How to Reheat Stuffing: The Best, Easiest Methods
- Leftover stuffing
- Cooking spray, for the muffin tin and oven method
- Vegetable oil, for the stovetop method
- Low -sodium chicken or turkey broth
- Instant-read thermometer
For stovetop method:
For microwave method:
For baking dish oven method:
For muffin tin oven method:
Spoon or scoop
Add broth and butter to stuffing before reheating to 165°F. Before you begin any of the reheating methods, remove the leftover stuffing from the refrigerator and take a look at it. Often upon refrigeration, the stuffing will soak up any excess moisture and will appear drier than when originally served. Depending on the amount of stuffing you plan to reheat, drizzle a few tablespoons or up to 1/4 cup of chicken or turkey stock into the stuffing to moisten it. Adding a pat of butter to the top of the stuffing before reheating adds some richness that can be lost with leftovers. In all reheating methods, stuffing temperature should reach 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
Method 1: Reheat stuffing on the stovetop. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the stuffing and flatten with the back of a spoon, making a pancake. Cook until golden-brown, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
Method 2: Reheat stuffing in the microwave. Transfer stuffing to a microwave-safe dish and cover with a piece of parchment paper. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after each minute to make sure the stuffing heats evenly.
Method 3: Reheat stuffing in a baking dish in the oven. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Place the moistened stuffing in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more.
Method 4: Reheat stuffing in a muffin tin in the oven. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Scoop the moistened stuffing into a lightly greased muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes.