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Would you like to knowhow to reheat fries in the microwave? We ordered a takeaway last night, saved plenty of cheesy chips and wanted to share with you today how to reheat your leftover fries in the microwave.

You will love our microwave cheesy chips trick to prevent your chips from going soggy and how easy and quick it is thanks to the microwave.

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Reheat Fries In Microwave Recipe
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Microwave French Fries

Whether you call them microwave French fries or microwave chips, they are a great takeaway comfort food that is ideal for reheating the next day.

We have previously shared with you how to reheat fries in the air fryer and also reheating McDonalds fries in the air fryer and thought that the microwave is also a great gadget for reheating French fries, and we wanted to show you how they compare.

Though nobody is more excited about our compare than our 5 year old and 7 year old. I mentioned to them what we were doing (and that we were reheating pizza in the microwave too) and they jumped at the chance of being our top taste testers.

We sent Kyle to the local takeaway (about 25 steps from our front door) and he ordered a large 12 inch cheese pizza and a couple of portions of cheesy chips.

We shared half the pizza and 1.5 portions of the cheesy chips and then the rest went in the fridge to show you how to reheat it.

So, if you have leftover chippy chips, French fries, cheesy chips, or McDonalds fries, follow our reheat fries in the microwave tips and you can be eating delicious not soggy fries a few minutes from now.

Can You Reheat Leftover French Fries?

Yes, you can. Leftover French fries are amazing for reheating. It can be when you get your food home, or you can reheat over the next few days after your takeaway.

My mum always complained when she ordered a takeaway (always doner kebab and chips) that it was never piping hot when she got them.

She would microwave the plates to warm them up and then reheat the doner kebab and chips so that they were at her ideal temperature.

You can do this or just reheat French fries in the microwave the day after.

Can You Reheat Fries In The Microwave?

Yes, you can reheat fries in a microwave, and they are DELICIOUS. Whether they are chunky steak chips, French fries style or even potato wedges, they can be reheated using the microwave.

You just need to make sure you do it right so that your fries in the microwave are not soggy or dry.

Best Way To Reheat French Fries In Microwave?

The best way to reheat French fries in the microwave is to add CHEESE. I am not kidding! I can not believe the difference in the fries reheated in the microwave with the addition of extra grated cheese.

I have reheated fries many times in the microwave without cheese and they have been soggy and a disappointment.

But a small layer (or it can be big) of grated cheese over the fries and it stops them from been soggy and they taste even better.

Plus, if you bought cheesy chips from the takeaway, you clearly already love cheese so you are just adding a little extra!

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Reheating Fries Essentials

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Fries – Any leftover fries that you want to reheat will work well. Then simply load them onto a plate that you plan to eat them from. This could be a side plate, dinner plate, dish etc.

Cheese – Next you will want to add some grated cheese to stop your microwave French fries from becoming dry. Any cheese that melts well will do the trick such as cheddar, gouda, mozzarella etc.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this how to microwave leftover fries guide it has just been our Panasonic Microwave Oven. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of microwave recipes.

How To Reheat Fries In Microwave?

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  • Load. Place your leftover fries into a serving dish or a serving plate and add a layer of grated cheese. If you are using cheesy chips (cheesy fries) then I recommend grabbing the cheese and spreading it out a bit.
  • Microwave. Then microwave your leftover fries for 60 seconds and then serve piping hot.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to reheat fries in the microwave.

How To Microwave French Fries Without Them Getting Soggy?

The secret to prevent French fries from getting soggy in the microwave is the cheese. The cheese creates a layer over the fries and stops any extra moisture getting to the fries and keeps them crispy.

I have had fries many times reheated in the microwave, and I only ever think they taste good if they have the cheese.

Then its also important that you don’t reheat your fries for too long, otherwise they will dry out.

How To Reheat Cheese Fries In The Microwave?

You reheat cheese fries or cheesy chips as you might call them, the exact same way as regular fries in the microwave.

You might want more cheese added because they often get stuck to the side of the takeaway box, but apart from that, it’s exactly the same.

How Long To Reheat Fries In Microwave?

The microwave fries reheat time can vary depending on your microwave wattage. We have an 800w Panasonic microwave and find that 1 minute is the ideal time.

After all, it is essential that your fries are piping hot.

However, if you have a higher wattage microwave it might be quicker. I recommend you start with 30 seconds and then check on your fries and see how much longer it needs.

Reheat Fries In Microwave

Your reheat fries in microwave instructions are below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

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Reheat Fries In Microwave

Would you like to know how to reheat fries in the microwave? We ordered a takeaway last night, saved plenty of cheesy chips and wanted to share with you today how to reheat your leftover fries in the microwave.
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
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  • Place your leftover French fries into a serving bowl and then load it up with grated cheese.
    How To Reheat Fries In Microwave?
  • Place in the microwave and no need to cover.
    How To Reheat Fries In Microwave?
  • Then microwave for 60 seconds or until piping hot and the cheese has melted.
    How To Reheat Fries In Microwave?
  • Then serve with your other takeaway leftovers.
    How To Reheat Fries In Microwave?


Cheese – You will find that cheese is essential to stop your fries from going soggy. You can also leave cheese on the chips if you bought cheesy chips and just add extra like we have done and like you can see from our photos.
Thanks for reading how to reheat fries in the microwave on Recipe This. We have many more microwave recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious ideas, do check out our reheat pizza in the air fryer recipe as it would be fantastic served with leftover fries.


Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 3mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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