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    Question reheating frozen pizza

    We ordered too much pizza last weekend. I froze all the leftovers in idividual freezer bags. What's the best way to reheat it? Do I need to defrost it before I put it in the oven?

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    Do you have a pizza stone? I pre-heat my stone and then throw my leftover pizza on it-it gets crispy and hot in no time!!!
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    Unfortunately...no pizza stone.

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    I would thaw it first. Then I put it in the microwave on LO power and check it during cooking. I don't like it when my cheese becomes one with the plate.
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    I saw a great tip on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" believe it or not. Heat the pizza in a skillet on the stove. It you keep the heat around medium or so, it will heat through without burning the crust. I have reheated thin crust pizza without thawing, but I might defrost anything thicker.

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    never never never reheat pizza in a microwave. Blech.

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    well, i'll be the first to admit i kinda actually like my letovers reheated in the microwave , BUT the best way (not the quickest) is in a skillet like gracie said. we used our cast iron on med. low setting, the bottom gets crispy again and then we flip it over for a few seconds so the cheese gets all melty. it helps to put a lid on your skillet while it's cooking the bottom that way you trap the heat and warm up the cheese. i would defrost in fridge if you have time or quickly in microwave then into skillet on stove to crisp up. i actually like this method better than the toaster oven for good crispy pizza! geez, can you tell we eat alot of pizza!?

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    We reheat ours in the toaster oven, just for 1-2-3 pieces. Anything more than that (for a bigger crowd), it goes in the oven, on the stone.

    I personally dislike the texture of the crust after it's been microwaved.

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    Originally posted by gracey
    I saw a great tip on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" believe it or not. Heat the pizza in a skillet on the stove. It you keep the heat around medium or so, it will heat through without burning the crust. I have reheated thin crust pizza without thawing, but I might defrost anything thicker.
    We've used both the skillet method and the toaster oven with great success. Be sure you put the pizza on a piece of foil or something if you use a toaster oven- we've had cheese drip down and catch fire. Dramatic but not fun to clean up.

    When I used the skillet method, I thawed the pizza briefly in the microwave and then tossed it cheese-side down in a nonstick pan just until the cheese softened. Then I flipped it over and let the crust crisp up, and put a lid on the skillet for a minute or two to re-melt the cheese. It takes less time than it took me to write this post, and it is surprisingly unmessy.

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