How to reheat Taco Bell

How to reheat Taco Bell

If you are a food lover and obsessed about the dishes of Taco Bell, then you might have ordered the food items in excess to save a few of them for later use. But it is not a good idea to eat Taco Bell menu items in their cold form. Hence, reheating is the only option left with you to enjoy the delicacy of Taco bell menu items.In this article, we have discussed various ways on how to reheat Taco Bell menu items.

A cold Taco Bell does not taste as good as warm Taco Bell. So, there is good news for you that you can actually reheat a taco bell and enjoy it the next day. Hence, you have the liberty to buy as many taco bells as you like because you can simply reheat and have them the very next day. If you are a little skeptical about how to reheat a Taco bell, then we have a solution for you.

Reheating Taco Bell in your Oven

There is nothing better than a freshly made Taco Bell; however, you can always reheat a Taco Bell to some degree if you have a leftover Taco Bell dish in your refrigerator. If you are just looking to have something warm to enjoy then reheating is the best option for you. However, reheating a Taco Bell does not give the same taste it gave while it was fresh. But, it is always better than eating anything cold.

So, to reheat the food items, an oven is the best option. So, let us discuss the steps to reheat a Taco Bell in an oven.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take out all the cold fillings out of your Taco Bell meal (lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, anything that will taste yucky warmed up).
  3. Wrap your given meal in aluminum foil and place in an oven safe dish.
  4. Reheat the Taco Bell meal for about 15-20 minutes, or until fully warmed up.
  5. Take out and enjoy.
  6. This works well for Taco Bell tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and possibly tacos. Check out our taco reheating guide to get that perfect.

Reheating Taco Bell using your stove and a skillet

Reheating the Taco Bell using your stove requires keeping a close eye on the pan so that you can prevent the food item from burning.

You can always reheat Taco Bell on your stove. So, let us discuss the steps of reheating using your gas stove and a skillet.

  1. To start with the procedure, you need to first remove all the fresh ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes and onions from the taco bell. 
  2.  Then you need to remove all the toppings like grated cheese, sour cream and guacamole since they turn yucky after reheating them. 
  3. Remove the main ingredients like meat or beans and reheat in a separate pan. After you separate all the ingredients, take a non-stick pan or skillet then place it on your gas stove over low-medium heat. 
  4. Add a little oil to the pan so that the taco bells do not stick to the surface of the pan. Then add the taco bell shell to the pan and allow it to reheat on one side for about a few minutes and then flip it over to cook reheat the other side.
  5.  You can also close the pan with a lid so that the heat gets circulated around the taco bell and facilitate the reheating process faster than the usual reheating process. However, do not burn the Taco shells since it is kind of soft and fragile. 
  6. After you are finished reheating the Taco Bell shells, you can now reheat the main ingredients like meat and beans in the pan so that it removes the unwanted bacteria. When the other ingredients are reheated properly, you can put back the filling and enjoy your taco bell meal.
  7. You can also heat the Taco Bell as it is, if you do not want to heat the Taco Bell shell and the filing separately. This is a simple process and takes a few minutes to complete the reheating.

Reheating Taco Bell in the Microwave

If you are reheating food items in a microwave, then it will not come out crispy; rather it will become soggy. So, you should not reheat the hard tacos and nachos in a microwave. The microwave is suitable with anything having a soft texture. So, let us discuss the steps to reheat food item in a microwave.

  1. To start with the procedure, place the Taco bell meal in microwave safe dish. Do not use the cold stuff here.
  2. Now, just let everything heat up for  about 30 seconds to a minute, depending on how much stuff you are putting in the microwave, or if you had kept in the refrigerator
  3. Once you finish up reheating, you can take it out and enjoy your favourite dish.


In this article, we have discussed that taco bells can actually be stored in the refrigerator and reheated the next day. So, if you are crazy about Taco Bell menu items, then you can actually store the extra food and then reheat to enjoy it later. We have discussed various methods of reheating a taco bell that includes putting it in an oven; this is the most efficient way to reheat the Taco Bell since the taco bell shells need to remain crispy. 

You can also use the stove method while reheating taco bell. But this method requires one to watch carefully while reheating proves is going on. It should be monitored carefully to prevent the menu from overheating or burning. 

The last method of using your microwave serves best when the food item has a soft texture. Microwave method will make the food items soggy instead of making it crispy. If you want to reheat a Taco Bell properly, then you should remove the filling and reheat the shells and the filing separately.