The temperature of leftover pizza is a divisive debate. While several members of our Food Team are partial to a slice of cold leftover pizza, we know there are those who much prefer it hot and crispy. So what’s the best way to reheat it to ensure a crispy crust and hot, melting cheese?

When you just need to heat up a slice or two, the trick is to use a frying pan instead of the microwave or oven. Trapping steam by keeping the pizza covered while it heats up keeps the top moist and re-melts the cheese. Meanwhile, the heat rising from the bottom of the pan renders the crust nice and crispy again.

  1. Find a pan large enough for your slice to sit flat in the pan.
  2. Place 1-2 pizza slices in the pan and cover with a lid or a piece of tin foil.
  3. Turn the hob to medium heat and place the pan on top — there’s no need to preheat it.
  4. Leave it alone for six minutes, then check the pizza. The bottom should be crispy and the cheese melted. If not, cook it for 2-3 minutes longer, then enjoy.