Vegetarian Mushroom-Walnut Meatloaf
Prep 45m Cook 1h Additional 10m Ready In 1h 55m
Servings 6 servings Calories 383.7

This is a different and delicious veggie meatloaf that’s a nice diversion from the basic soy protein based veggie meatloaf recipes out there.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage
  • 1 ¼ cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. 2 Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper; cook until the onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle sage over the vegetables, and cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes more. Transfer vegetables to a large mixing bowl.
  3. 3 Stir the rice, walnuts, onion soup mix, oat bran, wheat germ, egg whites, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard into the mushroom mixture until thoroughly blended. Spoon into prepared loaf pan, pressing down mixture with a spatula to flatten top.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 383.7
  • Carbohydrate 59.3 g
  • Fat 12.8 g
  • Fiber 9.2 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 468 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g

Chef's Notes

Please note the addition of a tomato and balsamic blend when using the magazine version of this recipe.


  1. Turned out better than expected.. didn't have oat bran or wheat germ used 1 cup of cooked bulgar wheat instead cooked the brown rice with 2 cloves of garlic shredded a very large carrot and added finely diced celery. added sprinkling of sage to each stage.. my dad thought there was lamb in it.. also - Read more ...
  2. I don't like mushrooms but I made this for my vegetarian husband (and our other guests) for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it and some even went back for seconds. I'll take their word for it that this recipe is five stars.
  3. This was very good, though extremely dense. Also, as I did not have my food processor there was a lot of chopping, so plan accordingly. I added a small carrot grated, and think I will add 2 small carrots next time. Used vegetarian worcestershire and rolled oats. I am also going to crumble some of - Read more ...
  4. This was great but I'm glad a previous reviewer mentioned that worcestershire has anchovies. I checked the bottle in my fridge and sure enough not vegetarian. I seasoned the mix with soy sauce instead. I also didn't have any wheat germ or oat bran handy so I substituted rolled oats for both. Turned out great - Read more ...
  5. This is really good,I did change a few things. I left out the package of onion soup as all the ones at the store were either NOT Vegetarian or they had MSG in them. Also I used Vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. I added onion powder,garlic powder,black pepper and 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. It's a - Read more ...
  6. This is good but be aware that Worcestershire sauce is tradionally made from anchovies and therefore NOT vegetarian... some may not care, but I believe there are veggie worchestershire sauces out there too.
  7. I loved this tasty treat. Even my husband the meat lover had seconds and even ate leftovers. This has never happened before with the veggie meals I make. Thank you so much for the delish dish!:-) Kayti
  8. This is definitely a great recipe! I made it almost to the letter, other than I had only Shitake mushrooms on hand. It turned out really yummy... there are a few mods I would do next time: cook the rice in broth, only add 1/2 cup of wheat germ and instead 1.5 cups of oat - Read more ...
  9. My boyfriend and I were happily surprised (we are NOT vegetarians). I did some changes, though. It calls for a crazy amount of rice. I used maybe a cup of cooked rice. AND it doesn't tell you when to add the rice. I blended everything but the rice in my food processor. Then I mixed - Read more ...