When it comes to planning the ultimate holiday feast, everyone knows that a great stuffing recipe is a must-have on the Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner table — but as with any holiday meal, there's always bound to be leftovers (you'll have to save enough room for some delicious Thanksgiving desserts, after all!). That's when you'll probably be wondering how to reheat stuffing the right way — because is there anything worse than dried-out leftovers? Luckily, the cooking pros in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen gave us all their best tips and methods on reheating stuffing, including the secret to warming up the dish without drying it out.
How to reheat stuffing on the stovetop:
If you're looking for the best way to reheat your stuffing leftovers, the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen recommends reheating it in a pan on the stovetop. Not only will this ensure the crispiest result, it's also one of the fastest methods! Depending on how buttery your stuffing recipe was to begin with, you may want to add an extra drizzle of oil or pat of butter into the pan first for some extra moisture. Then, simply cook over medium heat until the bread is golden-brown and warm, 3–5 minutes.
How to reheat stuffing in the oven:
Another easy way to reheat stuffing is in the oven, which might be your best bet if you're reheating a large amount of this tasty Thanksgiving side dish. Heat the oven to 350°F and transfer the stuffing to an oven-safe dish (or, you can keep it in the dish that it was originally cooked in). If it seems dry, you'll want to add a splash of broth. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake again until crisp, 15–20 minutes.
How to reheat stuffing in the microwave:
Of course, you could always reheat stuffing in your handy microwave if you're in a bind — though it's not our most favorite method. Just remember to add a splash of broth before microwaving if the stuffing seems dry. Then, microwave on medium power until hot, stirring every minute or so to ensure that the stuffing reheats evenly.
How to reheat frozen stuffing:
Have you frozen your leftover stuffing to save for a rainy day? You can easily warm up frozen stuffing in the oven — there's no need to even thaw it first! Simply follow the same directions as when you're reheating regular stuffing in the oven, but you'll want to keep it in the oven for longer. Heat the oven to 350°F and transfer the dish to an oven-safe dish (or just keep it in the dish that it was originally cooked in), then cover with foil and bake until the stuffing is warmed throughout. Depending on how much stuffing you're reheating, this can take up to an hour. Then, uncover and cook an additional 15–20 minutes until crisp.