Ah, Pizza! The best food ever created. It’s great at dinner time when it is warm and full of oozy, cheesy goodness. But wait! It’s also pretty good when served cold for breakfast or straight from the fridge as a midnight snack. There’s no doubt that pizza is the GR8est food on earth. But you don’t have to eat it cold from the fridge. Try these pizza hacks to optimize your leftover pizza enjoyment.
Pizza Reheating Hacks You Must Master
Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich
What’s better than a grilled cheese sandwich? Pizza grilled cheese, obvs. You’ll need two slices of pizza and some grated cheese. Place the cheese inside the two slices, with the crust facing out. Then place in a preheated medium-high pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
No More Mushy Reheated Crust
Here’s a simple hack that beats the usual mushy microwaved crust. Just put a little water in a glass and place it in the microwave with your pizza slice. This creates a heat sink that will keep the crust’s moisture from evaporating and the condensation from turning the crust into a mushy, hot mess.
Take a slice of leftover pizza and fold it to create a little package. Place the folded slice on a waffle iron and heat until the cheese is gooey and the crust is golden brown – about 5 minutes. The waffle iron will create nooks, culminating in a delicious final product perfect for dipping, so have your favorite sauce, butter, or oil handy.
Here's a great way to eat leftover pizza for breakfast, if you're handy in the kitchen. Add chopped leftover pizza to your favorite quiche recipe. Piping hot, delicious, and nutritious, this pizza quiche is a great dish to serve for Sunday brunch.
Turn Your Pizza into Lasagna
Some call it pizza cake, everyone calls it delicious. Layer your leftover pizza slices with additions toppings, cheese, and sauce. Bake until warmed through and cheese is melty. Dig in.
Add Salad to Your Pizza
You may have heard of pizza with a salad, how about salad on a pizza. Just use one of the pizza reheating hacks above and put your favorite salad with dressing on top to make a complete meal out of a leftover slice.