This delicious gluten-free meatloaf is so easy to make and is loaded with incredible flavor! It makes a wonderfully comforting, hearty family meal any day of the week! This gluten-free meatloaf recipe is made with only a few ingredients and is also dairy free!
In this meatloaf recipe, we are using ground beef but you can also make a gluten free turkey meatloaf. A great alternative if you only have ground turkey on hand.
This version only takes 45 minutes to cook and is super easy to throw together. It is packed with so much flavor and comes out amazingly moist and so delicious. Almost as simple as making meatloaf in the air fryer, except this one is slow-cooked in the oven instead.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This meatloaf recipe is packed with so much flavor and comes out perfectly juicy every time!
- The sweet and savory tomato glaze is so delicious and it is also refined sugar-free!
- It is easy to make right in a loaf pan.
- It is a hearty, filling main dish that you can serve as a weeknight meal or fancy enough for special occasions.
What is in gluten-free meatloaf?
Gluten-free meatloaf is very similar to classic meatloaf except we use gluten-free breadcrumbs. I also left out the dairy which is usually used to soak the breading to make the meatloaf moister but this came out perfectly moist so it was okay to leave it out.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Ground beef – 90/10 ground beef works best in this recipe.
- Gluten-free breadcrumbs – any brand will work. I used Aleia’s brand.
- Onion – diced white or yellow onion.
- Egg – just one large egg to hold everything together.
- Dijon Mustard – I used Annie’s brand.
- Ketchup – any type of ketchup will work.
- Garlic – fresh garlic works best but garlic powder also works. You will need ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Worcestershire sauce – make sure to use gluten-free.
- Parsely – dried chopped parsley. You could also use chopped fresh parsley.
- Thyme – dried thyme for extra flavor.
- Kosher salt and ground black pepper – enhance all of the flavors.
- For the tomato glaze – ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup
How to make gluten-free meatloaf
- Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients in a bowl.
- Form the meat mixture into the bottom of a prepared loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Per the recipe card below.
- Mix up the tomato glaze and spread it over the top of the meatloaf.
- Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake the meatloaf for a few more minutes to get the edges and top nice and golden.
- Remove, and let cool. Then slice and serve with your favorite side dishes.
Recipe tips for making meatloaf
- Use good quality ground beef that is 90/10 for the best flavor.
- Don’t overmix the meat. Mix the ingredients just until they are fully combined but be careful not to overmix.
- Line the loaf pan with parchment paper. This helps lift the meatloaf from the pan once it is done cooking.
- Cook the meatloaf until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. You can check this by inserting a meat thermometer in the center of the meatloaf once it is close to the end of the cooking time.
Recommended Tools for making this recipe
- Mixing bowl
- Parchment paper
- Loaf pan
This incredible meatloaf goes well with so many things. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Potatoes and Asparagus
- Kale salad and smashed potatoes
- Brussel sprouts
- Roasted butternut squash
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
Storing and Reheating
Storing – cooked meatloaf can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze meatloaf in an airtight, freezer-friendly container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator when you are ready to enjoy it!
Reheating – You can easily reheat portions in the microwave or on a pan in the oven at 330 degrees F until warmed through.
More main dishes to try
- Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breast
- Healthy Mini Meatloaf
- Perfect 10 Minute Salmon
- Chicken Sausage and Veggies
- Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
- Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
Check out all of my main dish recipes on PMG!
Did you try this gluten-free meatloaf? If you did then please leave a rating and comment below. I would love to hear how it turned out!Print