Scrumptious Low-Carb Meatloaf Recipe

As I sat down to create this low carb meatloaf recipe, I had two goals in mind: to make it tasty and nutritious. If you’re like me, you love comfort food that is also healthy for your body. This dish delivers on both accounts! My name is Henna, and I’m excited to share with you a meatloaf recipe that will be your new go-to for dinner.

Not only is it delicious, but it’s easy to prepare and won’t break the bank. This low carb meatloaf recipe features ground lamb, ground turkey, and ground chicken as protein sources. It’s perfect for those on a restrictive keto meal plan or looking for healthier options.

I believe that food should be nourishing for both body and soul, which is why this recipe hits all the right spots. Whether you’re cooking for your family, friends or just yourself, this flavorful meatloaf does the trick every time.

So, come along with me as we cook up a storm with this homemade meatloaf recipe that is sure to impress anyone on your dinner menu!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Henna's Low Carb Meatloaf
Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf

Listen up, my fellow meatloaf lovers. If you’re looking for a hearty, flavorful dish that won’t break your low-carb or keto lifestyle, you need to try Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf recipe. Trust me when I say that this recipe will satisfy all your cravings without the guilt.

Let’s talk ingredients, shall we? This meatloaf recipe calls for a perfect blend of 80/20 ground beef and your choice of ground lamb, turkey, chicken, or pork. It’s versatile, so you can pick whichever ground meat tickles your fancy. Combining these meats provides a lean protein that won’t leave you feeling bloated or stuffed.

But wait, there’s more! Henna’s recipe uses almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, making it even more carb-friendly without sacrificing texture or taste. And as if we needed another reason to love this recipe, it includes a healthy amount of mushrooms and onions to elevate the flavor profile.

Still not convinced? Let me tell you how easy this recipe is to make. Mix together the ground meat(s), almond flour, mushrooms, onions, envelope soup mix (for an extra savory punch), eggs and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Then shape it into a loaf and bake it in the oven. Simple as that.

Plus, this meatloaf is versatile enough to suit different dietary needs and preferences- whether you’re sticking with low carb or keto friendly meals, this one is for you.

So next time you’re planning your dinner menu and craving some homemade meatloaf goodness, give Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf recipe a shot. Your tastebuds ––and waistline–– will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Thick slices of Henna's Low Carb Meatloaf
Thick slices of Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf

Here are the ingredients needed to make Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 envelope soup mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour or crushed pork rinds
  • 2 teaspoons of carb roman seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped mushroom

Note that this recipe requires a mix of different meats; if you can’t find all five varieties in your local store, feel free to use what you can find. The soup mix is essential for adding flavor and helping to bind the meat, but if you don’t have it or don’t want to use it, I suggest using a tablespoon of soy sauce (or coconut aminos) instead. Finally, feel free to adjust the amount of almond flour or pork rinds based on your preference and dietary needs.

The Recipe How-To

 A savory and satisfying dish
A savory and satisfying dish

Now for the juicy part, the recipe! This low carb meatloaf recipe is one of my specialties, and I’m excited to share it with you. Let’s get started.


  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 8 oz mushroom, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 envelope soup mix
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven: Preheat your oven to 350 F.

  2. Prepare the ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the meats (beef, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb), mushrooms, onions, soup mix, almond flour and pork rinds. Mix everything until the ingredients are fully combined.

  3. Add eggs to the mixture: Whisk two eggs in a separate bowl and then add them to the meatloaf mixture. Continue to mix everything together until the eggs are fully incorporated.

  4. Season: Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Shape into a loaf: Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray. Transfer the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and shape into a loaf shape.

  6. Bake: Place the meatloaf into the oven and bake at 350 F for an hour or until it’s cooked thoroughly (meatloaf’s internal temperature should reach at least 160 F).

If necessary you can prepare this low carb roman meatloaf ahead of time for dinner menu or keto friendly meal kit as it stores well.

Enjoy your delicious homemade meatloaf!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices
Perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices

Looking for ways to make this low carb meatloaf recipe your own? There are a few substitutions and variations you can try that will still result in a delicious and satisfying dish.

First of all, if you’re not a fan of mushrooms or onions, feel free to omit them from the recipe. You can always add in other veggies that you enjoy, such as diced bell peppers or shredded carrots. Just keep in mind that adding too many vegetables could affect the texture of your meatloaf.

Additionally, you can swap out the ground beef for other ground meats. Ground lamb, turkey, chicken, or pork would all work well in this recipe. You could even make a combination of two or more meats to add some extra flavor complexity. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on which meat(s) you choose.

For those following a keto diet or looking for an even lower carb option, try using almond flour instead of pork rinds. It will provide a similar binding agent without the additional carbs.

You can also experiment with different flavors by swapping out the envelope of soup mix for different seasonings or spices. Try adding a teaspoon of smoked paprika or cumin for some extra depth of flavor.

Ultimately, this low carb meatloaf recipe is highly customizable, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your substitutions and variations. Just keep in mind that some ingredients may change the nutritional content of the dish, so be sure to adjust accordingly if necessary.

Serving and Pairing

 A tasty way to cut back on carbs
A tasty way to cut back on carbs

Once your low-carb meatloaf is hot and ready, it’s time to decide how you’d like to serve it. I recommend slicing the meatloaf in thick pieces and placing them on a bed of fresh green veggies, such as sautéed spinach or broccoli florets. You could also opt for some roasted carrots or cauliflower rice if you prefer something more substantial.

