Gluten Free Vegetable Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Easy Fluten Free Vegetable Meatloaf
We aren't huge meat eaters, so when I stumbled across Bobby Flay's vegetable meatloaf with balsamic glaze I figured it might be worth a try. I tend to never actually measure things, and I changed the recipe slightly to work with what I had in my kitchen at the time and to make it gluten free, so here is my version.

Prep time: around 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour to 1.25 hours

Here's what you need:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 zucchini diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
5 cloves of garlic diced
salt and pepper
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup dried parsley 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper (I used more to make it spicy)
1.5 lbs ground lean turkey
1 cup gluten free panko-style bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Heat the EVOO in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
3. Add the diced zucchini, bell pepper, garlic and half of the red pepper and cook until vegetables soften (5 minutes or so). Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.

4. Whisk the egg and parsley in a large bowl.
5. Add in turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan, 1/2 cup ketchup, half the balsamic vinegar and the cooled vegetables. Dig in with your hands and mix it all together!

6. Press mixture into a 9x5in loaf pan.


7. Whisk the remaining ketchup, balsamic, and red pepper in a small bowl and then brush the mixture over the loaf.

8. Bake 1 to 1.25 hours and let cool for ten minutes until slicing.


Overall, I thought it turned out alright (it does taste better than it looks, ha!). We saved it until the next day, so it probably would have been better had we enjoyed it fresh out of the oven. However, it was easy, cheap (because I left out a few ingredients the original recipe calls for), and it will feed us for a few meals! If you give it a try let me know what you think!

Bobby Flay says this recipe is around 250 calories and 14g fat per serving.


  1. oh my goodness.... I have to try this! Peter and I are trying to become more vegan friendly in our home during the week so we can splurge on the meat and dairy on weekends so I can't wait to make this!

  2. I am totally going to try this! thanks for sharing!


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