Want your leftover pizza to taste almost as good as fresh? Reheat it in the oven! In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through what temperature settings and functions are best for any type of toaster. It’s easy (and tasty), so now all I need from my friends is an invitation over here ASAP because there seems no end between their appetites at feedin’.
Ready to make the best pizza ever? Let us guide you through a few key steps.
First, be sure your ingredients are cold before starting: this will help prevent burning and ensure that they cook evenly all around! Next add sauce or other toppings as desired; remember not too much at once because it can start boiling over when heated up by flame-cooking (or pan frying). Then place on an oven tray covered with aluminum foil so heaving hot air doesn’t escape while baking just yet–we want some crispy edges instead of soggy ones!),
Instead, we like to slowly warm things up at a lower temperature (325°F). The end result is a heated pizza slice with melty cheese and a well crisped dough.
1.) To save time, you don’t need to preheat the oven before reheating pizza. 2) The toppings and crust will become dried out if they were not warmed through by this point in cooking process so we just pop our slices on at start up with no worries about them being cold or overcooked!
Toaster Oven Functions
The Reheat or Leftovers function on our oven is the best choice for reheating pizza because it allows you to keep all your toppings with no loss in quality. The heating elements are programmed not only to heat up food evenly, but they won’t burn any precious ingredients either!
It doesn’t matter if there was some browning at first; this setting will take care of everything without making things soggy or greasy – just warm and tasty as can be!
If you don’t have a Reheat function, than the standard Bake option will do just fine. Especially when paired with convection like in our oven which uses fans to circulate warm air around your pizza so it doesn’t get soggy or overcooked on the outside!
The Air-Fry function of many newer ovens is an excellent cooking option. This operates with the help from a convection fan, which creates more powerful heating/air movement inside your stovetop and results in crispy fried foods!
It’s a great way to cook pizza, but you have to watch and check the slices earlier than how I do. Otherwise they can end up more like crackers with no crunchy crust at all!
Reheat Pizza in Toaster Oven
- To get that perfect crisp, make sure you put your pizza slices in a single layer and then place them on top of one another before adding to the pan. I also prefer softer crust so for me this means using an Air-Fryer basket or sheet tray with no rack but if you want something more crispy than straight outta here let’s use some metal cooking ware!
Quicker way though? Just add right over onto pans – they’re heatproof glass so won’t break when heated up anyways (unless ya overload)
- Next, adjust the toaster oven rack placement so that it’s centered or as close to center of your oven. If you have an Air-Fry function on your unit then refer back for instructions about where best place a wire rack at specific times during use!
- You can choose between three options for cooking: Reheat, Bake or Air fry. To get started just make sure that your oven has an convection fan turned on and set the temperature at 325 degrees Fahrenheit with ventilation opened up as much as possible (if you have one)!
- Pop the pan in the toaster oven, press Start and heat until all of your favorite toppings are warmed. It’ll only take 5-8 minutes!
The total amount of time will depend on the type and size pizza. If your oven can only handle one large pie at once, expect an hour or more to cook it all through; if you’re cooking individual sized pizzas in smaller portions then things may take much less than that!
If you want the best results, start checking your pizza after 4 minutes (earlier for thin crust). Lowering the temperature will help prevent over-browning and make sure that all of those delicious toppings stay crisp!
More Toaster Oven Tips
Thin crust pizza slices cooked using the Reheat, Bake and Air-Fry functions were ready after 4 to 5 minutes.
We’ve found that toasting works but doesn’t taste the best. It takes about 3-4 minutes and we don’t have time for anything longer than that, so our toast setting is medium dark on a single slice machine – kind of flat tasting though?
Some toaster ovens heat slower than others. In our larger model, hand-tossed slices are usually ready after 6 – 8 minutes while in a smaller nonconvection Oster it can take almost 10!