How to Reheat Garlic Knots

Similar to reheating leftover pizza, garlic knots can easily be reheated for a late-night snack or next-day meal. 

While using a microwave is the quickest method to reheat garlic knots, it’s not recommended. Microwaves alter the water molecules in food, which, in the case of bread, can make it rubbery and/or hard.

The best method to reheat garlic knots is to use an oven. If your oven isn’t working, or you’re short on time, you can also reheat garlic knots using a microwave.

The Best Method to Reheat Garlic Knots

Oven Method

Generally, when toasting or reheating bread items, you should not use a microwave and instead use an oven. There are two ways to reheat garlic knots after they’ve been refrigerated.

Method 1 – Baking Sheet

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place your garlic knots on a baking sheet, in a single layer. Make sure they are close together – almost, but not quite touching.
  • Fill a small oven-safe dish with boiling water. Place it on the rack next to your garlic knot baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until warm. 

Method 2 – Foil

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wrap the garlic knots in foil. They should be in a single layer.
  • Place the foil-wrapped garlic knots directly onto the oven rack.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. For a slightly crispier finish, unwrap your foil two minutes before you take the garlic knots out of the oven.
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Microwave Method

This is not the recommended method to reheat garlic knots. Microwaves are generally not the best kitchen tool to use when toasting or reheating bread. The same goes for garlic knots — they’ll become rubbery or hard when cooked too long.

That said if you have no alternative, you can use the microwave to reheat garlic knots.

  • Place your garlic knots on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Dampen a paper towel or light kitchen towel. A cheesecloth is great.
  • Microwave on medium-high in 10-second intervals, 30-45 seconds. Don’t go any longer than this, unless you like rubbery garlic knots.
  • Eat immediately. The cooling of garlic knots after being heated in the microwave makes them hard and chewy.

When you reheat your garlic knots you should plan to consume them immediately or within 5-10 minutes of reheating them. You can generally reheat garlic knots twice after they’ve originally baked before they start to develop an unpleasant, chewy texture. Happy eating!