How to Reheat Twice Baked Potatoes: All you need to know

Twice-baked potatoes can be a great evening tea-time snack to enjoy with friends or family. The stuffed and creamily cooked potatoes can lighten up your mood and make the tea time even more. But if you had some of them leftover last evening and now you are thinking about how to reheat baked potatoes, this guide is for you.

In this guide, we will help you deal with the reheating process professionally and help you get the best results so that you enjoy eating your twice-baked potatoes with the same flavor, texture, and deliciousness they had on the first day.


Best ways to Reheat Twice Baked Potatoes

There is no best or worst way of reheating twice-baked potatoes unless you do it right, keeping in mind the stuffing you have kept inside of them. This is because many of the stuffings can survive the reheating and give you the fresh flavor of the first day, while others like sour cream and alike won’t stand it at all. And, the same goes for various types of toppings.

So, it would help if you had to keep in mind these things before you get your baked potatoes for reheating. Following are some ways you can reheat the twice-baked potatoes:

  1. Reheating in a microwave
  2. Reheating in an Oven

Besides these two methods, you can also use a toaster oven to reheat your potatoes, but you will find these two the most convenient and easiest to go for.

Reheating Twice-Baked Potatoes in a Microwave

How to Reheat Twice Backed Potato in Microwave
Reheating Twice Backed Potato in Microwave

Microwaving the stuffed baked potatoes is a great option that you can go for: it will perfectly preserve the deliciousness and creaminess of your baked potatoes.

What will you need?

To reheat the twice-baked potatoes in a microwave, you need the following things:

  • Melted butter to coat the baked potatoes.
  • Damp a paper towel to maintain the moisture in the potatoes.
  • Microwave safe dish or plate.

Step-by-Step Process

After you have made sure of all the mentioned things, follow the steps given below.

  1. Take out your twice-baked potatoes from the refrigerator and carefully brush the top with butter.
  2. Take a damp paper towel and cover the potatoes. It will prevent the potatoes from drying out and maintain the moisture that you love while eating them.  
  3. Once the potatoes are wrapped completely, put them in a dish or plate that is safer to use in the microwave.
  4. Lastly, microwave them for 2 to 3 minutes maximum.
  5. Once done, unwrap them and check if they are warm enough to be enjoyed or not.
Want crisper skin?
If you are desirous of getting crisper skin to enjoy, you can do one thing: take them out of the microwave and put them under the broiler for a few minutes. It will provide a crisper potato skin for you, and you will enjoy them even better at the evening tea time.

Reheating twice-baked Potatoes in an Oven

How to Reheat Twice Backed Potato in Oven
Reheating Twice Backed Potato in Oven

Using a microwave is a quicker process that saves both your time and energy; however, if you have time, patience, and energy to put it, using an oven is probably the best option.

What will you need?

You will need the following things to preheat your potatoes in an oven:

  • Melted butter to coat the potatoes
  • Cookie sheet or baking sheet (optional)

Step-by-Step Process

Following is the step-by-step process that you can go by to get your twice-baked potatoes reheated.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Remove all the toppings like sour cream and put them on the potatoes.
  3. Coat the baked potatoes with the melted butter: it will give some moisture to the potatoes and keep them juicy to eat.
  4. Put the coated potatoes directly on the oven rack (you can also use a baking or cookie sheet if you don’t want the heat to hit directly onto potatoes).
  5. Heat them in an oven for up to 20-25 minutes until you see them being golden brown.
  6. Remove them from the oven and check whether they are thoroughly heated or not.7.  If they are, take them out on a serving dish and enjoy eating them.

Reheating Different Types of Twice Baked Potatoes

The above are the general methods for heating twice-baked potatoes, but there is one thing more that you need to keep in mind before choosing the best way for reheating. That is the type of baked potatoes you are planning to reheat: whether they are thawed or frozen ones.

This is important to consider because, depending upon the type of potatoes you are reheating, the methods and processes will vary. If you are curious to know the details, get ahead to further reading.

1. Thawed Twice-Baked Potatoes and Reheating Process

Reheating these potatoes is easier, but it needs a little care and consideration at the time of preparation: if you have twice-baked potatoes a bit more in quantity than you actually need in a day, freeze them in the freezer, and heat the ones you need at the time only.

Once you have some stuffed potatoes in the freezer, put them in the refrigerator well before the time you reheat them. It will make the potatoes thaw. At this point, you can heat them in the oven by following the below-given steps.

  • Preheating the oven to 350-degrees F is the first step.
  • Coat the baked potatoes with the melted butter: it will give some moisture to the potatoes and keep them juicy to eat.

Note: remove all the toppings from the potatoes, especially the sour cream, before you reheat them in the oven

  • Put the coated potatoes directly onto the oven rack
  • Heat them in the oven for up to 20-25 minutes until you see their color changing to a golden brown.
  • Remove them from the oven and check whether they are thoroughly heated or not.
  • If they’re done, enjoy eating them with coffee or tea.

2. Frozen Stuffed Baked Potatoes and Reheating Process

How to Reheat Frozen Twice Baked Potato
Reheating Frozen Twice Baked Potato

If you are in a hurry and have to reheat the frozen potatoes directly, don’t worry: we’ve got you. You can follow some simple steps mentioned below and get the most amazing results for your baked potatoes.

Note: Reheating is best done in the oven, so whether the potatoes are thaw or frozen, you will have to do the process in the oven by preheating it beforehand: it will give you the best results.

How to do it?

  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees F
  2. Once you have taken those potatoes out from the freezer, unwrap them.
  3. Place them in an oven-safe dish and cover them with foil.
  4. Reheat for about 40-60 minutes; you can reduce or increase the reheating timing depending upon the condition of the potatoes. If you want cheesy potatoes, take the potatoes out of the oven, cover them with cheese and reheat them until the cheese is melted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does it Take to Reheat Twice-Baked potatoes?

It depends upon the condition of your twice-baked potatoes and the equipment you are using to heat them. For example, whether you are heating thawed or frozen potatoes, whether you are doing it in the oven or microwave, the average calculated time for the process is between 2-60 minutes.

How to reheat twice-baked sweet potatoes?

twice backed potato in air fryer

Reheating twice-baked sweet potatoes is possible. All you have to do is to place them up in a covered sauté pan along with a few spoons of water. Preheat this water on medium heat until warmed up enough, and then place sweet potatoes in the pan and warm them to the desired limit.

How to reheat twice-baked potatoes in the microwave?

To reheat the twice-baked potatoes in the microwave, you first have to coat your potatoes with melted butter, place them in the oven dish, cover them with a foil and then heat them in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes or until warmed up.


Some Concluding Words

Heating up twice-baked potatoes might be tricky, especially if you have to retain their deliciousness and creaminess. However, if you keep your mind clear of the things we have mentioned above and follow the steps carefully, you will get the most impressive and satisfying results.

This guide is to help you ultimately with the process, and we hope it will!

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