The Best Way To Reheat a Slice of Pizza

For some, there’s nothing more satisfying than looking in the refrigerator and discovering a box of leftover pizza. For others, it’s a nightmare that includes having to fire up the oven…..just to reheat a slice or two of pizza. For those folks, there’s good news. The next time you need to reheat a slice or two of pizza, reach for a frying pan instead of the knobs on your oven. The stovetop heats up quickly, but doesn’t heat up your kitchen like the oven does. The key to using this method to reheat your pizza is to make sure that the slices are covered while they heat up. Covering them traps in steam to keep the top of the pizza moist, while also helping to re-melt the cheese. Don’t worry, it doesn’t make the pizza soggy. In fact, the crust gets nice and crispy again — sometimes crispier than it was to begin with. All you need is a frying pan that’s large enough for your slice(s) to sit flat in the pan. Non-stick is wise, since cheese can sometimes drip into the pan, but if all you have is a regular pan or a cast iron pan, they will work just as well. Next, place the slice(s) in the pan, slap a lid or piece of aluminum foil on top, and turn the stove on to medium heat. There’s no need to preheat the pan. Set a timer for 6 minutes and walk away. When you return, the bottom of the pizza should be crispy and the cheese on top should be melted. If not, just cook it a few more minutes. Electric stoves normally need about 8 minutes in total. That’s all there is to it, and now you can enjoy a crispy slice of pizza that tastes just as good as it did when you got the original pie.