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How to Reheat Pizza

How to Reheat Pizza

  1. Use a skillet / frying pan.
  2. Put it back in the oven.
  3. Heat it under the grill / toaster oven.
  4. Pop it in the microwave.


For best results when re-heat pizza, it’s most definitely worth spending a little money on a decent non-stick pan. Be sure to read reviews, particularly looking out for those that describe the longevity of the product. I prefer using those that don’t just have a ‘non-stick coating’ as often the coating wears and flakes.
Non-stick pan

How to Reheat Pizza

Knowing how to reheat pizza is one of modern man’s greatest and most gravitas conundrums. Doing it well will mean delightful left overs, doing it poorly will mean a rubbery mess. The following ‘ho to’ provides you with a couple of approaches.

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1- Use a skillet/ frying pan. This is my preferred technique for best texture results, especially for thin crust pizzas. Simply place the pizza in a pan on a medium heat. Control the level of moisture with some form of lid- keep the lid on to retain moisture, or remove the lid to stop the base going soggy. Again I suggest topping with a little extra cheese. Heat until you see the fresh or old cheese bubbling.

2- Put it back in the oven. Preheat to 200 degrees centigrade (400 Fahrenheit). Ensure it reaches full temperature before placing the pizza in to avoid it drying out. Perhaps consider a little extra fresh cheese in order to inject a little moisture back into the topping. Place on a tray in the centre of the oven and cook for about 15 minutes.

3- Heat it under the grill / toaster oven. Same process as above, again ensuring that the grill has reached full temperature before inserting the pizza.

4- Pop it in the microwave. Try to avoid doing it this way as the pizza will get soggy, but if you have to, it’s best to stand the pizza on an aerated microwaveable tray in order to prevent moisture built up under the base.


Being your second sitting at the pizza you will probably have an idea of how it could be improved, so get inventive and improve it- add extra ingredients to the topping.


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