5 Best Ways to Reheat Bread! (Updated 2024)

How To Reheat Bread

Soft, aromatic, freshly made bread is always the best. But there will be times you have leftover bread. Learn how to reheat your bread while keeping its flavor, tenderness, and scent. 

This article will teach you different ways to reheat bread. Follow the instructions below to enjoy delicious bread any time.

How to Reheat Bread

1. Reheat Bread Using Oven

how to reheat bread

Using the oven is an ideal way to reheat bread. The texture, flavor, and scent of the bread are all preserved when you warm it in the oven. The following instructions will show you how to do it.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil. This will keep the crust’s softness while the bread heats to the center.
  3. Heat for 15 minutes, or 10 minutes if you have thinner slices of bread.
  4. Take the bread out of the oven. 
  5. Serve immediately.

2. Reheat Bread Using Microwave

Reheat Bread in Microwave

If you are searching for a fast and easy way to reheat your bread, then make use of the microwave. Check out the steps to do it right.

  1. Pour roughly 3 tablespoons of water into a small microwave-safe bowl to add moisture to the inside of the microwave.
  2. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat for around 1 minute at maximum power.
  3. Place 2 layers of paper towels on a microwave-safe dish. Put the bread on the dish.
  4. Loosely cover the bread with a slightly damp paper towel.
  5. Put the bread in the microwave.
  6. Set the microwave on low and heat for 10 seconds.
  7. Turn the bread over and heat for 10 seconds more.
  8. If you’re reheating frozen bread, repeat the flipping step.
  9. Remove the bread from the microwave.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

3. Reheat Bread Using Toaster

How To Reheat Bread
Do you have a toaster? It is convenient for reheating bread. When you use a toaster, you can expect a fast, easy, and effective toasting process.

  1. Cut your bread into slices. Make sure that they will fit in your toaster. 
  2. Place the bread in the toaster’s slots.
  3. Adjust the temperature setting to your preference.
  4. Start toasting by pressing down on the lever that lowers bread into the toaster.
  5. The bread is ready to eat when it rises back up.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

4. Reheat Bread Using Stovetop

Reheat Bread on a Pan

How about using the stovetop? You can reheat your bread on a pot with a lid over the stovetop. 

  1. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil. This will ensure that it heats evenly and avoid burning during reheating.
  2. Put the bread in a pot and cover it with a lid. Use the smallest pot you have that will still fit the bread.
  3. Turn the stove on a low heat setting and place the pot on top. 
  4. Heat the bread for around 5 minutes.
  5. Check if the bread is warm enough. If not, toss it back in the pan and reheat it for another minute at a time.
  6. Unwrap the bread and serve immediately.

5. Reheat Bread Using a Steamer Pan

Reheat with a Steamer Pan

Another method you can consider using is reheating in a steamer pan. It will not bring back a crisp crust, but it will work on your dry, hard, leftover bread. Learn how easy it is to do.

  1. Wrap the bread securely in aluminum foil to prevent steam from escaping.
  2. Place the bread in a steamer pan over simmering water 
  3. Allow it to steam.
  4. Take the bread out of the pan and unwrap it.
  5. Serve immediately.

The Bottom Line

There are several ways you can reheat your bread. Choose the one that works well for you and follow the steps properly. Your leftover bread won’t go to waste. You can make it delicious again just like when it was freshly baked.


How to Reheat Bread Without Making it Hard

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Want to reheat bread but not sure of the best method? Using an oven can make the bread dry and hard.

The following instructions are a step-by-step guide on how to reheat bread in the microwave without making it hard.

  • Author: Recipe Marker


  • Bread
  • Paper Towel
  • Microwave


  1. Place a slice or two of bread on a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover the bread with a moist paper towel.
  3. Cook on high for 30 seconds, then remove from microwave and uncover.
  4. The bread should be warmed through but not dry or crumbly. If it its not warm all the way through, heat for an additional 30 seconds.

How to Reheat Bread

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