For those who prefer a saucier meal, try adding a dollop of homemade tomato sauce or creamy mushroom gravy on top of your sliced meatloaf. The gravies will help to lock in the moisture and flavor of the dish, making each bite juicier and satisfying.

Pairing the meatloaf with a nice salad on the side makes for a well-rounded keto meal any day of the week. A simple house salad of mixed greens lightly dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt does wonders for taming down the richness of the meatloaf.

If you’re looking for something more tangy and refreshing, try adding some pickled onions or cucumber slices to your salad. It adds an extra layer of flavors that perfectly complements the rich flavors of the dish.

No matter how you decide to serve it up, this low-carb meatloaf will be a great main dish for dinner menu with friends or family. Plus, it’s easy to prepare ahead of time and reheat for later meals throughout the week.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Low carb doesn't have to mean low flavor
Low carb doesn’t have to mean low flavor

Once you’ve made my Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe, you’ll be happy to know that it stores well for later consumption. Even better, you can prepare this dish ahead of time and reheat it when needed.

To prepare in advance, mix your ingredients together as directed and place the mixture into a loaf pan. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook. You can refrigerate your meatloaf up to 24 hours before cooking.

If you want to store your leftover meatloaf, allow it to cool down completely before placing it in an airtight container. Refrigerate any leftovers promptly and consume within 3-4 days.

When it comes to reheating this recipe, I recommend slicing your meatloaf into individual portions as it makes reheating easier. You can either warm them up in the microwave or in the oven. To microwave, place a portion on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. To reheat in the oven, preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C and bake your slices of meatloaf for 10-15 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

This recipe also freezes well. If you want to freeze any leftover meatloaf, wrap individual portions tightly with aluminum foil and place them in a freezer-safe container. Label and date the containers, so you know how long they’ve been stored. Your frozen low carb meatloaf will stay fresh for up to three months.

Having leftovers or making meals ahead of time has never been this easy with Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Mouth-watering smells coming from the oven
Mouth-watering smells coming from the oven

As a culinary explorer, I have come across many meatloaf recipes, and I can safely say that Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf recipe is one-of-a-kind. Here are some tips that will help you achieve the best results when preparing this dish.

1. Use Fresh Ingredients

The first tip to keep in mind is to use fresh ingredients. Whether it’s the ground meat, mushrooms, onions, or any other ingredient used in the recipe, ensure they are fresh before using them. Fresh ingredients not only taste better, but they also help to bring out the flavors of other ingredients in the recipe.

2. Soak Pork Rind Crumbs in Liquid

If you don’t have almond flour on hand and opt for a low-carb option instead of breadcrumbs, pork rinds can be used as a substitute. However, it’s crucial to soak them in liquid first to prevent dryness in the meatloaf. Simply combine them with some milk or heavy cream and mix well before adding to your meat mixture.

3. Don’t Overwork Your Ground Meat Mixture

It’s essential not to overwork your ground meat mixture. When mixing your ingredients together and forming your loaf, avoid handling it too much as this would result in tough meatloaf. Be gentle when mixing all ingredients and form your loaf gently.

4. Add Moisture if Necessary

If you find that your meatloaf is dry upon taking it out of the oven, add some broth on top of it or drizzle some gravy. This helps to add moisture to the already cooked dish and makes it more appetizing.

5. Let It Rest Before Slicing

Once your meatloaf is out of the oven, let it rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing it up. This allows juices to redistribute throughout the loaf making it more flavorful.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to end up with a delicious homemade meatloaf that will become a staple addition to your keto dinner menu!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe is absolutely worth trying out. The mixture of ground pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb creates a flavorful blend of meats that is sure to excite your taste buds. The addition of mushrooms and onions adds an extra layer of depth to the flavor profile. Plus, the recipe is low carb and keto-friendly, making it a great option for those who want to watch their carb intake. With the tips and recommendations provided in this article, I am confident that you will be able to create a delicious homestyle meatloaf that is packed with flavor and nutrition. So why not add this recipe to your dinner menu tonight? You won’t regret it!

Henna's Low Carb Meatloaf

Henna’s Low Carb Meatloaf Recipe

I've been playing with this recipe for a couple of years. You can vary the vegetables you use and the kind of soup mix.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Low carb
Servings 10 6 oz pieces
Calories 415 kcal


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope soup mix (Onion, Ranch, Vegetable or any other flavor you want to try)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb mushroom, any variety sliced (optional)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of celery or any other cream soup)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray 9x13 pan w/Pam (Olive Oil).
  • Set CAN of soup to the side.
  • Put all other ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Use hands to mix together (I put latex gloves on because I don't like the feel of the mix but using my hands is the best way to mix it).
  • When you are fairly certain it's mixed together well transfer the mix to the 9x13 pan.
  • Press out to the edges of the pan.
  • Open and spread can of mushroom soup on top of the mix.
  • Put in oven for 1.5 hours.
  • Can be served w/shredded cheese.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 268gCalories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 37.4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9.9gCholesterol: 143.4mgSodium: 334.6mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Easy, Meat, Oven, Poultry
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