How to Reheat Cheesesteaks

How to Reheat Cheesesteaks - A Step-by-Step Guide
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Want to know how to reheat a cheesesteak properly?

In this short guide, you will learn about the 3 best methods that can be used to warm up a leftover cheesesteak.

You will get step-by-step instructions, along with learning about the pros and cons in using the different reheating methods.

So, let’s begin.

Can You Reheat a Cheesesteak?

If you have leftover cheesesteak from yesterday’s lunch/dinner, it can be reheated, but you need to understand that it can be challenging to bring back the same experience as when it was freshly made.

The biggest problem with reheating a Philly cheesesteak is that you have 3-4 ingredients that can be sensitive to heat (bread, steak, cheese and onions), that’s why we are going to give you step-by-step instructions showing you the 3 best methods to use.

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2 Best Ways to Reheat a Cheesesteak

if you want to ensure that you have the best results when reheating a Cheesesteak then you might want to follow these three methods that are proven to work well.

Remember, the goal is not only heating up a cheesesteak, but also making sure tastes as good like when it was first made.

The three reheating methods we recommend are:

  • The oven
  • Air Fryer

All will give you a great result, but depending on your time and other factors will determine which one is the best choice for that particular situation.

Method 1: Reheating Using the Oven

The oven is your best bet when it comes to reheating a Cheesesteak. It heats up evenly and the results are exactly the same as when you first made it.

What you will need:

Oven-proof dish

Aluminum foil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap the cheesesteak in aluminum foil and place in the oven-proof dish.
  3. Let it heat up for about 15-20 minutes, then check to see if it’s ready.
  4. If you want the bread to be crunchy, remove the aluminum foil and let it heat up for another 2-4 minutes.

If you want to reheat a frozen cheesesteak, check out how Tony Lukes does it below.

Method 2: Reheating Using an Air Fryer

The air fryer is a quick way to get your cheesesteak warmed up, but like the oven, you have to use the right temperature to make sure the ingredients don’t get overcooked.


  1. Place your cheesesteak in the basket of your Airfryer (make sure there are no other foods mixed into the basket).
  2. Set temp for 320 degrees F and let the cheesesteak heat up for about five minutes.
  3. Turn up the temperature to 360 degrees F and let it go for another 1-2 minutes. This will have the meat steaming hot and give a perfect crisp to the bun.
  4. Once warmed up, remove from the air fryer and serve.

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Can You Reheat a Chesesteak in the Microwave?

Realistically, you can reheat anything in the microwave, the problem with a cheesesteak is that while the meat will get steaming hot, the bread will end up soggy.

The trick to using a microwave to reheat a cheesesteak is to scrape out the meat into a microwave-safe bowl and zap it for 45-60 seconds.

Take the buns and heat them up in a skillet or in the air fryer/oven/toaster oven.

Place the meat in the bun and you’ll be good.

Wrapping it up

There you have it, a complete guide to reheat in a cheesesteak properly.

If you want to get the best results, you could use any of the three methods that we mentioned earlier (oven, air fryer or using the stovetop).

Whichever method you use, make sure that you keep an eye on it so that your steak doesn’t dry out and become overcooked.

Now I want to hear from you. Which method did you use to reheat a cheesesteak and how did it turn out?

Let me know in the comments below.

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