How to Reheat Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is quite popular around the globe. It’s served as an appetizer or as part of the main course in cafes, buffets, and restaurants.

The safety guidelines for food safety state that you should keep food at a temperature of at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two hours after being thoroughly cooked.

Now let’s get the warming or reheating right as cold leftover garlic bread needs to be reheated correctly to taste good.

In this article, you’ll learn what to do to reheat garlic bread and keep its flavor for a delicious supper.

If you are serving a big group, see our table on How much Garlic Bread Per Person

1. Oven Method To Reheat Garlic Bread

Start by Preheating the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit before beginning the baking process. It will quickly warm the bread, all the way through resulting in a homogeneous texture.


Cover the garlic bread in aluminum foil to keep it fresh. The tin foil will help keep the bread moist by trapping the moisture and also prevent the top from burning. A tiny bit of water splashed onto the surface of the bread is another important step if you think the bread is a little dry.

It will take 11 to 14 minutes to warm everything, depending on the size, amount, and thickness of the garlic bread and the amount of time required.

2. Stove-Top reheating

If you don’t have access to an oven, the stovetop is a fast and simple option to warm up your garlic bread.

This approach is ideal for bread if it has been in the fridge for a few days and even is a bit soggy. With a bit of extra time on the bottom, you can selectively get the nice crust back on.

Reheating Homemade Garlic Bread In The Oven
Reheating Homemade Garlic Bread In The Oven


Wrap the bread in aluminum foil to ensure that it cooks evenly. Choose a saucepan that is large enough to hold the bread altogether and has a tight-fitting cover. It will assist in preventing bread burning.

Warm the cold garlic bread on the stove first for approx 2 minutes on the top, bottom and sides is the best method to do it.

Then check to see whether it’s evenly heated or if extra time is needed.  You can also use a probe thermometer to check the middle of the garlic bread without having to unwrap it. 

3. Using a Toaster Oven to Reheat Leftover Garlic Bread

The small space and therefore quick to heat toaster oven is a fast and good way to reheat garlic bread. Modern toaster ovens are often now combined with the airflow of a convection oven.

To begin, place the cut garlic bread on the tray and then place it on the inner rack of the device. To evenly reheat the bread and generate crispy edges, make sure there are few gaps between the individual slices. Set the timer for 4 minutes while periodically checking on them.

You of course can also wrap them as one loaf, or half a loaf depending on the size of your oven also.

4. Using an Electric Frying Pan to Reheat Garlic Bread

This approach is similar to the stovetop method above. You can heat the whole loaf but it also works for individual slices where you can brown them really well.

If the loaves are a little dry adding oil and butter to the bread is optional, but it will help revitalize it and make it seem fresh.

In the electric frypan heat the garlic bread until it is heated on both sides. To avoid burning the bread, be careful to rotate them evenly. Although this approach is effective for reheating garlic bread, it is time-consuming and demands patience.

Reheating Single Slices Of Garlic Bread In The Microwave
Reheating Single Slices Of Garlic Bread In The Microwave

5. Using a Microwave to Reheat Garlic Bread

The microwave is considerably simpler to operate than a whole oven. It will enable you to quickly prepare smaller servings of meals and almost any size of garlic bread.

Garlic bread may be microwaved in two different ways. The first method involves laying the bread slices onto a microwave-safe plate or dish. While watching closely the bread and the butter on top of the bread give 20-second bursts until the bread is hot in the middle.

Do not forget microwave ovens often do not always heat evenly, so moving the bread to a different position in the microwave will help with even heating.

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6. Can You Use an Air Fryer to Reheat Garlic Bread

Image Hot Garlic Bread in just 90 seconds. Well if you have an air fryer basket then 90-120 seconds is all you need. What’s more, it will be well heated with a nice crust.

Like all reheating methods from time to time, check to see whether the bread has heated sufficiently. At least until you are familiar with your appliance.

7. Can You Use a Toaster to Reheat Garlic Bread

If you don’t have a toaster bag, you can’t utilize this method. With butter in it, it’s almost certain to make a mess. If the butter inside the garlic bread becomes too hot, it might ignite.

Put the garlic bread inside the bags, making sure there are no leaks. Then, after placing the wrapped garlic bread in the toaster, push down the toaster, and out will come warm garlic bread. 

This, like the microwave, are my least favorite method.

Reheating Pre Cooked Garlic Bread
Reheating Pre Cooked Garlic Bread

Can You Reheat Cooked Garlic Bread

Yes! Just put the bread back into the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. This will help the garlic toast stay soft and delicious.

How Do You Make Garlic Bread Soft Again

To make garlic bread soft again, simply add some olive oil to the bread when it comes out of the oven. The bread should be soft after about 2-4 minutes.