There are several ways to reheat leftover pizza. Anywhere from zapping in the microwave to grilling it on a grill. I also heard some have even tried to reheat in a toaster. Yes, I said toaster, not toaster oven (which is another way). But I know what you are thinking, that is not a good idea. For one, most slices are triangle so they wouldn’t really fit and the clean up would not be easy. Then you would have to go out and buy a new toaster. So, let’s give you several ways to reheat pizza without ruining your appliances.
1. Reheat in the oven – Preheat the oven to 375 F. Make sure that the oven is fully heated up before you place the pizza in. If you have a pizza stone, place the stone in the oven while it is heating up. You want to get it piping hot. If you don’t have one, that is ok. You can line a baking tray with tin foil, pop it in the oven for a few minutes to get the tray and foil piping hot. When the stone/tray are hot take it out and place the pizza on it. Place back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Check now and then to make sure it doesn’t burn. The results will be a hot, tasty, crispy slice.
2. Reheat in a skillet – This may be the fastest way to reheat your leftover pizza, and it will produce something just as good as when the first slice came out of the box. If you have a cast iron pan in your kitchen, this is the best way to accomplish it. Make sure all parts of the bottom crust come into contact with pan. This will get the whole slice nice and crispy. Cook the slice for 1-3 minutes or until you can pick it up and it doesn’t sag. Once the pizza has its crispness, it’s time for the broiler. Set your broiler to high and position an oven rack 3-4 inches below the flames. Place the cast iron pan loaded with the pizza under the broiler. Keep a watchful eye on it so that your toppings don’t burn. Should take about 60 seconds or less.
I know that you may ask yourself, what about using a Microwave to reheat the pizza. Well, of course you can use this method, but you may be disappointed with the results. Yes, it would be faster, but, as soon as its’ done, the crust may be soggy, the cheese is all over the place, or some of it may be piping hot and some may still be cold, at this point all you want to do is throw it away. I do not recommend this way of reheating left over pizza.
So, if you have leftover pizza, try one of the methods above to see which way of reheat works best for you.