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How To Reheat Tortillas To Keep Them Tender and Delicious

Tortillas, a wrapper used in Mexican delicacies, is very dear to most of us. We don’t exactly know why, but these simple wrappers are the perfect pair for any filling. They are delicious, soft, and a bit crunchy—just the way we like them.

Probably, the very fact that food is so easy to prepare with them makes them even tastier.

You can prepare tortillas yourself or buy them ready-made. They are usually made from corn flour or plain white flour, although they can come in many versions.

Regardless of what you have, it’s good to know how to reheat them so you always have a meal ready in minutes. We will help you with the best recipes we know. 

Reheating Corn Tortillas In The Microwave

Reheating tortillas in the microwave is the fastest way so far. The result will be very good, too.

The procedure is quick and easy, and you can’t go wrong. All you need to do is make sure that the tortilla does not become dry and hard.

Step 1: Place Tortilla on the Plate and Cover it

Although you can put up to 5 tortillas at once this way, if you are not in a hurry and do not have too many tortillas, we advise you to put them one by one.

So, place the tortilla on a plate and cover with a lightly damp paper towel. That way, you will maintain the softness and juiciness of the tortilla. 

Step 2: Nuke for 30 Seconds

It will take only 30 seconds of microwaving to get your tortilla ready. After one is done, place another one and repeat the procedure. The tortillas are then ready to be filled and enjoyed.

How to Warm Tortillas In The Skillet

Reheating tortillas in a pan is also an extremely quick and easy way. You have to reheat the tortilla one by one, but it can be done so quickly that you won’t even notice you’ve already finished.

Step 1: Place a Non-stick Skillet on a Medium Heat

It is best to use a non-stick pan as no oil or other ingredients are needed to be added. Put the skillet on medium heat to warm up.

Step 2: Place One Tortilla and Heat on Each Side

Put one tortilla in a pan and heat for about 30 seconds on one side. Then, flip it over and heat on the other side again for about 30 seconds.

You probably won’t need more time for the process to be done. Repeat this with each tortilla until you heat everything up.

How to Heat Up Tortillas At The Oven

If you have no other options, you can also heat corn tortillas in the oven. Of course, this is the slowest of the suggested methods, but you can choose the one that is most convenient for you. This also works great for reheating burrito.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F

The fire should be relatively strong to heat the tortillas well. So, set the oven to 350 degrees F and let it heat up thoroughly.

Step 2: Arrange the Tortillas

You can have five tortillas at one stack. If you have more pieces than that, you better wrap them in groups of five. Put five tortillas and wrap them in aluminum foil. This way, you can put all the groups in the oven at once. 

Step 3: Bake for 15 Minutes

Put the tortillas in the oven and bake them for 15 minutes. It should be quite enough to be fully heated.

If you think that they need another minute or two after taking them out, feel free to extend the baking time. Just be careful not to burn them.



Tortillas are a perfect addition to cooking. You can simply prepare a meal with them no matter what kind of stuffing you had in mind. Also, if you make homemade tortillas, feel free to prepare them in larger quantities and freeze. This way, you will always have a quick meal prepared when you need it.

Up next: Can You Freeze Tortillas?

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