Reheat Taco Bell

How To Reheat Taco Bell

If you are a foodie who is obsessed about taco bell then you might have had one of those crazy ideas of buying the food in excess then saving some for later. However, maybe you weren’t really up for the idea of eating a cold taco bell. That is a good idea and I definitely wouldn’t blame you for that since a cold taco bell isn’t as good as a warm taco bell. However, the exciting good news is that you can actually reheat a taco bell and enjoy it the next day. So don’t be scared to buy as many taco bells as you like because you can simply reheat them the next day. This article gives a step by step guide on how you can easily reheat taco bell.

NB: the methods highlighted below can be used to reheat taco bell tacos, burritos, quesadillas and chalupas

Reheat taco bell using an oven

NB: this is the best method to use if you want your taco bell shell to retain its good texture.

You can reheat taco bell in an oven and the first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. The next step is to take out all the cold filling from your taco bell and some of the ingredients include tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream. The whole point of removing the cold filling is because it tends to get yucky when warmed up and obviously no one would love to eat heated lettuce.  The next step is to put the main ingredients like meat and beans in a separate bowl since these need to be reheated, it’s not appropriate to eat them whilst cold. When you have removed as much cold filling as you can, wrap the taco bell that doesn’t have any filling to it with aluminium foil and place it in an oven safe dish. Pop the oven safe dish into the oven and reheat the taco bell for 15 to 20 minutes until it has completely reheated. While the taco bell shells will be reheating you can then add the meat and beans into a pan and reheat them on a stove or microwave until they are warm enough to eat. The last step is to take the taco bell shells out of the oven and remove the aluminium foil then you can put back the fillings and enjoy your taco bell.

Reheat taco bell using a stove

NB: this method requires one to keep a close eye on the pan so as to prevent the taco bell from burning.

A taco bell can be reheated using a stove and the first thing to do is to remove all the fresh produce like lettuce, tomatoes and onions from the taco bell.  It is also important to remove all the toppings like grated cheese, sour cream and guacamole since they turn yucky when reheated. The main ingredients like meat or beans should be removed and reheated in a separate pan. When you have separated all the ingredients, take a non-stick pan or skillet than place it on a stove that is turned on to medium heat. Spray non-stick oil to the pan so that the taco bells do not stick to the surface of the pan. Add the taco bell shell to the pan and allow it to reheat on one side before flipping it over. If you like you can also close the pan with a lid so that the heat can really circulate around the taco bell, so that it can really warm up. It is important to make sure that you do not burn the taco bell shell since it is kind of fragile. When the taco bell shells are ready you can reheat the main ingredients like meat and beans in the pan so as to remove any unwanted bacteria. When it has reheated completely and you are satisfied you can then put back the filling and enjoy your taco bell meal.

Reheat taco bell using a microwave

NB: this is the fastest method but it does not produce satisfactory results since the taco bell can become soggy. It is only recommended to use this method when you are in a hurry.

You can reheat taco bell using a microwave if you are in a hurry. The first step will be to take out all the cold filling out of the taco bell shell. The next step will be to find a microwave safe dish or bowl then place the taco bell shells in there.  If you do not want your taco bells to come out too soggy you can place a wet paper towel or wet paper cloth on top of the microwave safe bowl so that the heat from the microwave does not drain out the moisture from the taco bells but from the wet cloth.  Heat up the taco bells for about 30 seconds if they are still cold you can reheat them again. You can also reheat the meat or any ingredients that need reheating in a separate bowl in the microwave. When they are warm enough you can place back the cold filling and enjoy your taco bell.


This article has highlighted that taco bells can actually be stored and reheated the next day, so if you are fan of them you can actually do that. The various methods of reheating a taco bell include putting it in an oven and this happens to be the most efficient way since the taco bell shells are more likely to remain crispy. The stove method can also be used when reheating taco bells but this method requires one to babysit the pan so that the taco bell shell doesn’t burn. The last method that was noted is that of using a microwave but it should be the last option that one resorts to since it doesn’t really leave the taco shell crispy. It is worth noting that when reheating taco bells the fillings should be removed and reheated separately.

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