground Beef
Ground Chicken
Pork Rinds
No Fructose Ketchup
Onion Seasoning

This ‘to die for’ meatloaf is full of tasty ingredients and uses both beef and chicken.

As the recipe calls for crushed pork rinds rather than breadcrumbs, it is virtually a zero carb meatloaf.

With only six ingredients, simplicity is a strong point and it won’t take hours in the kitchen!

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Final Thoughts

Meatloaf is a classic, traditional dish that many people love.

But just because you’re trying to limit the carbs doesn’t mean it’s off the menu.

In fact, each of these low carb meatloaf recipes tastes just as good as the real thing — if not better.

Which one looks most appealing to you? Are you going to try any?

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