Whether you were given a homemade quiche by a friend, you bought one at the store or you premade one for a special occasion, knowing how to reheat a frozen quiche is an important culinary skill.
There are a few ways to reheat frozen quiche, and you can do so in either the oven or the microwave.
Oven Method to Reheat a Frozen Quiche
The oven method is generally the most effective way to reheat a quiche and ensure that the texture is not compromised. You’ll probably encounter a less watery result, and the quiche may also retain a better flavor when you choose this method.
To reheat a frozen quiche that has been previously baked and then frozen, it is best to first let the quiche sit out until it reaches room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Make sure that your quiche is thoroughly covered with aluminum foil, and then place it in the center of the oven.
Reheating in the oven can take anywhere from 20 to 35 minutes. If you have a kitchen thermometer, you can check if the quiche is done by ensuring that it has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees
Microwave Method of Reheating
If you cannot reheat with the oven, or you prefer to use your microwave for another reason, this is also an acceptable way to reheat a quiche.
The best way to reheat a quiche in the microwave is to allow it to thaw to room temperature first. But if you need to defrost it in the microwave, make sure to do so according to your microwave’s instructions.
Most microwaves have a defrost function that allows you to input the weight of the food to determine an estimated heating time.
Once the quiche is defrosted, you will need to set your microwave to 50% power before continuing. At 50%, you can heat up your now defrosted quiche for around 2 to 3 minutes. Lightly touch the center of the quiche to see if it feels hot, or use a kitchen thermometer to see if the internal temperature is 160 degrees.
If you need to keep heating, do so n 10 second increments.
If you are only microwaving a few pieces of quiche, you should only need to reheat for 20 or 30 seconds.
Extra Tips & Tricks to Reheat a Frozen Quiche
If you want to freshen the flavor of your reheated quiche, you can sprinkle the top with a dash of sea salt, black pepper, thyme or basil. You could also add fresh herbs to the top or serve the quiche with a cheese or hollandaise sauce.
As with any dish that contains eggs and dairy products, you should ensure that your quiche is thoroughly cooked before serving. Quiches should also never be left out longer than it takes them to reach temperature while defrosting.