How To Reheat Lasagna In The Oven

how to reheat lasagna in the oven

Lasagna is made with a lot of cheese; we're talking at least 3-4 layers of different types of cheese. Then comes the layer of sun-dried tomatoes, veggies, meat/seafood, sauces, etc.! All these layers, when eaten fresh out of the oven, can be quite a heavenly experience.

But what about the leftovers? How do you reheat it? Well, you just have to take out a square, pop it in the microwave, and enjoy, right? Wrong. If you do that, all the cheese will melt and ooze out, making the dish a gooey, runny mess. No one wants that.

Instead, try one of our favorite ways to reheat lasagna. It requires a bit of patience, but the results are worth it!

The Best Way To Reheat Lasagna - In The Oven Or Toaster Oven

Whether you want to reheat bite-sized squares or an entire lasagna, this method is foolproof. It may take quite some time, say about 30-40 minutes, but it will reheat your dish evenly without making a mess.

Step-By-Step Guide:

If you're using a toaster oven to reheat the lasagna, you can follow the same steps mentioned above. Just bring down the heat to 325° F from 350° F.

How To Reheat Lasagna? - Alternative Methods

We don't think there's a better way to reheat lasagna than in the oven. But if you're in a hurry or don't have an oven, here are some alternative methods that you can try:

In The Microwave:

If you must reheat lasagna in the microwave, do it in short bursts of 60-90 seconds each. Place a square or two of lasagna on a plate and drizzle 2 tablespoons of water over it. Insert a toothpick in the center of each piece to keep all the layers intact. You can also cover it with a wet paper towel or cover the entire plate with microwave-safe plastic wrap.

Now, heat it in the microwave for about 60-90 seconds and check if it's heated through. If not, heat it in short bursts of 15-30 seconds until it's hot.

On The Stovetop:

If you don't mind a crunchy take on lasagna, you can reheat it on the stovetop. Just heat some oil in an iron-cast skillet over a medium-high flame. Sliced your lasagna and fry them on each side until golden and crispy. For extra flavor, drizzle some sauce on top while serving, and enjoy!

In The Air Fryer:

If you're reheating only a single serving of lasagna, you can do it in the air fryer. Just preheat the air fryer to 375° F and place your lasagna in the air fryer basket. Let it cook for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

How To Properly Store Your Lasagna?

To enjoy your leftover lasagna over the next few days, you must store it properly. First, allow the casserole dish to cool completely at room temperature. Then, cover it tightly with some cling wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the fridge. This should work if you're planning to reheat the dish and serve it the next day!

However, if you're planning to store them for a couple of days, you may want to shift the lasagna to an airtight container, then refrigerate it. Properly stored lasagna should last for up to 5 days in the fridge.

When it comes to frozen lasagna it has a shelf life of up to 3 months, provided you store it in the right way. First, cover the lasagna with plastic wrap as close to the surface as possible. Then, cover the dish tightly with some aluminum foil. Label and date the container before placing it in the freezer.

If you want to freeze sliced lasagna, simply double wrap each piece- first, with plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil. Transfer the slices to a freezer bag and pop them into the freezer.