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Some days you just don’t have time to cook at home, so you might order out for pizza. I know, and I’m guilty of it too. Or maybe you love cooking pizza at home, which I do, too! (OMG, especially a gluten-free pizza crust… Roger that. Coming soon; I’m on it!)
However you like your pizza, the one thing very few of us like? Reheated microwave pizza leftovers. Now, in my college years, it suited me fine. But now I know that it’s only because I didn’t know any better! Microwaving your pizza will leave it one of two ways: soggy, or with an unpleasantly chewy crust. The kind of chewing that never ends… the kind that makes chewing beef jerky feel like chewing through a banana. Ugh, no thanks.
I’ve tried a few different ways to reheat pizza and this one is my favorite, most-effective little cooking hack! It’s the only way I’ve been able to revive a slice of pizza to its original, glorious texture. You know, the way God intended.
This works on all types of pizza. In fact, the slice I used for demonstration purposes is on a gluten-free crust.
Oh, and I once made a Vine about this method of reheating pizza, and it’s one of my top, if not THE top, most watched Vines ever. (Perhaps I struck a chord with the large population of college-aged kids on Vine? Awesome. I like those guys.)
How to Properly Reheat Pizza!
1. Place your cold pizza slice in a frying pan.
2. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. This will trap the heat in, but the looseness of the cover will allow water to escape, so you are not steaming your crust.
3. Heat over medium-low to medium heat until heated through.
I hope this little hack helps you appreciate your leftovers a bit more… unless you’re the rare bird that prefers cold pizza straight from the fridge. In that case, I can’t help you there… and I wonder if anyone can at all. (Just kidding; you’re great.)