Can I Reheat Stuffing? Tips on Which Method Is Best

If you’re one of those people who looks forward to Thanksgiving dinner just for the stuffing, you’re not alone. A lot of people don’t even like turkey! But they love the stuffing that comes from that turkey.

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Indeed, some people never even stuff their stuffing inside the turkey and just make it on the stovetop. So, if you’re one of these amazing stuffing lovers, now you’ve got delicious leftovers, and we’ve got instructions to reheat them.

Can You Reheat Stuffing?

Can You Reheat Stuffing

Yes. Of course you can reheat stuffing. It’s not only easy, but it can be super quick and really hard to get wrong.

I suppose the biggest challenge with reheating stuffing will be avoiding the soggy effect. After all, stuffing can already be a wet, slightly soggy dish. Adding more liquid or moisture to the deal can really bring it down a level or two.

On the flip side of this controversy is drying it out. You don’t want that either. Stuffing is so rich and full of flavor that drying it out would kill the whole vibe, so we have to find a happy medium.

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

For example, with foods that have been breaded or fried, you’re likely going to be best off reheating them in the oven or in the air fryer. For foods that have been baked or grilled, you are probably going to be safest using the oven or the grill.

For stuffing, we’re likely going to get the best results using the stovetop.

Should You Reheat Stuffing?

Should You Reheat Stuffing

But wait, is it even safe at all to reheat stuffing? After all, we have to think about potential toxins and contaminants that can be found in leftovers.

The truth, however, is that we are unlikely to have problems with stuffing, which, while it may have meat, is typically going to be a sausage, which has been preserved and curated to perfection.

However, it is a good idea to ensure you follow the basic guidelines to heat the stuffing, like any leftovers, to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

How to Reheat Stuffing in the Oven

Reheating stuffing in the oven can be a wonderful way to get this dish heated through.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the stuffing in an oven-safe baking dish with a lid and pour a bit of broth over the top of the dish.
  3. Place a lid or aluminum foil over the top of the dish.
  4. Heat the stuffing for about 20 minutes, or until it is heated through.
  5. Serve with sides or delightfully alone and enjoy!

How to Reheat Stuffing in the Microwave

Of all the dishes that should not be reheated in the microwave, stuffing is one of the exceptions. After all, it’s already a soft, slightly soggy dish, so the microwave can’t really turn it into something it’s not.

  1. Place the stuffing in a microwave-safe dish and pour some broth over the top.
  2. Heat the stuffing for about 2 minutes and check the temperature, stirring a bit to mix in the broth.
  3. Heat for another minute or until it is heated through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Stuffing in an Air Fryer

Reheating stuffing in the air fryer can be a surprising win.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the stuffing directly into the air fryer basket.
  3. Heat the stuffing for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Stuffing on a Grill

Nope. I’m not sending out into scorching heat or wintry days to fire up your grill and reheat stuffing.


If you’re already out there with the grill fired up, you can absolutely put it to use getting your stuffing back in tip-top shape.

  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place a cast iron skillet over direct flame and pour some oil into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Place the stuffing into the cast iron skillet and stir it around the pan until it is heated through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Stuffing in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is a time-honored tradition for all new apartment owners, and it can be a lifesaver. That reality holds true for stuffing as well.

  1. Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the stuffing onto a greased baking sheet and place the baking sheet into the toaster oven.
  3. Heat for about 10 minutes then check to be sure it is warmed through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Stuffing in a Pan on the Stove

The stovetop is perhaps the ideal way to get this dish back into great condition.

  1. Place a cast iron skillet over medium on the stovetop.
  2. Pour some oil into the pan, and once it’s hot, add the stuffing to the pan.
  3. Stir the stuffing around the pan until it is heated through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Stuffing Is Using the Stovetop

There are so many ways to get your leftover stuffing back on your plate in its original state, or better!

But the stovetop has got to be the winner. After all, it will heat the stuffing through and get the outside of the stuffing crispy.

But, of course, the air fryer is also a wonderful way to get those same effects, with none of the oil or grease.

And the oven is wonderful for filling your house with smells.

So, really, it’s up to you. Although I still might avoid the microwave…

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

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