16 Best Keto Meatloaf Recipes That Every Carnivore Will Love
By: Amanda Suazo
Meatloaf is a classic dish that satisfies all your comfort food cravings, and it takes just minutes of prep time. Whether you’re living the low-carb life or not, you can easily make keto meatloaf that tastes just like your grandma’s. These mouth-watering keto meatloaf recipes that are gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30 approved will show you how. Best of all, every carnivore at the table will devour them.
Regular meatloaf uses ingredients like milk, bread crumbs, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce to create its signature flavor and texture — all ingredients that can make you feel tired and bloated. These keto meatloaf recipes make low-carb ingredient swaps without sacrificing flavor.
Keep in mind that not all keto meatloaf recipes are fully Bulletproof. If you are sensitive to nightshades like peppers and tomatoes, use the recipes on this list that omit them. Onions and garlic can often be moldy and inhibit alpha brain waves, so only enjoy keto meatloaf with these ingredients on occasion. And if you can’t live without ketchup on your keto meatloaf, swap it 1:1 with tomato paste and keto sweetener (like liquid monkfruit or birch xylitol) to taste.
Whether you like classic beef loafs or prefer poultry and fish, these keto meatloaf recipes are worth making for your whole family.
Beef keto meatloaf recipes
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Classic meatloaf gets a keto-friendly spin with this easy recipe. Mix up your beef with binders and seasonings, and bake for a perfect savory dinner. Get grass-fed ground beef, use the recommended swaps, and skip the ketchup to keep this keto meatloaf more Bulletproof.
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This paleo keto meatloaf skips the onions and garlic and uses a savory blend of beef, pork, and herbs. Use pastured pork and the freshest spices you can find, and skip the ketchup to make it more Bulletproof.
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Based on Dr. Steven Gundry’s research on lectins, this low-carb meatloaf takes a different approach to a classic recipe with low-antinutrient veggies. Make this meatloaf more keto and swap the carrot and sweet potato with shredded zucchini (squeeze out excess moisture first). To make it more keto-friendly and Bulletproof, swap the cassava flour with blanched almond flour.
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This low-carb and keto-friendly meatloaf gets extra flavor from sauteed leeks and bone broth and stays moist in the oven when you cook it alongside a pan of water in your oven. Use tomato paste instead of ketchup to cut down on carbs, and use pastured pork and bacon to keep it a little more Bulletproof.
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Low-carb zucchini keeps this keto meatloaf moist without adding any veggie flavor. Mix it with beef, chopped bacon, and almond flour for a tasty loaf with under 5 net carbs. Keep your beef and bacon pastured, and swap paprika and pepper for your favorite herbs to make it more Bulletproof.
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This perfectly portioned keto meatloaf wraps tender ground beef in thick slices of bacon — pair with zoodles or mashed cauliflower, and dinner is done. Swap the garlic and onion with your favorite herbs and anti-inflammatory spices, and use pastured beef and bacon to make it more Bulletproof.
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Believe it — the air fryer is a Bulletproof-approved cooking method! This keto meatloaf recipe uses this handy appliance to create a loaf with Indian flair — and high-antioxidant spices that can keep fats from losing their nutritional value. Plus, each delicious slice is only 5 net carbs. Keep it more Bulletproof with pastured beef and ceylon cinnamon, and avoid eating garlic and onions too often.
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This low-carb meatloaf avoids dairy, nightshades, and nuts for anyone following AIP. Instead, this meatloaf gets amazing texture from riced cauliflower, grated zucchini, and crisp bacon. Cut the carbs and swap the carrot with additional zucchini, and make it more Bulletproof by swapping onion and garlic with cooked leeks.
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This keto meatloaf is packed with veggies and fresh herbs, and you can bake it in a loaf dish or square baking pan. Make it more Bulletproof and swap mushrooms for shredded zucchini, swap garlic for more fresh herbs, and use pastured meats. Just 6 net carbs per serving.
Poultry keto meatloaf recipes
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In about five minutes, you can mix up a keto meatloaf base made from turkey, almond meal, and spices, then top with a tomatoey sauce and bake. Each serving is 4.5 net carbs and packed with flavor. Stay more Bulletproof by using pastured turkey and high-quality spices, and swap the date for a keto sweetener like liquid monk fruit or birch xylitol.
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With a blend of zesty herbs and spices, this keto meatloaf gets topped with a silky dairy-free ranch sauce — just 4 net carbs per serving. Use pastured turkey, steam spinach instead of sauteing, use high-quality spices, and only enjoy garlic and onions occasionally to stay Bulletproof here.
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Get your pesto fix without the pasta. This keto meatloaf uses a base of turkey and almond meal, then gets a homemade pesto sauce infused through the meat and drizzled on top. To make it more Bulletproof, skip the nutritional yeast, swap some of the garlic and onions for shredded zucchini and more herbs, and use pastured turkey. This recipe is just 2 net carbs per serving.
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In addition to its delicious spicy flavor, this keto meatloaf is also ready in under an hour! A blend of ground chicken and hot sauce gets studded with chunks of fresh diced veggies. Since this recipe uses many “yellow-zone” ingredients, make it just once in a while to stay Bulletproof.
Alternative keto meatloaf recipes
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This keto meatloaf tastes like your favorite breakfast sausage, all without mystery fillers and corn syrup. Skip the maple syrup, use high quality spices and pastured pork, and enjoy this one only on occasion to keep it Bulletproof.
Using canned salmon, this keto meatloaf is both budget-friendly and easy to prep. Simply mix it with chunky veggies like carrots, celery, and onion, then bake and serve with a light cucumber salad. Use wild-caught salmon, use less onion and garlic, and use an avocado oil mayo (like this one) to stay more Bulletproof.
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Mixing liver into your meatloaf is a delicious way to make organ meat taste amazing, and with savory herbs and spices you won’t be able to taste it. This keto meatloaf recipe uses ground beef and liver mixed with carrots, celery, and hot sauce for a loaf packed with vitamin A. Consider swapping the onion and garlic powder with turmeric and herbs, and use pastured beef and liver to stay more Bulletproof.
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