Can I Reheat Roasted Potatoes? Tips on Which Method Is Best

Roasted potatoes are one of those dishes you don’t really think about being necessarily good or bad until you eat some that are just amazing. Then you’re desperate for more, so you have leftovers.

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But now you’re wondering what to do with them to get them back into their original, delicious state.

Can You Reheat Roasted Potatoes?

Can You Reheat Roasted Potatoes

Before we talk about how to get this job done, let’s talk about whether it’s even possible. Fortunately, because we’re not dealing with meat here, you don’t have to worry about making a chewy food or a tough bite.

What you do need to think about is turning your potatoes rubbery or rock hard.

But, of course, the answer to whether this is even possible is yes.

Obviously reheating roasted potatoes is possible. It can even be great.

You just want to be sure not to overheat your potatoes and ruin their original fabulousness, which is not too big of an ask. This is an easy dish to manage.

The truth is, you can reheat pretty much any food that has been refrigerated or frozen. The trick is to use the right approach with the right appliance.

For foods that have been breaded or fried, you’re usually better off reheating them in the air fryer or in the oven. In contrast, for foods that have been baked or grilled, you’re often going to be better off reheating them back in the oven or back on the grill.

With roasted potatoes, our best bet is likely going to be using the air fryer.

But let’s run through each of our appliances just to be sure.

Should You Reheat Roasted Potatoes?

Should You Reheat Roasted Potatoes

But wait, before we get into the how, let’s talk about the should.

Should you reheat roasted potatoes? Are you in danger here of any food safety issues?

No! It’s just potatoes!

You can’t really get sick from these guys unless you’ve left them out to mold, in which case, why would you even be considering reheating them anyway?

But of course, 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 Roasted Potatoes in the Oven

Reheating roasted potatoes in the oven can restore your dish back to its former glory and make you so glad you saved all those leftovers.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Place your leftover roasted potatoes on the baking sheet, spread out so they’re not touching.
  4. Bake the potatoes for 10-15 minutes or until they’re heated through.
  5. Serve with a delightful meat dish or some fresh greens and enjoy!

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes in the Microwave

The biggest problem with reheating roasted potatoes in the microwave is that they may end up soggy.

  1. To avoid that, place a damp paper towel on a microwave-safe plate, place the roasted potatoes on the damp paper towel then cover those potatoes also with a damp paper towel.
  2. Heat the roasted potatoes on full power in 30-second increments until they’re heated through.
  3. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes in an Air Fryer

The air fryer is often the first place to cook your roasted potatoes, so why not return to the scene of the amazing dish?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place your roasted potatoes in the air fryer basket, spaced out so they’re not touching.
  3. Heat the potatoes for 3-5 minutes, or until they are heated through.
  4. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes on a Grill

While I won’t recommend you rush out to your grill just to reheat your roasted potatoes, I will say if you’re already out there, it’s a great way to get this dish back onto your plate.

  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the roasted potatoes on aluminum foil and make a packet by folding the aluminum up and over the potatoes and sealing it up tightly so no steam escapes.
  3. Heat the potatoes on the grill over indirect flame for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through.
  4. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven has been the saving grace of so many young college students and new apartment dwellers, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t get this job done for you.

  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the roasted potatoes on a lined baking sheet, spread out so they’re not touching.
  3. Heat the roasted potatoes for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are heated through.
  4. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes in a Pan on the Stove

Okay, getting your potatoes into a pan on the stove may be one of the best approaches to getting this dish back on your plate in even better shape than the original.

  1. Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove.
  2. Pour olive oil into the bottom of the pan to coat the whole thing.
  3. Once the oil is nice and hot, throw your potatoes in the pan and start stirring.
  4. Stir the potatoes around for a few minutes until they get nice and crispy and warmed through again.
  5. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Roasted Potatoes Is Using the Air Fryer

Hands down the winner for reheating the dish is the air fryer. The potatoes will be warmed through and crispy on the outside.

However, if you are looking for a greasier alternative closer to French fries, you might want to consider the stovetop. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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

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