Nothing has ever been more glorious than finding a leftover slice of pizza in the fridge. The satisfaction of savoring the last piece, the convenience of not having to cook for lunch, and that you don’t have to go out on a hot day to get some. You took a bite, but the cold piece gave shivers down your spine, and now you are thinking on methods to restore its goodness just like it was freshly out of the box. No oven? No problem! Well we got you covered, here are some few easy steps of the ultimate hack on how to reheat pizza in a pan.
Note: if your pizza was stored in the fridge overnight, take it out first and let it warm a bit before taking it to the skillet.
Use a Skillet
(If none, just your regular frying pan will do.) Using an oven would do good but not wonders, it may regain the pizza’s crispness but will also dry out the toppings and especially the cheese. A microwave, however, will make the slice of pizza goodness into a soggy mess. Thinking about how to reheat pizza in a pan, the first step would be choosing the pan of choice. The most efficient one, according to various experts, is the skillet, a flat bottom saucepan used to sauté, but if you happen not to possess the said kind of pan currently, any type of frying pan you have in your kitchen will be just fine.
Tips on How to Reheat Pizza in a Pan
Cast iron skillet is the best option for this, but it takes a while for the skillet to heat up if you do not have the luxury to wait that long, you may use a stainless skillet instead, no need to pre-heat. And it works perfectly fine.
Put the Skillet on the Stove and Turn it to Medium (Low Heat)
Place the pizza slice on the non-stick skillet (or in a regular frying pan) on a medium temperature and wait for about 2 to 3 minutes. Every so often, the time of reheating depends on the type of stove and pan you have, so might also have to check it after a minute mark, if it does not reach the desired crisp, you may continue to reheat it for another minute until the bottom is crispy. The type of stove you are using also varies on how long it takes to heat up.
Put Droplets of Water onto the Other Side of the Pan
When the bottom is now crispy, move the pizza slice to the other side of the pan. Put droplets of water (2 to 3 drops) onto the other side of the pan, away from the pizza. At this point, you must turn the temperature from medium to low heat this time. Make sure that the water does not go onto the pizza, or else it may cause a soggy crust on the slice.
Cover the Pan or Skillet
On a low temperature, after putting drops of water on the side of the pan, immediately cover the pan or skillet with a glass lid, and wait for about one minute. You can also wait for a couple of minutes until it is thoroughly crisp and warm. The covering of such is critical, see to it that it perfectly covers the pan, to ensure that no steam gets out. The purpose of this method is to cause the inside of the pan to create steam, the water droplets inside evaporate, and the glass lid locks the steam inside thus, making the toppings warm and especially melting the cheese on it, creating a moist yet crispy crust pizza slice.
Tips on How to Reheat Pizza in a Pan:
You may use different kinds of coverage, such as aluminum foil. It can give good moisture to the pizza. Get creative!
Open the Glass Lid and Take the Pizza Out of the Pan
Check if the pizza is thoroughly warm, and if it is, you may take it out and put it on a plate. And now it is ready to serve. Enjoy!
Pizza Makes Anything Possible!
The results are even better than when it was on day one! It has a crispier crust, and the toppings with its cheese melted perfectly together. The best thing about using this method on how to reheat pizza in a pan is when you open the lid, and the burst of the warm, flavorful smell of the pizza slice will greet you. After all, eating all the leftovers is not just about eating it easy. One can also simply enjoy it when it is good, besides no one wants an ice-cold pizza for lunch. Find out more about pizza.