How to Reheat Garlic Bread

Ah, garlic bread. I can’t even say the word without drooling. Plenty of people are huge garlic bread fanatics, but even the most fanatical fan can’t eat an entire loaf in one sitting (well, maybe some can). If you have leftovers, the best place to reheat is in the oven or air fryer.

Hi! Michelle here. You have heard me say I love bread a million times now, but I can confidently say that garlic bread is my number one choice. That’s why I always make or order extra, so I can reheat for just about every meal. Who says you can’t have garlic bread for breakfast?

Have a little garlic bread hiding in your fridge or freezer? Don’t worry – you can whip it back into shape with a simple reheat. There are many reheat options, so don’t hesitate to reheat and enjoy.

Who’s ready to eat more garlic bread?

How to Reheat Garlic Bread

Attention: garlic bread lovers of the universe. Unite, and enjoy reheated garlic bread!

On a more serious note, there are four ways to reheat garlic bread. So, even if you don’t have my preferred method (air fryer), you can still be successful. Let’s not waste another second – here’s how to reheat your garlic bread four ways.

Oven

If you ask just about anyone what the best way to reheat garlic bread is, they’re going to say the oven. That’s because it’s a full-proof method that will never let you down. When using the oven to reheat garlic bread, simply do the following:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Wrap the garlic bread in foil
  • Bake at 350F for around ten minutes
  • Indulge!

Yup, it’s that easy. And to be honest, sometimes I forego the foil entirely. Foil is necessary to avoid double-baking the edges and creating bread that’s too crisp. Honestly, I don’t mind. So if you don’t have any foil on hand, don’t panic – you can still use this simple method.

Also, if I’m in a pinch and literally can’t wait to devour some leftover garlic bread, I use the broil option on low. Sure, it’s going to get a lot crispier than regular baking, but once again – I don’t care. Crispy, soft, and everything in between is a-okay. After all, it’s garlic bread.

You can’t go wrong – right!?

Microwave

Of course the microwave is on the list. Your  microwave is one of the handiest appliances in your kitchen for quick results. Well, you will be glad to know it works with garlic bread leftovers, too.

Now, when using the microwave you have to be extra finicky. Only microwave the garlic bread for a maximum of ten seconds. I know, it doesn’t seem like much. But even a few extra seconds are going to make your garlic bread gummy and stiff. (Um, ew.)

When using the microwave method, eat the bread immediately (which, honestly, I’m sure you were going to  anyways). When reheating in the microwave, the bread can get hard really fast once you take it out. 

That said, take out the garlic bread and enjoy ASAP. 

Stovetop

This method might seem a little odd and unconventional; but hey, it works. And that’s all that matters when you’re trying to reheat your heavenly slice of garlic bread.

To reheat garlic bread using the stove, simply pull out a pan and heat it on low. Place your garlic bread in the pan and let it heat up for a few minutes. When you’re satisfied with the heat and texture of the bread, eat!

Air Fryer

If you haven’t succumbed to peer pressure and bought an air fryer yet, I highly recommend you do so. Seriously, it’s a game changer. Not only can you create unbelievable recipes in no time without heating up your entire kitchen, but you can reheat things like garlic bread, too.

Granted, this option makes the garlic bread a little crispier than some may enjoy. But as I’ve said before, there is nothing wrong with a crispy piece of garlic bread. This is especially true when there is ooey gooey cheese melted on top. Yes, please!

When reheating garlic bread in the air fryer, simply place it in the basket and turn the heat to 350F. Let it cook for around two to three minutes, but check on it often so you do not overcook it. 

FAQs

Using any one of these methods will provide you with some delicious, soft, and perfectly warmed garlic bread. But if you’re still not done learning about reheating garlic bread, keep reading. Below are some interesting frequently asked questions you might want to know.

What is the best way to reheat garlic bread?

Personally, I love the texture provided from an air fryer. However, the majority of people will say that the oven is king (or queen). You simply can’t go wrong with reheating garlic bread in the oven. Just wrap it in foil, whether you’re heating slices or an entire loaf.

Does garlic bread reheat well?

Yes, garlic bread reheats very well. The key is to store it properly so it doesn’t dry out before it reaches your oven, microwave, stove, or air fryer. Also, do not overcook it when reheating. This will produce garlic bread that is as stiff as a board and literally impossible to take a bite out of.

How do you reheat Korean garlic bread?

To reheat Korean garlic bread, you can rely on your trusty oven once again. Heat it up for around five minutes at 350F. You can also use the toaster, too, for a quicker solution.

How do you reheat garlic bread without it getting hard?

Wrapping in foil is the best way to reduce the chance of garlic bread getting hard (only when using an oven or air fryer). Otherwise, you want to simply avoid overcooking it, which is the leading cause of rock hard garlic bread.

Final Words

Yum, garlic bread. Everyone loves it, and now you know how to reheat it. Whether you use the oven, air fryer, stove, or microwave, you are sure to enjoy the final result. 

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About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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