There are two types of people out there: those who prefer their pizza freshly baked, and those who vote for team leftover pizza.
Because isn't pizza just a little bit better the morning after? When the ingredients have marinated more – and the contrast between the crispy crust and the sauce-soaked base is even bigger? Some purists vote for eating your leftover pizza cold for the ultimate experience. But if cold pizza isn't your cup of kombucha, there are some tricks to bear in mind.
So if you look forward to indulging in warm pizza even the morning after, you need to know how to reheat your pizza in a pan or in the oven. In this article, we share our best tips. Enjoy!
What is the best way to heat up leftover pizza?
First things first: don't reheat your pizza in the microwave! This makes the pizza crust nearly inedible.
A better option is to either:
Besides, there's a special method for reheating deep-dish pizzas in a skillet.
Reheat Pizza in Pan
Using a pan is a quick way of getting your pizza in an edible state again. This method is best suited for New York or Neapolitan pizzas, that is, for reheating pizza with a thin crust. The way to do this is as follows:
Reheat Pizza in Oven
Even though experts argue that it's best to use a pan or skillet to reheat your pizza, another way to reheat pizza is in the oven. It's important to follow the following steps in order not to dry out the toppings and cheese.
How to Reheat Deep-Dish (Chicago) Pizza
A secret and quick method for reheating deep-dish pizza is simply heating it in a skillet for a few minutes. There's a special way to do this:
So there you have it – the three ways to reheat pizza!
Why Can't I Nuke It?
While your microwave comes in handy for other foods, it's not the best way to reheat since it can have mess up the pizza crust. The crust can get burning hot and the topping sad and soggy. If you live somewhere without an oven or stovetop, a toaster oven might be a good alternative. It's a cheap and easy alternative that takes as much space as a microwave.
How do you reheat pizza without drying it out?
By using a pan or skillet for reheating pizza and applying one of the methods mentioned above, you decrease the risk of your pizza getting dry. If you choose to reheat your pizza in the oven, make sure to cover it with aluminum foil to keep it from drying out. That makes the crust stay crunchy, and the cheese perfectly melted!
The methods covered in this article can make the most conservative cold pizza-fan turning up the stove on medium heat and enjoy a pizza with a crunchy crust and melted cheese! Delivery pizza never tasted this good the morning after.