Vegetarian / Vegan Meatloaf

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is adapted from Vegetarian Times and is just about the best meatloaf ever - vegan, vegetarian or 'carnivorian' ... it's the 'meatloaf' sandwich recipe - - I've added nutritional yeast to boost the flavor and add B vitamins. My Domestic Accomplice's daughter made this for Christmas ... it was better than the turkey! You may also add mushrooms and/or red or green bell pepper, chopped and sauteed. I also use lemon pepper rather than regular pepper. And if you're on a stricter low-carb diet, you can substitute half of the rolled oats with flax seed meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grind walnuts in food processor to a powder and set aside.
  3. Reconstitute soy granules in hot water or vegetable broth according to package directions.
  4. Coat medium skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  5. Add chopped celery and onion and garlic and saute 4-5 minutes or until tender and remove from heat.
  6. Mash drained tofu in large bowl.
  7. Mix in walnuts, vegetables, drained soy granules, oats, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, mustard and poultry seasoning and ketchup - salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Coat 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and spoon mixture into pan and press.
  9. Spread a layer of ketchup or barbecue sauce over this, if you like.
  10. Bake 55-60 minutes or until inserted knife comes clean.
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5 5

My sister shared some with me. I love it and will make one for myself soon.

5 5

Wow was this delicious. I was out of TVP so I subbed Tofurkey 12oz pk of Veggie Ground Beef, and subbed vegan worcestershire for the soy sauce just because I like that flavor.<br/>I have searched for ever for a good vegan meatloaf.....I finally found it. Thank you!!! Another plus is that it smells wonderful while it's baking!!

5 5

I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and this is the first veggie meatloaf recipe I've loved! I typically don't like tofu but the flavors here are great and the texture is lovely. I found that I pressed it into the pan very firmly and I was shocked when the crumbly pre-baked mixture became a lovely loaf. Definitely a recipe to save and one you could even trick carnivores with!