November 16, 2018 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf

The savory flavors of Thanksgiving combine to make this gluten-free, meatless loaf the perfect centerpiece of your holiday meal. Vegan and low-fat.

Prep time 20 min | Cook Time 40 min | Total time 1 hour | Servings 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups green lentils, cooked (about ¾ cup dry green lentils)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • salt&pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats, divided
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup flax meal

for the glaze

  • 1 tbsp organic ketchup
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard

Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and cover a baking sheet in parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a large saucepan, drizzle olive oil and sauté diced onion and garlic over medium-high heat until tender. Add in celery and carrots and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add in the sliced mushrooms, all spices, tomato paste and sauté until all the vegetables are tender (5-10 minutes), then remove from heat.
  3. Pour the cooked vegetables into a food processor with cooked lentils, oats, flax meal and breadcrumbs. Process for just a few seconds until the ingredients are combined, but not completely pureed. You want them to still have a chunky texture.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a parchment paper-lined loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. To make the glaze, combine the ketchup and mustard in a small bowl. Brush the glaze on top of the loaf.
  6. Bake the loaf for 40 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Serve with fresh parsley or celery leaves. Enjoy!