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Reheat Pizza In Oven

Reheating pizza in the oven is easy to do and brings the great flavors of your slice back to life. When you reheat in the oven your pizza will taste just as good as when it was freshly cooked.

In just a few simple steps you can reheat pizza in a conventional oven, convection oven, or even in your toaster oven. I will give you easy step-by-step instructions on how to do each method.

Four slices of pepperoni pizza on a slate board.

How to reheat pizza in the oven

The key to reheating pizza in the oven is preheating the oven and the pan before you cook the pizza. You want to avoid cooking the pizza slowly.

The cheese is the tough part when reheating pizza as it loses moisture and seeps out fat when it is exposed to high temperatures.

The faster you can get your pizza reheated the less moisture and fat you will lose in your cheese.

The crust is the easy part as it will crisp up and not be chewy.

When you reheat pizza in the oven the high temperatures will cook it quickly and not allow moisture from the sauce and cheese to be soaked up into the crust.

If your pizza does not have much sauce then after it is reheated it can become dry.

The pizza with more sauce or say toppings like mushrooms, peppers, onions beef, and chicken can add some liquid and flavor to the pizza.

Conventional Oven

Reheating pizza, whether it is homemade or store-bought, in the oven is easy to do and will have you enjoying that same great taste and crispy crust in just a few simple steps.

It is imperative to preheat the oven first, setting it to 350°F before you reheat your pizza. You want your pizza to reheat quickly in order to restore those great flavors and avoid a soggy crust.

Preheating your baking sheet is also a very important step when reheating pizza. Either put the pan in the oven and allow it to preheat with the oven or you can stick it into your preheated oven and allow the pan to heat up for 2-3 minutes.

Another way to reheat pizza without a pan is to place your pizza on foil. To do this lay the foil directly onto the baking racks in the oven once it is preheated.

FYI… Use heavy-duty tin foil to prevent melting of the foil.

Once your oven and pan are preheated, place your leftover pizza slices on the pan and put them in the oven. Let the pizza cook for about 5 minutes and it will come alive again!

Summary

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Warm-up your pan in the oven so it is hot before you put your pizza on it.
  • Place pizza slices on the hot baking sheet or onto foil and back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove carefully using oven mitts and ENJOY!

Convection Oven

When you are reheating in a convection oven it is important to know that your pizza will reheat quicker than in a conventional oven.

Convection ovens circulate the hot air around the oven making for a faster more even bake.

When using convection, preheat the oven to 350°F and allow for it to fully preheat before putting your pizza in. You also want the baking sheet to be hot before you place your slices on it.

Stick your pan in the oven while it preheats and then carefully remove the pan using oven mitts and place your leftover pizza slices on it and then back into the oven. Allow for it to cook for about 5 minutes.

As I mentioned before you can also use foil in place of a baking sheet. Instead of preheating your baking sheet, place your pizza slices into a sheet of foil and place the foil right onto the baking racks in the oven.

FYI… Use heavy-duty tin foil to prevent melting of the foil.

Depending on the thickness of your pizza slices you may need to add a few more minutes to get the cheese nicely melted and the pizza reheated all the way through.

Remove your pizza from the oven and enjoy your pizza as if it was freshly cooked!

Summary

  • Preheat the convection oven and the baking sheet to 350°F.
  • Place the slices of pizza onto the pan or into foil and into the oven.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and add a few minutes if needed.
  • Remove from the oven with oven mitts and enjoy your pizza!

Toaster Oven

Reheating your pizza in the toaster oven is an efficient way to reheat pizza if you have one. The small size of a toaster oven makes for a quicker preheating time which means that you can get your pizza in faster and be able to enjoy it sooner!

Check with the toaster oven company, some don’t recommend using tinfoil.

Just like you would reheat pizza in a conventional or convection oven you want to preheat the oven and your baking sheet. With the toaster oven, you want to preheat it to 350°F.

Once your pan and toaster oven are up to the right temperature place your pizza slices onto the pan and place them back into the oven for about 5 minutes.

Add time if needed to reheat your pizza all the way through. Once you see that the cheese looks good and melted then your slice should be good to go.

Remove from the toaster oven and enjoy your leftover pizza slices!

Summary

  • Preheat toaster oven to 350°F.
  • Warm up your pan in the toaster oven so that it is hot when you put your pizza on it.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the toaster oven and enjoy!

If you don’t have an oven you can reheat pizza in an air fryer.

Pros and Cons for Reheating Pizza in different Ovens

ProsCons
Conventional OvenCrispy crust, Tasty flavorTakes 30 minutes
Heats up the kitchen
Convection OvenCrispy crust, little quicker
then a conventional oven
Not the fastest method
Not efficient for only one slice
Toaster OvenFast and efficientNot everybody has one

Types of Pizza that reheat well

Not all pizza reheats the same. Pizza that was previously frozen and then cooked tends to be a little bit tougher.

Pizza that does reheat the best are…

  • Chicago deep-dish pizza
  • New York Style Pizza
  • Greek Pizza
  • Neapolitan Pizza

FAQ

How long does it take to reheat pizza at 350°F?

When you are reheating pizza at 350°F it will take you about 10 minutes for your pizza to be fully reheated. You do want to check because it might need to go longer.

How to reheat pizza in the oven without foil

The best way to reheat pizza without foil is by preheating your oven to 350°F and also preheating your baking sheet before you place your pizza in the oven.

This will give your pizza a crispy crust and melt the cheese without burning it.

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