Keto Meatloaf

Make this Keto Meatloaf as a perfect meal that everyone in the family will love.  I love that it is full of flavor and easy to add to the menu, and I don’t have to worry about picky eaters being upset about a keto meal. 

Another view of the keto meatloaf sliced and ready to be eaten.

Keto Meatloaf

Making keto meatloaf has been life changing.  Finally, I have a meal that everyone in the house loves and that is easy to make in advance. 

This recipe is loaded with classic meatloaf flavor but has low carbs because the breading is replaced by pork rinds. 

Instead of sugar laden ketchup or barbecue sauce, you use tomato paste for richness and flavor. 

Nothing is better than this alongside my keto green bean casserole for a delicious and lower carb meal. I know you are going to love this recipe and add it to your regular menu. 

The finished keto meatloaf recipe is baked and ready to serve.

Can I Freeze This For Later?

Yes!  For those who like to prepare food in advance to save time on weeknight meals, this is an excellent choice. 

All you have to do is mix the meatloaf together and form into a loaf in a disposable loaf pan or wrap in aluminum foil and then some plastic wrap. 

Just make sure you date and label the meatloaf before putting it into the freezer. This can be thawed and baked as normal or can be put into the oven frozen. 

If cooking from frozen, you will need to cook for a longer time. I recommend starting at a lower temperature and then finishing the meatloaf at a higher temperature. 

In this case, check the temperature to make sure it has reached 165 degrees for food safety. 

Can I Use Ground Pork Instead?

You sure can!  One of the best things about the keto diet is that ground pork is a great option that is ideal for keto.  Mix it with some ground beef for a more complex flavor, or even mix in some ground bacon or liver if you like that flavor compensation.  

If you prefer leaner meat, you can also do this with ground chicken or ground turkey.  It will need an added fat for the meal for a true keto macro combination, but it is possible for great flavor.

Follow your recommendations from the keto macro calculator and adjust to meet your protein and fat needs for the day. 

What Can I Serve With This Keto Meatloaf Recipe?

Meatloaf is a meal in itself, but adding a side of mashed cauliflower with my low carb keto gravy, it is a meal that will help you satisfy all of those cravings for carbs.  

Of course, you need a veggie with your meatloaf.  I like steamed broccoli or asparagus.

You might also want to mix in a few carrots if you have the carbs for them or some roasted bell pepper slices.  Those are always delicious alongside a meatloaf. 

For those who want a sauce on top of their meatloaf, you may want to check out a sugar-free barbecue sauce as an addition to the recipe. 

A top down view of the finished keto meatloaf recipe with salad in the background.

What Are The Carbs In Meatloaf?

Depending upon the type of tomato sauce you use and if you add any other sauce or binder, most servings of keto meatloaf recipe are between 3-5 carbohydrates per serving. 

That means this easily fits into the 20 gram or fewer carbs routine most on keto follow.  

The best way to determine the carbs is to input the ingredients you use into a nutritional calculator. 

Minor changes in brands can make a difference in the total carb count on many recipes. 

A horizontal view of the finished meatloaf recipe on the table ready to be served.
Another view of the keto meatloaf sliced and ready to be eaten.

Keto Meatloaf

This keto meatloaf recipe is easy to make and delicious. Everyone will love this low carb meatloaf topped with simple tomato paste for a bold addition of flavor.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, keto, low carb, meatloaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 512kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup pork rinds crumbed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl place 2lbs ground beef and begin to break it up. This will help when mixing in the other ingredients.
  • Mix in 1 medium chopped onion, 2 stalks chopped celery, and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
  • Once those are well combined add in 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning and 1 tablespoon of dried parsley.
  • Next mix in 1 egg.
  • Then add a combination of 1 cup of crumbed pork rinds and ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined.
  • Place in a shallow baking dish and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove and top tomato paste and fresh parsley.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 468mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Delicious meatloaf without high carb filler.  This recipe is easy to make and sure to be a family favorite meal! #keto #lowccarb #meatloaf #easydinner #thefoodieaffair
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