How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes in the Oven

Roasted potatoes make a great side dish for any meal. They are filling, full of vitamins and nutrients, are widely available, and are economical. 

When you roast potatoes, typically you are left with an abundance of leftovers. The good news is that you can reheat roasted potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. This convenient way of reheated roasted potatoes preserves that crunchy outside and soft inside that we love about this side dish. 

Reheating roasted potatoes in the oven is an easy way to create a dinner side that everyone loves. Try to avoid reheating them for too long at a high temperature, so they don’t get hard and dry.

Steps for Reheating Roasted Potatoes in the Oven

Reheating roasted potatoes in the oven is a fairly straightforward process. It’s easiest if they’ve just been stored in the refrigerator and not frozen. 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Take your leftover potatoes out of their container. 
  3. Place them in a bowl with a bit of oil and mix them up to coat evenly.
  4. Place them on a baking sheet. 
  5. Put in the oven to cook for 10-15 minutes. 
  6. Pull out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before eating.

By adding oil to your roasted potatoes before you reheat them, you can prevent them from drying out and becoming too starchy.

Adding Spice to Reheated Roasted Potatoes

You don’t have to just reheat your roasted potatoes in the way they were cooked. If you’ve had them as leftovers for a few nights in a row, you may even be craving something different. Here are a few things you can try to change up the flavor of your reheated roasted potatoes:

  • Add some butter and parmesan. Then bake at the normal time for 10-15 minutes. This will create a perfectly cheesy, crunchy crust that is to die for.
  • Throw in some garlic and onion powder to amplify the taste.
  • Add some cheese on top to melt. When they are done reheating, add some sour cream and chives to make a baked potato dupe.
  • Mix with other reheated vegetables to create a stir-fry side dish.
  • Lay out on a sheet pan with cooked chicken and broccoli to create a one-pan dinner. 

How to Keep Reheated Roasted Potatoes from Drying Out

You’ve probably had a cold or leftover french fry and remember that starchy taste and texture that was left in your mouth. This is an unpleasant experience, so preventing them from happening with your reheated roasted potatoes is for the best. 

Adding oil or butter can certainly help add moisture to your reheated roasted potatoes. If you don’t want it to run everywhere, you can seal up your roasted potatoes in a foil pouch with the butter or oil before putting them in an oven-safe dish.

You can also accomplish the same goal by adding a sauce before cooking. A good example would be potatoes and chicken with honey mustard sauce or BBQ sauce.

There is one main way to reheat roasted potatoes, but it’s tried and true to work every time. You can even reheat roasted potatoes as many times as you want to, as long as they are still good.