Bacon-wrapped keto meatloaf

What’s more comforting and satisfying than meatloaf? How about meatloaf wrapped in bacon, seasoned perfectly, and dowsed with a rich, creamy gravy? Yep. I think that’ll do. That’ll do just fine.
What’s more comforting and satisfying than meatloaf? How about meatloaf wrapped in bacon, seasoned perfectly, and dowsed with a rich, creamy gravy? Yep. I think that’ll do. That’ll do just fine.


4 servingservings
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1 yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1½ lbs 700 g ground beef or ground lamb or ground pork
  • 8 tablespoons 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 125 ml shredded cheese
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon dried oregano or dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 7 oz. 200 g sliced bacon
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml heavy whipping cream, for the gravy
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon tamari soy sauce (optional)


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Fry the onion until soft but not browned.
  3. Mix the ground meat in a bowl. Add all other ingredients, except the bacon. Mix well, but avoid overworking it because this can make the end result too dense.
  4. Form into a loaf and place in a baking dish. Wrap the loaf in bacon.
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 45 minutes. If the bacon begins to overcook before the meat is done, cover with aluminum foil and lower the heat a bit.
  6. Save the juices that have accumulated in the baking dish, and use to make the gravy. Mix the juices and the cream in a smaller sauce pan.
  7. Bring to a boil and lower the heat and let simmer for 10–15 minutes until it has the right consistency. If you want, use a little tamari soy sauce to taste.
  8. Serve with freshly boiled broccoli or cauliflower with butter, salt and pepper or any other side dish of your choice.


Want some variety? We have an entire atlas of ideas for you to make this recipe new and exciting every time you make it!

Go Greek by adding crumbled feta, pitted Kalamata olives, cinnamon and thyme. If you’re in the mood for Italian, finely chop some sun-dried tomatoes and grate some parmesan into the mix – or toss in some pesto, parmesan and green olives. Feeling more French? Reach for a little Dijon mustard, tarragon and grated gruyere cheese. Some finely chopped chorizo and padrón peppers will whisk you away to Spain. Or head down to Tex Mex country by bringing some jalapenos, shredded Monterey Jack, chili powder, coriander and fresh cilantro to the party. Use your imagination and travel the globe!

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  1. Tom
    How do I review saved recipes?

    Like the additional operations for keeping track of what I have tried and like.

    Keep up the good work.

    I refer dietdoctor to all who will listen!

    Regards, Tom

  2. Aleksandra
    What moment should i add the additional ingredients if i want to 'go greek' ? (add crumbled feta cheese and pitted kalamata olives, cinnamon and thyme) - simply mix it with the meat ?
    Would like to bake it for tomorrow's dinner,
    Let me know,
  3. Arezou
    Hello :)
    Is there heavy whipping cream in the meat and in gravy? Doesn't heavy cream make the meat a bit runny?
    Reply: #6
  4. Onna
    Where is the calories for the recipes?
    Reply: #5
  5. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Onna!

    We don't recommend calorie counting, that's why we don't have the calories.

    See tip 1-4 in the link below instead. :)

    Where is the calories for the recipes?

  6. Mimi
    Azerou - my regular meat loaf used milk and was fab. Cream would be even better and it doesn't make it runny at all.

    Hello :)
    Is there heavy whipping cream in the meat and in gravy? Doesn't heavy cream make the meat a bit runny?

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  8. Victor Ambrosio Mabere
    what is the values for the fat and proteins? you only mention the carbs 6g?

    2gr = carbs = 2%
    then 80% = 240g fat
    and 18% = 54g proteins per serving????

    Are you trying to say that the fats =240g = 80%?


  9. Sandra
    This was delicious, but HUGE! I did it based on 2 people and it could easily have fed four. Wonder if the portions are a bit off here?

    Also, the cooking time is listed incorrectly. The meatloaf takes 45 mins to cook then there is a further 15 mins of the gravy (using juices from the cooked meatloaf). Would be great if this could be corrected for future users, thanks!

  10. deb
    my husband and 36 yr old son loved this-- they are worried about the cheese and cream--fat phobia-- and I still have it at times-- but they are applauding the taste and the fact that I have lost 5 lbs in 6 weeks-- am on bp meds, chol and baby aspirin-- could that be whats holding me up from losing more- I weigh 240 and am only a 4'10 66 yr old woman.
  11. Baylee
    I just typed this recipe into MyFitnessPal and it came out to 994 calories per serving.. and almost 100 g of fat. This doesn't seem right. Please advise
  12. Lois
    This meatloaf was SO DELICIOUS! Try it. I know everyone has their own taste, but for 1 user to say all the food is disgusting perplexes me. So far, all the recipes I've tried have been good.
  13. Abre
    Whip cream?? Doesn't whip cream contain processes sugar? Yikes! Trying to stay away from that. Could I take out the whip cream?
    Replies: #18, #19
  14. Diana
    This is so yummy!!! First time ever making and tasting meatloaf (not a thing in my region).
    I used a combination of pork+beef ground meat, so I reduced oven temp to 350 and increased the cook time to 1h. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter. Seasoning is perfect. This is awesome!
  15. carol
    made this tonight with pork loin steaks minced, I added some gruyere cheese to the mix, and made the cream sauce with lots of black pepper. It was delicious.
  16. Rhonda
    Made this tonight and my husband LOVED it! He’s been very supportive of me on Keto and is finding he is happy with most recipes. I was a little shocked at the calorie count MFP came up with per serving (1025) but it hits the macronutrients!
  17. Sharon
    I see the meatloaf is listed as 6 carbs. Does that include the broccoli or cauliflower? Or how does 1 serving of the meatloaf get that high? The onion?
  18. Cammi
    Heavy whipping cream is not the same as whipped cream.
  19. Gabby
    Heavy whipping cream does not contain sugar. You are thinking of whipped cream which is heavy whipping cream mixed with sugar and whipped to create a desert topping.

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