Looking for foolproof tips on how to reheat pizza? Help yourself to this tried and true advice for enjoying America's favorite leftovers.
If you ask us, leftover pizza is delicious cold. But if you prefer a steamy slice, allow us to dish about how to reheat pizza.
Method #1: Use a toaster oven
Place the pizza in a toaster oven set to about 350 degrees. Cook it until the cheese begins to bubble. Take note, though: Sometimes the pizza will have a cold spot, even when the crust is beginning to overcook. In other words, if the slice is too big, this method has its drawbacks.
Method #2: Use a toaster oven or a traditional oven depending on the amount of pizza
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One of our favorite sources of kitchen-related advice, Good Housekeeping, takes a more granular look at how to reheat pizza. They admit they don't know the ideal process, but they discern between toaster ovens and conventional ovens based on pizza quantity. Reheating slice or two? A toaster oven will do. But if you want to warm up several pieces or a while pie, placet the pizza on a cookie sheet on top of tin foil. Set the oven to 450 degrees (we know, it's high!), as the temperature will make the crust crispier.
Method #3: Use parchment paper
Whether you're using a traditional oven or a toaster oven to reheat pizza, parchment paper will ensure a crispy, delicious crust. The Chicago Pizza Club has the 411 on the best way to reheat pizza.
Method #4: Use a nonstick frying pan, a grill pan or a barbecue
It seems that a crispy crust is a pretty universal goal among noshers looking to reheat pizza. The community over at the good megasite Chow serves up a ton of tips on how to reheat pizza, from using a covered, non-stick frying pan on a "VERY LOW" heat, to a grill pan ("I'll sometimes do this even with a fresh pie to crisp up the crust a bit," says the user), to the barbecue for just 40 to 45 seconds.
Tip: Most sources -- including us -- advise against reheating pizza in the microwave, as it can turn a slice bland, soggy and rubbery.
Got any tips of your own on how to reheat pizza? Let us know in the comments below. Our tummies thank you!
No leftovers in your fridge? No worries, make your own pizza -- ingredients to oven -- in this video:
After numerous experiments documented in the original blog post
, their recommendation is to reheat your pizza, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, at 400 degrees for six minutes. It seems the parchment paper works best at re-crisping the pizza -- no sogginess!
If you're concerned with crispiness, another tip I've seen is to reheat leftover pizza in an oiled skillet
What's your favorite method for making cold pizza sizzle again?