How To Reheat Roast Potatoes (Best Tips)



Greek potatoes are even more delicious the next day since they’ve had time to absorb all of the lemon, olive oil, and Greek seasonings.  They’re also super easy to reheat.  In this blog post, I’ll go through the best ways to reheat leftover roast potatoes, so let’s get started on the different reheating methods!


If you’re looking for some great oven-roasted potato recipes, you can check out Riri’s Greek Easts Greek oven-roasted potatoes or easy tiny lemon potatoes.    I may be biased, haha, but both of these recipes are so good and definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a yummy side dish for your main course.


Fresh oven-roasted potatoes taste amazing, but sometimes you need to prep them ahead of time.  If that’s the case, you can store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.  Allow the potatoes to come to room temperature before storing them in the fridge to reduce the amount of excess moisture.  Then take them out of the fridge once you’re ready to reheat them.


There are a few different methods for reheating roast potatoes, so you can try what works best for you! The most common options include using an oven, frying pan, microwave, or air fryer.  Plus a few tips so that you end up with the best results! These reheating tips can apply whether you’re using Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, or sweet potatoes.


Oven baked Greek baby lemon potatoes with crumbled feta cheese and creamy mustard sauce.



Preheat the oven to 350°F on convection bake.  If you’ve got a convection bake setting on your oven, I love using it for reheating leftovers because the hot air circulates in the oven, surrounding the food.  As a result, the outside of the potatoes gets crispy, and the inside stays fluffy.  If you don’t have a convection bake setting, you can use bake.  I would recommend using a light-coloured baking sheet so that the potatoes can bake evenly.


Take leftover cold potatoes out of the fridge while the oven preheats so that they can come a little bit more to room temperature.  Place the potatoes in a single layer on an oven-safe baking dish or baking sheet.  Don’t overcrowd the potatoes so that they can heat evenly.  Drizzle a little bit of olive oil or melted butter over the potatoes to prevent them from drying out when reheating in the oven.


You can also add additional seasonings like garlic powder, oregano, seasoning salt, pepper, paprika, fresh herbs, or lemon juice to the roasted potatoes before putting them in the oven, but you may want to try them first before adding more seasonings just in case they’re already perfect 😉


Place the potatoes in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until they’re warmed through.


If you’d like, you can cover the potatoes with aluminum foil so that they don’t dry out as they reheat.  Remove the foil after 10-15 minutes and allow the potatoes to reheat uncovered for 5-10 minutes or until crispy on the outside and warm in the centre.  If you’re reheating a large quantity of potatoes, then using an oven may be the best option.


Oven roasted Greek lemon potatoes on white parchment paper with fresh parsley and tzatziki.



If you don’t have an oven or want a quicker solution, then you can use a frying pan to reheat the potatoes.  Add about a tablespoon of butter or olive oil to a frying pan on low-medium heat.  Once the butter or oil has heated up (you could also do a combo of butter and oil, yum!), add the leftover potatoes to the pan but be careful not to overcrowd the potatoes.


Allow the potatoes to reheat on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and gently so that the potatoes don’t burn or break apart.  You could also add a tablespoon or two of vegetable stock or chicken stock.  If you have a lot of leftovers, then you may want to do this in batches or only heat up the amount of potatoes that you need.


Reheating leftover potatoes in the microwave is the quickest option and uses fewer dishes.  Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe container and reheat them in 30-second intervals until the potatoes are heated through.


Everyone’s microwave may vary in power, so the reheating time will vary depending on your appliance.  This method doesn’t require too much time, but the only downside is that microwaving produces softer and more soggy potatoes, so you won’t get that crispy exterior.


A great option is to reheat leftover potatoes in an air fryer.  Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and spray the air fryer basket with a little bit of cooking spray and then place the potatoes in the air fryer basket.  Try not to overcrowd the potatoes so that the air can circulate properly.


Cook for about 8-10 minutes, taking out and shaking the basket every 2-3 minutes.  The air fryer is a great solution because it reheats the potatoes faster than when using an oven and also produces more crispy potatoes.  Keep an eye on the potatoes as you reheat them so that they don’t burn.


I love dipping roasted potatoes in fresh tangy tzatziki sauce, but you could try them with sour cream or creamy honey dijon dip.  Or enjoy Greek potatoes as a filling side dish with your favourite meal or as a snack on their own.


If you’ve made a large batch of potatoes, then no worries! Reheating roast potatoes can easily be done in the oven, frying pan, microwave and air fryer.  The method you choose may depend on how much time or the appliances you have and how you like your potatoes.

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Date Published: May 9, 2023

Author: RIA mavrikos



How To Reheat Roast Potatoes (Best Tips)


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