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Vegetarian Meatloaf

Vegetarian meatloaf is a delicious meatless recipe inspired by the popular dinner favorite. Made with meatless crumbles and a ketchup brown sugar glaze, this is sure to be a favorite in your house!

meatloaf cut into pieces

There are so many things that you can make vegetarian using meatless crumbles, and this vegetarian meatloaf recipe is one of my favorites!

It’s packed full of flavor from fresh garlic and onion, vegetarian Worcestershire, and of course the must have brown sugar ketchup glaze.

This meatloaf is so tasty, easy to throw together, and sure to become a new favorite in your house!

It took me three times to get the recipe just perfect, but it was worth it. This meatloaf is so delicious and will become a dinner regular in our house.

meatloaf cut into pieces

Ingredients to make vegetarian meatloaf

  • meatless crumbles: we used MorningStar farms meatless crumbles for this recipe and they hold together beautifully for a meatloaf that doesn’t fall apart.
  • eggs: to act as a binder to hold the meatloaf together
  • seasonings: salt, sage, italian seasoning
  • vegetarian Worcestershire sauce: a must have for the best flavor!
  • whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • fresh garlic and onion
  • butter
  • brown sugar and ketchup: for the meatloaf glaze
ingredients to make vegetarian meatloaf

How to make vegetarian meatloaf

Step 1: Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the minced garlic and diced onion.

garlic, onion, and butter in a skillet

Cook the onion and garlic over medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until the onion softened and no longer crunchy.

garlic and onion cooked down in a skillet

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix together the thawed meatless crumbles, eggs, Italian seasoning, sage, salt, Worcestershire sauce, whole wheat breadcrumbs, garlic and onion.

meatloaf ingredients in a bowl

Step 3: Once the meatloaf batter is mixed together, grease a loaf pan.

meatloaf ingredients in a bowl mixed together

Press the meatloaf batter down firmly into the pan using your hands.

meatloaf batter pressed into a loaf pan

Step 4: Bake the vegetarian meatloaf at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until it is browned on the top.

In a bowl, mix together the ketchup and brown sugar together to make the meatloaf glaze.

ketchup and brown sugar mixed together

Step 5: Once the meatloaf has browned on top, add the ketchup and brown sugar glaze and spread it evenly over the top.

Bake the meatloaf an additional 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and browned on the edges.

meatloaf in the pan topped with the brown sugar ketchup glaze

This dinner is so easy to throw together and makes your kitchen smell amazing.

What to serve with meatloaf

We love to serve this with easy sides. Some favorites include instant pot macaroni and cheese, roasted frozen broccoli, or roasted baby red potatoes.

A side salad would also be a great choice. Simple and delicious!

vegetarian meatloaf on a platter

More classics made vegetarian

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meatloaf cut into pieces

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vegetarian meatloaf on a platter half cut into pieces

You will not be disappointed with this vegetarian meatloaf recipe! I guarantee you won’t even miss the meat.

Give this classic a try for dinner!

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Yield: 8 servings

Vegetarian Meatloaf

meatloaf cut into slices

This vegetarian meatloaf tastes like the classic favorite dinner, but made with meatless crumbles in place of ground beef.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package vegetarian meat crumbles, thawed in the fridge
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the garlic and onion. Cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes, until the onion is softened and no longer crunchy
  2. Mix together the thawed meat crumbles, eggs, Italian seasoning, sage, salt, worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, garlic and onion in a bowl until well combined
  3. Grease a loaf pan and press the meatloaf batter down into it firmly
  4. Bake the vegetarian meatloaf at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until browned on the top
  5. Mix together the ketchup and brown sugar in a bowl. 
  6. Top the meatloaf with the ketchup/brown sugar mixture and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until bubbly on the edges
  7. Slice into pieces and serve

Notes

I used morningstar meatless crumbles for this recipe and they hold together great.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 676mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 13g

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