Reheat a Deep-Dish Pizza

This Chicago-style pizza is delicious, and super filling treat. In fact, it is so filling, that you are more likely to end up with leftovers than not; especially if you have ordered one for yourself. But, how do you reheat a deep-dish pizza?

The good news is that it is very easy to reheat a deep-dish pizza. You just have to remember the dos and don’ts, and soon you will become a pro at reheating them.

It can be a bit of a daunting task for the first few times you do it, but once you figure it out, it will be slice of cake to store a few slices for a later date to enjoy the same scrumptious taste.

Storing a Deep-Dish Pizza

Most people make the common mistake of just stacking the whole pizza box inside the fridge or freezer to eat it on a later date. This is probably the worst way to store any kind of pizza. The cardboard absorbs all the grease, and the pizza may end up absorbing odd odors from the fridge.

What you need to do is discard the pizza box, and line the slices of a pizza on plate. If you need to stack one on top of another to save space, make sure to place a paper towel between each slice. Now cover the entire pizza and plate with a plastic wrap.

You can also store the slice in an airtight container, but make sure to separate them with paper towels.

  • These can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days without going bad.
  • They can be frozen for up to two months before their quality starts to deter.

How to Reheat a Deep-Dish Pizza?

There are a few ways you can reheat a deep-dish pizza without compromising on its quality or taste, whereas there is one method you should ever use. Read on to find out more. No matter what method you choose, always defrost frozen pizza completely before going on to these steps.

The Oven Method

Probably the best way to reheat a deep-dish pizza is to throw it in the oven again.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cover a baking tray with aluminum foil and grease it a little with oil, butter or cooking spray.
  • Line the deep-dish pizza slices on the space, while making sure they don’t touch each other.
  • Sprinkle a little water on the slices.
  • Loosely cover the slices with another piece of aluminum foil.
  • Bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until they reach the desired temperature.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

The Oven Method

If you are in a hurry, the stove method works almost as good as the oven method.

  • Place a skillet on medium-high flame.
  • Coat the skillet with a light layer of oil or butter; olive oil works best.
  • Cover the pan with a lid for a few seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Remove the lid and add the deep dish pizza.
  • Cook the pizza for 3 to 5 minutes, or until evenly heated.
  • Remove from the skillet and serve immediately.  

The Method to Avoid

Most people just throw their pizza in the microwave for a few minutes. It is easy, quick, hassle-free, and also the worst method you can use.

You should never heat leftover pizza in a microwave, as this makes the crust soggy and overall reduces the flavor of the pizza. Deep-dish pizza are particularly bad choices for this method, as they can completely breakdown if the crust gets soggy.

So just avoid microwave ovens, and go for any of the other methods mentioned above, and you can enjoy leftover pizzas which are as delicious as they were when they first arrived.