Can I Reheat Enchiladas? Tips on Which Method Is Best

Enchiladas are one of those meals everyone has their own spin on. You can find enchiladas with red sauce and cheddar cheese, green sauce and queso fresco, and even white sauce and seafood!

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But one thing is for certain, no matter how you find them, they are almost always delicious. So delicious, in fact, that you can often find yourself with a pan of them, not sure what to do with all those leftovers.

Rest assured. I have plenty of tips for your reheated enchiladas here.

Can You Reheat Enchiladas?

Can You Reheat Enchiladas

Fortunately, there’s not much to worry about in terms of the ability to reheat enchiladas. While you may dry out the salsa on the enchiladas, and of course, there’s a possibility you could dry out your interior ingredients, but you can easily avoid those troubles with most of the appliances we have listed here.

The truth is, you can reheat any food that has been refrigerated or frozen. It’s just a matter of using the right approach with the right appliance.

For example, with foods that have been fried or breaded, you are probably going to be better off using the oven or the air fryer. At the same time, for foods that have been baked or grilled, you will likely be best off using the oven or the grill again.

With enchiladas, we are honestly probably going to be best off putting them in the oven, regardless of how they were originally prepared.

But let’s look at all our options, just to be sure.

Should You Reheat Enchiladas?

Should You Reheat Enchiladas

However, before we get into all of that, let’s discuss food safety.

Should we even be considering reheating enchiladas? After all, we’re dealing with meat and often dairy and even sometimes seafood.

Yes! We should. We just have to make sure we follow all the proper steps to cover all the health and safety guidelines.

In general, the advice from reliable sources says we should heat all leftovers to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Still, you should always do your own research. To get you started on that research, check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline

How to Reheat Enchiladas in the Oven

Reheating enchiladas in the oven is not quick, but it gets the job done right, and with a job like this one, we want it done right. Right?

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the enchiladas in an oven-safe casserole dish and cover it with aluminum foil.
  3. Heat the enchiladas in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Serve with beans and enjoy!

How to Reheat Enchiladas in the Microwave

Reheating enchiladas in the microwave is a great way to get those delicious treats back on your plate quickly, and as long as you take your time and don’t overheat them, you can have your leftovers back on your plate in no time.

  1. Place enchiladas on a microwave-safe dish and cover it loosely with a microwave-safe lid or splash guard.
  2. Heat the enchiladas on full power for 2 minutes then check them. If necessary, you can heat them for another minute.
  3. Serve with beans and enjoy!

How to Reheat Enchiladas in an Air Fryer

Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but you can actually reheat your enchiladas in an air fryer with no muss and no fuss.

  1. Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper and place the enchiladas with space between them in the basket. The goal is to get the air to circulate through and around the enchiladas.
  2. Heat the enchiladas for 3-4 minutes then check to be sure they are heated through.
  3. Serve with beans and enjoy!

How to Reheat Enchiladas on a Grill

Ordinarily, I would advise against trying to reheat enchiladas on a grill, but if you are already outside with your grill hot and ready to go, you can get these delights back into original perfect.

  1. Place your enchiladas in an aluminum casserole dish.
  2. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Place the casserole dish over indirect heat and close the lid.
  5. Heat for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Serve with beans and enjoy.

How to Reheat Enchiladas in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is basically a mini version of the conventional oven and can work wonders in a pinch.

  1. To reheat your enchiladas in this magic maker, preheat the toaster oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the enchiladas on a lined baking sheet and cover them with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake the enchiladas for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Serve with beans and enjoy!

How to Reheat Enchiladas in a Pan on the Stove

While it might seem strange to reheat a dish like enchiladas on the stovetop, you can definitely do it with great results.

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil.
  2. Place the enchiladas in the pan, leaving space between each so they can heat evenly.
  3. Cook the enchiladas for a minute or two so the bottoms of the enchiladas get crispy.
  4. Finally, pour a bit of water into the pan and cover the pan with a lid to steam the enchiladas for about 2 minutes or until the enchiladas are heated through.
  5. Serve with beans and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Enchiladas Is Using the Oven

Yes. It has to be the oven that will make your enchiladas warmed through and soft and delicious, just like the first time.

However, using the stovetop or the air fryer can also bring wonderful results as they will give you a crispy alternative to the usual enchiladas. Always make sure to serve with beans!

What do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks for reheating enchiladas? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers!

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