Impossible Meatloaf

Ready to make a delicious meatloaf without using meat? Try this Impossible Meatloaf recipe! You’ll love this easy-to-make meatless recipe that is dairy-free, full of flavor, and sure to satisfy. Get cooking now and try it out!

Slices of Impossible meatloaf sit next to mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

I grew up eating meatloaf. I think it’s a staple dish in the Midwestern diet. So going vegan made me wonder whether I had to say bye-bye to my favorite dish.

Was it possible to make meatloaf vegan?

I figured out years ago that using lentils was a great way to make a vegan meatloaf. But now, thanks to brands like Impossible and Beyond Beef, you can use ground plant-based meat to make meatloaf taste as close to the real thing as possible.

This recipe is a game-changer!

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Plant-Based Meat — You’ll need two 12-ounce packages of Impossible Burger meat. You can buy it as ground, which works best for this recipe. You can also use Beyond Beef ground meat as well.
  • Onion — We’ll add some chopped onion to the mix for flavor.
  • Breadcrumbs — The secret ingredient to most any meatloaf is breadcrumbs. It’s part of what creates so much flavor and texture in every bite. I toasted 2 to 3 slices of whole wheat bread to keep this recipe full of fiber.
  • Garlic —  You’ll need 4 or 5 garlic cloves for the best flavor.
  • Tomato paste — You can substitute ketchup, but I prefer the savory flavor from tomato paste.
  • Seasoning — We’ll add up to 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning.
  • Sauce — We’ll add a couple of tablespoons of  Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. You can substitute soy sauce.
  • Black pepper — I prefer adding freshly ground black pepper, but you can substitute regular black pepper.
  • Topping — To make that yummy topping, we’ll combine ketchup with ground nutmeg, liquid smoke, and brown sugar. Don’t have any liquid smoke handy? You can substitute BBQ sauce.
Looking down on an Impossible burger meatloaf with a few slices cut out and resting near the rest of the meatloaf.

How to Make Impossible Meatloaf

  1. Stir together impossible ground, onions, and bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  2. Move this to one side of the bowl and stir the sauce ingredients in the other side of the bowl. Then stir the sauce in with the meatloaf mix.
  3. Gently press the meatloaf into an oblong shape on a prepared pan.
  4. Bake for roughly 40 minutes.
  5. Combine the topping ingredients and spread over the meatloaf.
  6. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Let the meatloaf cool slightly before serving. It will firm up as it cools.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Can you cook Impossible meatloaf in a loaf pan?

Yes, you can bake your Impossible burger meatloaf in a loaf pan. Simply line a pan with parchment paper and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Then press the meatloaf mixture into the pan and bake. You’ll want to remove the baked loaf from the pan, top with the sauce ingredients, and bake again before serving it.

What are the best vegetables to add to vegan meatloaf?

The standard vegetables for vegan meatloaf include onions and garlic. However, you can add other tasty veggies, such as chopped bell peppers, chopped celery, and even mushrooms.

Serving Meatloaf with Impossible Meat

You can serve this plant-based meatloaf like you would serve any other meatloaf. With your favorite side dishes! Serve this with your favorite side dishes such as:

Storage Tips

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze leftovers in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Transfer to the fridge overnight to thaw, and then cook in a microwave until heated through (around 1 minute).

Two slices of Impossible meat meatloaf sit in front of mashed potatoes and broccoli on a plate.

Vegan Main Meals

If you love this Impossible meat meatloaf recipe, here are more vegan main meal favorites to try:

Looking down on an Impossible meatloaf with a few slices showing the interior of the meatloaf.

Impossible Burger Meatloaf

Make delicious and easy Impossible Meatloaf with this simple and mouth-watering recipe. Incorporate plant-based Impossible burger for a perfect plant-based meal in no time. Enjoy this deliciously savory dish and make it for yourself or your family today!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 260kcal


  • 2 packages Impossible Ground thawed (1 ½ pounds)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs (see notes)
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • cup tomato paste substitute ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Ketchup Sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon smoke sauce (substitute BBQ sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add impossible ground to a large bowl. Add the chopped onions and bread crumbs. Stir until combined.
  • Move the impossible meat mixture to one side of the bowl. Add the remaining meatloaf ingredients to the other side of the bowl and stir to combine. Gradually incorporate the sauce in with the rest of the meatloaf.
    A hand holds a measuring spoon of sauce, pouring it over ingredients such as breadcrumbs and onions in a bowl.
  • Pour the meatloaf mixture onto the prepared pan and shape into an oblong shape. Bake for 40 minutes.
    Two hands mold meatloaf mixture into an oblong shape on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

For the Topping:

  • Combine the topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Once the meatloaf is done, remove the pan from the oven. Drizzle sauce over meatloaf and return it to the oven for another 10 minutes.
    A hand holds a spoon, pouring tomato sauce over a baked meatloaf in a pan.
  • Let the meatloaf cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving. It will become more firm as it cools.

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Nutritional information is based on using two 12-ounce packages of Impossible Ground plant-based meat.
Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 4mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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