5 Tricks for Reheating Pizza in an Air Fryer Like a Pro

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Picture this: You ordered a delicious pizza for dinner, but couldn’t finish it all. The next day, you attempt to reheat the leftovers only to be greeted with a sad, soggy slice.

If this scenario sounds all too familiar, fear not! In this article, we will uncover five insider tricks for reheating pizza in an air fryer like a pro. Say goodbye to lacklustre leftovers and hello to perfectly crispy slices as reheating in the air fryer is a game changer. Yes, you can do it in a regular oven but I think that air frying is the best way to reheat your pizza.

Get ready to elevate your pizza game with these expert tips!

5 Tricks for Reheating Pizza in an Air Fryer Like a Pro

Single Layer for Even Heating

For even heating and a perfectly crispy pizza slice, make sure to arrange your leftover pizza in a single layer inside the air fryer basket. This will allow the hot air to circulate around each piece evenly, ensuring that every bite is heated to perfection.

By avoiding stacking or overlapping slices, you’ll prevent any areas from becoming too crispy or burnt while others remain cold. Remember, a single layer is the key to achieving consistent results every time you reheat your pizza.

Air frying is a great way to cook but some people forget to adjust the temperature and cook at a higher temperature or wonder why things have burnt when they have been stacked up high, closer to the heating element.

Preheat to the Perfect Temperature

One key step to ensuring your reheated pizza turns out perfectly crispy is preheating the air fryer to the right temperature. By allowing the air fryer to reach the ideal heat before placing your pizza inside, you’ll promote even cooking and a deliciously crispy crust.

Not all air fryers require you to pre-heat, so just bear this in mind, depending on the model you have.

Now, let’s take a look at how using parchment paper can take your pizza reheating game to the next level.

5 Tricks for Reheating Pizza in an Air Fryer Like a Pro

Use Parchment Paper for Crispy Crust

One helpful tip for achieving a perfectly crispy crust when reheating pizza in an air fryer is to use parchment paper. By placing a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer before adding your pizza slices, you can help prevent the crust from becoming too soggy. The parchment paper acts as a barrier, allowing the hot air to circulate around the pizza without directly making contact with the crust. This results in a crispy exterior that perfectly complements the gooey cheese and savoury toppings. 

If you have a basket-style air fryer, you will not need to use the parchment paper and still not worry about the soggy pizza!

Now, let’s adjust the timing based on the type of pizza you’re reheating to ensure you get the best results possible.

Adjust Timing Based on Pizza Type

Now, let’s adjust the timing based on the type of pizza you’re reheating to ensure you get the best results possible.

Depending on whether you have a thin crust, thick crust, or stuffed crust pizza, the cooking time may vary slightly. Thin crust pizzas generally require less time in the air fryer to avoid becoming overly crispy, while thicker crust pizzas may need a few extra minutes to ensure the centre is thoroughly heated.

Stuffed crust pizzas can take a bit longer due to the extra layers of dough and cheese.

By adjusting the cooking time based on the type of pizza you have, you can ensure that each slice comes out perfectly reheated and ready to enjoy.

Adjust the cook depending on your air fryer

Some air fryers now come with a reheat function which allows you to reheat food at a lower temperature without thinking about it, but all the different brands have their own features on their air fryer.

If you are unsure as to how long to cook your leftover slices of pizza, the general guide is 3-4 minutes however this is dependent on the type of pizza and your air fryer. When it finishes, if you are not sure, just cook for an additional minute at a time until it is reheated thoroughly. Don’t forget, if you have a pizza with meat on it, please make sure it is completely cooked through.

Another thing to consider is the size of your air fryer and how many slices you can cook at a time, for example, our Ninja Foodi MAX Dual Zone Air Fryer is a great size but as it has duel draws, we can only cook large slices in each draw, we can’t reheat a whole pizza in one go.

This is still an easy way to get a nice crispy crust, but it just takes a little bit of time to work out from the different methods, what works for your air fryer. Don’t forget to consider the pizza type too for your timing, deep dish pizza, thin crust pizza and thick crust pizza will all cook differently.

Say goodbye to soggy reheated pizza and hello to perfectly crispy slices with these expert tips for using your air fryer. By following the simple tricks of layering properly, preheating, using parchment paper, adjusting timing, and adjusting the cook depending on your air fryer, you can elevate your leftover pizza experience to a whole new level.

Don’t settle for mediocre reheated pizza – try out these game-changing techniques today and enjoy a slice that tastes just as good as when it first came out of the oven. Reheat like a pro and savour every delicious bite!

How to store leftover pizza

If you do have leftover pizza, please don’t do what many people do and throw it out. It makes a great lunch or snack the next day, within a matter of minutes..

All you need to do is allow it to cool and then place the cold pizza slices in the fridge within 2 hours of it cooling. If you wrap it in aluminium foil and pop it straight in the fridge it will be good for up to 4 days, please use your judgement before you reheat it, especially if it contains meat. This is the same way to store it whether you have just a few leftover pizza slices or an entire pizza. It is the same for homemade pizza too.

Now we all know that fresh pizza is the best, however, you can enjoy leftover pizza with melted cheese easily with the tips above.

We have been sharing lots of air fryer recipes on the blog and will be continuing to do so, make sure you pop back to see those.

5 Tricks for Reheating Pizza in an Air Fryer Like a Pro

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