It's hard to recreate the magic of a pizza fresh from the oven. So, when last night's Domino's leftovers are chilling in your fridge, it can be tempting to just grab a cold slice and accept that it's not going to be the same. However, there's one fail-proof way to reheat Domino's in the oven that will make it nearly as good as a fresh pie. All you need is a baking sheet and a big piece of foil.
Reheat Domino's Pizza in the Oven
Pizza lovers have strong and plentiful opinions about the best way to reheat leftovers. Using the oven is perhaps the most popular method because it's consistent and heats pizza all the way through, yielding crispy crust and melted cheese. Plus, it's a fairly hands-off method once you know what to do. You can put the pie in the oven, set a timer and walk away.
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Even so, it is possible for this to go wrong, as pizza can burn or dry out in the oven. The secret is to cover the pie, trapping heat and keeping the pizza from drying out while heating the pizza slowly in a warm oven.
To do it, place the pizza on a baking sheet and cover the entire sheet with foil, wrapping it around the edge of the sheet to completely enclose the pizza. Place the sheet on the lowest rack in a cold oven and set the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Set a timer for 25 minutes – this should give the pizza enough time to heat all the way through. This method requires some patience, but it is the best way to recreate that fresh-from-the-oven quality.
Reheat Domino's Pizza in a Skillet
There are certainly plenty of benefits to reheating Domino's or any leftover pizza in the oven, especially when you're heating up an entire pie. However, when you are preparing just a few slices, you may prefer a quicker method that doesn't require you to heat up your oven. Other methods will yield slightly different results than the oven, and you may find that you actually prefer one of them.
The skillet method is especially beloved by some pizza enthusiasts who like it because it's great for crisping the crust. Heat a slice or two in a skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes and then drizzle a little water in the pan and cover it tightly to create steam that heats the top of the pizza. Another messy but delicious idea is to reheat Domino's by pressing slices in a waffle maker. An air fryer can also get the job done.
Reheat Domino's Pizza in a Microwave
The microwave has a bad reputation for making leftover pizza rubbery and soggy, but Domino's Australia suggests an easy hack for microwaving slices in a way that keeps them crispier. Put a slice or two on a small microwave-safe plate and put it and a cup of water in the microwave for 30 seconds. (You may need to use lower power and more time; this may take some experimenting.) The water will allegedly absorb some of the microwaves, encouraging the pizza to reheat evenly.