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Meatloaf in a tomato sauce in a white cast iron pan

Italian Keto Meatloaf Recipe

An Italian Keto Meatloaf recipe that everyone in the family will love.
5 from 6 votes
Calories: 594kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 serves
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 500 g ground pork
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or golden flax meal
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 cups passata or tinned tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup red wine or beef stock/broth
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 100 g butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley or fresh basil leaves



  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl add all the meatloaf ingredients, including the cool onion/garlic, and season well. Using your hands mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Shape the loaf on a large baking tray roughly around 25 cm x 10 cm. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • To make the Marinara sauce; heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add the garlic and cook stirring until fragrant. Add the passata, Italian Seasoning, red wine, tomato paste and season to taste. Simmer for 7-10 minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Gently slide the meatloaf into the marinara sauce. Baste the top of the meatloaf with some of the marinara and sprinkle with cheese. Add the cubes of butter to the sauce around the meatloaf. Cover with lid or foil and return to the oven for a further 20-30 minutes, remove the lid for the last 10 minutes to brown the cheese.
  • Leave meatloaf to rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with fresh parsley.


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Add the olive oil, onion, garlic to mixing bowl. Mix 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and cook 5 min/100°C/speed 1. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining meatloaf ingredients and season well. Mix 30 sec/reverse/speed 2. Mix further by hand if needed. Follow from Step 4 above.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1251IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 48mg | Net Carbs: 7g
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