The best way to reheat twice-baked potatoes is to use the oven, stove, air fryer, grill, or microwave. Always reheat them at a minimum temperature of 165°F (70°C). Reheating for a short time at a high temperature will ensure crispiness and prevent bacterial growth.
In the rest of the article, let’s cover the methods in detail, then we’ll talk about an essential part of the process; proper storage. I’ll also cover a few common questions people often have.
The 5 Best Ways To Reheat Twice-Baked Potatoes
1. Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes In the Oven
The most popular way of reheating twice-baked potatoes is in the oven. This is convenient if you’re already making another dish in the oven.
To reheat twice-baked potatoes in the oven, set the temperature to 350°F (180°C). Place the potatoes on a baking tray and let them bake for at least 15 minutes. For extra crispiness, put the tray near the broiler. The dry heat will enhance the flavor and texture.
Here’s how to reheat them in the oven using the baking function:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- After placing your twice-baked potatoes on a lightly-greased ovenproof dish, put them in the oven.
- Consider brushing them with a thin layer of oil or melted butter, as this can create a crispy skin. Adding salt and pepper can give it a tasty flavor.
- Leave the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes.
If you’re using your broiler for another dish and want to use this method for reheating your potatoes, you need to do this:
- Heat the top broiler to a medium-high temperature, and place your potatoes on a lightly-greased broiling pan. Anything higher than this risks burning the potatoes. Always keep a close eye on the potatoes to prevent burning.
- Allow at least 3-5 inches (7-12 cm) of space between the broiler and your meal.
- Leave the potatoes to heat in the oven for 10 minutes or until they reach your desired level of crispiness.
3. Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes In the Microwave
The microwave might be your first option for reheating twice-baked potatoes if you want a quick dinner. Reheating twice-baked potatoes in the microwave only takes 2 minutes.
To reheat twice-baked potatoes in the microwave, you should spread them evenly on a microwave-safe dish. Cook for 2 minutes on high power to prevent sogginess. Place a paper sheet underneath the potatoes to keep the crispy potato skin. Always allow standing time.
Place your twice-baked potatoes in the microwave, uncovered, and on high power. High power is suitable because potatoes contain moisture.
To achieve the perfectly reheated twice-baked potatoes, never pile them one on top of the other. Instead, spread them evenly in the dish to allow for even reheating.
A popular feature of twice-baked potatoes is their crispy skin and soft insides. The downside to using a microwave to reheat them is that the potato skin might lose its crispiness, and the rest of the potato might become chewy because of the microwave’s temperature.
Always use a microwave-safe ceramic or glass plate, and keep a paper towel between the plate and the potatoes to maintain their crispiness. If the potatoes are greasy or moist, they can easily become soggy in the microwave.
After microwaving your twice-baked potatoes, allow them to stand for 5 minutes.
4. Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes On the Stovetop
Reheating leftover twice-baked potatoes on the stovetop is another way of making a fast dinner.
Remember the following when reheating your twice-baked potatoes on the stovetop:
- Flatten the potatoes as much as you can. This gives you a wider crispy area, and the filling will get warmer faster.
- Set the stove temperature to medium. Choosing the maximum temperature won’t result in faster reheating and will only burn the potato skin making it taste bitter.
- Place oil in the pan if you want extra flavor and crispiness. Ensure you heat the oil before putting the potatoes in the pan, or they might soak it up and become greasy but not crispy.
- Cover the pan with a lid for extra moisture. If you don’t have a lid, place some foil over the pan to trap the hot air.
5. Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes In an Air Fryer
If you have an air fryer, this is an excellent method of reheating your twice-baked potatoes. Here are the steps to follow:
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (180°C) so that your potatoes will be extra crispy without a drop of oil.
- Allow enough space between each potato so the air can circulate optimally.
- Cook the potatoes for 5 minutes.
6. Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes On the Grill
You can also grill your leftover twice-baked potatoes. The grill will add some char and a specific burnt note. Before placing the potatoes on the grill, wrap them in foil.
Grilling is similar to broiling but has a different heat source. When cooking on the grill, you have little control over the temperature. However, to ensure medium heat, you can look at the actual size of the fire.
Important! Store Your Twice-Baked Potatoes Correctly
Before reheating twice-baked potatoes, you should ensure that they’ve been appropriately stored. If you’re unsure whether the potatoes were refrigerated timeously, you should avoid reheating and eating them.
It’s only safe to reheat potatoes that have been stored and refrigerated safely. Below is how to store twice-baked potatoes safely:
Cool the Potatoes
Before storing your recently-cooked twice-baked potatoes as leftovers, you should ensure that they’ve cooled down properly. You can do this by allowing them to cool down at room temperature for an hour or placing them in the refrigerator.
Place the Potatoes in an Airtight Container
After your twice-baked potatoes have cooled down, place them in an air-tight container, like this type found on Amazon. This will keep the potatoes fresher for longer and prevent bacterial growth.
Alternatively, you can use foil or cling film to wrap them up. However, you should always ensure that the foil covers all the potatoes and that the ends are sealed tightly. Any opening in the cover may result in bacterial contamination.
