Vegetarian / Vegan Meatloaf

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.
Most Helpful

I made this for my daughter who has just become a vegan. Could have fooled me... The flavoring was great and the texture was spot on. I had enough mix to make two loaves, so I added double mustard, ketchup and soy sauce. I was also out of poultry seasoning, so I substituted sage, rosemary and onion powder. Lastly, my loaf was a bit crumbly when I cut into it. I'm thinking about adding egg substitute the next time to keep it together. Fantastic!

sdpoidogs May 21, 2016

Take it from a meat eater - this was really good. I am two weeks into a 3 week vegan health cleanse & I was really craving something closer to what I am used to eating and this hit the spot. Very flavorful, the texture was superb, and I found the dish to be very satisfying. My meat eating significant other gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up.

jenniferfaithwest July 06, 2015

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

DragonShoes March 24, 2013