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Meatloaf Sandwich

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Making a meatloaf sandwich is the ultimate way to eat leftover meatloaf! This easy recipe is a classic comfort food recipe you’ll make again and again.

meatloaf sandwich on ciabatta bread with lettuce and tomato and cheese

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I’m a big fan of meatloaf but I think making a meatloaf sandwich with leftovers might be even better. I like to use my favorite beef and pork meatloaf recipe and slice it up as I’m putting it away after dinner so it is even easier to make leftover meatloaf sandwiches the next day.

Why I love this recipe

This is a hearty sandwich and a great way to use leftovers. It’s filling enough to be an easy dinner if you want to stretch your meal plan but I usually enjoy these sandwiches for lunch the next day.

I also love that you can customize it to your own personal preference by what bread, cheese, and toppings you choose.


  • leftover meatloaf
  • bread – ciabatta, crusty french bread, sourdough, hamburger bun…pick a sturdy bread that can hold up to the meatloaf inside the sandwich!
  • cheese – American, provolone, or pepper jack cheese are all great options
meatloaf, slices of cheese, and ciabatta bread for meatloaf sandwiches

Step by step

We are making basically a grown-up grilled cheese sandwich and you are going to love it!

  1. Spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place slices of meatloaf in the pan to heat over medium heat. This not only heats the meatloaf up but also gives it a nice crust that takes the taste over the top.
  2. Toast your bread if desired while the meatloaf is heating up.
  3. Flip the meatloaf slices and add a slice of cheese to each. Heat until the meatloaf is warmed through and the cheese melts.
  4. Add the meatloaf and cheese to the slices of bread and finish it off with your favorite toppings.

Topping Ideas

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • sliced red onions
  • bbq sauce
  • meatloaf sauce (if you have leftovers)
  • crispy fried onions
  • apple butter
  • bacon
  • jalapeño peppers
  • sautéed yellow onions
  • pickles
two meatloaf sandwiches on white plates


  • use only one slice of bread for an open-faced meatloaf sandwich
  • butter the bread slices after toasting
  • skip heating if you prefer a cold meatloaf sandwich instead of a hot sandwich
  • serve with mozzarella cheese and warm marinara for an Italian-style variation

Serving suggestions

Serve this sandwich on its own or with a side of potato chips, roasted potatoes, pasta salad, french fries, or onion rings. You can also keep the sides light with a Caesar salad or side salad topped with my favorite Greek salad dressing.

If you try this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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meatloaf sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and cheese on ciabatta bread

Meatloaf Sandwich

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Making a meatloaf sandwich is the ultimate way to eat leftover meatloaf! This easy recipe is a classic comfort food recipe you’ll make again and again.


  • 4 slices leftover meatloaf
  • 8 slices hearty bread – ciabatta, Italian, French, sourdough, etc
  • 4 slices cheese

Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, barbecue sauce, fried onions, pickles, etc


  1. Spray a skillet with nonstick spray. Place slices of meatloaf in the skillet and warm over medium heat.
  2. As the meatloaf cooks, toast the bread if desired.
  3. Flip the meatloaf slices and top with cheese. Cook until meat is heated through and cheese is melting.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches with the desired toppings.


Nutritional information is an estimate, actual values will vary depending on the meatloaf recipe you use as well as the bread, cheese, and toppings choices

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: main course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American




Its easy! I will show you how.

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