Healthy Gluten Free Meatloaf Recipe

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If you are looking for a way to sneak in a few extra veggies, this healthy gluten free meatloaf recipe is perfect. Not only does it have great flavor, but it is packed with healthy veggies and grains.

Gluten Free Meatloaf: A Family Recipe

My mom made meatloaf this way ever since I can remember. I always enjoyed it as a kid and now my daughter loves it too. It just so happens to be gluten free, delicious, and healthy. Which was a relief for my mom when we discovered I had a gluten intolerance as a kid.

baked gluten free meatloaf in a stainless steal meatloaf pan.

This recipe is so easy to make. Packed with seasonings, it has a wonderful flavor. I don’t add a topping to mine because I prefer to just put the ketchup bottle on the table at suppertime, but you could add a topping if you prefer one.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Cheese slices or grated cheese (optional)
Raw ground beef topped with chopped onion, grated carrot, dried seasonings, a dollop of tomato past and two raw eggs in a glass bowl.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Prepare your meatloaf plan. If you have one like mine, add aluminum foil to the bottom to catch all of the drippings and make clean up easier.

Combine all ingredients except for the cheese in a large bowl.

Place half of the mixture in your meatloaf pan.

gluten free meatloaf ingredients all combined in a glass bowl
half of the gluten free meatloaf mixture in a meatloaf pan topped with slices of colby jack cheese.
Gluten free meatloaf in a stainless steel meatloaf pan ready for the oven.

Add a layer of cheese.

Lastly, top with the rest of the meat mixture.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

baked gluten free meatloaf in a meatloaf pan

How to Tell When Your Gluten Free Meatloaf is Done

The best way to tell if your gluten free meatloaf is finished cooking is to test it with a meat thermometer. The meatloaf is fully cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit

If you are baking it in a meatloaf pan, then you will also see it pull away from the sides of the pan. This is a great visual cue that your meatloaf is or is close to being done.

How to Keep Your Gluten Free Meatloaf From Falling Apart

Allowing your meatloaf to cool in the pan is the best way to prevent it from falling apart. I always wait about 10 minutes before cutting it. However, if you choose to add the cheese layer in the middle, then you can expect it to break into two pieces when you serve it because the cheese does not bind the two halves together.

How to Make a Gluten and Dairy Free Meatloaf

If you need to make this recipe dairy free, then you only need to make one substitution or omission. Simply swap out the cheese for vegan cheese or leave it out altogether.

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I have the Sur La Table Platinum Pro Meat Loaf Pan With Insert. I received it as a wedding gift and absolutely love it! It lets all of the dripping from your meatloaf fall to the bottom of the pan away from your meat. Also, it is made in the USA! The pan is the perfect size for meatloaf, but you can also use it without the insert for baking bread.

stainless steel meatloaf pan. The catch pan is lined with aluminum foil.

Healthy Gluten Free Meatloaf

baked gluten free meatloaf

If you are looking for a way to sneak in a few extra veggies, this healthy gluten free meatloaf recipe is perfect. Not only does it have great flavor, but it is packed with healthy veggies and grains.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Cheese slices or grated cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your meatloaf pan. You can line the bottom with aluminum foil to catch the drippings while baking.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients except for the cheese in a large bowl.
  4. Place half of the mixture in your meatloaf pan.
  5. Add a layer of cheese. (optional)
  6. Top with the rest of the meat mixture.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  8. Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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