Vegan Recipes

Vegan Meatloaf Recipe

Welcome to a delectable twist on a classic favorite – Vegan Meatloaf Recipe! This recipe takes the traditional concept of meatloaf and transforms it into a hearty and flavorful plant-based delight. Packed with protein, fiber, and an assortment of delicious ingredients, this vegan meatloaf will satisfy your cravings while aligning with your dietary preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to explore new culinary horizons, this dish is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.

Vegan Meatloaf Recipe:


  • 2 cups cooked lentils (green or brown), drained
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds + 6 tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil (for greasing)
For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a loaf pan with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseeds and water to create the flax egg. Set aside to thicken.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, rolled oats, chopped onion, red bell pepper, minced garlic, grated carrots, and chopped mushrooms.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, soy sauce or tamari, cumin, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add the flax egg and the tomato sauce mixture to the lentil and vegetable mixture. Mix thoroughly until well combined. The mixture should be cohesive and hold together when pressed.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the greased loaf pan and press it down evenly.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the glaze: ketchup, maple syrup or agave nectar, and balsamic vinegar. Spread the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf.
  8. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned and the meatloaf is firm to the touch.
  9. Once done, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it cool slightly before slicing.
Nutrition Facts:
  • Servings: 8 slices
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Per Serving:

  • Calories: ~210
  • Total Fat: ~2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: ~0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: ~480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~37g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~8g
  • Sugars: ~9g
  • Protein: ~11g

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