Food - Drink
Here’s How You Should Be Reheating Nachos
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Who doesn’t love a heaping plateful of hot, cheesy, spicy nachos? However, if you find yourself in an eyes-too-big-for-your-stomach situation don’t be afraid to take home the leftovers because here are some of the best ways to reheat nachos without turning them into a soggy mess.
The key step to reheating nachos is to remove all the cold ingredients, like lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, while leaving the rest to get warmed up. To reheat your nachos in an oven, preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit --- or 250 if the nachos have beans, so they don’t dry out --- cover with aluminum foil and bake for up to 15 minutes.
If you have a smaller portion of nachos to reheat, you can use a toaster oven. Preheat the toaster oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, cover with aluminum foil and bake for up to 15 minutes. For a faster method, you can broil your nachos for 1 to 3 minutes in the oven, but don’t cover them in foil, as you’ll need to pay close attention or else risk burning your leftovers.
You can reheat nachos on the stovetop, but you’ll have to pay extra attention to avoid steaming them. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan, cover the pan with aluminum foil and the pan’s lid, and cook for about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can air fry your leftovers; simply preheat to 370 degrees, and fry the nachos for 6 to 7 minutes.