Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf #VeganFoodShare

Think going vegan means you have to give up the classic comfort foods? This easy lentil loaf is a great replacement for those that love old fashion meat loaf, but want to stick to a plant based diet.


1 medium size onion
1 cup frozen vegetables
1/2 cup of walnuts finely chopped
2 cups of cooked mashed lentils
1 cup vegan crackers (smashed) or bread crumbs
3 tbs apple sauce
4 tbs ketchup
2 tsp garlic salt


Mix mashed lentils, and walnuts in large bowl.
Add crackers. Stir until well blended.
Add apple sauce, 2 tbs ketchup, garlic salt.
Fold in vegetables.

Put into loaf pan. Top with ketchup. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until edges are brown and crisp.


This lentil loaf is one of our teenage daughter’s favorite vegan main dishes. In-fact our whole family really enjoys it. It is very flavorful, and the texture is very similar to actual meatloaf. It’s been fun trying new recipes, and a new way of eating since our daughter began her vegan journey. It has really opened us up to trying new things.


  1. Karen Glatt says:

    This is a very healthy lentil loaf. I like lentils and I want to make these for a meatless night. Yours sure turned out so good!

  2. Yum! I love meatloaf. I’ve never tried a vegan version, but this looks so good! And ketchup is definitely my favorite way to top it. 🙂

  3. I love making vegan loaves, obviously since I don’t eat meat. I was never really a fan of meat loaf anyway! It’s surprising how hearty and satisfying vegan loaf is!

  4. WOW! This looks fantastic! I love lentils and the idea of using walnuts sounds great plus is so healthy! I am absolutely trying this THANK YOU so much for sharing it on your blog.

  5. Wow, you would never know this was a vegan dish. This looks delicious and not difficult to make. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow this is awesome. I love lentils will be trying this recipes out.

  7. That looks really good. I’m in love with lentils lately. They’re so good for you.

  8. I never thought to have vegan meatloaf before but this recipe looks good. You’re right, the texture does look really similar to regular meatloaf. I’ve been looking for vegan recipes that I would enjoy, so thank you for passing this one along!

  9. This looks like an awesome recipe! Believe it or not, I have never tried lentils! I have, however, replaced meat in meatloaf and meatballs with ground, fresh mushrooms and that worked really well! It gave it an amazing flavor too! I am going to share this with my Vegan friends!

  10. I am not a know all on vegan but we do like to eat lentil tacos. The flavors are awesome and this one looks like some real comfort food!

  11. I really am surprised at how much I like lentils. They really are versatile. I will have to try your loaf. It looks really good. I make some lentils up with carrots for my dogs.

  12. I never realized how delicious vegan meals can be. I’m so happy those who have to choose this diet don’t have to sacrifice taste.

  13. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good love to try this

  14. Janet W. says:

    I’ve never tried lentil loaf before but it looks delicious!

  15. Kristin says:

    YUM!!! I’d love to try this. I’m a vegetarian I wonder if my kids would love this? I gotta try it!