You order your favorite pizza, enjoy it thoroughly, but can’t finish it all, and so you keep it for later. After all, the last thing you want to do is let your pizza leftovers go to waste. But then later, you find that cold pizza does not taste that good.
However, before you toss it in the oven, you wonder how to heat it right as there are quite a few reheating methods.
What’s the best temperature? How long should you reheat it? How do you reheat it without drying it out?
Sound familiar? Follow along to learn the secrets to warm up your precious pizza in just a couple of minutes and avoid another cold slice of pizza!
The recommended length of time to reheat pizza in an oven is about 10 minutes. Ten minutes provides ample time for it to reheat without drying out but still allow for the crispiness to be intact.
It’ll be warm and have the melty cheese as well as the perfect crispy crust. Of course, you’ll still need to keep a close eye on your pie to ensure you don’t overdo it. Remember – ensure there is no plastic, tin foil or plastic wrap anywhere on your pizza.
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Reheating in an oven is the best and most effective way for reheating leftover pizza, regardless of the type.
It’ll surprise you how much even a seemingly hard-to-reheat pizza such as a Mediterranean roasted red pepper pizza tastes like it’s freshly baked.
Follow the following steps to reheat your leftover pizza, keep it crispy and the cheese chewy:
Some methods involve using an air fryer to reheat left over pizza, however, we do not suggest this.
Keep in mind that you need not heat an oven for a single slice of pizza. But the larger the portions, the more efficient it’s to reheat pizza in the oven, making the oven ideal for reheating half a pizza or more.
If you are reheating a deep-dish pizza or a pizza with thick pizza crust, you will want to add an extra 2 to 3 minutes onto your heating time.
It’s not advisable to reheat your pizza leftovers in a box as the box contains potentially harmful chemicals that can soak into the pizza, leaving a cardboard-like aftertaste.
An alternative method (a little unorthadox) is to reheat pizza in an oven is to wrap it in aluminum foil and heat it up at a medium-high heat in a pan on the stovetop of your oven. If you opt to heat your pizza this way, you don’t need to preheat your oven.
This is the best way to reheat pizza in an oven while avoiding those hot and steamy conditions you experience with a microwave. Eventhough it may take slightly longer, it is totally worth it!
What if your pizza is frozen? Many people find reheating frozen pizza more complicated than reheating letfovers or day-old pizza. But don’t worry. Follow these steps to reheat frozen pizza and get all the flavor and texture you enjoy in fresh pies.
Your steps may vary depending on the type of pizza you’re reheating.
And although, as mentioned, the pizza will be ready and perfectly reheated in 15-20 minutes, this time may vary depending on the pizza size and the amount of toppings.
As we’ve seen above, a fast and efficient way of reheating a pizza is using an oven. Using an oven, you can also get your pizza to taste just as great as it did when you bought it – warm, perfectly crispy crust and gooey cheese. Just follow the above steps and tips to reheat your pizza to as good as new.
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