This Whole30 Meatloaf is at the corner of healthy and delicious.  It’s very reminiscent of traditional meatloaf but it’s made with fresh and wholesome ingredients.  Additionally, this Paleo Meatloaf is perfect for a lunch or dinner or meal prep.  It’s an easy Whole30 classic that is always a huge hit. 

Almond flour meatloaf on cutting board

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Paleo meatloaf is easy, hearty and flavorful!
  • The simple Paleo meatloaf sauce is made with Whole30 Ketchup.
  • This meatloaf with almond flour is great for those following a Whole30 round or Paleo diet.
  • Flour in meatloaf helps bind it together. This version uses eggs and almond flour for a healthy option.
  • Check out this Whole30 Asian Meatloaf as well!
  • It is Whole30 approved, Paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.

Ingredients

GROUND BEEF & GROUND PORK: The combination of ground pork and ground beef leads to a very tender and moist meatloaf.

ALMOND FLOUR: Instead of using breadcrumbs, almond flour helps bind this Whole30 Meatloaf. Meatloaf with almond flour is easy, healthy and flavorful!

ONION: Chopped onions add a punch of flavor and texture to this meatloaf!

KETCHUP: It wouldn’t be meatloaf without ketchup.  My go to Whole30 approved ketchup is from Primal Kitchen Foods.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: eggs, olive oil or ghee, minced garlic, ground pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard

How To Make Meatloaf Without Breadcrumbs

Traditional meatloaf is made with breadcrumbs.  To keep this Whole30 and Paleo, almond flour takes its place.  Without the breadcrumbs, this meatloaf is extra tender and moist!

This Paleo beef meatloaf is extra tasty due to its ingredients. It does not dry out while cooking.

Follow the recipe steps below for how to make Paleo meatloaf.

Loaf of Whole30 meatloaf

How To Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a meatloaf or bread pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Next, add olive oil to a cast iron skillet.  Add in onions and minced garlic and cook for 3 minutes before removing from heat.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients (except 1/2 cup ketchup for garnish).  Next, add in onions and garlic and use hands to mix until combined.

Step 4

Transfer meat mixture into loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes.  Then, remove from oven and spread 1/2 cup ketchup over meatloaf.

Step 5

Return to oven and cook an additional 30 minutes until done, at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit internally.  Finally, cool Paleo Meatloaf for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

A slice of meatloaf with ketchup

What To Serve With

Serve Whole30 Meatloaf with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a side salad.

Since this is classic comfort food, consider sweet potato fries too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is meatloaf Whole30 approved?

Traditional meatloaf is not Whole30 approved because it contains gluten and sugar. This recipe is Whole30 compliant!

How can I make meatloaf without breadcrumbs?

Yes, meatloaf can be made without breadcrumbs. Use almond flour in this recipe.

Can I make meatloaf with almond flour?

Yes! Meatloaf with almond flour is easy, healthy and flavorful.

Is meatloaf Paleo?

Meatloaf usually is not Paleo, but this version is.

What is the meatloaf sauce used?

Ketchup is the meatloaf sauce used here.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this?

Sure! I suggest freezing individual slices and then thawing and reheating as needed.

Paleo meatloaf with ketchup

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Paleo meatloaf with ketchup

Get the Recipe: Whole30 Meatloaf

This Whole30 Meatloaf is tender, moist and flavorful. It is made with healthy ingredients but has fresh and bold flavors. This meatloaf is traditional comfort food at its best!
5 from 15 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a meatloaf or bread pan with parchment paper.
  • In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Then, add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except 1/2 cup ketchup for garnish). Add in onions and garlic and mix with hands until combined.
  • Transfer meat to loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove from oven and spread 1/2 cup ketchup on top.
  • Bake an additional 30 minutes until meat is cooked through, at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle.
  • Finally, remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Feel free to use all ground beef instead of both beef and pork.  Just make sure it’s 2 pounds total.
  • Cook meatloaf until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Allow meatloaf to cool before slicing and serving.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Calories: 397kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 122mg, Sodium: 351mg, Potassium: 422mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 162IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

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