3 Easy Ways to Reheat Pizza

Say good-bye to cold and soggy leftover pizza.

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How to Reheat Pizza in the Microwave (2:09)

Reheating leftover pizza doesn’t mean you have to settle for lukewarm cheese and sauce with a soft and mushy crust. Journalist and author of The Dorito Effect Mark Schatzker tested out three different ways to warm up a cold slice to determine which methods actually worked.

The Easy Microwave Method

Use a microwave-safe plate to reheat your pizza slice. Place a paper towel on the plate before you add the pizza to soak up extra moisture and prevent the crust from becoming soggy. Then, add a cup of water to the microwave along with your pizza plate. When your pizza reheats, the water will keep the pizza from drying out.

The Tasty Oven Method

Line a baking or cookie sheet with aluminum foil and heat the empty sheet in the oven at 450°F until hot. Once hot, use oven mitts to remove the sheet and add your leftover pizza slices on top. Place the sheet back in the oven and bake for 10 more minutes at 450°F or until the cheese turns bubbly.

The Perfect Skillet Method

Heat a nonstick skillet to medium heat and place your leftover pizza on the skillet crust-side down. Place a lid that’s smaller than the skillet but still covers the pizza to trap moisture in during the reheating process. Warm for a couple of minutes or until you see the cheese begin to melt.

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