How To Reheat Taco Bell: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re wondering how to reheat taco bell at home, this post is for you!

It’s like magic because it will take away all the mystery and fear from reheating Taco Bell.

We hope our guide will help you out and make reheating Taco Bell at home easy. So, are you ready to find out how to reheat Taco Bell?

Reheat Taco Bell At Home

1. Oven Method

The oven method is best for reheating Taco Bell if you want to avoid the nasty microwave smell. For this method, heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Leave Taco Bell in its original container and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Optional: If you want, you can preheat the Taco Bell before heating it in the oven. This allows for a crispier taco shell!

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until it’s warm enough to your liking. It’s important that you don’t overheat the food because that will lead to major food issues (like dry meat and soggy beans).

2. Stove Method

This method is like the oven method, except you use a skillet instead of an oven. For this method, heat the skillet over medium heat with no oil for about 5 minutes.

Remove the Taco Bell from its container and place it in the skillet on top of wax paper or aluminum foil.

Optional: just like with the oven method, you can preheat the Taco Bell before heating it in the skillet to get a crispier shell!

Leave it on the stove for 5-10 minutes, depending on how hot you like your food (my preference is to always make my food as hot as possible).

Reheat Taco Bell
Reheat Taco Bell

3. Microwave Method

This is not the most recommended method of reheating Taco Bell because it can lead to some serious food issues (like dry meat and soggy beans).

After heating, the food will smell funky, but you can always turn on a fan to remove the smell! For this method, heat your microwave until it is hot and then cook frozen Taco Bell at 100% power for 2-5 minutes.

Optional: if you don’t have time to preheat, add 30 seconds to your cooking time. If you have time, add 60 seconds to your cooking time.

Maintaining The Quality Of The Food

1. Proper Storage

If you use the microwave method, be sure to use a microwave-safe container because they warp over time.

If you do not have one and need to store the food, be sure to put it in a freezer-safe container or wrap it up in aluminum foil.

2. Avoid Over-Heating

When reheating Taco Bell, it’s important that you don’t overheat it. For example, let’s say your taco bell came at a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

If your microwave reaches 200 degrees (cooking time), the food will reach 140-160 degrees, leading to food issues (like dry meat and soggy beans).

3. Use Appropriate Containers

Taco Bell doesn’t offer wide container varieties, but you can substitute a paper cup or bowl with a lid.

If you’re using a microwave-safe container, be sure to close the lid tightly so that the steam doesn’t escape.


That’s all there is to reheat Taco Bell at home! The only remaining question is whether you want to ensure you maximize your meal recovery or continue eating Taco Bell and expect it to work out for you.

I hope this post has cleared up any confusion about what reheating food is, how to do it, and why it works! If you have any other questions, let me know in the comments below!

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