Italian Meatloaf with Parmesan

Italian Meatloaf with Parmesan


Craving a comforting and flavorful meal that’s still keto-friendly? Try our Italian Meatloaf with Parmesan, a delicious twist on a classic dish. This savory meatloaf is loaded with Italian herbs and grated Parmesan cheese, making it a satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion. For personalized keto meal plans and comprehensive support, explore the Custom Keto Meal Plan and the 28-Day Keto Challenge.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6
Difficulty: Intermediate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian-American
kcal per Serving: 320


For the Meatloaf:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar-free marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


For the Meatloaf:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet or loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, grated Parmesan cheese, almond flour, heavy cream, eggs, chopped fresh parsley, diced onion, minced garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Shape the mixture into a loaf shape and place it on the prepared baking sheet or in the loaf pan.

For the Topping:

  1. Spread the sugar-free marinara sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  2. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the marinara sauce.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Optionally, garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Note: This Italian Meatloaf with Parmesan is packed with Italian flavors and the richness of Parmesan cheese. It’s a keto-friendly twist on a classic favorite.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 320
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Total Carbs: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

For personalized keto meal planning and more keto resources, visit the Custom Keto Meal Plan and embark on the 28-Day Keto Challenge to make your keto journey delicious and successful. Enjoy the Italian flavors of this hearty meatloaf!


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