How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make a great quick and easy meal. They’re healthy and they can make delicious leftovers as well. Learning how to reheat peppers properly ensures that you can enjoy them just as much the second time around.

To ensure your peppers are reheated properly, you have three options. You can opt to use the oven, the microwave, or an air fryer if you have access to one.

Every method of reheating stuffed peppers has pros and cons that will be discussed. You’ll be able to find one that’s right for you.

Reheating Stuffed Peppers in the Oven

Opting to reheat your stuffed peppers in the oven will give you the best results. It takes a little bit longer, but the product will be worth the wait.

Regardless of whether or not your stuffed peppers are fresh or frozen, you can easily reheat them in the oven. You don’t even have to defrost them if they’re frozen! The oven will do all the work for you.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the leftover peppers facing up on a baking sheet or a casserole dish.
  3. Cover the peppers with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake the stuffed peppers for 15 minutes. (If you’re baking frozen stuffed peppers, just give them an extra 5-10 minutes.)
  5. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Take the dish from the oven and allow the peppers to cool down a bit.
  7. Enjoy your delicious leftovers!

Using the oven to reheat your stuffed peppers will ensure a dish that still retains the original texture and quality. You can also do multiple peppers this way at once, for a convenient family dinner.

Reheating Stuffed Peppers in the Microwave

The downside to reheating your peppers in the microwave is that you may end up with a soggier pepper. The microwave isn’t as good at retaining the original texture of cooked peppers. If you don’t mind a softer pepper, then this will be the easiest method.

If you choose to microwave your stuffed peppers, you can be enjoying your meal in under 5 minutes! 

  1. Place the stuffed pepper on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated throughout.
    It is recommended to heat your peppers in increments of 10-15 seconds after the first couple of minutes. Remember, you just want to reheat them instead of cooking them again.
  3. Allow the peppers to cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

Microwaving stuffed peppers can result in a loss of quality from the original dish. However, it is by far the quickest option if you’re too hungry to wait on the oven.

Reheating Stuffed Peppers in the Air Fryer

If you’d prefer to put your air fryer to use, you can absolutely use it to reheat your stuffed peppers. The air fryer is the best of both the oven and the microwave. It retains much of the original quality, while also being quick and easy.

  1. Set the temperature of the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2.  Place the leftover stuffed peppers into the basket of the air fryer. (Try not to overcrowd!)
  3. Allow the peppers to heat for 5-6 minutes. (Up to 15 if you’re heating them from frozen.)
  4. Remove the peppers from the air fryer basket and allow them to cool before consuming them.

While not everybody has an air fryer, this can be a great tool to reheat your leftover peppers. The air fryer allows the peppers to retain the original texture and you won’t end up with an overcooked pepper.

How Long Will Reheated Stuffed Peppers Last?

It would be good advice to consume them immediately once you have reheated them. Every consecutive time that you reheat the stuffed peppers, they will drop in quality and texture.

The good news is that stuffed peppers can last for around three months in the freezer. If you’ve found that you made too many, feel free to pop them into your freezer. Now that you know how to properly reheat them, you can have them at any time.

In Conclusion

Stuffed peppers can be a wonderful healthy meal to have on standby. There are a variety of different fillings you can use, and they all make for a wonderful and hearty meal. Regardless of what you choose, you’re sure to enjoy this nutritious and tasty dish.

You can choose to reheat your stuffed peppers using an oven, a microwave, or even an air fryer. All of these methods will result in a delicious meal that you can feel great about consuming. Enjoying reheated leftovers is a great way to cut down on waste, so you can feel great about that too.