The best techniques to make reheated pizza taste incredible

Do you like your pizza hot or cold?

1y ago

Most people love a piping hot pizza straight out of the box. However, sometimes pizza, no matter how delicious, ends up as a leftover in the fridge. Reheating refrigerated pizza, especially in the microwave, can make it a little unpleasant to eat - and even soggy. However, there are a few tricks to adopt to ensure that your pizza tastes as fresh as the first bite, even if it was refrigerated for longer than it probably should've been.

Heat it up

Place the pizza slices on a baking tray lined with aluminium foil and gently reheat it in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese becomes bubbly. But be careful not to leave it in for too long otherwise the crusts could end up becoming too hard.

Just add water

If you are using a microwave to heat up your pizza, add a glass of water alongside your pizza, and leave it to heat for approximately 30 seconds. This will ensure your pizza remains crispy and doesn't become soggy.

Make a pizza sandwich

Place two pizza slices on top of each other, with the topping sides both facing inwards. Press the two slices together in a waffle maker or sandwich press for a minute or two, and you're good to go.

Put it in a pan

Using a non-stick skillet over a medium heat, place the cold pizza slice directly onto the pan and allow it to heat up for a few minutes. You may also choose to add a few drops of water onto the base of the pan, and cover it with a lid to allow the steam to melt the cheese over the pizza.

Spritz your pizza

To add some much needed moisture to your pizza, lightly spritz the top of your pizza slice with some water, prior to heating. This will refresh the dry pizza, bring the congealed cheese back to life and ensure a crispy slice of pizza once heated.

Add some extras

To add some more life to your pizza, consider adding some more sauce, freshly sliced tomato, fresh cheese, sautéed vegetables, and some herbs and spices like oregano, basil, or chili flakes.

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Comments (26)

  • I like cold pizza .

      1 year ago
    • I must say I think you might be one of the few, Doug! Hopefully one day I too can appreciate cold pizza.

        1 year ago
    • I am good with that. Though I must say hot gooey cheese is heavenly lol.

        1 year ago
  • Nice tips. I do like cold pizza but sometimes I will use leftover pizza for deep fried pizza!

      1 year ago
    • Deep fried pizza? That sounds very indulgent and something I’m definitely looking forward to trying in the future!

        1 year ago
    • A couple tips if you go to make needs to be cold and cut off the crust.

        1 year ago
  • Leftover pizza, reheated with a poached egg on top is the best hangover breakfast

      1 year ago
  • This is the guide we needed.

      1 year ago
  • I prefer cold leftover Pizza. Re-melted cheese is just weird.

      1 year ago