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Can You Freeze Meatloaf is something that I have wondered when we have leftovers. These simple tips will your freeze meatloaf correctly.

Meatloaf sliced and on a platter
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If you have ever wondered can you freeze a cooked meatloaf, we have all the tips so your meatloaf doesn’t go to waste. Meatloaf is a staple Sunday night dinner and easy main dish recipes. Often times, I like to double the recipe.

This allows me to freeze the leftover meatloaf properly for an easy weeknight dinner. You can easily freeze uncooked meatloaf or cooked moist meatloaf with these easy tips.

Is it fine to freeze raw meatloaf?

Yes! We love freezing raw meatloaf. Do all the work ahead of time and then freeze. This makes future dinners so much easier!

Tips for Freezing Meatloaf

  • Storing Meatloaf – If you would like to store your meatloaf longer than 2 days in the refrigerator, we recommend storing in the freezer in airtight containers.
  • Freezing Uncooked Meatloaf – If you are going to freeze uncooked meatloaf, simply prepare the ground meat mixture and form into a loaf. Wrap the meatloaf with plastic wrap and layer of foil and store in an air tight container. It will last 6 months in the freezer. This helps to create the best quality meatloaf.
  • Frozen Meat – If your ground beef or ground turkey was frozen, then it would be better to go ahead and bake your meatloaf then store.
  • Freezing Cooked Meatloaf – You can also freeze cooked meatloaf. After cooking the meatloaf mixture, make sure it has come to room temperature and cooled completely. Then wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in a freezer bag. It will last 6 months in the freezer. You can also freeze in individual portions.
  • Label – Make sure you label your bag or load pan with the date to ensure you use your meatloaf before it goes bad.
Meatloaf sliced and on a platter

How Long Can you Freeze Meatloaf?

You can freeze uncooked meat loaf or cooked meatloaf for up to 6 months. Make sure the meatloaf is wrapped properly to prevent any freezer burns.

How to Defrost Meatloaf?

We recommend defrosting meatloaf in the fridge overnight to thaw and ready to cook. We like to thaw the meatloaf before baking. But you can cook your frozen meatloaf, you may just need to bake it longer.

Always make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees before serving the meatloaf. Cooking time will vary based on the size of your meatloaf and your oven.

If you meat loaf is already baked, you can place on a baking sheet to reheat in the oven. You can also reheat meatloaf on a microwave-safe plate. It may take up to 30 minutes to reheat the meatloaf depending on how thick the meatloaf is.

Meatloaf sliced and on a platter

Best Meatloaf Recipes

If you are looking for some easy meatloaf recipes, these are some of our favorites.

  • Bacon Wrapped MeatloafThe sweet and tangy ketchup glaze gives this meatloaf so much flavor. The ground beef mixed with simple seasoning makes this the perfect meal to start the week off right. This meatloaf cooks easily in a loaf pan and you can even make turkey meatloaf.
  • The Best Crock Pot Meatloaf RecipeMeatloaf is such a delicious comfort food but it really can heat up the kitchen. We found the solution with this crockpot meatloaf recipe. The slow cooker does all of the work and you get tender and delicious meatloaf. Top with ketchup or barbecue sauce and dinner is done.
  • Cracker Barrel Meatloaf RecipeThere is just something about the way they make it because not all meatloaf is made the same. Cracker Barrel Meatloaf is a classic comfort food recipe.
  • Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf Recipe I have perfected this Meatloaf recipe and now we mix in Lipton Onion Soup Mix. It really does it give it flavor and it really simplifies the recipe. The seasoning blend that is in the Lipton mix is just the right amount of seasoning makes it taste amazing.

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