Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

Every mom needs a good meatloaf recipe up her sleeve because who doesn’t like meatloaf? My kids absolutely love it when I make this Whole30 Classic Meatloaf and serve it with my Whole30 Mashed Potatoes. Everyone leaves the table full and happy, and nobody would ever know that it’s Whole30 compliant! WIN!

If you like this Whole30 Classic Meatloaf, try my Mini BBQ Meatloaves for a simple, easy dinner!

Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

whole30 classic meatloaf
Serves: 6 People
5 from 5 votes
A delicious, gluten-free Meat Loaf recipe that the whole family will enjoy!


For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 cups finely diced yellow onion about 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. crystals hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and thyme and saute until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the tomato paste and coconut aminos. Set aside to let cool.
  • When cool, place ground beef, almond flour, 2 beaten eggs, and plenty of salt and pepper (to taste) in a bowl. Pour the onion mixture on top , and mix lightly with a fork. Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense.
  • Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the "for the sauce" ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Spread the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 350°F, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads 155°F. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Make thick slices to serve.
  • Enjoy!


  • Reply
    Allison Barrett
    January 15, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    5 stars
    Newly obsessed with your cookbook. Oh my gosh, everything has been so amazing. Doing Whole 30 for the first time. My husband is not, but he is loving the food I’m making as well. Your a meatloaf meatballs are to die for. I will make them again and again and again…

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    January 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Can you make this with ground turkey?

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      January 15, 2021 at 10:19 pm


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    January 15, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Would love to know if I could make this in a loaf pan or does that change the cooking time? Mostly, I would love to prep this ahead and throw in the oven on a weeknight.

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      January 15, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      You can for sure– but I find it’s better formed on the loaf. It collects so much fat in the loaf pan.

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    January 11, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    5 stars
    We love this recipe! Whether we are on a whole30 or not! So good! It’s not too compact or heavy.

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    January 11, 2021 at 1:22 am

    5 stars
    The recipe was amazing! My two kids loved it, even the picky 8 year old – and that’s a compliment in itself. This will be my new go to meatloaf recipe. Thanks for all you do and being you! We are week 2 of whole 30 and my husband and kids have enjoyed every meal!

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    January 9, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    5 stars
    Do you think I can make this in a loaf pan instead of shaping it?

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    January 5, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    5 stars
    My favorite whole 30 meal!

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    December 17, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    For some reason I couldn’t leave a star rating (blank screen), but I would give this a 5/5. We loved it for Whole30 with mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. It honestly might replace our standard meatloaf recipe! Can’t wait to make again.

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      December 17, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you, Jess! Glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for pointing out the rating issue, just fixed it.

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    December 10, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    This has become our family favorite meatloaf recipe!

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    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    This was great! I made it last night with coconut flour (I didn’t have almond flour), everything else the same. It seemed even sweeter than typical meatloaf (but that may be because I’m in the middle of a reset and have been off sugar for awhile). And the tip about mxing lighly with a fork really did make it lighter than typical dense meatloaf. That’s a tip I’ll use for other recipies.

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