Here's how to reheat baked potatoes perfectly using a variety of different methods, plus some tips and tricks! You won't have to worry about soggy skins on this weeknight classic, just heat it up, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy! Simply choose the best method for you, from the oven to the stovetop and even your air fryer!
Guide To Reheating Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes are easily a staple side dish (or main dish!) in many households. They are simple to prepare and can be customized with tons of different toppings!
Depending on how you make them, though, they can be somewhat time-consuming. Go ahead and make extra because, in this guide, I'm going to show you the best methods for perfectly reheating your baked potatoes every single time!
- Guide To Reheating Baked Potatoes
- How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In The Microwave
- How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In The Oven
- How To Reheat Baked Potatoes On The Stovetop
- How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In An Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Baked Potatoes On The Grill
- Best Method For Reheating A Baked Potato
- 🥔 Best Baked Potato Recipes
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If you are a huge fan of baked potatoes, make sure you check out my posts on the best potatoes for baked potatoes, amazing baked potato toppings, and how to host a baked potato bar!
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In The Microwave
The microwave is definitely the quickest method for reheating a baked potato, so it is perfect for when you are in a hurry! However, you won't be able to re-crisp the skin with this method.
- Cut. Cut the baked potato in half lengthwise and place each piece, cut side up on a plate that is microwave-safe.
- Add a paper towel. Place a damp paper towel over both of the cut sides.
- Heat. Microwave for approximately 3 minutes, or until the potato is heated all the way through.
*The damp paper towel keeps the potato from drying out in the microwave.
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In The Oven
Reheating a baked potato in the oven allows the skin to become crispy again and the inside returns to being nice and fluffy! It isn't as speedy as some other methods, but it definitely yields the best results.
- Preheat. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Warm the potato. Once hot, place your potato onto a baking sheet (or directly onto the oven rack) and heat for 15-20 minutes.
Placing the potato directly onto the oven rack will make the skin extra crispy, but a baking sheet will work as well!
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes On The Stovetop
If you don't have access to an oven or air fryer, then the stovetop is a great choice for reheating your baked potatoes!
- Bring to room temperature. Remove your potato from the fridge, slice it in half lengthwise, and allow it to come to room temperature.
- Heat the skillet. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to a skillet and place it over medium heat.
- Add the potato. Once hot, place your baked potato into the skillet with the cut side facing down.
- Replace the lid. Allow the potato to warm up for a couple of minutes and then place the lid on the skillet to allow it to fully heat up.
- Flip. Once the potatoes are fully reheated, flip them over so the other side can get crispy.
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes In An Air Fryer
Using an air fryer is both quick and efficient when it comes to reheating baked potatoes. If you happen to own one, it is a great option! However, you have limited space, so it works best if you are only reheating one potato.
- Preheat. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
- Place. Once hot, place your baked potato into the air fryer basket.
- Cook. Cook for about 3 minutes or until hot.
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes On The Grill
Using the grill is a great option if you are already firing it up for dinner! However, if you are not using the grill, then this method isn't very convenient.
- Preheat. Preheat your grill to about 400°F (205°C).
- Wrap in foil. Wrap the baked potato in some foil and set it on the hot grill.
- Heat. Cook for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
Best Method For Reheating A Baked Potato
There's not much competition here; the oven is easily the best way to reheat a baked potato! It makes the skin perfectly crispy, the insides are fluffy, and you can reheat a larger batch of potatoes at once!
Unfortunately, it does take longer than some of the other methods, but the results are worth it!
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How do you like to reheat your leftover baked potatoes? Leave a comment down below, and let me know what you think!
🥔 Best Baked Potato Recipes
- Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes - Wrap your potatoes in foil and then let the crockpot do all of the work!
- Instant Pot Baked Potatoes - The Instant Pot can easily whip up some delicious baked potatoes in just a fraction of the time it takes to make them in the oven!
- Oven Baked Potatoes - The most traditional and classic way to prepare some yummy baked potatoes!
- Microwave Baked Potato - The quickest way to get some baked potatoes on the table in a snap!
- Smoked Baked Potato - A tasty side dish that is easy to make in your smoker!
- Twice Baked Potatoes - Loaded baked potatoes that are full of yummy toppings!
How To Reheat Baked Potatoes: Oven Baked Potatoes (Best Methods & Tricks!)
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)
- ½ tablespoon sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (215°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash your potatoes and pat them completely dry. Then, use a fork to poke holes all over the potatoes.4 medium russet potatoes
- Place the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet, brush them with olive oil, and then generously sprinkle sea salt over them.1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ tablespoon sea salt
- Bake in the oven at 425°F (215°C) for 45-60 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven, slice them open, fluff the inside, and then serve immediately with your desired toppings.
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- Russet potatoes are my favorite for baking as they are high in starch content and make some super fluffy baked potatoes! For more options, check out my post on the best potatoes for baked potatoes!
- Don't skimp on the salt! You want to essentially coat the exterior of the potatoes in salt to create a flavorful and crispy crust!
- Depending on how large your potatoes are, your cooking time may vary slightly. Smaller potatoes will cook quicker, while larger potatoes may take the full 60 minutes.
- To store: Keep any leftover baked potatoes stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Make sure you let them cool completely before storing them.
- To reheat: Reheat your baked potato in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 3-5 minutes or in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!
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