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Can You Reheat Eggs? Learn How To Reheat 3 Different Types Of Prepared Eggs

Can You Reheat Eggs? Learn How To Reheat 3 Different Types Of Prepared Eggs

Can you reheat eggs? You sure can. Let’s look at a few ways to reheat scrambled eggs, reheat fried eggs, and reheat boiled eggs at home so they are almost as tasty as made fresh.

Raise your hands if you love eggs! 

My love for eggs knows no bounds. I love this versatile food so much because of how easy it is to cook with. Boiled eggs are the first thing that I learned to prepare when I was a wee, little kid fluttering about after my mama in the kitchen. 

There are just so many ways in which you can prepare eggs. You can make scrambled eggs, omelets, fried eggs, boiled eggs, poached eggs, and more. 

Whether you are meal-prepping for breakfast sandwiches or you have restaurant leftovers, here are the easy ways to reheat fried eggs, reheat scrambled eggs, and even reheat whole boiled eggs.

Click here to learn how to prepare poached eggs perfectly every time!

If you’ve gone to brunch but couldn’t finish your meal and couldn’t bring yourself to leave your food behind, reheating your leftover eggs may be the perfect solution.

But can you reheat eggs without ruining their texture, and do reheated eggs taste just as good as their freshly-cooked counterparts?

Let’s find out!

Yes, you can reheat eggs. Most egg dishes are incredibly easy to reheat and can be reheated in multiple ways. Some varieties of prepared eggs are harder to reheat than others, but with the right technique and tricks, you can master the art of reheating eggs in no time!

Even though you can reheat many varieties of prepared eggs, in this article, we will only focus on how to reheat 3 types of prepared eggs – scrambled, fried, and boiled.

How to reheat scrambled eggs

The trick to reheating scrambled eggs is to bring them up to room temperature (don’t let them sit out for long) and to break them up with a fork after they are at room temp. Then when you add a bit of moisture, the eggs will remain tender after reheating.

Reheating scrambled eggs in the microwave

Here’s how to reheat scrambled eggs in the microwave:

  1. Put the scrambled eggs in a deep microwave-safe bowl or a deep, curved platter.  
  2. Use plastic wrap to cover the container. 
  3. Microwave the eggs for about 20 seconds and then use a fork to stir them and check the temperature. 
  4. Continue to heat the eggs in 20-second intervals until the eggs are reheated to the desired level. Make sure to stir them after each turn.  

Reheating scrambled eggs in the oven

Here are the steps to warm up scrambled eggs in the oven:

  1. Spray some cooking spray on a baking pan or sheet.
  2. Spread the scrambled eggs on top of the sheet in a thin layer. 
  3. Use aluminum foil to cover the pan.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and allow the eggs to bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to stir them halfway through the reheating process.
  5. Remove the scrambled eggs from the oven, stir them properly, and enjoy!

Reheating scrambled eggs on the stovetop

Here are the steps to reheat scrambled eggs on the stovetop:

  1. Put some butter in a skillet and heat it over medium flame.
  2. Put the scrambled eggs in the heated skillet.
  3. Reduce the flame to medium-low and use a lid to cover the pan.
  4. Let the eggs reheat like this for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and then stir the eggs thoroughly.
  6. Let the eggs cook uncovered until they reach the desired temperature.

Can you reheat hard-boiled eggs?

Yes, you can reheat whole hard-boiled eggs, and the best method is a hot water bath.

You can’t reheat them in the microwave because hard-cooked eggs reheated in the microwave tend to explode while reheating or even after. 

You surely don’t want to deal with that mess! The best and easiest way to reheat eggs is by allowing them to bathe in hot water.

Click here to learn how to boil eggs perfectly!

If you reheat soft-boiled eggs for too long they become hard-boiled eggs. 🙂

How to reheat boiled eggs

Here’s how you can reheat boiled eggs:

  1. Put the unpeeled boiled egg in a heat-safe bowl.
  2. Boil some water and pour it over the egg until it’s fully submerged in it. 
  3. Use a paper towel to cover the boiled egg.
  4. Allow the egg to reheat in the hot water bath for about 10 minutes.
  5. Peel the boiled egg and enjoy.

Can you reheat fried eggs?

Yes, you can easily reheat fried eggs in multiple ways. 

However, it can be a bit challenging at times because you run the risk of breaking the egg yolk of sunny-side up fried eggs. 

Moreover, if you aren’t careful, your eggs might overheat and become too rubbery.  

How to reheat fried eggs

There are three ways in which you can reheat fried eggs – on the stovetop, in the microwave, and in the oven. Let’s take a look at all three:

Reheating fried eggs on the stovetop

Here’s how to reheat fried eggs on the stovetop:

  1. Heat a small skillet on low with a teaspoon of water or fat.
  2. Put the fried egg in your heated skillet, then cover with a lid.
  3. Heat through for about a minute.
  4. Uncover then remove the egg with a spatula and plate.

Reheating fried eggs in the microwave

Here’s how to reheat fried eggs in the microwave:

  1. Put the egg on a microwave-safe platter and cover it with a lightly damp towel to retain the moisture. 
  2. Depending on how hot you want your fried egg, reheat it for 25 seconds.
  3. Add time in increments of 15 seconds and turn the plate.

Reheating fried eggs in the oven

Here’s how to reheat fried eggs in a conventional oven:

  1. Use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line a baking pan and then coat the lining with cooking spray. 
  2. Put your fried eggs on the lined pan. 
  3. Use aluminum foil to cover the pan. This will prevent the eggs from turning rubbery by holding in all the moisture. 
  4. Bake the fried eggs for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove to a plate with a spatula and eat immediately.

Tips and tricks

Here are some tips and tricks that will help you reheat eggs perfectly every time:

  • When reheating eggs in the microwave or oven, always cover the container with a heat-safe plate or lid so that the eggs can retain moisture. Otherwise, they may become too rubbery.
  • Always coat the pan with some cooking spray to prevent the eggs from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • When reheating eggs in a microwave, always heat them in 10-second increments so that you don’t overcook them.
  • Regardless of how you reheat your eggs, keep an eye on them so that they don’t overheat and become too chewy and rubbery. 
  • While reheating it, don’t flip the fried egg because it might cause the yolk to break. Instead, you can warm the top by covering the skillet and cooking the egg on low flame for a minute or two. 
How To Reheat Eggs

How To Reheat Eggs

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Here’s how to reheat fried eggs on the stovetop.


  • 1 fried egg
  • ¼ t butter


  1. Heat a small skillet on low with a teaspoon of water or fat.
  2. Put the fried egg in your heated skillet, then cover with a lid.
  3. Let it cook for about 1 minute to warm through.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

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The bottom line

I hope this guide has comprehensively answered your question, “Can you reheat eggs?”

You can easily reheat scrambled, boiled, and fried eggs. Just make sure that you follow the steps mentioned in this guide to reheat them perfectly each time.

If you cover the eggs and follow the other tips and tricks mentioned above, your reheated eggs will never turn out too chewy.

Less time is better to try and maintain the same fresh taste. Overcooking will cause rubbery, chewy eggs.

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