How to Reheat Pizza in Oven Like a PRO!

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When it comes to how to reheat pizza in the oven, we know of easy and fast ways to make your leftover pizza taste like coming out of the oven for the first time let’s check them out:

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How to Reheat Pizza

The best method for reheating day-old pizza is in the oven.

With a warm, perfectly crispy crust, melting cheese, and sizzling pepperoni, it will taste practically identical to how it did the night before.

The drawbacks are that it takes longer to cook than using the stove or microwave and that it may heat up your kitchen, which you may want to avoid in the summer.

Heating a full oven for a single slice of pizza might also be wasteful.

The efficiency does improve as you cook up more slices, though. The oven is your best bet if you want to reheat half or more of a pizza at once.

If you have access to a toaster oven, use it to reheat one or two slices. 

When we only need to reheat a slice of food and don’t need to heat up the entire oven, we use a toaster oven.

Due to the toaster oven’s use of infrared heat, the process is sped up and you get a beautiful texture that is crisp and not soggy.

How to Reheat Pizza in Oven on a Baking Tray

Here’s how to reheat pizza in the oven using a baking tray:

Step 1: Place a baking tray on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 450°F on the “Bake” function of the oven.

Step 2: When the oven finishes preheating, put the pizza on the hot tray and return it to the oven.

Step 3: Bake for five minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the oven and let cool.

How to Reheat Pizza in Oven on Aluminum Foil

Step 1: Here’s how to reheat pizza in the oven using aluminum foil:

Step 2: Place a baking tray on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 450°F on the “Bake” function of the oven.

Step 3: Put the pizza on the foil.

Step 4: Place a piece of foil directly on the middle rack of your oven.

Step 5: Bake for five minutes at 450F. For a softer crust, bake for ten minutes at 350°F.

How to Reheat Pizza in Oven on Parchment Paper

When using parchment paper, you will sacrifice the crispy crust for a well-balanced pizza. The crust will not be soggy or brittle, but it not be as crispy as you would get in a high-temperature oven. It would be best not to raise the oven temperature because parchment paper will burn when you increase it above 450°F.

Here’s how to reheat pizza in oven on parchment paper:

Step 1: Place a baking tray on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 400°F.

Step 2: Place the pizza on a piece of parchment paper.

Step 3: When the oven finishes preheating, put the pizza on the parchment paper and place it on the hot tray and return it to the oven.

Step 4: Bake for seven minutes.

Step 5: Remove from the oven and let cool.

How to Reheat Pizza in Oven on a Baking Stone

This method is the most time-consuming because, in order for the baking stone to work, it has to preheat for at least one hour.

Here’s how to reheat pizza in oven on a baking stone:

Step 1: Place a baking stone on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 500°F and let preheat for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 2: When the oven finishes preheating, put the pizza on the hot baking stone using a pizza peel.

Step 3: Bake for five minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the oven and let cool.

How to Reheat Pizza in Oven on Cast-Iron Pan

Here’s how to reheat pizza in oven on a cast-iron pan:

Place a cast-iron pan on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 450°F. You can also pre-heat it on the stove.

Step 1: Place the cold pizza on the cast-iron pan.

Step 2: Place the cast-iron pan in the oven.

Step 3: Bake for five minutes.

Step 4: Remove from the oven and let cool.

How to Reheat Pizza in Convection Oven

Step 1: Here’s how to reheat pizza in a convection oven:

Step 2: Place a baking tray on the middle rack of your oven and set the temperature to 450°F on the “Convection Bake” function.

Step 3: When the oven finishes preheating, put the pizza slices on the hot tray and return them to the oven.

Step 4: Bake for five minutes.

Step 5: Remove from the oven and let cool.

How to Reheat Pizza in a Microwave

Heating pizza all the way through in the microwave isn’t a great alternative unless you like a rubbery pizza crust or you are in a rush.

Pizza can be difficult to reheat in the microwave, despite its speed. By the time you get to eat the crust, the pie itself has become mushy and is all but inedible. 

If that is the case, you can use a microwave to save time, or better yet you can use a microwave tray for pizza if you have one available.

Here’s how to reheat pizza in the microwave:

Step 1: Place the pizza on a microwave-proof plate (Glass or Ceramic)

Step 2: Place a cup of tap water in the microwave right next to the plate.

Step 3: Heat the pizza on high power for about 45 seconds until it’s hot.

How to Reheat Pizza in a Toaster Oven

Here’s how to reheat pizza in a toaster oven:

Step 1: Set the toaster oven rack placement to the middle or lower position.

Select your preferred function (Reheat or Bake) and set the temperature to 325°F.

Step 2: Place a tray on the middle rack and let preheat.

Step 3: When the oven finishes preheating, put the pizza on the hot tray and return it to the oven.

Step 4: Bake for five to eight minutes until the cheese and toppings are warmed and the crust is crispy.

How to Reheat Pizza in a Pan

When done correctly, this method of reheating pizza results in a flawlessly crispy crust and surprisingly stretchy cheese. However, if your pan is too hot, you’ll end up with a scorching, bubbling mess.

Here’s how to reheat pizza in a pan, plus our PRO tips:

Step 1: Place the cold pizza on a non-stick pan.

Step 2: Heat for two minutes over medium-low heat, or until the bottom of the slice is slightly crispy. 

Step 3: Sprinkle a couple of drops of water (less than a teaspoon) into the pan. The water will sizzle as soon as it hits the hot pan, creating steam so don’t stand too close to it.

Step 4: Cover the pan with a lid so that the steam can rehydrate the cheese.

Step 5: Turn the heat to low and heat for another minute.

This method should work perfectly, but be sure that you don’t set the heat up too high. Be cautious about setting the temperature, especially with thin-crust pizzas that heat through quickly.

The Last Slice

We hope that you are now a PRO on how to reheat pizza in the oven so no pizza will ever go to waste again.

Enjoy!

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