When you want a satisfying and nutritious dinner recipe, try this Gluten-Free Meatloaf made without breadcrumbs. I’ve swapped out breadcrumbs with almond flour in this classic American dish made gluten-free, grain-free, and perfect for your hungry family.

Sliced Gluten-Free Meatloaf on a platter

Lean ground beef and almond flour put a healthy spin on a family classic! This Gluten-Free Meatloaf recipe is moist, easy to make, and tastes amazing next to my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

And, if you want a spicier version of this recipe, don’t miss my Taco Meatloaf recipe.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This meatloaf recipe without breadcrumbs ditches the gluten and the grains without losing any of the flavor or great texture. It’s also dairy-free!
  • The oven does most of the work. Prep time is only 10 minutes which means you have ample time to work on side dishes (or do other things) while it cooks.
  • Meatloaf makes amazing leftovers. Eat it as-is or make it into a delicious sandwich, crumble it onto cooked rice, or add it to chili.

Key Ingredients

All of the meatloaf ingredients in separate bowls

Ground beef makes the base of this healthy meatloaf.

Almond flour acts as a grain-free binder.

Eggs also help bind the meatloaf with no need for breadcrumbs.

Flavor comes from garlic, Worcestershire sauce, onion, parsley, and ketchup.

Recipe Steps

Pictures showing how to make and form the meatloaf

Step One

Preheat the oven and spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray. In a large bowl mix everything together except the ketchup.

Step Two

Transfer beef mixture to the loaf pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Step Three

Bake for 30 minutes and then remove from oven. Spread the ketchup evenly on top.

Step Four

Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake until it reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit – about 35 minutes longer for a total of 65 minutes cooking time.

Step Five

Let meatloaf cool for 10 minutes and then slice and enjoy!

A slice of meatloaf on a plate

Recipe FAQs

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes but ground turkey does have a different flavor. If you love ground turkey or that’s what you have, then go for it! You might want to check out my recipe for Ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffins.

How long does this meatloaf stay good for?

It will stay good for up to 4 days in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Can this recipe be frozen?

Yes it can! I recommend assembling it up to the part when you bake it. Instead of baking it, freeze the assembled meatloaf. Then, defrost it and bake it when you’re ready to enjoy it.

Is Worcestershire sauce gluten-free?

Most brands of Worcestershire sauce are not gluten-free because they contain soy sauce. Be sure to find a certified gluten-free Worcestershire sauce.

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Slices of meatloaf on a platter

Gluten-Free Meatloaf Without Breadcrumbs

When you want a satisfying and nutritious dinner recipe, try this Gluten-Free Meatloaf. I’ve swapped out breadcrumbs with almond flour in this classic American dish made gluten-free, grain-free, and perfect for your hungry family.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Units Scale
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pounds 90% lean grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2cup almond flour
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (be sure that you are using a gluten-free version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup prepared ketchup


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×4-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the beef, almond flour, onion, eggs, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Use your hands or a spatula to mix together the ingredients. Transfer the mixture to your loaf pan and use a spatula or your hands to spread the mixture into all corners of the pan.
  4. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes. Then, carefully remove it from the oven and spread the ketchup on top.
  5. Return the meatloaf to the oven to cook for another 35 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads 160°F.
  6. Let the meatloaf cool for 10 minutes in the pan before slicing it and serving it.
  7. Enjoy warm.


  1. Use a serrated knife when slicing the meatloaf to help make clean slices.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

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