Here's how to reheat stuffing so that it is just as moist and flavorful as when it first came out of the oven! Using these methods, you won't have to worry about your stuffing becoming dried out. From the stovetop to the oven, I'm going to give you all of my tips and tricks for some tasty leftovers!
Guide To Reheating Stuffing
Stuffing is such a delicious side dish that belongs on every Thanksgiving or Christmas table! I always like to make a big batch so that I can have some yummy leftovers!
However, nothing is worse than dried-out leftover stuffing. No need to worry though, because I'm going to show you the best ways to reheat your stuffing without it drying out!
Best Methods For Reheating Stuffing
There are three methods for reheating your stuffing: the oven, stovetop, or microwave. These methods will make your stuffing taste just as good (or even better) than the day you made it!
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All of these methods will have a few things in common. First of all, the refrigerator tends to dry out your stuffing. Therefore, it is always a good idea to add some broth to your stuffing before reheating it (up to ¼ cup). Secondly, I find that adding some butter to your stuffing really helps to enhance the flavor!
Reheat Stuffing On The Stovetop
The stovetop is my favorite method for reheating leftover stuffing. It helps add richness, moisture, and even crisps it back up! Plus, it doesn't take long at all.
- Prepare. Before you begin, add anywhere from a drizzle up to ¼ cup of chicken or turkey broth to your stuffing to bring some moisture back to it (depending on how much stuffing you are reheating).
- Add butter. Top the stuffing with a pat of butter for some extra richness.
- Heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to a pan and heat it over medium-high heat.
- Add stuffing. Once hot, add the stuffing to the pan and use the back of your spoon to flatten it out.
- Cook. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Reheat Stuffing In The Oven
Using the oven is a great option if you are reheating a large amount of stuffing.
- Preheat. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Moisten. Add up to ¼ cup of broth to your stuffing as well as a pat of butter.
- Prepare. Place the moistened stuffing into a baking dish and cover it with aluminum foil.
- Bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Finish baking. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 10-15 minutes so that it can become crisp.
Reheat Stuffing In The Microwave
The microwave is always a quick and simple method for reheating all types of leftovers. This is a fast and easy choice if you are reheating smaller portions of your stuffing.
- Prepare. Transfer your stuffing to a microwave-safe dish.
- Moisten. Add a splash of broth.
- Cover. Cover the dish.
- Heat. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring after each minute.
Reheating Frozen Stuffing
Don't worry if your stuffing is frozen, it can still easily be reheated! In fact, you don't even have to thaw it out first!
Heat your frozen stuffing in the oven just as you would if it were from the fridge. The only difference is that you'll need to add on some additional cook time. The amount of time can vary, based on the amount of stuffing you are reheating.
Just make sure to heat the stuffing until it is warmed through before removing the foil and cooking for an additional 10-15 minutes to become crispy.
These different methods will have your leftover stuffing warm and delicious in no time! Leave a comment down below and let me know your favorite way to enjoy leftover stuffing!
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How To Reheat Stuffing: Cornbread Stuffing (+Tips & Tricks!)
- To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt your butter and add in the onion and celery. Saute the veggies until soft, about 5-7 minutes.2 tablespoon butter, ½ cup yellow onion, ½ cup celery
- In a large mixing bowl, add your crumbled cornbread and cooked vegetables.3 cups cornbread
- Gently stir in the beaten eggs, chicken stock, crumbled bacon, sage, salt, and pepper (*see note). Transfer to the prepared baking dish.2 large eggs, 2 cups chicken stock, 1 tablespoon ground sage, 1 teaspoon each, salt & pepper, 4 strips bacon
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes, or until the edges of the stuffing begin to turn a light golden-brown color.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
- Bake up some fresh cornbread using Jiffy mix without sour cream, or use one of my favorite cornbread recipes like this creamed corn cornbread or sour cream cornbread.
- A 2-quart casserole dish is ideal for this recipe. If using a 9x13 baking dish, your stuffing will be in a thin layer and will bake faster.
- If desired, you can reserve some of the bacon to sprinkle over the top of the assembled cornbread stuffing.
- Omit the bacon and swap the chicken broth for vegetable stock to make a vegetarian stuffing recipe.
- To store: Keep your stuffing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- To reheat: Reheat small portions in the microwave or larger portions in the oven. Add in a splash of broth for extra moisture if necessary.
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!