Keep Microwave-Reheated Pizza Crispy With Parchment Paper

Keep Microwave-Reheated Pizza Crispy With Parchment Paper

Reheating pizza in the microwave often results in soft and soggy slices that can’t begin to compare to the fresh pie you had before you stuck the thing in the fridge. According to home life blog the Simply Day, you can easily solve this problem with parchment paper.

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Just like in the toaster, parchment paper adds a little extra mess-free crispiness in the microwave. Either place your pizza on a sheet or wrap it around the slice(s). You can heat the pizza as normal, but when you take it will be much closer to a fresh and crispy piece in a fraction of the time it would take to heat back up in a standard oven. DIY Life suggests this same trick works well in toaster ovens, too.

Clever Uses for Parchment Paper [The Simple Day]


  • The best way to reheat pizza is in a frying pan. If it’s from one of the major chains, the pizza is usually greasy enough already that you don’t need to add any oil. You end up with a nice, crispy base.

  • I use the sandwich press as well.

    What also works well, if you’re planning on still using the microwave, is to try and raise the pizza off the plate as much as possible, so that the steam can escape out from under it. Sometimes, I put a paper napkin underneath the pizza to absorb the moisture when I don’t have baking paper around.

    • I do the napkin or paper towel thing with frozen pies and sausage rolls also. Awsome tips re baking paper and toasted sanga maker tho!! yay

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