Reheating leftover pizza: the mistake we all make that makes it soggy

by Jessica Meurens

When you eat a pizza, you often end up with a leftover in the fridge. The problem is that it is much less tasty the next day, once reheated, and it becomes soft. But that’s because you’re not doing it the right way! Explanations.

Whether you ordered pizza for delivery or went to an Italian restaurant, chances are you’ll end up with the rest of your pizza in the fridge. You tell yourself that you can eat it the next day at noon, for example.

Problem ? Your pizza is much less tasty than the day before. It becomes a little soft and rubbery… As a result, the following times, your leftover pizza stays in the fridge for a long time, before ending up in the trash!

In reality, you are probably making a small mistake when reheating your pizza. Yes, there would be a cooking trick that would allow you to enjoy your tasty Italian dish… even the next day!

The mistake we make when reheating a pizza

While some people like to eat their leftover pizza cold the next day, most still prefer to opt for a warm, comforting crust. Unfortunately, that’s rarely how it happens… Instead, you end up with a pizza all soggy after being microwaved!

In fact, that’s the mistake we all make: pizza shouldn’t be microwaved! Yes, it will never be tasty and crunchy after passing through this device. So yes, it’s fast, but we would have to drop this option to enjoy our favorite Italian dish the next day.

We then turn to the oven, which does indeed keep the pizza crunchy, but which tends to cook it a second time. It is then much too crispy, even inedible.

How to reheat your pizza so that it remains crunchy and tasty?

But then, how? The secret lies in… the non-stick pan! Yes, when your pan is hot enough, place your pizza wedges in it. Put the heat on medium, which will keep the dough crispy, without burning it. Once the cheese is melted, your pizza is ready to eat! To speed up the process, place a lid on the pan, which will ensure that the heat is distributed more quickly, without drying out your leftover pizza. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, lightly oil the bottom of your pan.

If, for whatever reason, you don’t have access to hotplates but only an oven, there’s another trick. Slightly moisten the crust of your pizza, before placing it in the oven, on a baking sheet or rack. Leave it for a few minutes and your pizza will be ready!

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