Leftover pizza, properly handled, makes for a tasty, casual lunch. Heating pizza in the microwave can be messy and often results in a soggy, tasteless slice. Reheating it in the oven is definitely preferable. Pizza experts recommend using either a baking stone or parchment paper to reheat pizza in a traditional oven. It keeps the pizza crisp and best emulates that fresh-from-the-box taste.
Things You'll Need
- Pizza stone
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
Put the pizza stone on the middle rack of your oven. Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and preheat the oven for 30 minutes.
Slide the leftover pizza onto the stone and quickly close the oven door.
Bake the pizza for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is hot and bubbling. Remove the stone with a set of potholders. Slide the pizza off with a spatula onto a plate and enjoy.
Set the oven to a temperature of 400 F.
Place a sheet of absorbent parchment paper -- large enough to hold all of your leftover pizza -- on top of a metal baking sheet. Place the pizza on top of it and put it in the oven.
Let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese bubbles gently. The parchment paper will absorb the ambient moisture from the pizza crust, leaving it crispy and fresh.
Remove the sheet from the oven with a set of potholders and slide the pizza onto a plate with a spatula. Discard the used parchment paper and enjoy the pizza.