Shockingly enough, leftover meatloaf is a thing. I know, I know… I guess some people have self-control when it comes to not eating an entire loaf of meat *drool*. If you’re one of the lucky ones that has leftover meatloaf, but don’t really want the same song and dance of a meal as last night? Thankfully, there’s actually a lot of reinvented meatloaf options. Using the leftovers as the base of an entirely new meal, well – that’s what leftovers are all about! It also might inspire you to make a full recipe meatloaf, even if you’re just cooking for one or two, because if it’s too much food – who cares! You’ve got options, baby.

1. Meatloaf Chili

Simply using chopped leftover meatloaf, you can use it as the base for a really easy chili recipe that definitely use up those leftovers while making a whole new hearty meal you can feel good about.


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2. Meatloaf Quesadillas

Simple concept, and crazy easy to whip up. Quesadillas are an excellent way to enjoy that leftover loaf! Whether an easy lunch, or a night time cozy-up by the TV and have dinner (sounds charming, doesn’t it?) this handheld meal is anything but a repeat.

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3. Meatloaf Spaghetti

An obvious choice that you’re probably wishing you’d thought of sooner. Oh yeah…meatloaf WOULD make an incredible meat sauce over pasta. Well, that was easy.

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4. Meatloaf Grilled Sandwich

It’s not a burger, and it’s not a grilled cheese, or even a club sandwich. It’s a hybrid of all three, and it’s the a drool-worthly way to use up those leftovers!

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5. Meatloaf Egg Scramble

Yes! Perfect. Dinner one day, breakfast the next. A comforting morning meal that will certainly keep you full and going strong all day!

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6. Meatloaf Sliders

Dinner one night, party food the next. Actually, scratch that. No party necessary. Kids love sliders, adults love sliders. Fun bite-sided food is where it’s at.

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7. Meatloaf Stromboli

This may be the easiest way to whip up a whole new meal using those meatloaf leftovers, in a stromboli that comes off both impressive and inventive.

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8. Meatloaf Melts

Much like a meatball sub, you can easily create a meatloaf melt on a long bun like you see here. While this recipe calls for making the entire meatloaf from scratch, you just can skip that part – meatloaf is made, and leftovers are ready to shine!

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9. Meatloaf Eggrolls

How. Freaking. Genius. Yes! Little meatloaf handrolls you can dip and enjoy all you like. They’re perfect for serving up and a completely new spin on meatloaf in general.

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10. Meatloaf Soup

If meatballs make soup delicious, then surely chopped up meatloaf can do the same (isn’t meatloaf just a giant loaf shaped meatball anyways?). 

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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