Have you ever tried reheating food because you just stored too much of it? Well, I do it all the time with my favorite pasta. Do you know how to reheat lasagna?
My true love is lasagna. It replaced spaghetti’s spot in my heart. Expect that in any special occasion, lasagna is the star of the banquet. I buy lasagna whenever I want or bake them to satisfy my cravings anytime. You may call me an addict, but I just love to eat.
Hence, I learned to reheat lasagna in three simple ways!
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I am not greedy. I just like to plan and organize meals that I love. Therefore, I make my favorite lasagna in bulk, eat what I need, and save the rest for later. There is always a special spot in my fridge for the lasagna. I purposely store them in small containers that can hold enough portions for one meal.
I suggest using a microwave or oven-safe boxes, so there is no need for you to transfer them to another container during the reheating. Remember to eat the refrigerated lasagna (leftovers or freshly baked) within 3-4 days. However, if you opt to store it in the freezer, it lasts longer.
I have reasons why I keep food this way.
Reheating pasta is not that easy, and lasagna is no exemption. Mastering the skill of reheating this type of food saves you from the followings:
What I like most about pasta is that I can cook it freestyle. It may take a long time making my perfect lasagna but reheating it is a lot easier. Therefore, I make lasagna in bulk and the keep the rest for later.
Each method has its own steps of correctly heating your lasagna and prevent it from spoiling. Whatever method you use, it will take an average of 15 minutes to finish.
If you are new in using the microwave to reheat lasagna, I advise to start with small portions first one at a time. Sometimes, you will learn your own reheating settings based on your preference. Once you master it, then you can move on to bigger portions.
Unlike the microwave, you can reheat large portions of lasagna in the oven. The advantage of using an oven is the even distribution of heat giving the food a freshly baked texture.
When you don’t have an oven or microwave, what choice left than the skillet?
If you want to try reheating a lasagna, knowing the procedure is not enough. I have some practical factors that you need to keep in mind for a successful reheating.
You will get to know how to watch out for food when heating. I learned to stop in between the reheating to check if the temperature is even, take the cover out, and stir to make sure it gets warm all over.
I just can’t get enough with lasagna. For me, it’s comfort food. I’ve learned how to reheat lasagna because of my constant cravings. Do you know that if stored properly, lasagna gets more delicious when reheated?
The three ways to reheat lasagna that I mentioned are the most common way of doing it. Yet, others can be more creative by doing it through broiling and grilling. How to do it is not much of an issue.
What matters is that the lasagna comes out delicious for a warm meal. It retains its rich taste and soft texture. Can you share with me your own method of reheating lasagna? Drop your comments and let’s talk about it.