Oatmeal Pecan Meatloaf | Vegetarian Meatloaf Recipe

This simple Oatmeal and Pecan Meatloaf is a great vegetarian alternative to your typical meatloaf. It has a good texture and the sweet ketchup topping is perfect!

Vegetarian Oatmeal Pecan Meatloaf @ AHomeToMake.com

This recipe is easy to make and very economical, so I make it quite often. I came up with this one night when I needed a quick and easy recipe for our potluck dinner at church. It is now one of my favorites! I am pretty sure even you meat eaters out there will like this one!

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Melissa’s Oatmeal and Pecan Meatloaf

Vegetarian Oatmeal Pecan Meatloaf @ AHomeToMake.com

Melissa's Oatmeal and Pecan Meatloaf

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup pecan meal or ground walnuts
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz. cottage cheese or mashed tofu
  • 2 Tbs. ketchup
  • 1 Tbs. mustard
  • 2 Tbs. steak sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground sage
  • 1 packet George Washing Dark Broth or 2 tsp. vegetarian beef style seasoning
  • 3 eggs


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup pancake syrup or brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion in 1 stick of butter over medium heat until tender but not browned.
  2. Add oatmeal to onions and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  4. Add onion mixture and combine.
  5. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish and spread mixture into casserole. Spread topping over loaf.
  6. Bake for 1 hour. Delicious!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 894mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 19g

What to serve with Meatloaf

  • mashed potatoes
  • macaroni and cheese
  • peas
  • green beans
  • steamed veggies
  • scalloped potatoes
  • dinner rolls
  • broccoli casserole

Be sure to check out my blog post Simple Side Dishes to Complement Any Meal for more ideas on what to serve with this Oatmeal Pecan Meatloaf.

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