Cottage Cheese Roast (Vegetarian Meatloaf)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Great vegetarian comfort food! Don't be fooled by the ingredients; the flavor is very much like meatloaf. Kitchen alchemy at its finest!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 453.59 g carton cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 59.14 ml vegetable oil
  • 28.34 g envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 236.59 ml finely chopped walnuts
  • 354.88-591.47 ml corn flakes (I use Special K Whole Grain)
  • 59.14 ml chopped onion


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs, vegetable oil, soup mix, walnuts, cereal and onion.
  4. Spoon into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes.
  6. Let the 'roast' rest for 5 to 10 minutes; turn out onto serving platter.
Most Helpful

First of all let me say that I AM NOT a vegetarian. But this is a really great tasting vegetarian loaf!! I did make quite a few substitutions due to other reviews and am listing as someone might find something useful. For the cup of walnuts I used 1/4 cup of walnuts finely chopped, about 1/3 cup of ground flax seed and finished the cup with wheat bran. I didn't have any Special K and used ground, high protein, whole wheat bread crumbs (2 cups). For extra flavor I added ketchup (about 1/3 cup), worchestershire sauce (1- 2 Tablespoons), garlic, parsley, salt and chervil. Did not use any of the vegetable oil as there is enough oil in the walnuts and ground flax seed. No need to add extra fat and calories. The eggs hold this loaf together wonderfully. Baked in mini loaf pans for about 40 minutes and topped with more ketchup. Absolutely outstanding flavor, moist and just as good if not better than any meat loaf I've ever made! You can be sure I'll be making this again and again. I served this with steamed asparagus and cheesy mashed potatoes. Thanks so much for posting Connie.

Miss Annie in Indy February 29, 2008

In short: this meatloaf is AMAZING. Go make it now. Stop reading reviews, don't even bother to get out of your pjs, just leave the house and run to the store now to make this.

This will now be a permanent part of our frequent dinners rotation. To die for delicious vegetarian meatloaf. Tastes just like the meatloaf I remember from childhood, but without that meaty-gross aftertaste. WOW. THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!

HarperCait October 11, 2011

like everyone has said, it's an impressive approximation of meatloaf.
and yes, it all seems an odd fit and you don't think it looks right when you put it in the oven, but it is!

if you're making your own spice mix, 1oz = 2T, though keep in mind 2T of say, cayenne, will not be pleasant.

i'm not really a fan of the medley texture, so really mincing the nuts to keep the different textures down, helps me.

jmerwamer January 10, 2012