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How to reheat garlic bread (As tasty as day one!)

Nothing beats a hot, crispy, and toasty garlic bread, especially when partnered with spaghetti, a warm couscous salad, sautéed spinach or mushrooms, over tomato soup, or sliced grilled steak. YUM doesn’t even begin to describe it!

You might have landed here because you had a good amount of garlic bread leftovers last dinner or stuck on what to do with your stored bread. Whatever is the reason, worry not! 

This essential guide should help you find out some reheating methods available for warming up garlic bread.

How to store garlic bread

Properly storing your garlic bread is one of the essential things to consider before proceeding to the reheating process. This is also to ensure the safety of the food. 

As a rule, leftover food that sits out all night or for more than two hours at room temperature shouldn’t be reheated as it isn’t safe for consumption. My advice: Learn how to store your garlic bread properly, so you don’t have to worry if it’s safe to eat or not!

Refrigerating the bread isn’t the best thing to do as this can cause the bread to dry out and become stale. If you want to keep it for a couple of months, then consider freezing them instead.

Here’s how to store cooked or leftover garlic bread in the freezer:

  1. Wrap your garlic bread with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. You can also place it in a heavy-duty freezer bag. Just make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible and make sure it’s sealed adequately.
  2. Slide it into the freezer.

If you do this correctly, your garlic bread will last for up to three months.

Can you reheat garlic bread?

When stored properly, yes, you can warm up garlic bread. There are many ways to reheat garlic bread. However, reheating it can be tricky as the bread can lose its quality or dry out if the process isn’t done correctly. 

So what’s the proper way to reheat it?

Ways to reheat garlic bread

Warming up garlic bread is straightforward and pretty simple. And there are three ways in which you can reheat it. You can warm it up in the oven, on the stovetop, and in a microwave. Check out which one works the best for you.

How to reheat garlic bread in the microwave

If you’re in a hurry, then the suitable reheating method for you is microwaving. But make sure to eat the bread immediately as it becomes hard when it cools down. 

Here’s how to do it:

    1. Pour around 3T of water in a small bowl and pop it in the microwave for about 1 minute at full power.
    2. Line a microwave-safe plate with two layers of paper towel. Then place the garlic bread on the plate.
    3. Use another slightly damp paper towel to cover the bread loosely.
    4. Place it in the microwave along with the bowl of water.
    5. Heat the bread on low settings for 10 seconds.
    6. Then flip it. Heat for another 10 seconds on low settings.
    7. Remove from the microwave and serve right away.

How to reheat garlic bread in the oven

The best way to warm up garlic bread is in the oven. This process ensures that the bread retains its crispy texture and incredible taste. 

Here’s how to reheat bread in the oven:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Ensure not to raise the temperature as higher temperatures might burn your garlic bread.
    2. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil. This is to ensure the crust remains soft and tender while the bread warms up to the middle.
    3. Bake for about 15 minutes. For thinner pieces of bread, 10 minutes should be enough.
    4. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

How to reheat garlic bread on the stovetop

If you prefer your garlic bread to be not that super crispy, then this method is suitable! The process is likewise relatively easy and quick. Here’s how you can reheat your garlic bread:

    1. Wrap the bread with aluminum foil. This is to ensure the crust remains soft and tender while the bread warms up to the middle.
    2. Put the bread in a small pot and close it with the lid.
    3. Set the pot on low heat and cook it for 5 minutes. For thinner pieces of bread, 3 minutes should be enough.
    4. Serve hot and enjoy!

How to reheat frozen garlic bread

If you happen to have frozen garlic bread baked, you should warm up the bread in the oven. 

To do this, put the frozen bread on the baking sheet. Bake it right away for 20 minutes at 350 °F. 

For the unbaked version, here’s how to reheat it.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Put the unbaked and frozen garlic bread on the baking sheet. Ensure that the buttered side of your bread is facing up.
  3. Bake it for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn on the broil setting for several minutes to make it crispy.
  5. If you see the butter is melted, reheating the bread is done!

The bottom line

Warming up cooked or leftover garlic bread shouldn’t be that complicated – a realization that should now be gleaned after reading this guide.

Meanwhile, applying these tips and tricks to your next food reheating journey should be more than enough to get you started whenever you feel the need for a garlic bread fix!

Just make sure to store your garlic bread properly so that it’s as fresh and tasty as day one when you reheat it.

 

How to reheat garlic bread in the oven

How to reheat garlic bread in the oven

This guide features some tips and tricks on how to reheat garlic bread in the oven.

Ingredients

  • Leftover or stored garlic bread
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Ensure not to raise the temperature as higher temperatures might burn your garlic bread.
  2. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil. This is to ensure the crust remains soft and tender while the bread warms up to the middle.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes. For thinner pieces of bread, 10 minutes should be enough.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

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