Whenever you make eggplant Parmesan, it’s hard not to make extra since this dish is made up of at least three layers of eggplant. It’s a filling meal because it is made with lots of mozzarella cheese. Aside from being satisfying, it is incredibly delicious but how to reheat eggplant parmesan properly?
Smile and rejoice if you find yourself with leftovers. Eggplant Parmesan tastes even better the second time around if you warm it up correctly.
Learn how to reheat eggplant Parmesan by using one of these three methods, and enjoy your previously cooked eggplant Parmesan.
Reheating Eggplant Parmesan in the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 15 minutes if you want to reheat eggplant Parmesan in your oven.
Add a little tomato sauce to the bottom of a baking dish, and place the desired amount of eggplant Parmesan on top of the sauce in the dish.
Add more tomato sauce to the top of the eggplant Parmesan at this time, and add more cheese if you wish to do so.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place it on the middle rack in your oven, and let the eggplant Parmesan reheat for 15-20 minutes. Use caution when removing the foil to avoid getting burned by the steam.
Heating in the Toaster Oven
Reheat a single serving of eggplant Parmesan in a toaster oven if you have one. If you decide to use this method, you will need to make the portion flat enough to safely clear the heating elements.
Accomplish this by separating the eggplant slices and placing each one side-by-side in the tray that came with your toaster oven. Don’t spread them out so that they touch the sides of the tray.
Slide the tray into the toaster oven and check to make sure the top of your tray of eggplant is a safe distance away from the heating elements. Moisten the bottom of the tray with water before placing the eggplant on it.
Let the eggplant reheat at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese melts. If it looks like your eggplant Parmesan needs more sauce, spoon some sauce over the top of it 8 minutes after you start reheating it. Don’t leave your toaster oven unattended while it’s operating.
Warming Eggplant Parmesan in a Pan
Eggplant Parmesan can also be reheated in a pan. If this is the method you want to use to heat up your leftovers, find a pan large enough to accommodate one or two servings. Also locate the lid.
Place approximately 4 tablespoons of water in the pan, and then put the eggplant Parmesan in the skillet. Pour additional tomato sauce over the eggplant Parmesan, and top it with more mozzarella cheese, if you like.
Cover the pan with the lid, and put the heat on a moderate setting. Let the eggplant Parmesan warm on this setting until the cheese melts and the tip of a knife feels almost hot to the touch after inserting and removing it from the center of the food in the pan.
Be careful not to burn or cut yourself when checking the temperature of your food this way. If the eggplant Parmesan is as hot as you like it, remove the pan from the heat, and serve your reheated eggplant Parmesan.