How to Reheat Pizza

Everyone loves pizza straight out of the delivery box, but what about leftovers? Cold pizza has its charms for some, but if you want to recapture that crispy, firm texture, you'll need to reheat it. Fortunately, there are several quick and easy ways to reheat leftover pizza so that it tastes just as good as when it first arrived at your doorstep.

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Reheating leftover pizza so that it's as delicious as the first day is easy and requires little effort on your part. There are a few different ways to reheat pizza without making it soggy: in the oven, on the stovetop, or in a microwave. For crispier slices, use your oven or skillet pan, but if you're in a rush, you'll want to pop the pizza into your microwave for near-instant results. Try each method out to discover which one gives you the best results for next-day reheated pizza.

How to Reheat Pizza in the Oven


Reheating pizza in the oven is the go-to choice for many people when it comes to warming up last night's pizza. It's the best way to control how crispy or soft your pizza gets, just make sure you check it occasionally while it's reheating so you can get the pizza exactly how you want it.

To reheat last night's pizza in the oven, first preheat your oven to 350°F.

Put the pizza on a piece of foil then place it right on the wire rack inside the oven. This will help the slice to heat evenly over direct heat, which is key to perfectly reheating pizza.

Bake the pizza for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

For crispier pizza, you can leave it in for an extra minute or two. If you prefer softer, fluffier slices, check the pizza and remove it from the oven once it's heated through and the cheese has melted.

Heating Pizza in a Skillet


For perfectly reheated pizza on the stovetop, all you need is a skillet with a lid. Pizza reheated in a skillet is pretty similar in taste to leftover slices that have been warmed up in an oven. It's a little faster, and ideal if you love crispier pizza slices.

To reheat pizza on the stove, heat the skillet over medium heat.

Once the skillet is hot, place the pizza in the middle of the skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Then cover the skillet with a lid and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

How to Reheat Pizza in the Microwave


If you're short on time (or absolutely famished), your microwave will give you the fastest results. However, there's an essential secret to know before you press the start button – putting a mug of water in the ‘wave with your pizza will prevent it from getting soggy. Trust us, this is one step you won't want to skip.

Place your pizza on a microwave-safe plate.

Put a microwave-safe mug filled halfway with water in the microwave along with the pizza. This will keep your slice from becoming soggy.

Set the microwave to 30 to 45 seconds.

Voila! Perfectly reheated pizza is within your reach.

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