Can I Reheat a Baguette? Tips on Which Method Is Best

The baguette is the most delicious, delightful bite to eat. It can stand alone, you can serve it with a spread, or you can coat it in butter.

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No matter how you eat it, you’ll be happy after just one bite, but you know you’ll want more. And you’ll want it piping hot. Now, how do we make this warmed up baguette happen?

Can You Reheat a Baguette?

Can You Reheat a Baguette

What a silly question! Of course, you can reheat a baguette!

With many foods, you might wonder if it might get tough, rubbery, or otherwise decommissioned. But with delicious bread, you can’t really mess it up.

Okay, sure, you might overheat it, but the trick to avoiding that is just to keep an eye on it. No matter how you reheat your baguette, it won’t take long.

The truth is, you can reheat pretty much any food that has been frozen, refrigerated, or placed on a shelf overnight.

With foods that have been breaded or fried, the best approach is typically to reheat it in the air fryer or in the oven. Foods that have been baked or grilled, in contrast, are often best reheated back in the oven or back on the grill.

With the baguette, our best bet is likely going to be to use the toaster oven, but let’s look at all of our options just to be sure.

Should You Reheat a Baguette?

Should You Reheat a Baguette

Before we discuss those options, we must address the issue of food safety. There’s no issue to address! It’s bread!

Unless it’s covered in mold, you’re unlikely to get sick eating a baguette, reheated or not.

How to Reheat a Baguette in the Oven

A cold baguette with some brie or fresh goat cheese is amazing, but reheating a baguette in the oven brings a whole new life to the situation.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the crust of the baguette and wrap it tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the baguette directly on the middle oven rack and heat the bread for 10 minutes.
  4. Open it up, slice it up, and serve it up.
  5. Enjoy!

How to Reheat a Baguette in the Microwave

Reheating a baguette in the microwave can bring a delicate softness to this otherwise hard, crusty bread.

  1. Place a clean dish towel in a microwave-safe bowl. Slice the baguette into 4- to 6-inch rolls.
  2. Place those rolls into the dish towel and cover them up with the towel.
  3. Heat the rolls at 50% for about a minute then check the bread.
  4. Serve with butter or a favorite soup or stew and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Baguette in an Air Fryer

The air fryer is a fabulous appliance to work with when it comes to bread.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the baguette into 1-inch slices and place them separated out into the air fryer basket.
  3. Heat the baguette slices for about 2 minutes then check the slices.
  4. Heat in 1-minute increments after that until you feel the bread is ready.
  5. Serve with your favorite saucy dish and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Baguette on a Grill

You can reheat a baguette on the grill just like you would in the oven.

  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over the crust of the baguette and wrap it tightly in aluminum foil.
  3. Heat the bread for about 10 minutes then check the bread.
  4. If necessary, heat the bread for another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve with your favorite sauce or soup and enjoy!

How to Reheat a Baguette in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is such a wonderful appliance for reheating baguette. It’s basically like toasting a slice of bread in the toaster.

  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice your baguette into 1-inch slices and place them on a shallow baking sheet.
  3. Brush the slices with melted butter or drizzle olive oil over the tops.
  4. Heat the baguette slices for 5-10 minutes, checking to see when they are nice and crusty.
  5. Serve with brie or goat cheese or a delicious fruity jam.

How to Reheat a Baguette in a Pan on the Stove

The stovetop is an interesting, but not terrible, way to reheat a baguette. It’s an especially wonderful way to get a nice grilled cheese sandwich started.

  1. Place a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and melt plenty of butter in the pan.
  2. Slice the baguette into 1-inch slices and place them into the pan in the melted butter.
  3. Allow those slices to toast for about a minute.
  4. Flip the slices if you want them toasted on both sides.
  5. You can also add cheese to the toasted side while the other side is toasting.
  6. You’ll be so glad you did!

Winner! The Best Way to Reheat a Baguette Is Using the Toaster Oven

You can’t really go wrong with any of these approaches to reheating a baguette. It really all depends on how you want your baguette served and what you want to serve it with.

The best way to get slices nice and toasty is using the toaster oven, but the oven and the grill are ideal for getting your full baguette reheated, crusty on the outside and soft and warm on the inside.

Even the microwave can get you what you want if you’re looking for nice warm rolls.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite way to reheat a baguette? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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