How to Reheat Toad in the Hole

Written By Acacia Crossley


Toad in the hole is a simple but comforting British classic. The combination of sausage and Yorkshire pudding is not groundbreaking, yet it is a pairing that will never displease. 

Unfortunately, toad in the hole is one of those meals where you always make too much. Getting the ratio of Yorkshire pudding batter to sausage right can be more effort than it is worth. 

Instead of settling for a stale or tasteless day-old toad in the hole, you can try reheating it for a meal that is just as enjoyable as if made from fresh! 

To reheat toad in the hole, cover it in foil and then pop it into a hot oven for around 15 minutes or so until hot through. Toad in the hole can also be reheated in the microwave.

How to Reheat Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole can be reheated in just about any way possible. Except deep fried – deep fat fried Yorkshire pudding sounds better than it would taste. 

The best-tasting reheated toad in the hole will require a little effort. But the comforting meal will be worth the wait. 

Though if you are in a rush, there are a few other reheating methods you can use instead:

How to Reheat Toad in the Hole in the Oven

The most effective way to reheat toad in the hold is to use an oven. It is the best way to guarantee that the sausages get thoroughly reheated, keeping you and your family safe. 

However, using an oven to reheat your toad in the hole can likely make the Yorkshire pudding dry and tough. Follow this method to learn how to reheat toad in the hole in the oven properly: 

  1. Preheat The Oven 
    Before you get started, preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Cover In Foil 
    Leave the toad in the hole in the same dish that you cooked it in. Cover the top of the toad in the hole with tin foil, folding the sides down to stay in place. 
  3. Place In The Oven 
    Take your toad in the hole and set it in the middle of the oven. Do not push it too far into the oven, as it will dry out too quickly. 
  4. Reheat
    Leave the toad in the hole to reheat for 15 minutes. 
  5. Check For Any Burning
    After 15 minutes, use a knife and cut into one of the sausages. If the sausage is hot to touch, you can take your dish out of the oven. But if the centre of the sausage is still cold, leave the toad in the hole in the oven for 10 minutes before enjoying it. 
Toad in the Hole Pan

How to Reheat Toad in the Hole in the Microwave

When you only have a serving or two of your toad in the hole to reheat, you can use the microwave instead of the oven. 

Remember that using a microwave is more likely to result in a soggy and chewy Yorkshire pudding as the heat will distribute differently through the dish than in an oven.

We have come up with a method to try and combat this issue so that you can have the best toad in the hole no matter how you reheat it: 

  1. Transfer To A Better Dish 
    Ready a microwavable plate and move your toad in the hole to the plate.
  2. Cover With A Bowl 
    You don’t want the microwave’s heat to directly hit the toad in the hole, as this could dry it out. Instead, cover the serving with a microwavable bowl. 
  3. Reheat
    Set your microwave to 75% power and reheat the toad in the hole for 3-5 minutes. 
  4. Reheat (Again) 
    Check to see if the toad in the hole is warm enough. If the centre of the sausages are still cold, reheat again for a further 3-5 minutes. 

How to Reheat Toad in the Hole Successfully

Toad in the hole is not the most resilient of dishes to reheat. It is much better when served straight out of the oven as it will tend to go stale or soggy if left overnight. 

The two methods above are effective in making your toad in the hole taste delicious again when reheated, but keep these tips in mind for the most successful results:

  • Stick to the Heating Guidelines – It may be tempting to ignore the heating guidelines listed in the methods above to warm your toad in the hole up quicker. If you try to reheat it at a higher heat, the sausages will not warm through properly, and the Yorkshire pudding will become too tough to eat. 
  • Remake the Gravy – As much as you may try, reheated gravy will not taste as good as fresh gravy. It would be best to make more gravy from scratch to serve with your reheated toad in the hole. 

Is It Safe to Reheat Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is safe to reheat so long as it has been stored properly. 

You should loosely wrap the dish in some plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge to prevent the meat in the dish from developing too much bacteria. 

Only leave the toad in the hole in the fridge for 2 days before reheating. Otherwise, you will get sick from the sausages. 

Reheating Toad in the Hole FAQs

Still got questions? Check out these toad in the hole FAQs:

Can You Reheat Toad in the Hole in the Air Fryer?

Toad in the hole can be reheated in the air fryer. It should only take 5 to 6 minutes in an air fryer at around 350F.

Can You Eat Toad in the Hole Cold?

Yes, you can eat toad in the hole cold. It won’t be pleasant directly from the fridge. Instead, remove it from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes before you eat it to allow it to come up to room temperature.

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