Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich

Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
795 Calories
46g Fat
46g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 795
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 1423mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 659mg 51%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 676mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple recipe for Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich is an easy way to take a plain sandwich to the next level! The crisp ciabatta bread, melted cheese, and tender leftover meatloaf make an unbeatable sandwich.

You can use any type of bread in this hot sandwich, of course. Try using sliced whole wheat bread or French bread that has been cut on an angle. You can cook this sandwich on a dual contact indoor grill, a panini press, or on the stovetop in a regular nonstick skillet or pan. If you are using a regular pan, cover the sandwiches with the pan lid while they are cooking to help keep the heat in so the meatloaf heats and the cheese melts in the time it takes the bread to brown.


  • 8 slices ciabatta bread

  • 3 tablespoons mustard

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 4 slices leftover meatloaf

  • 8 slices Swiss or havarti cheese

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Place the bread on work surface. Cut the bread in half horizontally; spread open. Butter cut sides of bread sparingly. Or use slices of any type of your favorite bread; butter them.

  2. Place 1 cheese slice on half of the bread slices, then top with the meatloaf slices; top with cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered side down. Spread the outsides of the sandwiches with more softened butter. Press down on sandwiches with the palm of your hand.

  3. Grill the sandwiches on dual contact indoor grill for 4 to 5 minutes until bread is crisp and golden, or grill on regular griddle, turning once and pressing down with a spatula, for 7 to 9 minutes or until bread is crisp, the meatloaf is thoroughly heated, and the cheese is melted.

  4. Serve immediately.