How to Reheat Stuffing

Written By Ross Young


Homemade stuffing is pretty hard to beat. And whether you’ve gone for a veggie or meat-based stuffing to treat your dinner guests, you might find that you’ve prepared far too much to enjoy at any given time, and you certainly wouldn’t be alone.

So, with that in mind, is it safe to preserve and then reheat stuffing at a later date? Yes, it is!

To reheat stuffing, pop it into a covered microwave-safe dish, then reheat for a few minutes until piping hot. It can also be reheated in the oven for around 20 minutes.

How to Reheat Stuffing

For many people, stuffing is the best part of any roast dinner! And if you’ve made it in a batch, you will be pleased to know that you can reheat your leftovers to save you from feeding them to the dog! 

We recommend reheating stuffing in the oven if you’re not pressed for time, as it will yield the best results. However, if you want your stuffing to be hot and ready to serve in just a couple of minutes, then the microwave will suffice. 

We explain both reheating methods and the required steps in detail below:

How to Reheat Stuffing in the Microwave

Reheating stuffing in the microwave is incredibly straightforward. Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Prepare Stuffing
    Place the stuffing you want to reheat in a microwave-safe dish or container. If you’re reheating stuffing balls, make sure you’ve placed them evenly on a dish instead of all stuck together, as this will ensure they reheat evenly.
Stuffing Balls
  1. Cover
    Add some plastic wrap to the top of the dish and cover your stuffing. This is an important step and will prevent your stuffing from drying out. 
  2. Reheat
    On full blast, reheat your stuffing for two minutes. 
  3. Check the Temperature
    If your stuffing contains meat, you need to check it has reached an internal temperature of at least 75C or 165F before it’s safe to serve. 
  4. Serve and Enjoy
    You’re now ready to serve up your stuffing alongside all the trimmings! 

How to Reheat Stuffing in the Oven

If you have a little more time on your hands and don’t need to rush things, we’d advise you to reheat your stuffing in the oven, as it will taste much better. Here are the steps you need to follow: 

  1. Preheat Oven
    Switch on your oven and preheat it to 350F or 175C. 
  2. Prepare Stuffing
    Add your stuffing to a casserole or deep-bottomed dish that is safe in the oven. Make sure it is evenly spaced out and free of any lumps if you’re reheating a batch of stuffing instead of balls. 
  3. Cover
    Wrap the dish in tin foil and place your stuffing in the centre of the oven. 
  4. Reheat
    Leave your stuffing in the oven for twenty minutes. 
  5. Check the Temperature
    If your stuffing contains meat, you need to check it has reached an internal temperature of at least 75C or 165F before it’s safe to serve.
  6. Serve and Enjoy
    When your stuffing is up to temperature, it will be ready to enjoy alongside your meat, gravy, and freshly baked potatoes. Perfection! 

How to Reheat Stuffing Successfully

Here are our top 3 tips for reheating stuffing. If you want to have complete success, then stick to these:

  • Moisten Stuffing with Gravy – If you have some leftover gravy alongside your stuffing, consider adding it to the stuffing before reheating it. You don’t need to drain the stuffing, but a drizzle of gravy can make all the difference and bring your reheated stuffing back to life. 
  • Reheat Meat and Veggie Stuffing the Same Way – The reheating methods we’ve introduced above work whether you’re reheating meat or veggie-based stuffing. Just remember to check the internal temperature if you’re stuffing contains meat, as it needs to be at least 75C or 165F before it’s safe to serve.
  • Enjoy Cold – While it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, cold stuffing is delicious! Consider adding it to a cold chicken and cranberry sandwich this festive season for something truly delicious, and it will save you from having to reheat it. 

Is It Safe to Reheat Stuffing?

Yes, reheating stuffing is perfectly safe. Hopefully, you have stored your stuffing correctly in the fridge or freezer so that it’s still lovely and fresh when you reheat it.

And just remember to check the internal temperature of your stuffing if it contains meat, as you can’t serve it until it has reached a temperature of 75C or 165F. Other than this, you can reheat stuffing without thinking a great deal about the process!

Reheating Stuffing FAQs

Do you have more questions about reheat stuffing? Then check these FAQs out:

Can You Reheat Stuffing From Frozen?

Yes, you can reheat stuffing from frozen. In fact, frozen stuffing warms up better without being thawed. Pop it into a hot oven for between 45 and 50 minutes until it is piping hot in the centre.

How Do You Reheat Stuffing Without Drying It Out?

When reheating stuffing, it is crucial to keep it covered, whether in the oven or the microwave. This will prevent the moisture from evaporating, leading to dried-out stuffing.

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