How to Reheat Egg Noodles – 4 Best Methods

How to reheat Egg Noodles

Many people experience problems when reheating pasta. For instance, some end up with excessively oily food and others, mushy or dried-up results. Unknown to many, there are hassle-free ways to reheat egg noodles without separating their contents.

The ideal ways to reheat egg noodles are to use a stovetop, conventional oven, toaster oven, microwave or air fryer. These methods are also applicable to reheating rice noodles and Lo Mein. Any noodles easily go bad, especially when stored for more than a few days. Before reheating your food, make sure that it doesn’t have a slimy texture or excessive moisture and that it still smells appetizing.

Reheating egg noodles is safe and recommended as this is a way to kill bacteria. You should also not warm the food more than once since every time you warm up food, bacteria grows quickly, increasing your chances of food poisoning.

Reheating Egg Noodles Using 4 Easy Methods

Reheating egg noodles can be a tricky task, as they have a tendency to become mushy or dry if not handled properly. However, with the right techniques, you can revive them to their delicious, tender state. Here are four of the best methods to reheat egg noodles:



1. Reheating Egg Noodle on a Stovetop

How to Reheat Egg Noodles

The stovetop method is the best because it allows you to revive your noodles in numerous ways. This method involves sautéing the pasta till it gets to the desired temperature. Here is how to go about it.

    1. Place a saucepan on the stovetop on medium heat. I really like the blue diamond cookware ceramic pan

    1. Pour a little oil into the pan (but only if the noodles look a little dry) and stir it around to evenly cook the noodles.

    1. Remove it from the stove when the food begins to smell good and the noodles start sizzling.
    2. Serve. 

2. Reheating Egg Noodles in a Traditional or Toaster Oven

How to reheat egg noodles

To regenerate their original taste, you can heat up leftover egg noodles in the oven. If you have a large amount of food to reheat, you should use a conventional oven as a toaster oven is ideal for reheating small batches of food. However, both mediums will result in a well-heated and delicious result. Let’s dive into the steps of how to reheat egg noodles in a traditional or toaster oven

    1. If your egg noodles were from the freezer, thaw them overnight in your refrigerator.

    1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. 

    1. Line an oven-safe tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper to prevent the noodles from sticking to the bottom. 

    1. Evenly spread the egg noodles on the tray and cover them with foil if in the big oven but there would be no need to cover them if you are using a small toaster oven.

    1. Place tray in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until you can smell these delicious noodles and they just start sizzling. 

    1. Serve. 

3. Reheating Egg Noodles in a Microwave

This medium is the fastest and easiest but not the best because it leads to mushiness. That being said, the method is still functional, and you can use it whenever you are in a hurry or do not feel like prepping food before reheating.  Let’s dive into the steps of how to reheat egg noodles in the microwave

    1. Place the egg noodles in a microwave-safe dish. 

    1. Add a little bit of water to it if it is all dried up.

    1. Place the food in the microwave and reheat on medium-high heat at 30 seconds increments.

    1. Check the food’s temperature and stir before putting it back in the microwave at every stop.

    1. Serve your egg noodles and enjoy. 

4. Reheating Egg Noodles in an Air Fryer

There are controversies on whether or not it is safe to reheat pasta in an air fryer since it is mostly meant for crispy foods. I tried this reheating method, and it worked perfectly. The noodles turned out soft, and you do not have to worry about drying your food. Here are 3 simples steps that show you how to reheat egg noodles in an air fryer:

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 350ºF.
    2. Place your noodles in a small bowl that can fit inside the air fryer basket.
    3. Reheat the food for about 5 minutes. 
    4. Remove the bowl and stir up the food and check with your fingers if the food is hot enough (and if not, put back into the oven, or toaster oven.
    5. When ready, garnish to your liking, serve and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Long Can You Store Leftover Egg Noodles?

Egg noodles last about 3-5 days when refrigerated. Before putting them in the fridge, you should enclose them in air-tight containers or sealable bags that help prevent bacteria infestation. Noodles should be refrigerated as soon as possible because when left at room temperature for more than two hours, they start to go bad. 

If you store the food in the freezer, it can last about 2-3 months. It is best to put the noodles in heavy-duty freezer bags, squeeze out all the air possible, and then seal up the bags before freezing the noodles.

2. Is It Safe to Eat Cold Egg Noodles?

Yes, if you enjoy cold noodles and they are fairly fresh, then you may eat your noodles cold. But for safety reasons, warming up any leftover cooked foods is always better to kill built-up bacteria. Moreover, most people prefer hot food instead of cold.


Reheating egg noodles to perfection is a simple yet crucial step in preserving their delicate texture and flavor. Throughout this guide, we’ve explored various methods. The key takeaway is that you can enjoy reheated egg noodles that rival their freshly cooked counterparts with a little care and attention.

As you embark on the task of reheating egg noodles, consider experimenting with different methods to find the one that suits your preferences best. Whether you’re aiming for a quick and efficient reheating process or looking to incorporate the noodles into a new culinary creation, these tips will ensure that your egg noodles remain a delightful addition to your meals.

Ready to savor the perfect reheated egg noodles?

Share your experiences, favorite methods, and any additional tips in the comments below. If you found this guide helpful, don’t keep it to yourself—spread the knowledge by sharing it with friends and family who appreciate the nuances of cooking egg noodles.

Let’s make every reheated meal a delightful experience.

Happy cooking!

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