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Vegetarian Meatloaf


This recipe is a “Meatless Monday” option and intended for those who want to reduce their meat intake.  I would call this a “transitional” recipe.  There are healthier options available, but this is a good alternative for those beginning their journey to a reduced meat or meatless lifestyle.


Yield: 5-7 Servings

Vegetarian Meatloaf
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  • 1 small carton cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup pecan meal
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder or 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 4 cups + ½-1 cup Special K cereal
  • ½ cup margarine/butter


  1. Mix together eggs, cottage cheese, onion, pecan meal and cheese.
  2. Add 4 cups Special K cereal.
  3. Pour melted margarine/butter over top of mixture and stir to blend.
  4. Add the ½-1 cup Special K and briefly mix.
  5. Pour into a 13”x9” pan, sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes.


Eat cottage cheese, and you’ll boost your intake of calcium and selenium.

A single serving of either full-fat or low-fat cottage cheese provides all the selenium you need in a day.

This selenium fights the aging process due to its antioxidant function, and it also supports immune system function.

In addition, cottage cheese contains calcium, an important component of healthy bone tissue.

Getting enough calcium in your diet helps your heart, muscle and nerve function, too.

Full-fat cottage cheese provides 187 milligrams of calcium per serving, while low-fat cottage cheese contains 206 milligrams — 19 percent and 21 percent of the recommended daily intake, respectively.


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