Video: How to Reheat Pizza -

Video: How to Reheat Pizza

Discover the best method for reheating soggy leftover pizza.

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Bring limp, lifeless leftover pizza back to crispy, delicious life! See Chef John’s foolproof stovetop method for reheating leftover pizza so it comes out with tasty melted cheese on top and a perfectly crisp crust on the bottom (crispier than the toaster-oven method). It’s a fast method, too—no waiting around for the oven to preheat. You can also use this method to crisp-up delivery pizza that’s been steamed soggy in the box. Find the best homemade pizza recipes.

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Jul. 22, 2015 11:38 am
Just reheated 2 small pieces in a smallish frying pan. I did just what John said and in 4 minutes, reheat perfection! I hate microwaved pizza and this was one easy step. Thanks Chef John!!
Jul. 17, 2015 4:58 pm
Just preheat a skillet to screaming hot. Throw in a slice or two for a couple minutes...don't burn it..flip..count to 10 ....slowly, flip out on a plate and enjoy. This method not only crisps the crust, it melts the cheese too. YUMMY!
Jul. 17, 2015 4:16 pm
I used to do it that way a few years ago and its a little tricky, or it takes way too long. If you do it to get a hot slice of pizza in less then 10 minutes in the frying pan the bottom is halfway burned before the heat hits the top. Only fast way that makes an excellent reheat fast without burning, or tinfoil is microwave first, then a minute or so on an already hot pan in the oven.
Jul. 17, 2015 2:57 pm
Your method sure seems a whole lot more like work than the original!
Jul. 17, 2015 2:15 pm
The pan method is too much like work. There is a very very simple easy method to reheat pizza, Ive used it with flawless success for years and so far wouldn't do it any other way. Start off by turning your oven on to bake/350. Locate a baking sheet or flat metal pan of a suitable size for the pizza slices you want to reheat. Put the pan in the oven as its heating. Place your pizza slice or slices on a microwave safe dish and put it in the microwave long enough that the pizza is just starting to get hot. Timing will come with practice. Once the pizza is hot in the microwave take it out, you will obviously notice the damp fairly limp condition of the hot pizza slice. Throw it into the oven on the already hot pan. Usually, if the oven is at least close to 350, it only needs to be in there a minute or so. The bottom of the pizza will very quickly dry and become a slightly crispy bottom, along with the out crust forming a slightly crunchy surface with a hot but soft and ch
Jul. 17, 2015 12:06 pm
I have used this method for years. Only way to heat left over pizza. Better the second time
Nov. 10, 2014 2:23 pm
So many people new this already. I really missed the boat on this one. My pizza is in the oven now so I guess I will try it next time.
Jul. 30, 2014 4:04 pm
This worked great!
Jan. 29, 2014 7:25 am
Hey there, great tip on the Pizza reheat. Love .... it. ! !
J. David 
Sep. 29, 2013 2:20 pm
Tried this last night. Worked just as well as Chef John said it would. A great idea!
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