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How to reheat pizza: A step-by-step guide

Who doesn’t get excited at the mention of pizza? Be it a slice from your favourite Italian restaurant, a high-street chain, the freezer or made from scratch, pizza is a universal language. And let’s face it, being able to whip up your own home-made pizzas on a Saturday night guarantees masterchef status in your friends’ eyes.

We’ve got you covered when it comes to pizza recipes – and naturally pizza toppings. Our original Pizza Topping is the perfect blend of garlic, onion and various pizza herbs, which you can either sprinkle onto your fresh or frozen pizza before cooking or mix into the pizza sauce. Either way, the umami flavour kick is a real game-changer. 

If you like to play with fire, then get ready to turn up the heat: our Spicy Pizza Topping will have your taste buds tingling with its delicious addition of chilli and jalepeños.

It’s a rare occurrence that you might not finish every slice of pizza. But on the off chance that you do indeed end up with leftovers, the question remains: Will my pizza taste as good tomorrow as it did today?

Heres the thing – nobody likes a soggy slice. But dont fret! With a few easy tricks up your sleeve, you can revive those leftovers to their former glory. Thats right, your day-old pizza can still be a crispy, mouth-watering treat that tastes almost as good as when it first came out of the oven!

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How to store leftover pizza properly

First rule of pizza leftovers: never leave them out at room temperature overnight – unless youre aiming for a soggy crust thats anything but appetising by morning! The solution? Wrap those slices up in cling film (or a more sustainable alternative) and pop them in the fridge. And if youve indulged in delivery pizza straight from the box, dont just shove the whole box in the fridge. Take a minute to transfer your pizza to a plate or container – its a small step that makes a big difference in preserving that deliciousness for round two.


Reheating pizza in the microwave

Normally, reheating pizza in the microwave turns it into a soggy disappointment, robbing it of its once glorious flavour. But hold on, theres a clever hack to sidestep that tragedy and bring back that crispy crust we all love. Heres what you do: place your pizza slices on a plate and then cover them with another plate upside down. This set-up should allow some air to circulate between the two plates. Next, pop a glass of water in the microwave alongside your pizza. Heat everything for a few minutes. The magic happens because of the steam from the water – it works wonders by keeping the dough from turning soggy, instead making it crispy and crunchy. And just like that, youve got pizza that tastes fresh out of the pizzeria oven!

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Reheating pizza on the hob

Got a large frying pan or a cast-iron pan? Grab some aluminium foil or a well-fitting lid, and youre all set for a great pizza revival method. Heat up your pan until its nice and hot – this is key. Then, place your leftover pizza slices in the pan. Now, heres the crucial part: cover the pan with aluminum foil. No need for oil or butter. Adding fat will only turn your crispy dream into a mushy nightmare. Let it sit until the cheese is perfectly melted and bubbly. Thats it! You're about to dive into a slice of pizza thats as crispy and delicious as if it were straight from the oven. Enjoy that crunch!


Reheating pizza in the oven

Reheating pizza in the oven is probably the most solid option for getting that just-baked taste. Start by lining your baking tray with some foil and lightly sprinkle your pizza with a bit of water. But watch out – you want to avoid soaking it; a little moisture goes a long way without turning your slice into a soggy mess. Then, rebake your pizza slices in a preheated oven at around 175°C with the fan on, if your oven has that feature. 

And there you have it! With this straightforward method, yesterdays pizza can taste just as incredible as when it first came out of the oven. For an extra boost of flavour, dont forget to add a dash of Pizza Topping right before you dig in. Its the perfect final touch.

Craving more crispy goodness? Read about the secrets to making irresistibly crispy home-made chips here.