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Italian Meat Loaf Sandwiches

You’ll only need leftover meat loaf and five ingredients to make these yummy sandwiches that are easy to prepare on a griddle. You can even cook the sandwiches in a panini grill or countertop indoor grill. Feel free to use leftover homemade meat loaf, purchase meat loaf from the deli or purchase cooked meat loaf in the convenience packaged food section in the meat department.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 12 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup giardiniera
  • 6 slices cooked meat loaf, warmed


  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place six slices on a griddle, buttered side down. Layer with the cheese, pizza sauce, giardiniera, meat loaf and remaining bread, buttered side up. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, turning once.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 623 calories, 39g fat (19g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1023mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    May 26, 2015

    Excellent sandwiches and a great way to use up leftover meatloaf. Also, giardiniera is an Italian pickled veggie mix. It comes it a jar and you'll find it by the olives.

  • Joann Niemann
    Jan 6, 2013

    what is giardiniera?

  • brelandam
    Jul 24, 2009

    My husband and I love meatloaf and the leftover sandwiches. I am always looking for new ideas and made this last night. It was absolutely delicious and not a crumb left on my husband's plate, which is the sign that he really liked his dinner! This is definitely a keeper! Thank you very much for the recipe!