Thanksgiving “Meat” Loaf


This recipe was published by Katie Vaughn of the Quad City Times.


  •  2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 box medium firm silken tofu (350 g)
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 packet vegan dried onion soup mix (1.5 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 11/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms (use portabella mushrooms for a heartier taste)
  • 11/2 teaspoon each of oregano and basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 11/2 cups bread crumbs

Mix egg substitute, soy sauce, tofu and onion-soup mix together in blender. Add walnuts and blend until smooth. Sauté vegetables until onions are transparent (add other diced vegetables if desired, i.e. peppers, carrots, etc). Add herbs/spices while vegetables are frying. Mix blender ingredients, cooked vegetables and bread crumbs together in a large bowl. Press into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Turn loaf out and slice.

Variations: To make it stick together better, try lowering the bread crumbs to 3/4 cup and adding one of the following: 1 extra box of tofu, 1 cup of instant mashed potato flakes, 1 1/2 cup cooked brown rice or 1 cup hamburger-style crumbles.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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