Second Round Success! The Fine Art of Reheating Casseroles

In this jam-packed article, I will show you how to reheat a casserole in the oven without drying it out. This technique is super easy and doesn’t require a ton of additional steps.

The Lost Art Of Properly Reheating Leftovers

We’ve all been guilty of this, most people just place the leftover casserole in a baking dish and stuff it in the oven. It doesn’t matter what temperature they use, it doesn’t matter how long they add it – it’s just a mindless practice.

How To Reheat Casseroles In The Oven

This guide is suitable when reheating chicken casseroles in the oven or any other casserole.

Bring The Casserole To Room Temperature

If you have frozen casserole, it’s best to first thaw it slowly inside the fridge for a couple of hours, but preferably overnight.

Cover The Tray With Foil

When your casserole has come to room temperature, cover the oven-safe baking dish with foil. This prevents the casserole from drying out and keeps it juicy.

Reheat The Casserole In The Oven

Place the foil-covered dish in the middle of the oven. Allow it to heat for 20-30 minutes.

Test For Cold Spots

Use a butterknife and insert it into a couple of different areas on the casserole. After each insertion, remove the knife and feel it between your fingers.

How Long To Reheat A Casserole In An Oven

On average, you can expect it to take between 20-30 minutes at 350ºF (180ºC).

Tips And Tricks For Reheating Casseroles In An Oven

To help make the casserole heat more quickly, you can cut it into smaller portions. This increases the surface area, which will speed up the reheating time.