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How to reheat roasted potatoes (plus storage tips!)

Roasted potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes in my recipe box. My fondness for them cannot be overstated –  right with their crispy edges, tempting golden brown color, and bold flavor, all of which elevate the flavor of many dishes such as salad, chicken, steak, and fish dishes. 

Also, these potatoes have endless possibilities when it comes to variations. I often mix sour cream, chives, onions, bacon bits, and cheddar cheese for a creamy flavor profile. 

My delight for this side dish, which makes me always want to create a large batch of it, ultimately results in leftovers. Luckily, I’ve discovered nifty methods for warming up roasted potatoes, making them tastier and better to consume. 

The trick is to check first the quality of the dish before reheating it. Once done, your potatoes are ready for the reheating process! 

Now, let’s explore how to reheat roasted potatoes in four different ways.

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How to store roasted potatoes

Keep in mind that you need to secure the quality of your cooked potatoes before you consider storing them. As a rule, you shouldn’t let your cooked food sit out for more than two hours as it might be unsafe to eat anymore. 

If you’re making roasted potatoes for a meal and realize that you’ll have tons of leftovers, storing them in the fridge or freezer is the best thing to do! 

If possible, I recommend not combining the seasonings and the potatoes until they’re ready to serve. This is to avoid changes in the dish’s flavor. 

Typically, cooked potatoes last in the fridge for up to five days. It would be best to store them in a shallow airtight container or plastic bag to keep the potatoes fresh. 

In case you want to extend the shelf life, you should consider freezing them. The storing process is quite straightforward.

  1. Let the cooked potatoes cool down completely.
  2. Put them inside a heavy-duty freezer bag to avoid freezer burn. Don’t overfill the bag with potatoes to ensure that the potatoes won’t stick together.
  3. Label the bag to track the date.
  4. Then stick it to the freezer.

If properly stored, these potatoes will maintain their best quality for up to 12 months.

Can you reheat roasted potatoes?

Yes, you can reheat roasted potatoes. 

But before warming them up, ensure that the potatoes are properly stored. It’s recommended that you store them within two hours of cooking. Discard roasted potatoes if left out for more than two hours or overnight at room temperature.

How to reheat roasted potatoes

There are four ways in which you can warm up your roasted potatoes. You can reheat them in the oven, in the microwave, in the toaster oven, or the air fryer. Each method has its own level of difficulty, but if you follow the steps carefully, you don’t have to worry!

Reheating roasted potatoes in the oven

The most crucial aspect to consider when reheating roasted potatoes, especially when they’re stored in the fridge or freezer, is to avoid some soggy or mushy potatoes at the end. 

To ensure that they won’t end as such, you should take advantage of the oven method. Trust me when I say that it’s the best way to reheat roast potatoes!

Here are the steps for warming up roasted potatoes in the oven.

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and cover them with foil. Make sure to put space between them to avoid sticking together.
    3. Heat the potatoes for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Remove from the oven and serve.

If you want to add some crispiness to your potatoes, heat them in the oven for another five minutes without the foil.

Reheating roasted potatoes in the microwave

Microwaving is the best alternative for those who are in a hurry. It’s also the easiest and quickest reheating technique for roasted potatoes. 

The reheating process is quite challenging, however. If it isn’t properly executed, you might end up having mushy, hard, or even dry potatoes.

    1. Cover the potatoes with a damp paper towel. You can also use microwave-safe plastic wrap.
    2. Place them in a microwave-safe dish.
    3. Cook the potatoes for a minute or two at a low or medium setting.
    4. Serve and enjoy!

Reheating roasted potatoes in the toaster oven

Warming up roasted potatoes in the toaster oven is nearly as similar as when you’re reheating them in the oven. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and cover them with foil.
    3. Heat them for about 15 minutes. Stir the potatoes every five minutes to ensure they’re evenly heated.
    4. Serve and enjoy.

Reheating roasted potatoes in an air fryer

Another great way to use when reheating roasted potatoes while keeping them as crispy as they originally were is by warming them up using an air fryer. 

Here are some steps to reheat roasted potatoes in an air fryer.

    1. Place the cooked potatoes in the basket or on the rack of your air fryer.
    2. Turn your air fryer up to 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
    3. Heat them for three to four minutes.
    4. Serve the reheated roasted potatoes hot.

Tips on storing roasted potatoes

Like any other dish, roasted potatoes have a risk of spoilage, especially when you fail to refrigerate them within two hours of cooking. 

Here are some tips on storing roasted potatoes properly:

  1. When freezing roasted potatoes, consider putting them inside a heavy-duty freezer bag to avoid freezer burn.
  2. Don’t overfill the freezer bag with potatoes to ensure that they won’t stick together.
  3. Use a permanent marker to label the freezer bag.
  4. If possible, don’t combine the seasonings and the potatoes until they’re ready to serve.
  5. Check the quality of your cooked potatoes before you consider storing them. Discard if left out for more than two hours at room temperature.

The bottom line

Now that you’re already equipped with the smartest tricks and tips on reheating roasted potatoes, it’s about time that you bring back the heavenly goodness of your favorite side dish!

But before you warm up these potatoes, make sure to check their quality. Discard them if they’re sitting at room temperature overnight. The same is suggested when they already feature an off smell and appearance.

How to reheat roasted potatoes in the oven

How to reheat roasted potatoes in the oven

This method is your best pick to ensure that your potatoes won’t be soggy or mushy when you reheat them.

Ingredients

  • Oven
  • Stored roasted potatoes
  • Foil
  • Sheet pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and cover them with foil. Make sure to put space between them to avoid sticking together. 
  3. Heat the potatoes for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the oven and serve.

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