The 5 Best Ways to Reheat Leftover Pizza

Here are five tips and tricks for reheating day-old pizza without getting that dreaded stale, soggy crust


There is a very specific methodology to reheating the perfect pizza.

It’s the day after you had a pizza/Netflix binge fest with a few friends. You’re looking for some food and eyeing that pizza box with a few slices left over. Sure, you could eat cold pizza. After all, it’s the safe way to go, and there’s nothing quite like a few chilled slices for breakfast.But what if you want to recreate the freshness of last night’s pizza without running into the common roadblocks most reheated pies face — like a soggy crust, overly chewy texture, and cheese that just won’t melt? You’ll have to try harder than simply sticking your slice in the microwave and hoping for the best.

The 5 Best Ways to Reheat Leftover Pizza (Slideshow)

With the help of two ‘za experts, Scott Wiener of Scott’s Pizza Tours and Adam Kuban, former pizza blogger and owner of pop-up bar pizzeria, Margot’s Pizza, we’ve compiled the five best ways to reheat pizza, ranked in ascending order of effectiveness, meaning how closely they mimic that “straight out of the oven” taste and texture.

You might find that with our methods, pizza tastes even better the second time around. After all, the tomato sauce base has had more time to marinate in the back of your fridge. 


Before you get started, remember that storage is important. Don’t just stick the pizza box in the fridge: wrap each slice in paper towels and plastic wrap to preserve flavor and freshness.