How To Reheat Pizza

In 3 easy steps it
tastes like fresh!

We indulge in a pizza perhaps twice a year. We love pizza, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the healthiest of foods for a diabetic or someone watching salt intake or even saturated fats. We’re a simmering urge that builds to a if-I-don’t-have-a-pizza-soon-I’ll- pop. And our local pizza take-away has a two-for-one offer on Tuesdays. Buy one, get the second one free. We ordered pizza. And we had a lot of leftovers.


Now I’ve tried many methods of reheating pizza, mostly because Mr Misky detests cold pizza (personally, I love it). I’ve microwaved it, which turns the cheese to tarmac, I’ve warmed it on low heat in oven, and I’ve warmed it on high heat in oven. Those methods are unsatisfactory as either the crust goes hard and brittle, or the toppings go hard and brittle. But I think I’ve found the best way to reheat pizza. It works best if you do one or two slices at a time.


You need a skillet or frying pan preheated on the stove. Don’t put your pizza slices in the pan until the surface is HOT.

1. Lid off: warm the slices for 2-3 minutes. Don’t let them burn. If it starts to scorch, turn down the heat.

2. Add a few drops of water to the pan’s surface – but not on the pizza. Now quick….

3. Clap on the lid or cover tightly with foil, so the water evaporates and creates steam. About 2-minutes should do the trick.

Buon appetito!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. thesnowwoman says:

    Hey you have the same plates as me! And great tip.

    1. Misky says:

      😀 Denby! Lovely, sturdy plates that have lasted me for years and years.

  2. I tend to use the toaster over, but this is a great idea, too!

  3. I, too, struggled with leftover pizza (especially in single-mom years, when things were tight and no food could be wasted), and went through microwaves (turn the crust to moosh), broiler (brown cheese). Believe it or not, I found your way of doing it in my experiments. Works well with that spinach-and-cheese bread and other leftover goodies. You are nice to share!! Love, Amy

    1. Misky says:

      I reckon that using up leftovers is a lost art, Amy!

      On Thursday, 20 November 2014, The Chalk Hills Kitchen wrote:


  4. Karen says:

    Terrific tip…I’ll give it a try next time we have pizza.

    1. Misky says:

      It’s a nifty trick, that’s for sure. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen. >

  5. Misky, thanks for the tip. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Misky says:

    Reblogged this on The Chalk Hills Kitchen and commented:

    Still the best way to reheat leftover pizza!

  7. We also only eat pizza about twice a year so am filing this in the old brain for next time around.
    Have a wonderful weekend Misky.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      And you, Mandy! 😀

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