Frequently Asked Questions
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QUESTION: Is there a way to make meatloaf without any eggs?
Basically, eggs are used in meatloaf as a binder, but there is no absolute rule that says you have to use them. In a pinch, you can substitute 1/4 cup mayonnaise for 1 egg (mayo is an emulsion of egg and oil), as a bonus the extra oil from the mayonnaise makes a moister meatloaf (okay, and a few more fat calories).
However, if eggs are being omitted because of an egg allergy, then other options for binders in meatloaf are shredded cheese, creamed spinach, a can of undiluted condensed vegetable soup mashed to a puree (reduce the salt in your recipe as needed), applesauce or undiluted evaporated milk just to name a few.
One of my favorite recipes for meatloaf that does not contain egg is Mustard-Apple Meatloaf, it's made with ground pork, but any ground meat could be substituted.