Best Way to Reheat Lasagna: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Reheat Lasagna: A Step-by-Step Guide Ended up here because you wanted to know how to reheat lasagna properly?

Not to worry, this short guide will highlight the two best reheating methods that will get your lasagna steaming hot.

Let’s get started.

Best Way to Reheat Lasagna
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How to Reheat Lasagna: A Step-by-Step Guide

For some people, reheated lasagna tastes just as good or even better than freshly made (sounds crazy doesn’t it?).

When it comes to reheating this dish, you have two options that will give you really good results:

Oven – The oven is the way to go, as it will give the lasagna that “almost” fresh baked feel/taste. Takes a long time to reheat and can be a pain if you are hungry.

Microwave – Quick method for reheating lasagna. 1-2 minutes and you are ready to dig in. If not done properly, lasagna could be ruined.

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Heating up the Lasagna in the Oven

The oven should be your first option when it comes to reheating lasagna. While the oven takes some time, it will bake it the right way and having it tasting close to how it was when it was first made.

Step 1: Preparing for the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. As the oven heats up, use a fork and poke holes in the cold lasagna. This is to allow the steam to penetrate and heat the dish up properly.

Step 2: Add Some Moisture

Pour 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk to add a little bit of moisture to the dish. This will help to make sure the lasagna does not dry out while heating up.

Step 3: Cover & Place in the Oven

Cover the baking dish/pan with foil and place in the oven.

Step 4: Let it Reheat

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until all lasagna layers are properly heated.

If you have frozen lasagna and want to heat it up in the oven, then you can check out our post on that here.

Heating up the Lasagna in the Microwave

The microwave is the option of choice if you are in rush or just have a small piece of lasagna that you want heated up. It will get it steaming hot, but make sure that you microwave it properly to ensure that it does not come out dried out and tough.

Steps

  • Take out piece of lasagna and place in microwavable container or plate
  • Cover with plastic wrap or the cover of the container
  • Microwave at the medium setting for about 1 minute
  • Check to see if all the layers of the lasagna are thoroughly heated
  • If not, continue using the microwave until it is heated properly.
  • Take out and enjoy

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Wrapping it up

While there is nothing like freshly baked lasagna, sometimes circumstances call for drastic methods.

Reheating lasagna is a quick and painless process and if you use the oven or the microwave, you should have a perfectly warmed/steaming hot dish, if done correctly.

2 thoughts on “Best Way to Reheat Lasagna: A Step-by-Step Guide”

  1. You didn’t say how hot to have the oven? Thanks for the tip about adding a bit of moisture to the dish before re-heating. This should be really helpful as mine usually gets burned on the sides.

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