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How To Reheat Stromboli To Keep It Juicy and Crispy

Stromboli is a really tasty dish that is probably loved by all generations, from the youngest to the oldest. It is filled with wonderful pizza filling ingredients, but it has a nice crust on all sides.

If you were anything like my mom, then you can cook at least two strombolis at once, because it would be terrible if there were not enough food.

The good side of stromboli is that it is very tasty the next day, so it is not harmful if you are left with leftovers after lunch. You just need to know how to heat it properly so you get a juicy inside and a crispy crust like it was in the beginning.

Reheating Stromboli In An Oven

To reheat the stromboli, the oven is the best solution. Using it will keep the crunchiness of the crust, which is key to good taste, and the inside will be nicely heated and juicy.

You will almost not notice the difference between a heated stromboli and a freshly baked one. 

Step 1: Let the Stromboli Rest at Room Temperature

It is very important to allow the stromboli to equalize with room temperature before placing it in the oven. That way, the crunchiness will return, and the juiciness will remain.

So, take the stromboli out of the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for at least half an hour.

Step 2: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

The oven temperature should be 350 degrees F, so turn it on and let it heat up thoroughly. If you put the stromboli in a lukewarm oven, it won’t be nicely crunchy.

Step 3: Wrap the Stromboli in Aluminum Foil

Wrap the whole stromboli in aluminum foil to help it heat up and taste better. If you have several stromboli pieces, it will be better to wrap each one separately and arrange it on the baking tray. 

Step 4: Bake for About 15 to 20 Minutes

Put the stromboli in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Take it out and remove the foil. Make sure it is heated enough. 

If necessary, you can put it back in the oven for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, this time without foil to get better crispiness. Once done, serve the stromboli with your favorite sauce and enjoy it.

Reheating Stromboli In A Microwave

If you want a crispy crust, then a microwave is not the best solution for heating stromboli. As you know, the microwave always softens the dough and crust, so don’t expect the same result as from the oven. 

If you like a softer dough and want a quickly reheated lunch, you can definitely nuke stromboli leftovers.

Step 1: Let the Stromboli Rest on a Room Temperature

If you are not in a huge hurry, it would be good to let the stromboli stand at room temperature. This will help keep everything evenly heated. 

If you don’t have a lot of time, you can slice the stromboli into a few slices to a better result. You want the interior to be evenly heated in all places.

Step 2: Place the Stromboli on a Plate and Cover with a Wet Paper

Put the stromboli on a plate that can go in the microwave. Lightly soak a paper towel and place it over the dough. It should not be very wet but just to return some moisture to the dried dough and make it softer.

Step 3: Nuke for About 3 Minutes

Put the stromboli in the microwave and turn on for 2 minutes to warm up. After that, take it out and remove the paper towel. Your stromboli is probably not warm enough yet, so put it back in the microwave for an extra minute. 

Check and extend the heating cycle if necessary. When fully heated, serve immediately with your favorite sauce. 



The best way to reheat stromboli remnants is in the oven. You will get a perfectly crispy crust, and a nicely heated inside that will be juicy. You will hardly notice a difference compared to freshly baked stromboli. 

If you are in a big hurry, you can use a microwave but sacrifice a crunchy crust. The meal will still be delicious, nonetheless.

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