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How To Reheat A Baked Potato In 5 Easy Ways

How To Reheat A Baked Potato In 5 Easy Ways

If you are a lover of the supremely divine vegetable known as potatoes, then you have come to the right place!

I love potatoes in all shapes and sizes. Be it fresh fries, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, stir-fried potatoes, or baked potatoes, I will happily devour them all! 

However, I have to admit that the deliciously fluffy and easy-to-make baked potatoes hold a special place in my heart.

What I love most about baked potatoes is how there are so many different toppings that I can pair with the goodness of salted baked potatoes. 

My most favorite topping for baked potatoes has to be sour cream, with a blend of herbs generously sprinkled on top. 

I love this combination so much that I often end up making baked potatoes for dinner.

However, my family and I don’t always eat them all at once.

We store the leftover potatoes in the fridge and reheat them later.

Reheating them does come with the fear that the potatoes will turn out dry.

However, since I learned how to reheat them the right way, my baked potatoes always taste fresh!

Read on to find out how to reheat a baked potato in 5 easy ways!

Yes, you can absolutely reheat a baked potato with specific toppings such as cheese and butter.

However, cream cheese, salsa, and some other non-dairy toppings might not taste as good when reheated. 

The best way to heat up baked potato leftovers with toppings is in the oven; reheating them in the microwave might cause the topping to spill over. 

To reheat in the oven, simply put your baked potato with toppings on a baking sheet that’s lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Put the baking sheet in your preheated oven (350 degrees). Let the potato heat up for 20 minutes and voila, you’ll have a delectable baked potato with toppings to devour!

Can You Reheat A Baked Potato?

Yes, you can easily reheat a baked potato.

You just need to know how to go about reheating it so that it doesn’t dry out and stays fluffy and soft.

You can reheat it in the oven, in the microwave, on the stovetop, on the grill, and even in the air fryer. 

So, let’s learn how to reheat a baked potato!

How to Reheat a Baked Potato 

Here are five different ways in which you can reheat baked potatoes:

Reheating In The Oven

If you want your reheated baked potatoes to have crispy skins, then your best bet is to reheat them in your oven.

Even though this method takes the longest time, the crispy exterior and the fluffy interior of the reheated baked potatoes makes it well worth it.

Plus it is super easy!

So, here’s how you can reheat baked potatoes in an oven:

Things You Will Need

  • Leftover baked potatoes
  • A baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Wrap the potato in foil and place it in the oven.
  3. Let the baked potato reheat in the oven for around 15 minutes.  

That’s pretty much it!

Just take the reheated baked potato out of the oven, let it cool a little, and then serve it.

Click here if you want to learn how to cook baked potatoes in the oven!

Reheating In The Microwave

Even though reheating leftover baked potatoes in the oven is inarguably the quickest way to reheat them, you can end up with dried out potatoes if you don’t know the right way to reheat them.

Things You Will Need

  • Leftover baked potatoes
  • A knife
  • A microwave-safe dish
  • Damp paper towels

Instructions

  1. Cut the leftover baked potatoes in half.
  2.  Use a damp paper towel to cover each half.
  3. Put the potato halves in a microwave-safe dish and heat them for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the potatoes are heated through.

Learn how to cook baked potatoes in the microwave!

Reheating In An Air Fryer

Another way to ensure the skin of your baked potatoes gets crispy is to reheat them in the air fryer.

Here’s how to reheat a baked potato in an air fryer:

Things You Will Need

  • Leftover baked potatoes

Instructions

  1. Turn your air fryer to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pat the baked potato dry with a paper towel.
  3. Heat the baked potatoes for 7 1/2 minutes and then rotate it and heat it for another 7 1/2 minutes.

Reheating On The Grill

You can also heat up baked potato leftovers on your grill. Here’s how:

Things You Will Need

  • Leftover baked potatoes
  • Aluminum foil
  • A pair of tongs

Instructions

  1. Heat your grill to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap the baked potatoes in aluminum foil and put them on the grill.
  3. Cook the potatoes for about 10 to 15 minutes. Just make sure to use a pair of tongs to rotate them halfway through the reheating process to crisp up the skins. 

Reheating On The Stovetop

Reheating on the stovetop is another quick and easy way to reheat your leftover baked potatoes.

Here’s how to reheat a baked potato on the stovetop:

Things You Will Need

  • A skillet with a lid
  • Some olive oil
  • Leftover baked potatoes
  • A knife
  • A spatula

Instructions

  1. Heat some olive oil in your skillet over a medium-low flame.
  2. Use a knife to cut the baked potato in half and place the cut sides down in the skillet.
  3. Cover the skillet with a lid and reduce the heat to low flame.
  4. Cook the potatoes for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Once the halves are heated through, use a spatula to gently flip the halves and cook for an additional 2 minutes. This will ensure that all the sides get crispy.

The Best Way To Reheat A Baked Potato

Reheating in the oven is inarguably the best way to reheat a baked potato.

This is because this method ensures that your reheated baked potatoes don’t dry out and have super crispy skins.

Just make sure to put the whole potato with skin in your preheated oven and reheat it until it’s cooked through.

Even though it does take more time than reheating the potato in the microwave, it is worth it! 

Tips On How To Reheat A Baked Potato Without Drying It Out

Here are some tips on how to reheat a baked potato without drying it out:

  • To reheat it without drying, simply put the whole baked potato in your oven.
  • If you are microwaving it, make sure to slice the potato in half and cover each half with a damp paper towel to ensure that the reheated potato is not dried out.
  • When reheating it on the stovetop, make sure to cover the skillet with a lid.

    This will ensure that the cut potatoes remain soft and fluffy and don’t dry out. 

The bottom line

I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on how to reheat a baked potato.

Do try out the methods that I have mentioned above and see which one works best for you.

Make sure to follow the tips that I have outlined to end up with crispy potato skins and the fluffiest interior.

How To Reheat A Baked Potato

How To Reheat A Baked Potato

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

How to reheat a baked potato. The oven is the best method for reheating a baked potato and having a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior.

Ingredients

  • Leftover baked potato
  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Tongs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place the potato on the baking sheet. (We like to put it on a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper but that is optional.)
  3. Bake it for 20 minutes.

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