Learn how to reheat a pot pie without affecting its taste, flavor, and texture. Whether you’ve recently bought the pot pie from a store or you’ve cooked it and have leftovers or want to save some for later, reheating it the right way ensures it doesn’t become tasteless and remains delicious.
When it comes to reheating pot pies, don’t even think about microwaving it. What’s wrong with putting the pot pie in the microwave for reheating? Everything!
When you put the pot pie in the microwave, this is what will become of it:
- Microwaves can make the crust soggy.
- Your pot pie may be warm from the outside, but cold from the inside.
- The filling may come out, causing a mess, which you’ll be cleaning up, hence extra work for you for no reason.
- The crust can become gummy instead of staying crispy.
- If you’ve bought pot pie from a store and it has come in an aluminum foil pan, never put it in the microwave because it’s not safe for it.
Before we tell you about the best and most recommended method on how to reheat a pot pie, let’s tell you about the proper way to store it.
- If your pot pie is hot, wait for it to cool down before you place it in the fridge.
- Use an aluminum foil to cover the pot pie. You can also put the pot pie in an airtight container. If you bought the pot pie from the store, it might have come in an aluminum foil pan. If it has, don’t remove it.
- Put the pot pie into your fridge.
- You should eat the pot pie within a few days, depending on whether you’ve cooked it or bought it from a store.
- If you’re freezing it, you should eat your pot pie within 1 to 2 weeks, especially if the crust is cooked.
Steps on How to Reheat a Pot Pie in the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If the pot pie has come in an aluminum foil container, no need to remove it from there. If you want to remove it from its aluminum foil container, scoop it out using a spatula.
- You can put the aluminum foil container into another oven-safe dish or container if you want.
- Reheat the pot pie without putting a lid on top of it.
- Once the crust starts to become dark, put the lid on top of the pot pie covered or in an aluminum foil container.
- Reheat the pot pie for around 20 minutes.
- Remove it, serve, and enjoy.
Do You Have Any Questions?
A commonly asked question about reheating pot pies is if you can reheat them several times. Even though you can reheat a pot pie multiple times, we don’t recommend that you do because each time you reheat it, the more taste it loses. The crust also becomes less crispy.
Now, you’re all set to reheat your pot pie.