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How To Reheat Meatloaf - 6 Methods Tested

Meatloaf can either make the perfect leftover meal or be a dry, tasteless mess.
Lots of the information I found online about reheating meatloaf was rubbish - one website even recommended putting foil in the microwave! 
I decided that the best thing to do was to try out a bunch of different ways to reheat meatloaf, so I could see for myself what works and what doesn’t. 
If you want tried and tested information, you’re in the right place.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: how to reheat meatloaf, meatloaf
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 149kcal


  • Damp paper towel


  • 1 slice meatloaf


  • Slice your meatloaf (a whole meatloaf will heat unevenly). 
  • Place the slices on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Cover the slices with a damp towel (unless they are really soggy, in which case skip this step).
  • Put the meatloaf into the microwave and heat in 30-second intervals until the meatloaf is piping hot (usually around 1 minute for a single slice).
  • Allow your meatloaf to rest for a minute before serving.


Meatloaf typically gets drier the longer you store it. 
The damp paper towel creates steam, which re-moisturizes the meat and keeps it juicy. 
An alternative is to drizzle some water or stock over the meatloaf and then cover it with a lid to trap the steam.
Stock can help add some flavor back into the meat.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 149kcal