Store Your Twice-Baked Potatoes in the Refrigerator
You should always store twice-baked potatoes in the refrigerator. Foods stored at temperatures below 5°C (41ºF) are generally safe from bacterial contamination. If you forget to put the potatoes in the fridge overnight, it’s better to discard them.
After placing them in the refrigerator, use them within 3 days. If the potatoes stay in the refrigerator for more than 4 days, there is an increased risk of bacterial contamination.
Store Twice-Baked Potatoes in the Freezer
If you won’t eat twice-baked potatoes within 3 days, freezing them is an excellent alternative. You can keep the potatoes in your freezer for up to 6 months and defrost them when you want to reheat them. All you need to do is place the frozen potatoes in the refrigerator and wait for them to thaw.
What Temperature Do You Heat Twice-Baked Potatoes?
You heat twice-baked potatoes at 350°F (180°C). Ensure that there are no cold spots and that the leftovers are reheated thoroughly. Avoid reheating in slow cookers that slowly reach high temperatures to prevent bacteria growth.
What Goes Well With Twice-Baked Potatoes?
Twice-baked potatoes taste delicious on their own because they have crispy skins and soft fillings that are similar to mashed potatoes. After heating your twice-baked potatoes, you can eat them as they come or opt to add something else.
You may add something else if you’ve already included some classic cheese, bacon, or a sour cream filling. Consider adding the following ingredients to your reheated potatoes:
- Chopped green onions
- Chopped chives
- Chilli flakes
However, you can never go wrong by adding extra cheese and bacon. Top the twice-baked potatoes with cheese before reheating so the cheese melts. Also, cut some bacon into tiny pieces and add them to the oven so you get some crispy bites on top. This way, the reheated potatoes may be tastier than the freshly-made ones.
What Can You Serve With Reheated Twice-Baked Potatoes?
A twice-baked potato can be an excellent appetizer and a main course if it’s combined with other food. I suggest serving your potatoes with some roasted meat or salmon. My top three recipes that go well with twice-baked potatoes are the following:
Roast chicken pairs well with twice-baked potatoes. You can decide to add some chicken to the potatoes themselves or serve it alongside them. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make roast chicken and reheated twice-baked potatoes:
- 3 lb -5 lb (1.5kg-2kg) of chicken
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 1tsp of salt
- Your chosen spices (excellent examples include chili, red paprika, and pepper)
This is my go-to way of roasting chicken because the ingredients are simple and typically available in any kitchen. You also don’t need any extra steps when preparing your meal.
You only need to pay attention to the temperature in the oven and the time required to cook the meat. The chicken needs to stay in the oven for at least one hour if you want the meat to be nice and tender.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C), and place the chicken in a greased ovenproof pan.
- Add some salt and other spices to your liking.
- Put the rosemary inside the chicken.
- Cover the chicken with foil and bake it for at least 50 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake the chicken for an additional 10-15 minutes until the skin gets crispy and golden brown.
- Serve with your reheated twice-baked potatoes, and enjoy a delicious meal.
Serving twice-baked potatoes with salmon can take your meal to another level. It is very simple to prepare it, especially if you use frozen salmon fillets instead of fresh whole fish. Salmon fillets need at most 20 minutes to cook and can help you to prepare a quick dinner.
For this quick and simple recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 lb (500 g) of salmon
- Some dill
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Lemon juice
Here’s how to prepare the perfect salmon:
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C), and place your salmon skin down in an ovenproof dish.
- Rub the fish with a mixture of dill, olive oil, and finely chopped garlic.
- Season the fish with salt and pepper, and squeeze some lemon juice on top.
- Bake the salmon for around 20 minutes. Pay attention not to overcook the salmon – when you start seeing white albumin, you’ve probably overdone it.
Pork Chops With Sour Cream Sauce
The sour cream sauce is the key ingredient in this recipe and is the perfect link between meat and potatoes. The sour cream adds tanginess and freshness to the meal, so feel free to top it generously over the entire plate.
To prepare pork chops, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 pork chops
- Oil or butter
- Salt and pepper
To ensure that the pork chops get crispy and caramelized but still tender on the inside, take the following steps:
- Cover the pan with butter or oil.
- Heat the pan at a high temperature.
- Add the pork chops and season them with salt and pepper.
- Sear the meat for 3-4 minutes until it gets brown on the outside.
- Put the pork chops in the oven for another 15 minutes.
- Let the meat sit in its juice for at least 5 minutes after you take it out of the oven.
Once the meat is done, cover it with foil to keep it warm and proceed to make the sauce. Here’s how to do it:
- 1 cup (180 g) of sour cream
- 50ml of lemon juice
- 30 g of dijon mustard
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp dill
The procedure is simple:
- Start by adding the sour cream to a bowl, pour the lemon juice and mix it until the two ingredients are perfectly blended.
- Add the mustard and mix.
- Finely chop the garlic and the dill and add them to the mixture.
- The sauce is ready to be served on the pork and the twice-baked potatoes.
If there’s anything more delicious than twice-baked potatoes, if it’s reheated twice-baked potatoes. To maintain the crispiness of the potatoes, choose oven reheating. If you’re in a hurry, choose the microwave option. To keep food safe, always reheat it at 165 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius).
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