The Best Way to Reheat Pizza is on the Stovetop

September 11, 2017 by Jason Loper

One of the joys of ordering pizza is knowing that you’ll have leftovers for another meal. But reheated pizza never quite tastes the same as it does when it’s fresh from the delivery driver. Maybe that’s because you’ve never reheated your pizza on the stovetop!

Reheating pizza in a microwave usually results in liquefied cheese over limp crust. And pizza reheated in the oven often results in overcooked toppings and undercooked crust. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why reheating pizza in a skillet on top of the stove is the best way to do it.

When you reheat pizza in a skillet, you end up with a crispy crust and gooey, melted cheese that’s almost as good as when it was first delivered. And it’s really easy too! Simply place the pizza in a skillet, cover with a lid and heat on medium for 4 to 5 minutes. You’ll get a little smoke as it cooks, but you’ll end up with crispy, delicious pizza that you’ll swear was cooked on a stone!


Jason Loper

Jason Loper is a self-professed doyen of the domestic arts. In other words, he hasn’t met a household project he hasn’t enjoyed tackling. His latest project is renovating a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Home in Iowa.