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Pizza is delicious any time of the day or night, and cold pizza is absolutely nice every once in a while, but reheating leftover pizza could leave you with a soggy, rubbery, or even dried out mess. Whether you made the pizza yourself or bought a late-night shipping, by storing the pizza correctly and taking the opportunity to reheat it with caution, you may enjoy a slice that’s nearly as great as it was when it was new!


EditStoring the Pizza

  1. Line a plate or an airtight container with paper towels. Should you take a little time when you’re placing away the pizza, you’ll end up with fresher-tasting leftovers, and the texture will be much more similar to the way it was originally. Begin by putting a layer of paper towels on the base of a plate or a container that is large enough to hold 1 or 2 slices of your pizza. The moisture out of the tomato sauce, vegetables, and meat will soak into the crust, which makes it hard to get the perfect texture however you reheat the pizza.
  2. You could also use foil, parchment paper, or wax paper if that’s what you have on hand. [2]
  3. If you know beforehand you’re planning to freeze the pizza, it is better to use an airtight container, instead of a plate.
  4. Lay the pizza on the plate with more paper towels between every layer. Place your pizza in a single layer on top of the plate, then add a second layer of paper towels. If you’ve got more pizza than you can fit in one layer, continue shifting pizza and paper towels till you have stacked each the pieces. [3]
    • If you need to, then split the pizza onto more than 1 container or plate.
  5. Cover the plate in plastic wrap or place the lid onto the container. As soon as you’ve stacked everything together, wrap plastic film around the entire container or plate. This can keep the pizza fresh by sealing out as much air as possible.
    • If you are using a container with an airtight lid, you may simply close the container, instead.
  6. Place the pizza in the refrigerator if you plan to eat it within 3-5 days. Keeping the pizza from the fridge will keep it from spoiling for up to 5 days, and it won’t change the texture of the pizza just as far as freezing will. But it won’t last there indefinitely, which means you should only keep the pizza in the refrigerator if you plan to consume or freeze it within a few days. [4]
    • when you haven’t eaten the pizza from the 3rd day, throw it out or freeze it.
  7. Shop your pizza in the freezer to keep it fresh for up to 6 months. Freezing pizza will preserve it for approximately 6 months, so it is a great alternative if you’ve got a good deal of extra pizza on hand and you know you won’t eat it within a couple of days. [5]
    • in the event that you saved your pizza on a plate to start with, transfer it to an airtight container instead. However, do keep the paper towels between the pieces.
    • Defrost your pizza for about an hour on the counter before you re-heat it for the best results.

EditReheating Leftover Pizza

  1. Heat the pizza in the toaster to have a crispy crust. Preheat your oven for 5-10 minutes, permitting it to come all the way up to temperature. If it is ready, put your pizza on a baking sheet, then put it into the oven for approximately 5 minutes. Whether you are heating up a whole pizza or just a slice, then the toaster is a great way to get a crispy crust using bubbly cheese that’s comparable to your original pizza. [6]
    • when you have a pizza rock , place the pizza on that. It will distribute the heat evenly, leading to an even crispier crust.
    • For easy cleanup, line your baking sheet with parchment paper until you place the pizza .
  2. Utilize your toaster oven for a quick means to warm up 1-2 pieces. Preheat your toaster oven then place the pizza inside. Leave it for about ten minutes, or until the top looks bubbly and toasty. [7]
    • Since toaster ovens are small, this technique is best if you’re only heating up pizza for 1 person.
  3. Attempt heating your pizza at a skillet to get the best texture. Heat a cast iron skillet or a skillet over moderate heat. Once it’s hot, place 1 or 2 pieces of pizza into the skillet and cover it with a lid. Allow the pizza heat for 6-8 minutes without removing the lid. When it’s ready, you’ll have a nice, bubbly shirt, hot toppings, plus a superbly crispy crust. If your skillet does not have a lid, then cover it with foil, rather.
  4. Following 6-8 minutes, if your crust remains soggy but the toppings are hot, take off the lid from the skillet and let it continue to heat for a couple more minutes.
  5. Reheat the pizza at the microwave for the fastest approach. Microwaving a pizza will change the texture, making the crust chewy and tough, so it’s not the preferred method of pizza connoisseurs. But if you’re in a rush, sometimes it’s the only way to go. To get the best possible feel out of the microwave, put a paper towel between the plate and the pizza, turn your microwave to 50 percent electricity, and simmer your pizza for about 1 minute. You can also drizzle it with olive oil or add new cheese.
  6. EditWarnings

    • Don’t put a pizza box in the oven. Not only can it create your pizza taste like cardboard, but it can be a fire hazard. In addition, heating the dye and cardboard could release harmful chemicals into your meals and your home.