by Jade 

November 13, 2017

how to reheat nachos

Are you a newbie when it comes to reheating leftover and/or frozen foods? Are you always worried if you are doing the right thing? Are you curious if you can maintain nacho’s crispiness and how long it will stay crisp? If you have these kinds of questions, then this you might learn a thing or two from this post.

Before we learn how to reheat nachos in the fastest and most effective way, let us first start with the origin of Nachos and how they became a favorite amongst all ages and families.

Nachos are a favorite delicacy and snack across all countries. It actually originated from Mexico and is usually served with salsa dip. Nachos are now available in different set of flavors, far from its humble beginnings in Mexico. Even the dips that go along with it had different tastes and varieties as well.

We also love our nachos hot because it boosts the crunchiness which everyone loves about the chips. Another great thing about Nachos is that it is actually the go-to snack of people whenever there are sleepovers, football matches, or even friendly hangouts. It is quick to prepare and easy to eat.

If you’re a Nacho lover and you passed by your favourite Nacho shop, you’ll naturally want to take home the glorious food. But how do you keep its taste and texture fresh until you munch on it the next day? What do you need to do to maintain the crunchiness of those really good chips?

Without further ado, let us now proceed on the best ways to reheat nachos which will only take you 5 minutes or less.


how to reheat nachos

The Things You Need

Before we begin with the step-by-step process let us first recognize our expectations with the various methods. First, we want to reheat the nachos in the best possible way to maintain its quality and would only take us a few minutes or so.

We also need to take into consideration how to effectively store the food. It is advisable that the nachos be sealed in an airtight plastic bag to make sure that there is no air inside that may possibly soften up the nachos.

Now there are actually two effective and simple ways to reheat nachos – first is by using an oven and second is with the use of a skillet.

The best advice that we can give you is to utilize an oven to reheat your nachos since it will be the easiest one to use. If done correctly, you would be able to achieve and preserve the nachos’ best flavor even as a leftover to begin with.

how to reheat nachos

Using An Oven

The Step-by-step

  • Preheat your oven to 275 °F. 
  • Place your nachos on a baking sheet. 
  • Reheat for utmost five minutes, or until the nachos become crispy. This process will also help remove the moisture from the nacho chips and restore its delicate texture. 
  • Make sure that you are looking out for what you are reheating since nachos tend to be burnt quickly. 
  • Remember to use a pot holder when taking out the nachos.
  • Let the nachos cool for a bit, then serve it to your friends with their favourite dip. Enjoy! 

This is by far the quickest and most effective way on how you can reheat your nachos. There are also other ways on how to do it.

how to reheat nachos

Using A Skillet And Aluminium Foil

Follow the steps below in using a skillet and aluminium foil to reheat nachos

  • Put the nachos inside a skillet
  • Use the aluminium foil as lid
  • The lid functions as an effective conductor of heat and the skillet is to maintain the crustiness of the nachos and helps it avoid moisture
how to reheat nachos

Can I Use The Microwave?

You might be asking yourself, why do I need to use an oven or skillet instead of using the microwave? It is faster and easier to use, right?

Actually, you have a point that it is quicker but the thing is, you may not be able to recapture and get the taste you are looking for.

There is actually a higher chance that nachos reheated using a microwave tend to be soggy and sad. Of course we do not want soggy food in front of us most especially if it is nachos we are talking about.

Final Thoughts

how to reheat nachos

Now that we have every bit of information that we need, reheating nachos would really be a breeze. It is not really that difficult but we just need to make sure that we can maximize what we have.

For starters, it’s better to use an oven to reheat your precious chips. If for some reason there’s no oven around, use the skillet.

We put up this post because we love nachos. We also know that you love it as much as we do and it would be really beneficial for you to enjoy hot and crispy nachos.

Did you find this article useful? Do you have any suggestions or comments about this post? Then feel free to leave a comment on our comment section.

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