Can you freeze meatloaf? Yes, you can! It is one of the first freezer meals that I ever made. In fact I never make just one meatloaf, I always make three! I bake one and freeze the other two. This is a great tip for busy weeknights.
To freeze your meatloaf you can do so either baked or unbaked. I personally prefer mine unbaked because I find that it doesn’t dry out after the freezing and re-heating process.
Can you freeze meatloaf?
To freeze unbaked: After prepared flash freeze then remove from the pan and place into a freezer safe container (or use your food saver) and date.
To freeze baked: After cooked allow to cool completely then flash freeze and remove from the pan and place into a freezer safe container (or use you food saver) and date.
Use the meatloaf within three – four months. If frozen unbaked, cook the meatloaf for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees or reheat a baked meatloaf for one hour. You can thaw your meatloaf by placing it back into the original pan in the refrigerator for approximately 24 hours.
A great tip for freezer cooking is to consider using a Muffin Tin – it saves you so much time on baking and is a great portion control too!
Use plastic gloves when you prepare your meatloaf – It really cuts down on the clean up!