The Best Ways To Reheat Pizza So It Tastes Fresh From The Brick Oven

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Photo credit: Mitch Diamond - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mitch Diamond - Getty Images

I will not lie. If I order pizza and there's some left over, I have to fight the urge not to eat it for breakfast. Sometimes (more often than I like to admit), that urge wins. And while cold pizza is fine and all, the food is best eaten as it was originally intended: hot, crispy, and melty. Microwaving leftover pizza tends to leave it soggy and sad, so here are some of the other methods I've tried. Use these these tricks and enjoy pizza that tastes fresh from the oven.

How To Reheat Pizza In The Oven

This method takes a little bit of time, but it's ultimately not a lot of work (or clean-up), so it's totally worth it. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Once it's up to temp—be patient!—pop the tray and into the oven for a few minutes. Then, throw the pizza onto the hot tray. This process ensures that the bottom of the pie gets nice and crispy as the top gets melty. After about 10 or 15 minutes, you've got a fresh slice.

How To Reheat Pizza On The Stove

Same idea here. Put a (preferably non-stick) pan over medium heat, and let it warm up for just a few minutes. Add your slice, and give it another few minutes to get crispy. Listen for the sizzle to know it's working. Then, add a few drops of water to the pan, and cover it with a lid. This step will steam the top of the pie, making sure you get that amazing cheese pull.

How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer

Line the basket with perforated parchment paper or aluminum foil, then air fry your slice at about 360 degrees F for three to six minutes.

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