Best Way to Reheat Meatloaf?

How to Reheat MeatloafOne of the difficulties when it comes to reheating meatloaf is that a lot of people tend to dry it out when warming it up.

Reheating it is easy, but not understanding that heat can dry out the meat and make it unpalatable is something I will explain, as well as showing you the different options one can use when warming up meatloaf.

The Oven to Reheat Meatloaf

The oven is the best way to get your meatloaf warmed up. Where a lot of people go wrong is that they turn the oven up too high. With the high heat you will get the dish hot, but you also end up losing moisture in the process and what’s left is dried out meatloaf, which is nowhere close to what you had…


  • Preheat the oven to 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place the meatloaf in a shallow dish and cover with foil. (Some people like to add beef broth or gravy before covering with foil to give it some moisture.)
  • Leave it in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Once finished, let it cool a little before serving.

The Microwave

The microwave is the quickest option available, however some people are against using it since they claim that it dries the meatloaf out. The reason for this is that they are doing it wrong and below I show you the right way to reheat.


  • Place the meatloaf in a microwave safe plate
  • Wrap the meatloaf with a damp paper towel
  • Microwave on a low setting for 2 minutes (maybe more depending on the overall power of the microwave)
  • Check to ensure that it is fully warmed up, especially in the middle. If not, let it heat up a bit longer
  • Once finished, let it cool before eating.

The Skillet

This is a different way to reheat meatloaf, but some people will often just throw it in pan/skillet, give it a quick pan fry. It works and it is also a good option to consider since you can heat it up and eat it as is, or make your own sandwich.


  • Preheat frying pan/skillet over a medium flame
  • Add a little butter or olive oil to the pan/skillet
  • Throw in the meatloaf and stir it around until fully heated up on both sides
  • Allow to cool, take out and enjoy

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