One of my all-time favorite meals that remind me of my childhood would be anything pasta oriented. Spaghetti and lasagna, I can eat those two dishes for dinner every night if possible (probably wouldn’t be a healthy choice lol).
I’m really not big on take-out lasagna because, to be honest, The Olive Garden has spoiled it for me. But man I gotta tell ya, Maggianos lasagna is the real deal (I sound like an advertisement lol, sorry).
I always end up with more food than I can eat in one sitting so proper reheating methods are always a must. Let’s get right to it, shall we…
How do you heat up Maggiano’s take-home lasagna?
Heat your oven to 325 degrees and place your Maggiano’s lasagna in a casserole dish or another oven-safe dish with four ounces of water. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until an internal temperature reading of 165 degrees is reached.
How to Prevent Drying Out of Lasagna While It Is Being Reheated? | 2 popular tips…
I got some bad news for you, it doesn’t matter what kind of kitchen gadget you use to reheat your lasagna… IT STILL MIGHT TRUN OUT DRY (sucks, yea I know)!
FYI: You need to understand that when your lasagna stays in the refrigerator for a longer period of time, the pasta sheets will absorb more of the sauce.
Because of this, your lasagna will end up being dry, and reheating it will make the problem even worse (ugh). Heres the good news… there is no need for concern so long as these 2 rules for reheating are followed exactly…
|1. Reheat the dish while adding some liquid to it. However, if you add too much, your pasta will become mushy and watery. FYI: A very gentle misting with water can do the trick.
2. Place a cover on the dish. Cover the dish with a lid before reheating it to keep the liquid contained within the dish. You can use a paper towel, plastic wrap, or foil.
Of course, make sure to use a lid suitable for your pot or dish. FYI:For instance, when using the microwave, you shouldn’t use any kind of foil. Use microwave-safe paper towels or microwave-safe plastic wrap instead.
Instructions for Reheating Maggianos Lasagna in the Microwave | 4 easy to follow steps…
FACT: If you only need to reheat a few slices, the microwave is your best bet for getting the job done.
It gets the job done in almost no time, making it ideal for situations in which you are too hungry to wait. And with that being said, the microwave is still my least favorite option…
FYI: The main drawback is that the microwave’s temperature can vary quite a bit throughout the cooking process. In the event that you get this step incorrect, you will end up with lasagna that is so hot that it will cause your tongue to burn (that sucks).
Sometimes, you’ll get a slice that’s perfectly heated on some sides but chilly on others. This is possible because of the way the micorwave works.
- Start by placing a piece of your Maggianos lasagna on a dish that can go in the microwave. On top of that, sprinkle some water or additional marinara sauce.
- Use a lid or a plastic wrap that can be heated in the microwave to cover the dish.
- Heat your lasagna in the microwave for one to one and a half minutes at medium power, depending on how hot you want it.
- Reheat it for 15 seconds at a time if it hasn’t reached the temperature you want it to be yet, and continue doing so until it does.
Instructions For Reheating Maggianos Lasagna in the Oven | 5 easy steps…
FACT: If you want to reheat an entire tray of Maggianos lasagna, the oven is the best option for doing so…
Reheating lasagna from the refrigerator or from the freezer will provide you with equal success by this method. FYI: Just remember that reheating frozen lasagna will take significantly more time (you have been warned).
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Next, after it has been removed from the serving dish, the lasagna should be transferred to an oven-safe dish. FYI: You should have two tablespoons of water poured over it.
- Wrap the dish in a sheet of aluminum foil.
- Reheat the dish by placing it in the oven until it is completely hot. This process will take around 15 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, or 25 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees for lasagna that has been refrigerated.
- Add an additional ten minutes to the cooking time for frozen lasagna.
Instructions For Reheating Maggianos Lasagna on the Stove | 4 simple steps…
You can always rely on the stovetop to get the job done (yessir), even if any of the other options are unavailable. FACT: The outcomes are identical to those achieved in the oven, but the time required is much less.
Stove top Instructions:
- Start by placing a piece or two in a frying pan made of cast iron (cast iron cookware rocks).
- Next, sprinkle some water on top of the lasagna, roughly a quarter cup for each slice. FYI: Don’t be concerned; the water will evaporate while the dish cooks.
- Reheat your lasagna over medium-high heat until the water begins to simmer rather than boil. FYI: When you see tiny bubbles beginning to develop in the liquid, you’ll know it’s at the right temperature to simmer.
- Turn the burner down to a medium-low setting and cover the skillet with its lid. Keep moving the lasagna around occasionally and continue to reheat for another 20 minutes.
Instructions for Reheating Lasagna in an Air Fryer | 5 easy steps…
FACT: Yes, it’s feasible to reheat your lasagna with your air fryer. There really seems to be nothing that the mighty air fryer is unable to do for you, whether you need to reheat a a few burgers, chicken tenders, or you guessed it… lasagna lol.
In addition to this, it is as efficient as a microwave yet performs at the level of effectiveness of an oven (best of both worlds). We have been getting “the most out of both worlds” since 2010 thanks to this handy piece of marvel engineering (pretty cool right).
The fact that it is not as large means that you cannot reheat an entire tray at once with it, which is the only drawback it has. FYI: No worries because it works so quickly, you can reheat it in batches and still be done in no time at all.
Air frying Instructions:
- Start by preheating your air fryer to 375 degrees F.
- Next utilize the pan that is included with your air fryer. Because the cheese and sauces won’t be able to drip onto the machine, the cleanup will be much simpler.
- After covering the dish with aluminum foil, arrange the lasagna on top of it.
- Air fried your lasagna for ten minutes, or until it is completely hot throughout. FYI: Check it with a thermometer designed for meat. The temperature of the layers need to be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If it is not warm enough, continue to air fry it for further intervals of 5 minutes until its done and enjoy!
What Do I Think?
Well as I stated earlier, I love all pasta dish with spaegttie and lasagna being at the top of the list. Im not really a big fan of take home lasagna thanks to The Olive Garden, but Maggiano’s really does make some mouth water, drop everything lasagna.
The air fryer or the oven will be your best options for reheating, but if your short on time then your microwave will have to do. Just follow the steps listed above and your good to go!
Can you freeze Maggiano’s take-home pasta?
I got good news for ya. It is completely possible to freeze your Maggino’s lasagna in both its cooked and uncooked forms.