The Best Ways To Reheat Quiche

Whether you've made a quiche or two to heat up for quick weekday meals or your brunch spread was such a hit that no one could finish the delicious quiches you made, there are several ways you can reheat the egg-filled pie. Though you might have a go-to method in mind for reheating your leftovers, it might be time to reconsider that technique. Depending on what is most important to you and how much time you have, the method you choose to reheat your quiche can make or break a slice of the leftover dish.

Though you can use several appliances to heat up quiche, not all will give you a deliciously crisp and warm pastry and a perfectly warmed egg mixture. Not to mention, the right heat source can also prevent the eggs from over-cooking and becoming chewy. Fortunately, there are three methods for reheating quiche, ranging from what will do in a pinch to the very best technique. Plus, there are a few tricks to give you the best results, whichever method you choose.

Warm it up in the oven

According to Pantry & Larder, the oven or even a toaster oven is by far the best method for reheating quiche for several reasons. The oven not only allows the quiche to heat evenly, but it is also easy to get a perfectly heated pastry without burning or drying it out. The only drawback is that this method does require the most time. To do so, set the oven to 350 F and place a room-temperature quiche on an oven-safe wire rack inside the oven. Though you can also use a pre-heated baking sheet instead of a wire rack, the rack will allow the pastry room to breathe from underneath so that it won't get soggy as it reheats. 

Heat a partial quiche for around 10 minutes and a whole quiche for around 20 minutes. To prevent the pastry from burning or becoming too dry, cover the pastry with aluminum foil. Foil is even great for allowing the egg mixture to reheat through trapped steam. It's for these reasons that using the oven is such a great technique for reheating quiche.

Add a slice to an air fryer

Another genius method for reheating individual slices of quiche is to utilize your air fryer (via Pantry & Larder). Though this method comes with its own setbacks, the air fryer is another quick and easy way to reheat quiche that's still better than what you'll get from the microwave. Another advantage of using the air fryer is that it is faster than using an oven. The primary problem you need to watch for with this method is the pastry becoming too dry or crispy. 

To reheat quiche using the air fryer, preheat the appliance to 300 F and place room temperature quiche inside. Then heat the quiche for 4 to 7 minutes, depending on its size. The inside of the quiche might cook more slowly than the outside, so check that the pastry and the egg filling are both hot before serving. 

Try the microwave

While the microwave might be the general go-to method for quickly reheating all kinds of dishes, it isn't the best option for quiche. However, if you are in a pinch, you can make the most of the microwave (via First for Women). But for the fastest method yet, you will most likely need to adjust the settings. 

Like most reheating methods for quiche, the dish needs to come to room temperature before you place it in the microwave. Once it has warmed up enough, reduce your microwave's power to 50% or to low or medium. Heat the quiche for 2 to 3 minutes to start, and continue to heat it as needed using 30-second intervals. Once the quiche is warm, but the eggs are not yet rubbery, serve the quiche. 

So, consider how much time you have or will need when planning ahead to reheat quiche. Though you can get decent results using any of these methods, know that the oven is the best technique of the three. When possible, try to make enough time to use the oven when reheating quiche to make the most of the egg-filled pastry.