Reheating a pizza on a pan is probably one of the best ways that you can reheat cold pizza and in this post, we would explain the reason.
Imagine, you have some leftover pizza from your last meal, and you thought you would have it the next day and popped a few slices inside the fridge.
If you have some cold pizza ready to reheat on a pan then check out this post where I share my best tips and tricks on how to reheat pizza in a pan and make it taste like it is right out of the box.
You need to make sure that you store leftover pizza slices the right way so do read a detailed post where I point out all the things I do in order to freeze pizza leftovers the right way so that it lasts longer.
If you do not have a toaster oven then how can you reheat the pizza so that it remains soft on the top with a crispy crust.
The best part about reheating pizza on a cast iron pan or any frying pan is that you get a nice crispy crust from the bottom and this makes the pizza even better than when it was initially made.
Along with that, you are also looking for a crispy crust, which is quite tricky to get in a microwave oven.
Most of the time you end up with a soft pizza where the base tastes like bread when reheated in a microwave. This is the reason why I love reheating my pizza on a skillet or a frying pan on medium-low heat.
You can even reheat the pizza on medium heat but that does require a bit of a learning curve and if you want to get the pizza reheated to perfection where the melted cheese and the crispy crust form the perfect union.
There is another trick to reheating pizza inside a microwave so that it is not as soft as one would expect inside the oven. Do read our post on how to reheat a pizza inside a microwave for a step-by-step guide on that.
Coming back to the best way to reheat pizza on a pan, well, it is swift and easy-
Steps to be followed-
1. I usually do not keep my leftover pizza slices in the freezer. If you do, then defrost your pizza slices for an hour or so before you can reheat those slices.
I keep them in the fridge as I finish eating the leftovers pizza slices within a day. If you tend to store the slices for longer, then I would highly recommend that you wrap the leftover pizza slices in aluminum foil and store them in the freezer.
You can even use plastic wrap instead of aluminum foil but make sure to remove it before you put it in a hot pan or inside a microwave.
2. Now once the slices are at room temperature, place your pan on the stove at medium flame. After the cast-iron pan or frying pan is moderately hot, place the slices on the pan and let it sit there for about 2 minutes while the pan is at the medium-low flame.
You can keep it for longer if you want a more crisp crust, and gooey cheese but make sure you initially start with a medium-low flame so that the slice is heated evenly.
3. Now, once you think you have gotten the base to your liking, all you need to do is place a few drops of water on the sides of the slice and cover up the pizza so that it can cook with the steam.
This method ensures that the cheese regains its moisture and the toppings are not chewy and dry. This would melt the cheese and give the right texture to the slice.
4. Once you have cooked the pizza slice this way for about a minute or two, then take out your slice, and it is ready to eat.
If you want better results you can crank up the temperature to medium-high heat at the end if you want a crisp crust as well. So this method gives you a lot of flexibility in choosing how crisp you would like your base.
You can use some olive oil in order to fry the base and get it a bit more crisp on the base and the top cheese doesn’t become a soggy mess since you are just cooking the top of the slice.
I would even attach a video where you can see this process in action so that you do not have any more questions or doubts on how it is done-
The best way to reheat a pizza slice is on a pan and you do not need to use a pizza stone, baking sheet, or parchment paper for this method and it still works perfectly. The pizza tastes almost the same as it was when you had made it or bought it giving the best results one could ask for.
You can reheat a single slice of pizza or more depending on the size of the cast iron skillet you are using. I usually use a cast-iron skillet or sometimes even a frying pan whatever is available.
All you need is a hot pan and a few drops of water to make this work and you have a fresh pizza slice reheated.
Overall, I was in love with how beautifully this trick worked, and this way, you can store your leftover pizzas, and you do not need to preheat a cold oven every time you want to reheat a slice.
This was the best option for someone who reheats just one slice at a time and it does not take much time. I was able to get the bottom of the pizza heated perfectly and amongst all the different methods this works best.
I had a habit of eating more slices to finish the pizza, and we all know how bad that can be for your health especially if you are someone who is trying to have some control over your weight.
So, this way, I do not guilty eat all my pizza at once and store them in the fridge for later on. Imagine how many calories you can avoid consuming this way.
This hack is the best as I do not have to eat that soggy pizza from the microwave which, to be honest, ruins the taste of the pizza. You need high temperatures, a baking tray/pizza stone, and some best methods to reheat pizza the right way in a microwave.
This is a quick and easy reheating method.
If you are a pizza lover and do not like cold slices of pizza, so, then you would find this method of reheating frozen pizzas a lifesaver.
Do try out this technique and let me how you guys like it in the comments below!
If you guys have something to add on this tip, then do let me know so that I could try it as well.
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