Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer

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Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer. Let me show you my top tips, along with step by step cooking instructions for reheating ribs in the air fryer.  

You will love how easy it is to reheat your ribs using your air fryer. This method works with spare ribs, bbq ribs, pork ribs, short ribs and even a rack of ribs. If you have leftover ribs and want a quick tasty way to reheat, then this is for you.

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Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer Recipe

How To Reheat Ribs

I have been asked a few times now about reheating ribs in the air fryer and wanted to share how we do it in the Milner house.

What I did was bulk buy some Iceland BBQ ribs and cooked them in the air fryer (check out our air fryer frozen ribs here) and then saved a load of the ribs to reheat the next day.

My main goal is that the barbecue ribs must taste better than the first time around.

That these barbecue ribs would have the wow factor and have us fighting over the last rib.

Well, it did, and this is my guide for you of how to reheat ribs.

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Can You Reheat Food In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can reheat food in the air fryer.

Whilst I am talking about reheating ribs an air fryer with you today, its not the only food you can reheat with your air fryer.

A few of my other favourites for reheating in the air fryer include:

The list goes on and on, but I am sure you get the idea.

Can You Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can sure can and that is exactly what we are going to show you today. Forget reheating ribs that are dry and boring, this is how to make your leftover ribs exciting again.

Best Way To Reheat Ribs

I am sure you are not surprised to learn, that the best way to reheat ribs is in the air fryer.

This is because when reheating ribs in an air fryer, not only does it thoroughly reheat your ribs, but it also makes them nice and crispy again.

The air fryer is also fantastic for reheating your bbq sauce that you want to load your ribs in.

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Reheating Ribs Ingredients

Reheating Ribs Ingredients

Ribs – You will need some leftover ribs. I recommend that you place them in the fridge after eating and then reheat your leftover ribs within 3 days. You can do as little as 3 ribs or as many as 12 ribs at once in the air fryer.

Sauce – I also love to have some extra barbecue sauce. You can toss the ribs (once reheated) in the barbecue sauce and they will be even better than when they were first cooked.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in these reheated air fryer ribs recipe it has just been our Cosori air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer?

reheat ribs in the air fryer step by step
  • Load. Remove your ribs from the fridge and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Air fry for 5 minutes for smaller ribs and 8 minutes for larger ribs at 160c/320f.
  • Serve. Then toss in barbecue sauce in a bowl and then load into a serving platter.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to reheat ribs in the air fryer and why it is a firm favourite for a quick appetizer.

How To Reheat Ribs To Make Tender?

The secret to making your ribs tender in the air fryer during a reheat, is the temperature.

If you reheat ribs in air fryer at a high temperature it will dry out the ribs and they will no longer be tender.

This is because you don’t want to cook your ribs, you simply want to reheat.

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Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer

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Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer

Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer. Let me show you my top tips, along with step by step cooking instructions for reheating ribs in the air fryer.
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 433kcal


  • 500 g Leftover Ribs

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Remove your ribs from the fridge and spread out in the air fryer basket.
    How To Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 5 minutes at 160c/320f or 8 minutes for larger ribs.
    How To Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer?
  • Load into a bowl, pour in barbecue sauce and toss the ribs in the barbecue sauce. Then serve with extra barbecue sauce as you can never have enough!
    How To Reheat Ribs In Air Fryer?


Spray – Spraying with extra virgin olive oil is 100% optional. I find that you get a light crisp on them without, but you might prefer them more crispy than we do.
Thanks for reading our reheat ribs air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more delicious appetizers, I recommend you try our air fryer frozen chicken wings next.


Calories: 433kcal | Protein: 48g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 893mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 5mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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