How To Reheat Pizza the best way to reheat pizza using a skillet and some water single


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The best way to reheat pizza is not in an oven or in the microwave. The greatest way to do it might surprise you.

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza

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Whats the best way to reheat a slice of pizza? The answer might surprise you or maybe even seem a little weird. It’s not in an oven or worse yet a microwave. It’s not even in an air fryer. Now Im not saying those methods are bad necessarily. Well, just exclude the microwave from that statement. Okay, so have you guessed it yet? The best way to reheat a slice of pizza is in a frying on the stove with a little bit of water.

I know that may sound a little nuts. When I posted it to social media especially my TIk Tok account the first few times people thought so too. Until they tried it and decided for themselves that it was actually totally awesome. A few news outlets even picked it up and wrote articles about how different but effective it was. Check it out in Newsweek!

If you haven’t tried this method yet, Id love for you to give it a try. I think you’d be pleasantly surprised and let me know what you think!

Also, while you’re here check out my Vodka Sauce Recipe and Grilled Chicken Thigh Marinade. I think you’d really love those, too.

Why this method is the best:

  • Saves time. This is a fast process!
  • It never over cooks or burns like it can in the oven.
  • Crispy bottom crust and perfectly melted cheese every single time
  • it’s never rubbery like when you use the microwave.

I’m from Bergen County, New Jersey, where we have access to some of the best pizza in the country. We treat our pizza with the respect that it deserves here. so heres what you need to know about the best way to reheat pizza..

You’ll need:

  • Cold pizza slices
  • large skillet with a lid
  • Water

Here’s How To Do It:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Place the cold pizza in the center of the skillet until it looks like its “coming back to life”. Meaning, you’ll see the cheese start to melt and oil reform on the top.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of water around the pizza.
  • Lid the skillet and continue cooking until the water evaporates and steams the cheese until it’s perfectly melted.

What it will look like:

Place the pizza in a hot skillet.

Leave it there till it looks like it’s “coming back to life”. This is what I mean by that. See how it looks like it’s re heating? That’s what you’re looking for.

Now is the time to add your water around the slice.

Now pop a lid on top to let all that water steam the cheese until it’s melted.

Yes!!! Looks perfect!

And no, the crust on the bottom does not get soggy, promise.

That’s it. Nothing too complicated about this method. Yes, it’s more work than hitting a couple of buttons on the microwave or placing it in the toaster oven. But if you want your pizza to be the best that it can be, then you gotta make a tiny little bit of effort. It will be worth it, trust me.

If you liked this little food hack then you might also really like my secret to the best grilled cheese.

💜 Al Dente Diva

The Best Way To Reheat Pizza

This is the best way to reheat a leftover slice of pizza. This method uses a skillet and a little water to melt the cheese perfectly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Al Dente Diva
Cost: less the $5


  • large skillet with lid


  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 slice cold pizza


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat
  • Add the cold slice of pizza
  • Cook for a few minutes until the pizza starts to look oily again
  • Add the water around the slice and place the lid on top
  • Let the water steam for a few minutes until the cheese is melted
  • Remove from the skillet and serve



Feel free to add a little more water if you feel that the cheese needs a little more help being melted
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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