Sandwiches have always been on-the-go or quick-ready food. You can eat them in the car, when you come home from outside, and just about at any time. If you make sandwiches beforehand and stores them in the fridge, you’ll need to reheat them. If you like cold sandwiches, no need to microwave, but if you’re here because hot sandwiches are too good to be true, you’ll find the steps on how to reheat a sandwich in the microwave helpful.
If you make a killer sandwich, making several of them at one time or saving one for later in the day or the next day, read on to learn how to warm a cold sandwich in the microwave. Let’s get to it!
How to Reheat a Sandwich in the Microwave
Did it surprise you to learn that we’re advocating reheating sandwiches in the microwave? Of course, it did because the bread loses its freshness, becomes soggy, and filling spills out. It’s a mess! But it’s a mess that can be contained. Let’s show you how.
- Use a paper towel to wrap your sandwich. If you’ve taken the sandwich out from the freezer, place a paper towel on a dish and then place the sandwich on it. The paper towel will absorb the melting ice crystals. This means no soggy bread.
- Don’t wrap the sandwich in a plastic wrap. Plastic wraps trap moisture, causing your bread to become wet and the crust to become dry and tough.
- Place your sandwich in a microwave-safe dish.
- Microwave the sandwich for around 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
- You can microwave the sandwich for a few more minutes if it hasn’t reached the desired temperature.
- Remove the sandwich and eat it.
Apart from reheating the sandwich in the microwave, you can reheat it in the oven as well.
Reheat in the Oven
If you’ve got a frozen sandwich and you don’t want to use the microwave to reheat it, you can turn to your trusty oven for all your sandwich reheating needs:
- When you take out your sandwich from the fridge, put it on the kitchen counter to allow it to thaw for 3 to 4 hours.
- Use aluminum foil to cover the entire sandwich.
- Put the aluminum foil-covered sandwich on an oven-safe dish or a baking sheet and put it into your oven.
- Reheat the sandwich in the oven, setting the heating temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and warming it for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Take out the sandwich from your oven, pulling back the aluminum to check it.
- Check the sandwich from all sides to ensure all are warm, and if not, you can leave the sandwich in the oven for about 2 to 3 minutes or more if needed.
We’ve given you two options for how to reheat your sandwich: in the microwave and in the oven. You can choose whichever works best for you. You can try both if you’re unsure which one will produce better results.