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3 Ways to Reheat Pizza

3 Ways to Reheat Pizza
Do you have some leftover pizza? How about savoring it hot, but without spoiling its consistency and texture? We are sure you're up for it. Take a look at some instructions Tastessence provides to bring that cold pizza back to life.
Tastessence Staff
Quick Tip
If you're reheating pizza in an oven, consider using a baking stone instead of a sheet or tray. A baking stone is ideal as it evenly distributes the heat.
Even before reheating, it's essential to store your leftover pizza correctly in order to restore its yumminess or something close to it. So, before the reheating instructions, it's important to know the best way to store that tangy, cheesy, and meaty pizza slice.

A lot of people just toss the pizza carton in the fridge, which is not a really good way to store pizza, especially if you're planning to eat it in the next couple of days. The best way to do this is to take an airtight container, place a tissue paper at the bottom, and place a slice of pizza over it. Stack slices of pizzas in this manner by separating each slice with a tissue paper. In case you don't have an airtight container, you can simple wrap the stack of slices in a plastic wrap.

Store the airtight container or the plastic-wrapped pizza slices into the refrigerator if you plan to eat it within a day. If you wish to eat it much later, store it in the freezer. This is a much better way to preserve the freshness and flavor of your pizza.

Now that we're done with the storing instructions, let's move on to the reheating instructions.
Methods to Reheat a Pizza
The Oven Way
Pizza
➔ To heat the pizza using an oven, you'll need to preheat the oven at 200°C.

➔ Place butter/baking/parchment paper on the baking sheet.

➔ Now, place the leftover slices of pizza on the baking sheet. To rejuvenate the pizza, add some freshly shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and a splash of olive oil.

➔ Heat the pizza for 15 minutes, and monitor the progress frequently. The pizza should be done once the cheese is properly melted and looks a bit brownish and gooey.

➔ Remove the pizza from the oven and enjoy.
The Skillet Way
Pizza in pan
➔ A lot of foodies believe that using a skillet is the best way to reheat pizza and preserve its crispy crust.

➔ In case you don't have a skillet, you could surely use a regular frying pan with a lid.

➔ Heat the skillet or pan over medium heat for about 7 - 8 minutes.

➔ Next, place the pizza slices in the skillet or pan and cover it with a lid. Covering the skillet would allow proper melting of the cheese and heating the toppings.

➔ Heat the pizza on a low flame till the cheese starts bubbling, which could take approximately 5 - 10 minutes. Monitor the progress, if you feel the cheese has melted properly, and the crust is the way you like it, take the pizza off the heat.

➔ If you want the crust to be crispier, take off the lid after the cheese has melted and heat for a few more minutes.

➔ Once done, take it off the heat and savor your delicious pizza.
The Microwave Way
Pizza  in Microwave
➔ Although reheating using a microwave is the quickest method among the three, it could make your pizza a bit soggy.

➔ To avoid this, place 3 - 4 pieces of paper napkins folded into a stack on a microwave-safe dish.

➔ Place the pizza on the paper towels, and put the dish in the microwave.

➔ Heat for 30 - 45 seconds as you keep an eye on your pizza.

➔ Then, remove the dish and check if the pizza is heated as per your expectation. If not, repeat the procedure using new paper napkins.
The most ideal and best way to reheat your pizza would be using a skillet. It is advantageous from both time and quality point of view as it is very easy and quick to execute, and retains the best possible in your leftover pizza.