Best Way to Reheat a Quesadilla

How to Reheat Quesadillas (Best Options to Use)
Guide to Reheating Quesadillas

Want to know how to reheat a quesadilla?

In this short guide, I will highlight the 2 best methods to use to properly warm up cold or leftover quesadillas.

You will get step-by-step instructions, along with other useful information.

With that said, let us jump right into it.

Best Way to Reheat Quesadillas (2 Best Methods to Use)

Best Way to Reheat Quesadillas

If you need to reheat a quesadilla that has been sitting in the fridge, you have a couple of options that will have it tasting like when it was freshly made.

To properly reheat quesadillas, you can use:

  • The Skillet
  • Oven

Let us take a more detailed look at each method below.

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By far the best method to go about reheating quesadillas is by using using a skillet or pan.

This method will have everything heated up in under 5 minutes, so it is quick and effective.

Another advantage to using the skillet/pan on the stovetop, is that it is able to maintain the crispy exterior, that expected from a freshly made quesadilla.


  1. Heat a skillet/frying pan over a medium flame and spray it with nonstick oil or some butter.
  2. Take the quesadilla and place it in the pan and allow it to reheat for 20-40 seconds on each side.
  3. Once it is heated up properly, you can then take it out, let it cool and then serve.

The Oven

Another way to go about reheating quesadillas is by putting them in the oven.

Even though the oven is good at warming up this popular Mexican food, you should be aware that it is going to take a bit longer than if you had reheated in the skillet.

With the time aside, you are still going to get pretty good results just by using the oven.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the quesadillas in an oven safe dish.
  • Place in the oven and allow it to heat up for around 5 to 15 minutes (depending on how cold it is).
  • Once it is heated up to the desired temperature, take out and enjoy.

Can You Microwave Quesadillas? (Not Recommended)

While just about anything can be reheated in the microwave, it is not recommended to use it to warm up a quesadillia.

So what happens when you microwave a quesadilla? When reheating a quesadilla in the microwave, you will find that it will be heated up, but the texture will be more soggy, not crispy.

One of the best things about a quesadilla is it’s crispy exterior. Microwaving it, destroys that, so it is best to stay away from it as a reheating option.

If you are really hungry and you do not mind eating slightly soggy tortillas, then by all means go ahead. If want to have a really good food experience, then go with options that I mentioned earlier.

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Wrapping it up

We have reached the end and I hope you now have a better understanding as to how to reheat quesadillas properly.

Now, I want to hear from you!

Which method listed above will you be using to warm up this popular and tasty meal?

If you did use a method, leave a comment and let me know how it turned out.

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