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How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers

Want to know how to reheat stuffed peppers? There are actually three easy ways: using the air fryer, microwave, or oven. 

Stuffed peppers are a classic dish that everyone loves. They are full of flavors and colors and packed with meaty goodness. If you love to try new recipes, you might want to consider my favorite Easy Beef and Broccoli Stuffed Peppers and Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers recipes. 

Whether you have leftovers or are planning to make them for meal prep, I’ll give you some useful tips on how to reheat stuffed peppers. Plus, the proper ways to store, freeze, and thaw them too. 

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How long do cooked stuffed peppers last in the fridge?

Freshly cooked stuffed peppers stored in airtight containers are good in the fridge for three to five days only. If you plan to have them for a longer time, you can choose to freeze them instead. 

The best way to freeze stuffed peppers is to wrap them individually using plastic wrap. This method will keep the stuffing intact and prevent them from getting freezer burned. Once done, place them into a freezer safe container before freezing.

Individually frozen stuffed peppers should last in the freezer for 3 to 12 months. 

How to Reheat Leftover Stuffed Peppers

If you are reheating frozen stuffed peppers, thawing them in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 to 10 hours is best to make sure that they’ll heat faster and more evenly. 

Reheating stuffed peppers from the fridge is obviously easier. You can skip the thawing process and just follow any of the reheating methods you prefer. 

As mentioned earlier, you can reheat stuffed peppers in three ways. You can use the microwave, air fryer, or the oven. It’s okay to reheat frozen stuffed peppers in the oven and air fryer, but of course, expect a longer reheating time. 

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How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers in the Microwave

Using the microwave to reheat stuffed peppers is the quickest of all three methods but there’s a possibility that your stuffed peppers can become soggy or watery. 

To start, you’ll have to cut your stuffed pepper in half. This step will not only speed up the process of reheating but also ensure that your stuffed peppers will reheat evenly. 

Place your stuffed peppers on a microwave safe plate and cover the exposed stuffings with a damp paper towel. Microwave them for 30 seconds at full power and check them after. 

If they’re not heated enough, microwave again for 10 seconds or more until they’re fully heated. Once done, leave the peppers standing for a minute before serving. 

Reheating Stuffed Peppers in the Oven

Reheating stuffed peppers in the oven can take about 20 minutes up to 45 minutes (if your stuffed peppers are frozen). Also, if you have bigger stuffed peppers, it’s recommended to microwave them first for about 20-30 seconds to speed up the process. 

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F, at the same time you can be microwaving your stuffed peppers as mentioned. After microwaving for 30 seconds, place the stuffed peppers in an oven safe dish in a single layer, sprinkle them with a tablespoon of water, and cover them with a lid. 

Let them cook in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or more until they’re piping hot. When you reach the last 5 minutes of heating, remove the cover to allow the cheese to brown.

If you have a food thermometer, check if the inside of the stuffed peppers have reached 165°F, to know if they’re good to go. Reheating in the oven requires more time but it retains the texture and flavors of the stuffed peppers better. 

How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers in the Air Fryer

If you have an air fryer, you may think that this is the best method to reheat stuffed peppers. Aside from retaining the flavor and texture, it’s also quicker! 

To start, preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 5 minutes. Arrange your stuffed peppers in the air fryer tray or basket in a single layer, so they are not touching each other. If the stuffed peppers can’t seem to stand up on their own, you can trim the bottoms of the peppers slightly to prevent them from falling over. 

Put the tray or basket in the air fryer. Let chilled stuffed peppers air fry for 5 minutes. But if your stuffed peppers are frozen, you will need about 15 minutes. 

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