Reheating Pizza in a Toaster Oven (4 Easy Steps)


Pizza in a Toaster Oven

A hot, steaming slice of pizza with melting cheese is a delight. While there’s nothing better than a fresh, just-baked pizza, you can reheat your leftovers to taste almost as good!

Whether you’ve got a few slices left from last night or your pizza didn’t arrive quite as hot as you wanted, it’s simple to reheat your pizza in a toaster oven. 

The Best Temperature to Reheat Pizza in a Toaster Oven

The best temperature to reheat pizza in a toaster oven is 400°F (205°C). This temperature is ideal for getting your pizza nice and hot without burning the top. Setting the temperature too high will cause the cheese and toppings to burn before the crust of your pizza is warm enough.

How Long to Reheat Pizza in a Toaster Oven?

A single slice of pizza will take 3-4 minutes to reheat in a toaster oven that has been preheated to 400°F. Reheating multiple slices will take a bit longer, around 5-10 minutes. Reheating your pizza at a lower temperature will take a couple of minutes longer in both cases.

Reheating Pizza in a Toaster Oven

A toaster oven is the best way to reheat your pizza! It’s faster than waiting for a regular oven to heat up and unlike a microwave, it won’t turn your pizza into a soggy mess.

Follow these simple steps to reheat your pizza and you’ll be enjoying those slices in no time.

Preheat The Toaster Oven

Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most toasters will have an alarm that notifies you when the oven is ready. If that’s not the case with your toaster oven, set a timer for about 10 minutes.

Place The Pizza on a Tray

While some people like to put their pizza directly on the toaster oven rack, I don’t recommend this. It will just make more of a mess that you’ll need to clean up. Also, food debris can burn and start to smoke inside the oven.

Pizza slices on a baking tray.

It’s much cleaner and simpler to use a baking tray. You can put as many slices on the tray as will fit without overlapping. A single layer of well-spaced slices will cook evenly.

Sprinkle With Water

It might sound odd to put water on your pizza–after all, won’t that make it soggy? Actually, spritzing your pizza with water helps retain the moisture, making the cheese nice and gooey.

If you have a spray bottle you can spritz the pizza lightly with water. Otherwise, just sprinkle a few drops on the top of each slice.

Place The Tray Inside The Toaster Oven

Slide the tray of slices in the toaster oven and wait patiently for your pizza to be ready. One slice will reheat faster than a tray full of slices. I suggest 3-4 minutes for a single slice of pizza and 5-10 minutes for multiple slices.

You’ll know your pizza is ready when you can see the cheese melting and the top starting to brown. 

Enjoy It!

Carefully remove the tray of slices from the toaster oven and transfer them to a plate. Use caution when biting into the pizza as the cheese may be very hot!

Reheat Pizza so It Tastes Like It Was Just Delivered!

Using your toaster oven lets you reheat your pizza so it’s fresh and hot. Your day-old pizza will taste amazing with just a few minutes in the toaster oven.

Larry Flynn

Hi everyone! My name is Larry Flynn and I've been working in the kitchen appliance industry for decades. From manufacturing to retail and everything in between. My latest hobby is running this website, where I share all the knowledge I gathered throughout the years in the industry. I also run a small toaster repair shop in downtown NY, and collect vintage toasters.

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