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How to reheat stuffing

How to reheat stuffing

Stuffing is a delightful and versatile side dish and a staple at Thanksgiving dinners. I love how you can experiment and create your unique stuffing recipes. 

I’ve also come to adore mixing and matching the ingredients and using bread, cornbread, apples, chestnuts, celery, and whatnot in my stuffing recipe.  

Given my adoration for this side dish, I often end up making a massive batch of it and saving the leftovers for a quick dinner the next day. I’d probably eat the stuffing leftovers right from the pan, but I’ve learned that adding a little extra effort into reheating the dish makes it taste even better! 

The trick is to take the stuffing out of the fridge and inspect it before reheating. If it appears to be drier than it was when you cooked it, add some moisture to the stuffing by adding some chicken, vegetable, or turkey broth into the mix. 

You can also add some richness to the dish by adding a dollop on top of the stuffing before reheating it.

Let’s explore how to reheat stuffing in three different ways! 

Three ways to reheat stuffing

There are three ways in which you can warm up stuffing. You can reheat it on the stovetop, in the microwave, or the oven. Let’s now tackle all the methods in detail: 

1. Reheating stuffing on the stovetop

This is inarguably the best way to reheat stuffing. This is largely because the reheated stuffing tastes even better than the day it was cooked. The hot pan helps crisp up the bread, and the broth softens the stuffing without making it overly moist. 

Here’s how you can reheat leftover stuffing:

  1. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with a thin layer of cooking spray, olive oil, or even butter.
  2. Put the stuffing inside the skillet and cover it with some chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth. This will help moisten the stuffing and prevent it from drying out.
  3. Set the skillet on medium heat and then cover it with its lid.
  4. Use a spatula to stir the dressing every few minutes.
  5. If the stuffing still looks too dry, then add some more broth to it. 
  6. Check the internal temperature of the stuffing. If it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the skillet from the stovetop.
  7. Transfer the stuffing into a serving dish and enjoy!

2. Reheating stuffing in a microwave

This is undoubtedly the easiest and quickest method of reheating stuffing. Here’s how you can reheat stuffing in a microwave:

  1. Put the stuffing in a microwave-safe dish and add some chicken or turkey broth to prevent it from drying out. Just make sure not to add too much broth. Otherwise, the stuffing will become mushy and inedible.
  2. Cover the dish with a lid or a piece of parchment paper and put it in the microwave.
  3. Microwave the stuffing on a high setting for two to three minutes.
  4. After the designated time, take the dish out of the microwave and stir the stuffing thoroughly.  
  5. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. If it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then the stuffing is ready to devour.
  6. If the temperature is below 165 degrees, put the dish back inside the microwave and let it heat up for another minute or two or until the desired temperature is reached.

3. Reheating stuffing in the oven

This is another suitable method of warming up stuffing. It works best when you have a large amount of stuffing that you plan on serving to your guests. Here’s how you can heat the stuffing in your oven:

  1. Heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking dish or a shallow pan with a thin layer of butter.
  3. Put the stuffing in the baking dish and add some broth to it. It should be just enough to make the stuffing moist and not soaking wet.
  4. Stir the stuffing to distribute the moisture evenly.
  5. Cover the baking dish with some aluminum foil and then put it inside your preheated oven.
  6. Let the stuffing cook inside your oven for about 30 minutes.
  7. Check the internal temperature of the dish to make sure that it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Uncover the baking dish and put it back inside the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes. This will help crisp up the top of the stuffing and add a delectable crunchy texture to your side dish.

The bottom line

I hope you enjoyed consuming this guide on how to reheat stuffing. Make sure to try the various methods that I’ve listed above to figure out which one you like the most.

How to reheat stuffing

How to reheat stuffing

Reheating stuffing on the stovetop is inarguably the best way to do it. Here’s you can reheat your stuffing:

Ingredients

  • Large skillet
  • Chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth
  • Spatula
  • Food thermometer

Instructions

  1. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with a thin layer of cooking spray, olive oil, or even butter.
  2. Put the stuffing inside the skillet and cover it with some chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth. This will help moisten the stuffing and prevent it from drying out.
  3. Set the skillet on medium heat and then cover it with its lid.
  4. Use a spatula to stir the dressing every few minutes. 
  5. If the stuffing still looks too dry, then add some more broth to it. 
  6. Check the internal temperature of the stuffing. If it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the skillet from the stovetop. 
  7. Transfer the stuffing into a serving dish and enjoy!

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