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How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer
What if I told you that it is possible to reheat pizza in an air fryer?
It may sound too good to be true, but this article will show you how!
You'll need a few minutes of prep time and then some patience as the air fryer does its thing.
The end result is crispy crust and gooey cheese - just like when it was first cooked!
How to reheat pizza in an air fryer
For 1-2 slices of leftover pizza:
- Turn the air fryer on.
- Set to 350 degrees F and preheat (optional) for about five minutes.
- Place pizza slices onto aluminum foil or parchment paper inside of the air fryer basket, making sure to place them in a single layer and not to overlap them.
- If you want your crust crispy, leave as-is; otherwise, place another layer of aluminum foil or parchment paper over top.
- Close door or cover with lid.
- Set timer for 3-5 minutes depending on pizza thickness (3 minutes for thinner, 5 minutes for thicker crust). If unsure, start with 3 minutes and then add 1-2 minutes based on result.
- Let pizza cool a 1-2 minutes at room temperature before eating.
Tips for reheating pizza in an air fryer
Top Tips to reheat pizza in air fryer
- If you need to reheat more than one pizza, it is best to only do this in batches of two or three at a time unless you have a larger, toaster oven style air fryer. Otherwise the air fryer may overheat and shut off before all pizzas are finished cooking.
- Use as low a temperature setting as possible - about 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius)--to prevent burning the crust or the cheese.
- One of the best things about reheating pizza in an air fryer is that it heats up to a piping hot temperature without drying out. You don't need butter or oil, which would be used for oven baking, but you may add them if you like.
- For thick crust pizza or deep dish pizza, cooking time may be longer. For thin crust pizza, cooking time may be less.
- If you have cold pizza, may need to heat longer. Fresh pizza and room temperature will cook more quickly.
- Use an air fryer for best results as using a microwave oven may result in soggy pizza and soggy pizza crust.
- Allow reheated pizza to cool before eating to avoid being burned by the melted cheese.
- Reheating a leftover slice of pizza in an air fryer oven the next day is much more energy efficient than reheating in a conventional oven or a convection oven.
- Wrap leftover pizza in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container before storing in the refrigerator.
- Air fryers can also be used to cook french fries, pizza dough, frozen pizza, and even homemade pizza!
Final thoughts on how to reheat pizza in an air fryer
Hope you enjoyed this article about how to reheat pizza in an air fryer!
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