The Secret to Making an Afternoon Pizza in the Microwave to Keep It Fresh

There is nothing wrong with tossing a slice of cold pizza straight out of the fridge, but if you want to warm it up, you have several options. The best way to revive your daytime crust is with a skillet , oven, or toaster. But if the microwave is your only option, here’s how to get the best results.

Contrary to popular belief, you can cook food in the microwave without spoiling it, including pizza. But simply sticking it in the microwave can create a brittle crust that destroys teeth. Fortunately, Spoon University has a convenient way to spice up your daytime microwave pizza for a crusty crust that isn’t tough. Secret? Heat an incompletely filled cup of water with the pizza.

Here’s what to do :

All you have to do is place a microwave-safe glass of water in the microwave next to the pizza. Heat for about 45 seconds and that’s it! Your pizza should look and taste the same as the pizza delivered to you last night.

Of course, if you like crispness, you can achieve this texture simply by adding parchment paper .

So go ahead and use BOGO pizza coupons burning a hole in your trash bin – taste good after day one.

This story was originally published on 3/6/15 and was updated on 9/13/19 to provide more complete and up-to-date information.


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