24 Easy Paleo Meatloaf Recipes – Bacon-Wrapped, Meatloaf Muffins and More
Most of the time I get a craving for a comforting hearty meal, I turn to good paleo meatloaf recipe. There are SO MANY incredible ways to make meatloaf and I always find (or create) a recipe to fulfill whatever savory comfort I am craving. So if you love (and crave) meatloaf as much as I do, or just want an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal, take a look at the best paleo meatloaf recipes below.
Quick and Easy Turkey Paleo Meatloaf
High in protein but much lower in fat, turkey keeps this meatloaf recipe super healthy, while the addition of egg ensures it stays juicy and moist, and holds its shape well.
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Meatloaf
If you like your meatloaf with a bit of heat, this recipe will help, because by sprinkling the cashew and mayo layer with jalapenos, every mouthful will be full of flavor.
Easy Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Muffins
Make meatloaf bitesize with these delicious ‘muffins’. Wrapped in bacon and topped with tomato ketchup, they make a fun change to the usual loaf which needs to be sliced.
Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Paleo Meatloaf
Packed with protein and good healthy fats, this meatloaf has BBQ sauce mixed into the ground beef. But what really sets it apart from the more ‘classic’ recipes is the fact that it is wrapped in bacon before cooking, to give a crispy, salty crust around the entire loaf.
7-Ingredient Paleo Meatloaf
Whether you are new to making meatloaf or need a quick and easy recipe to follow, this one is for you. With just 7 ingredients needed, this version couldn’t be simpler or tastier thanks to the inclusion of the cooked and crumbled bacon and intense Dijon mustard.
The Best Ground Beef Meatloaf Muffins
Piled high with a sweet potato and coconut oil mash, these ground beef muffins make a protein-packed start to the day. Using either a store bought or homemade BBQ sauce, these single serve portions will be enjoyed by everyone, kids and adults alike.
Whole30 Tomato Basil Turkey Meatloaf
Add a little Mediterranean flavor to meatloaf with this easy but flavorsome recipe. While the tomato paste gives it rich, Italian notes, it’s the vibrant green fresh basil which makes this turkey meat dish really stand out from the crowd.
You can make meatloaf with a nod to pretty much any country’s cuisine, but this one is extra special. Like sunshine in a loaf, this recipe makes full use of Italy’s delicious herbs to give it a Mediterranean taste, topped off with a sauce made from more of the same aromatic ingredients.
If caramelized onions make your mouth water, this meatloaf will be right up your street. Sautéed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, the onions are added to the ground beef and chicken livers before being wrapped in bacon streaks for a crispy, tasty crust.
Instant Pot Paleo Turkey Meatloaf
If you’re counting calories on the paleo plan, this meatloaf should definitely be on your rotation. Made using turkey and colorful bell peppers, it can be served with salad for a low fat dinner which is, nonetheless, bursting with flavor.
Hidden Vegetable Meatloaf
If you have kids (or a partner) who don’t like vegetables, this mini meatloaf is the perfect solution. Hidden inside are carrots and spinach, along with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, and they won’t have a clue because all they will taste is a great meat dish which is wrapped up in crispy bacon.
Paleo Pesto Turkey Meatloaf
Meatloaf is a classic comfort food dish, but when you want to ring in the changes, try this version. Made from turkey for a low fat, high protein dish, the loaf is covered with a homemade non-dairy pesto sauce to give it a wonderfully light alternative to ketchup.
Meatloaf Sweet Potato Muffins (whole 30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut-free)
All you’ll need to serve with these meatloaf muffins are vegetables, because the mash is already on top. Made with sweet potatoes and BBQ sauce, it adds a colorful topping to these mini beef muffins, and provides a complete meal in one little package.
Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Skewers
Take all the flavors of meatloaf and turn them into handy skewers for your next BBQ with this simple recipe. Shaped onto wooden skewers, the ‘sausages’ are wrapped in bacon and brushed with ketchup before being baked for 25 minutes.
There’s no end to the ways these sliders can be served, which makes them totally versatile and perfect for a light lunch or a more substantial dinner. Shaped into patties and cooked in the air fryer (or oven), they are delicious whether served with salad or sweet potato mash.
Apple and Sage Elk Meatloaf
Adding sage and apple to meatloaf brings a wonderfully rustic feel to an otherwise classic dish. Made from elk meat (although you can substitute that for any ground meat), all you need to add is onion and bacon for an explosion of flavors which complement each other perfectly.
Usually quite a ‘heavy’ dish, this recipe makes a lighter version which is every bit as tasty as the classic. With grated apple instead of breadcrumbs, it’s sweet without being overpowering and is topped with an incredible ketchup onion glaze.
Mini Balsamic Turkey Meatloaf
Save time with these miniature one-person loaves which take only 25 minutes to cook. Made with ground turkey for a lower fat version, the shredded zucchini will keep the meat moist, while the homemade balsamic BBQ glaze adds a sweet but savory topping.
Veggie Paleo Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
If you fancy a change from the usual ground beef meatloaf, try this recipe which combines turkey and pork for a totally different taste. Topped with an amazing roasted tomato sauce, these little meaty muffins can also be made ahead of time and reheated for when time is short.
Packed with vitamin A alongside many other essential vitamins and minerals, liver isn’t something you usually find in a meatloaf. This recipe, however, ‘hides’ it along with carrots and spinach, so even the kids will eat it without complaint because it tastes amazing.
Easy Mexican Meatloaf with Chorizo & Avocado
Add a little Mexican to your meal by turning an old classic on its head. Still made using ground beef, this recipe also includes chorizo and avocado along with spices and seasonings to give it a very different but equally delicious taste.
Paleo Mini Meatloaf
Bursting with color as well as flavor, these little ‘cupcakes’ are packed with healthy veg and wholesome ingredients. Perfectly sized to take to work (they’re easily reheated), they make a delightful change to the usual lunch, and are ideal to eat with a salad.
Air Fryer Paleo Meatloaf Sliders
Air fryers are ideal for cooking food without the excessive oil which comes with traditional frying. This recipe shows you how to create perfectly cooked air-fried meat sliders which are ideal for serving in a variety of ways, from salad to a paleo-friendly sub.
Paleo Meatloaf Topped with Steak Sauce
The steak sauce which accompanies this recipe will add a new level of flavor to a classic dish. Made with blackstrap molasses, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs and spices, this sauce is both combined with the meatloaf ingredients and smothered on top for a double hit of flavor.
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Thanks for the shout-out for the Chipotle Tomato Meatloaf! <3 🙂
Love these recipes!! Thanks for sharing. Just wanted to clear up the misinformation about almond meal on the Whole30. You can have almond meal, coconut flour, etc so long as it is taking the place of breadcrumbs in meatballs, meatloafs, etc. You can’t use almond meal or coconut flour to recreate baked goods such as muffins, cookies, etc.
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