A Better Way to Reheat Pizza?

So I love cooking as much as the next food blogger, but sometimes you have a leftover pizza in the fridge (hey, one of the tenants of this blog is cheapness, and pizza leftovers are pretty cheap). I also love pizza, I think it’s one of the best foods in the world. However, I usually have a bit of an issue with reheating pizza, as many of us do.  Sure, when you first pick it up/ have it delivered it’s hot and delicious, but the leftovers can be…rough. Sure, the next day it’ll be ok, especially if you like cold leftovers (I personally don’t). But after that, well, the quality of the pizza deteriorates quickly.

One of the rules of pizza leftovers that I totally forgot this time around was to not refrigerate, but rather to freeze each individual slice for better quality. Shame on me

However, when it came to reheating, my instincts told me that the best course of action would be to bake it in the oven on low heat. This strategy was fine, but eventually I began to wonder…is there a better way to reheat pizza?

I decided to use one of my best kitchen tools to find out– Google. After a quick browse on the internet, I found a pizza reheating strategy that had never occurred to me, heating it up on the stove top. So, I generally followed the instructions:

First I turned the stove top to medium heat.

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Then, I put in the pizza in the pan and covered it.

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I waited for what felt like an eternity…

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And finally it was done. The pizza turned out pretty well, i could definitely see some of the benefits. The crust was crispy, and the cheese was gooey, but it somehow acquired a  weird flavor, which could be due to my pan. I don’t know if I’m 100% sold on this new method, but I think I’ll try it again with better prep. If anyone out there has any tips/where I went wrong, let me know!

 

3 thoughts on “A Better Way to Reheat Pizza?

  1. We have a terrible habit of putting the pizza, as-is, back in the fridge in the box, so it dries out really easily. I’ve found the best way to bring the pizza back to life at this point is to bake it!

    Here’s what I do: preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and put the pizza on the sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. (I set a timer, to make sure I didn’t forget about it.) Easy-peasy! 🙂 Hope this helps!

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