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
I recommend reheating your pizza at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is ideal for getting your pizza slices nice and hot without burning the top. Too high of a temperature 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 only 3-4 minutes in a toaster oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are reheating multiple slices, it will take longer–around 5-10 minutes. Reheating your pizza at a lower temperature will take a few minutes longer.
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
You’ll want to get the toaster oven piping hot before you put your pizza in. Set the toaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and wait for it to preheat. Most toasters will have an alarm that notifies you when the oven is ready–if not, set a timer for about 10 minutes.
For more detailed instructions read my guide on how to preheat a toaster oven.
Put Pizza on a Tray
While some people like to put their pizza directly on the toaster oven rack, we don’t recommend this. First of all, it just makes more of a mess that you’ll need to clean up (I wrote a guide for that too), and second, any bits of crust or toppings that fall off will end up on the bottom of your oven.
Food debris can burn and start to smoke inside the oven and can be a fire hazard. 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.
Reheat Your Pizza
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.
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.