A quesadilla is a dish made with a tortilla stuffed with cheese, pork, and other dressings inside. If you have leftovers, I can promise it is easy to reheat quesadillas.
However, between the four most common ways to reheat food – in the oven, microwave, stove top, and air fryer – which is the best way? Each method will have its pros and cons, such as being available, practical, easy to do, or time-saving, but which is best for quesadillas?
Find out below how to reheat quesadillas, so you can have a tasty meal!
How To Reheat a Quesadilla In The Oven
Here is the list of necessary equipment to reheat a quesadilla in the oven:
- Oven (of course)
- Protective gloves (to avoid burning)
- Baking sheet/ oven-safe dish
Do you have everything mentioned above? If yes, let’s start!
The first stage is to turn on the oven. Please set the heat to exactly 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). For some ovens that don’t have the exact temperature setup, then you can choose the medium heat mode.
While waiting for the oven to reach the correct temperature, place the quesadilla on the baking sheet or an oven-safe dish.
When the oven reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit, put the quesadilla on the middle rack. Close the oven door and wait for 10 to 15 minutes.
During that waiting period, recheck the food and flip it every two to three minutes to avoid burning and ensure that every side achieves the same amount of heat.
How To Reheat Quesadillas On The Stove Top
In our opinion, using the stovetop is the most effective way to reheat quesadilla. In the below section, we will clarify each step of the process, and you can understand why it is the best approach.
Now, first, let’s start by preparing the necessary equipment:
- Kitchen gloves (to avoid getting burned)
- A big, deep iron skillet (deep pan will prevent oil splashing)
- Oil (we advise using vegetable oil than animal fat since it is healthier)
- Spatula (to flip the quesadilla)
The first step for reheating quesadilla is to place the skillet on the stove top. Turn on the stove to medium heat and wait for about 1 minute.
Take out the oil and pour about one or two spoonfuls of oil on the pan.
When the oil comes to the boiling temperature, slightly place the quesadilla into the skillet and heat each side for about one to two minutes. Then, flip it several times until it is hot and crispy enough as you wish.
How To Keep Quesadillas Warm By Using The Microwave
Here are some utensils that you should prepare for reheating quesadillas in the microwave:
- Microwave (of course!)
- A big, deep dish to put the quesadilla into
- Paper Towel (in case you reheat a quesadilla with sauces)
- Kitchen gloves
It’s easy and simple to reheat a quesadilla in the microwave, right? So, now, let’s get down to work.
First, take the quesadilla out of the fridge and container, removing any wraps or covers. Then, place the quesadilla on a microwave safe plate. Please remember that not every dish is microwave-safe, so you must check if the plate is suitable to use in the microwave or not.
If the quesadilla is frozen, let it sit out at room temperature for about 15 to 20 minutes to defrost.
Set the time to 30 seconds, and close the door and start reheating.
After 30 seconds, take out the plate and check to see how hot the quesadilla is. Is it hot enough? Is it edible? If the answer is yes, then simply turn off the microwave and take out the dish to serve.
Otherwise, place the plate back into the microwave and reheat for another 30 seconds. Repeat this process until the food is hot as you wish.
How To Reheat Quesadilla In The Air Fryer
It is not typical to reheat a quesadilla in an air fryer. However, if you want to use this method, you can still heat the quesadilla successfully.
Have you prepared all the necessary tools for reheating a quesadilla? If the answer is Yes, then let’s start!
The first step is to preheat your air fryer to about 320 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (160 to 176 degrees Celsius). Please remember to turn on the fryer and set it up to this temperature range before reheating the quesadilla.
Tips For Cooking Quesadilla
- Using the stove top and oven are the best ways to reheat quesadillas.
- Before putting a dish or container into a microwave or oven, please check whether it is safe to use.