Quesadillas are very addictive and because of that you can find yourself buying a lot of them. The good part is that if you fail to finish the quesadillas on the same day you can simply refrigerate them and eat them the next day but, make sure you reheat them so that you can get rid of any unwanted bacteria. Here are a few methods on how you can reheat quesadillas so that they can retain their crispy texture and awesome flavour. Carefully follow the instructions for each method so that you can achieve the perfect reheated quesadilla.
Reheat quesadillas using a stove
NB: this is the easiest and most straight forward method to use when reheating quesadillas. It retains the crispness of the quesadillas while also maintaining the flavour.
The first step to take when using the stove method is to take a non-stick pan and place it on a stove that is switched on to medium heat. Add a small amount of vegetable or avocado oil to the pan so that when you add the quesadillas they do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Allow the oil to heat up because if the oil doesn’t heat up the quesadilla well absorb most of that oil and it will become soggy. When you are certain that the oil has heated up, add the quesadillas into the pan and reheat them on each side for not more than a minute. You can flip them several times or so until they have completely reheated. If your quesadilla is very thick you can cover the pan with a lead so that heat really circulates around the quesadilla, so that when you eat it the inside will also be warm. When you notice that the quesadillas are darkening too fast and that they have a high probability of burning simply reduce the heat and flip them over.
Reheat quesadillas using an oven
NB: this method is also very convenient especially when heating up a lot of quesadillas. Furthermore, the oven regulates a steady amount of heat so you can retain the crispness of the quesadillas.
To reheat quesadillas using the oven start by preheating the stove to 350 degrees. The next step is to take the quesadillas and place them directly on the oven rack, make sure it is clean. Alternatively you can just place the quesadillas inside an oven safe dish. Putting quesadillas on a baking sheet is also a decent option but the problem is that the quesadillas could turn soggy depending on what ingredients are inside it. For example if the quesadilla contains meat and cheese the baking sheet will definitely absorb the moisture from those ingredients and then transfer it onto the tortilla. When you are done close the oven and allow the quesadillas to reheat for a period of 10 to 15 minutes but you should regularly flip them so that they do not burn and also so that the quesadillas can reheat evenly.
Reheat quesadillas using a toaster oven
NB: if you do not have an oven this is also another alternative you can use but you should keep a close eye on the quesadillas because the element of the toaster oven is closer as compared to that of an oven so the quesadilla can burn.
When using a toaster oven to reheat quesadillas the first thing is to place the quesadillas in a tray. Make sure that the toaster oven is switched on to 325 degrees or 350 degrees. The next step is to put the tray in the toaster oven and allow the quesadillas to reheat for about 10 minutes. Flip them regularly so that they do not burn.
Avoid using the microwave to reheat quesadillas
Although the microwave is a widely used kitchen accessory for reheating foods it is not advisable to use it when reheating quesadillas. This is because it causes the quesadillas to turn soggy of which they are supposed to be eaten whilst they have a crispy outside. The microwave regulates a lot of heat so that is why the quesadillas end up being soggy. However, if you are desperate and the only option you have is the microwave there is an easy trick you can use to reheat the quesadillas.
Reheat quesadillas using the microwave
NB: this method only works when you want to protect the texture and flavour of the meat and cheese but it doesn’t stop the tortilla from turning soggy.
To use the microwave for reheating quesadillas you need to put the quesadillas in a microwave safe dish or container. The next step is to separate the tortillas or simply make a small gap then sprinkle a few drops of water into it. The moisture from the water will help to prevent the meat and cheese from drying out during the reheating process thus protecting the flavour of the quesadillas. Reheat the quesadilla in the microwave for about 30 seconds then check to see if they are reheated. If they are not just return them and reheat for an additional 30 seconds.
Reheating quesadillas is an easy thing to do especially if you are following the right set of instructions. The article above has highlighted some of the most common ways of reheating quesadillas so that you can retain the texture and flavour. It is important to know that if you reheat quesadillas the wrong way they will turn out soggy. The most recommended way of reheating quesadillas is by using the stove since it helps to retain the crispness of the tortilla whilst also heating up the ingredients inside. The oven is also another great option since you can use it to reheat a number of quesadillas. The article also highlighted that the toaster oven can also be used but when using it one needs to keep a close eye on the quesadillas so that they do not burn. Avoid using the microwave as it causes the quesadilla to turn soggy. However, if you are desperate to use it then follow the instructions but they only protect the flavour of the meat and cheese but not the tortilla.