Vegetarian Cheese and Nut Loaf

This recipe makes a great substitute for a meat loaf if you are vegetarian, vegan, on a KETO diet or just feel like something different.

Vegetarian Cheese and Nut Loaf

This vegetarian cheese and nut loaf (or pâté) is a great substitute for when a regular meat loaf is out of the question. It’s easy to make, tastes great and get’s you all kinds of healthy nutrients. It has the veggies, fibre, Omega-3, protein and plenty of flavour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 6
Calories 385 kcal


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooked brown rice
  • 125 ml (1/2) cup wheat germ
  • 125 ml (1/2) cup chopped walnuts or cashews
  • 125 ml (1/2) cup thinly sliced mushrooms preferably Cremini
  • 125 ml (1/2) cup shredded carrots
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper
  • 225 g (1/2 lb) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil
  • In a large bowl, combine sautéd onion and garlic with rice, wheatgerm, nuts, mushrooms, carrots, salt, pepper and 1/2 of the grated cheese
  • Mix well, add eggs and mix again
  • Transfer to a well greased loaf pan
  • Bake in a pre-heated 175 °C (350 °F) oven for 50 minutes
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese after 30 minutes
  • Optionally, broil for a few minutes to finish
  • Serve with a salad, gravy or mayo, and a glass of white wine. All optional of course.
Keyword gratin, loaf, vegan, vegetarian
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