How to Reheat Biscuits for Fresh, Fluffy Results

Published October 18, 2021
Reheat Biscuits

Biscuits are a great addition to any meal. A lot of people believe that nothing beats the flaky, flavorful deliciousness of warm biscuits fresh from the oven. They are delicious, but it's also possible to reheat biscuits for fresh, fluffy results. The instructions below assume that the biscuits you are working with are not frozen. You can store leftover biscuits in the freezer, but be sure to thaw before reheating.

How to Reheat Biscuits in an Oven

The best way to reheat biscuits in an oven is to start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and placing them on parchment paper before putting them in the oven. This can be particularly convenient if you're cooking or reheating other items in the oven and can heat the biscuits at the end of the cooking cycle.

  1. While the oven is heating, line a baking sheet or casserole dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the leftover biscuits on the parchment paper so they are not touching.
  3. If the biscuits you are reheating aren't from-scratch biscuits, brush a bit of melted butter on the top. You can also brush butter on homemade biscuits if you wish, but it's essential for the type that started out as a tube of dough purchased from the supermarket.
  4. Put the biscuits in the oven to heat. Allow them to heat for four minutes. Check to see if they're hot enough; if not, return to the oven and check again after one minute. Note that leftover biscuits straight from the fridge will probably take a minute or two longer than ones that are room temperature when they go into the oven.
  5. Repeat if needed.

Tip: If you're using a convection oven, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees and start checking after four minutes to see if they're hot.

How to Reheat Biscuits in an Air Fryer

If you have an air fryer, you can use it to reheat leftover biscuits. This technique produces results very similar to a standard oven. It works great with all kinds of biscuits.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly brush both sides of the biscuits you wish to reheat with melted butter.
  3. Place them in the air fryer basket. Make sure the biscuits aren't touching so that the heat can fully circulate.
  4. Heat for two minutes.
  5. Remove air fryer basket.
  6. Check to see if they are heated through. If not, use tongs to turn them over.
  7. If needed, return to the air fryer and heat for one more minute.

Tip: It's not likely that you'll need more time, but if you do, flip and return for a minute at a time until heated through.

How to Reheat Biscuits in a Microwave

If you don't want to turn on the oven just to heat a biscuit or two, a microwave oven is a viable option. The results may not be quite as good as with oven-heated leftover biscuits, but as long as you keep them moist and don't microwave them too long, they'll still be a tasty treat.

  1. Dampen a paper towel. It should be moist all over, but not dripping.
  2. Wrap each biscuit you want to reheat in a damp paper towel.
  3. Place one or two biscuits in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Loosely position a microwave-safe cover on top, but do not snap it into place. If the bowl doesn't have a cover, drape another damp paper towel across the top.
  5. Set the microwave to 50% power or the defrost setting.
  6. Heat for 90 seconds.
  7. Check to see if the biscuits are hot enough. If not, continue heating for 30 seconds. Check again, then repeat if needed.

Tip: If you want to snag a quick sausage biscuit, microwave a cooked sausage patty so that it's not quite hot enough. Then, for the best flavor, slice the biscuit and place the sausage in between the layers, then heat with the sausage in place.

How to Reheat Biscuits on the Stove

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It's also possible to get good results from reheating biscuits on the stove, especially if you like your biscuits to have a super-buttery flavor. This method works particularly well with a cast-iron skillet, but any pan will do in a pinch. This isn't the lowest effort method, as you'll need to flip the biscuits frequently. You'll need kitchen tongs for this technique.

  1. Place your pan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Melt enough butter in the pan so that the melted butter is about a quarter of an inch deep.
  3. When the butter is melted, use tongs to place the biscuits in the pan.
  4. Every 20 seconds or so, you'll need to flip the biscuits over. This is necessary to make sure they heat evenly rather than getting hard on one side and staying cold and chewy everywhere else.
  5. Check after flipping six times (which is two minutes based on the flipping schedule) to see if the biscuits are hot in the middle. If not, continue flipping until heated through. Dense biscuits, such as the refrigerated dough kind, generally take a minute or two longer than lighter, fluffier homemade biscuits.

Tip: You'll probably have some butter leftover in the pan. Don't let it go to waste! Fry or scramble some eggs in it to enjoy with your biscuits, or add it to a batch of grits. What a tasty breakfast!

Make the Most of Leftover Biscuits

Whether you have leftover homemade biscuits or you bring extras home from a restaurant, it is possible to reheat them for fresh fluffy results. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, consider using them a bit more creatively. Try these fun ideas for using leftover biscuits to mix up mealtime!

How to Reheat Biscuits for Fresh, Fluffy Results