How to Reheat Pizza in Toaster Oven

One thing people are always concerned about is reheating their pizza. The infamous soggy, noticeably reheated pizza is boring and anything but delicious. A toaster oven puts an end to these worries. For a few minutes at 350F in the toaster oven, pizza comes out good as new.

Hi, there! My name is Michelle, and I am a huge fan of pizza. Reheating has always been my kryptonite, though. I hate waiting for the oven to heat up for a single slice. Well, that’s why I have turned to other appliances – like my toaster oven – for superior results.

For pizza lovers out there that are sick and tired of sub-par reheated pizza, I welcome you to this article. We’re going to conquer the reheated pizza game with a single appliance – the toaster oven. 

Who’s ready for some magnificent reheated pizza?

How to Reheat Pizza in Toaster Oven

There are two things I love about reheating pizza in a toaster oven. One, it is so easy. Two, it doesn’t heat the entire house like an oven. I mean, really? Crispy, perfectly baked pizza without compromising with sweat? I’ll take that any day.

Obviously, to make reheated pizza in a toaster oven, you’re going to need a quality toaster oven. (Side note – Did Sonja Morgan ever make her toaster oven? We’re waiting.) 

You’re also going to need your pizza. However, I will inform you that you will be limited to a single slice unless you have a large-capacity toaster oven. But that’s okay, right? Who wants to share leftover pizza slices anyway. (Not me. Yes, I’m selfish.)

Now that you have your two items let’s get cookin’.

1. Preheat Toaster Oven to 400F

The first step is to preheat your toaster oven. Because, well, do I really need to explain it? Putting refrigerated pizza into a cold toaster oven isn’t going to do very much. Please, be patient. It won’t take that long, I promise!

2. Spritz the Pizza with Water

Um? I know, I know. It doesn’t exactly sound appealing. Don’t worry; it’s not going to make your pizza soggy! Spritzing with just a little bit of water will help the moisture to lock in. The result? Extra gooeyness, and who doesn’t want that?

3. Slide Pizza Inside and Wait

This is going to be the absolute hardest part of reheating pizza in a toaster oven. Why? Because you just have to stand there, watching your pizza return to its ooey-gooey glory. And you can’t remove it until it’s cooked – which, by the way, should only be about five minutes.

*Cook time may vary depending on the number of pizza slices.

4. Remove from Toaster Oven

Once the cheese has reached premium melted consistency, it’s time to slide the pizza out. Be careful while doing so, as it’s going to be piping hot. Yum! Use a spatula, so you don’t burn yourself or harm your pizza. If you’re using a toaster oven pan, wear an oven mitt.

5. Cool and Enjoy

Let’s be honest – you don’t have to cool it. But warning: not letting it cool is going to burn your mouth and tongue. Is it worth it? Maybe. Don’t blame me if you end up with a sore mouth, though!

It’s much better to just wait a couple of minutes before indulging. While you wait, maybe you could pour yourself a glass of cold soda? Pop open a can of beer? Stick to good old water and ice cubes? 

Pro Tip: Use the Reheat Function

If you’re lucky enough to own a toaster oven with a reheat function, then forget everything I said and simply use the ‘reheat’ option. As you might assume, the reheat function is specifically designed for reheating things – like pizza – until they’ve reached perfection.  

FAQs

Heating up pizza in the toaster oven is so simple, right? If you still have some questions, though, don’t panic. I have found some of the most frequently asked questions about this topic on the web, and I’m here to share my answers with you. Let’s dive in, folks.

How long do you reheat pizza in a toaster oven?

How long depends on a few things, such as how many pieces you’re reheating and how crispy you want your slices. Typically, though, it will take around five minutes. (A single slice may only need three minutes, while four pieces might need up to eight.) Keep an eye on it!

What is the best temperature to reheat pizza in a toaster oven?

Some websites say 350F is the best temp while others say 425F. That’s why I decided to go right in the middle at 400F. This is a better option because it will get perfectly crispy with the cheese properly melted without getting burnt.

What is the best way to reheat pizza in the oven?

If you’re using a regular oven instead of a toaster oven, I recommend heating up the pan (with parchment paper or aluminum foil on top) with the oven until it reaches 400F. Then, place your pizza slices on top and cook for about five minutes, or until you’re satisfied with the texture.

How do you reheat pizza so it’s crispy?

You can use a toaster oven, regular oven, or air fryer to achieve optimal crispiness. The key is to cook it a bit longer. So, when you see that the cheese has melted and it’s done cooking, simply leave it in for an extra 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure it isn’t getting burnt!

Final Words

Using a toaster oven to reheat pizza is a wonderful idea. It’s quick and easy and won’t lead to a sweltering hot household. I recommend using 400F for about five minutes, but you can adjust the time as necessary. Don’t forget to give the pizza a little spritz of water!

Have you ever reheated pizza in a toaster oven? What were the results? Have any toaster oven tips? Share in the comment section below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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