Tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and tofu combine with eggs and breadcrumbs to create this vegetarian version of meatloaf.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 - 8x4 inch meatloaf
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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  • Place the onion, celery, fresh tomato, garlic, carrots, and salt and pepper into a food processor. Process until the vegetables have been pureed. Add the egg, tofu, and Parmesan cheese; process. Finally, pour in the bread crumbs, and process until evenly incorporated and the mixture is firmer. Pack the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, then top with the Cheddar cheese and canned crushed tomatoes. Continue baking until the cheese melts and the crushed tomatoes are hot, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 25.3g 51% DV; carbohydrates 37.1g 12% DV; fat 19.8g 31% DV; cholesterol 83.8mg 28% DV; sodium 1215.7mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
At first I was disappointed with this recipe. It was mushy and it didn't really taste like meatloaf. However my first impression was wrong. After setting in the refrigerator overnight I made a sandwich with a little catsup on it and it was soooo good. It did taste like meatloaf & although it still wasn't firm enough the next time I make it I am going to try adding a little extra bread crumbs or a few crushed saltines or maybe I just need to bake it a little longer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2009
I've never given an review but felt compelled to this time since there was only one other. This meatloaf turned out more like a tofu-loaf than a firm loaf. After reading the only other review I tried adding extra breadcrumbs and I added some rolled oats (approx 1 cup) but it still didn't do much for the texture. I think the trick to this might be to forget the tofu and add something meaty like some chopped mushrooms and ground nuts. I also baked it about 20 mins. longer than called for. The taste was decent it wasn't terrible the ketchup I added to the top definitely helped. Hope someone else has better luck. I just think this recipe needs to be rewritten. No tofu more spices and more meaty stuff!! Read More
(15)
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
At first I was disappointed with this recipe. It was mushy and it didn't really taste like meatloaf. However my first impression was wrong. After setting in the refrigerator overnight I made a sandwich with a little catsup on it and it was soooo good. It did taste like meatloaf & although it still wasn't firm enough the next time I make it I am going to try adding a little extra bread crumbs or a few crushed saltines or maybe I just need to bake it a little longer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2009
I'm giving this 4 stars simply because once I made my own revisions I ended up with a meal I will most certainly make again. My changes? I didn't have celery so I left that out. I sauteed the onion (a vidalia) along with the carrot (used 2) the fresh garlic and some corn kernels. I blended the egg with a third or so of the tofu and about a third of the breadcrumbs in the food processor. I didn't want a perfectly blended texture so by blending a portion and then mixing the rest of the ingredients by hand I got a much more appetizing texture. When the blended portion was mixed with the remainder of the ingredients I stirred in the sauteed veggies and added a few hefty squirts of bbq sauce. The loaf baked for about 30 minutes then I topped it with the crushed tomatoes (left off the cheddar) and baked for 10-15 minutes more. Came out excellent. Ate it with rice and got 4 large servings. Making it again this week! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2009
I've never given an review but felt compelled to this time since there was only one other. This meatloaf turned out more like a tofu-loaf than a firm loaf. After reading the only other review I tried adding extra breadcrumbs and I added some rolled oats (approx 1 cup) but it still didn't do much for the texture. I think the trick to this might be to forget the tofu and add something meaty like some chopped mushrooms and ground nuts. I also baked it about 20 mins. longer than called for. The taste was decent it wasn't terrible the ketchup I added to the top definitely helped. Hope someone else has better luck. I just think this recipe needs to be rewritten. No tofu more spices and more meaty stuff!! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2012
I thought it was wonderful however the rest of the family did not.. - I paired it with the Quinoa and black bean recipie on this sight which was a great combo Read More
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