How to Reheat Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno poppers!!!!! Just reading the name gives me hunger pains and makes me start to salivate like one of Pavlov’s dogs. These little treats pack a big punch and they are just super delicious when steaming hot! So what happens if you got a bunch of poppers sitting around, maybe in the refrigerator, what is the best way to reheat them, so that they are almost as good as when you first had them?

Well, it is a good thing you ended up on this page, as I am going to highlight how to reheat jalapeno poppers. Below is a really quick guide that will showcase the do’s and the don’ts .

Reheating jalapeno poppers is pretty easy and if you have patience and a couple of minutes, you should get these golden nuggets of heat/bliss warmed up in no time. What you need to do is follow the simple steps below:

How to Reheat Jalapeno Poppers: A Quick Guide


  • The first thing you need to do this preheat the oven and set it to 450°F. If you have a broiler option, set it to that option as well.
  • Place the poppers in an oven safe container or a baking sheet and let them heat up for about 5-6 minutes
  • You are going to want to keep an eye on them to ensure they are not starting to get too crisp or burnt
  • Once they have been heated up to the proper temperature, you can take out and enjoy.
Image Credit: elsie.hui w/CC License
Image Credit: elsie.hui w/CC License

What If they are Frozen?

If you are dealing with frozen jalapeno poppers, you can use the oven method above, just keep them in the oven a bit longer. You could probably aim for 10-12 minutes, just check to ensure they are fully warmed up and not cold.

Can I Refry Them?

The best option is to use the oven and bake them if you want to reheat the poppers up properly. Throwing them in frying pan or a deep fryer is just going let you end up with something that is super oily. It is just not a good idea and is not very palatable as well.

Don’t Use the Microwave to Reheat Jalapeno Poppers

If you value your jalapeno poppers, then definitely stay away from the microwave. The end result of using the microwave is super-hot food, but it is going to be soggy and I am pretty sure taste > heat.

Why the microwave sucks, is that when it comes to food that is deep fried/fried, it is going to come up soggy and disgusting. It won’t have the same crisp texture, as a microwave is incapable of doing that. It will get them piping hot though, just not what you are used to. If you are super hungry and do not care about delicate textures and amazing taste, then go ahead and zap them. They will be hot and they will satisfy your hunger urge, so who cares right ?

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