How to Reheat Pizza in the Air Fryer {Thick + Thin Crust}

Let me teach you the best way to reheat pizza in the air fryer and say goodbye to soggy, microwaved pizza slices once and for all! 🤩 Fry it, to believe it!

The most convenient way to reheat leftover pizza before air fryers was through the microwave. In just a few seconds, your pizza slice would be piping hot.

However, the zapping of the water molecules creates steam and makes it unappetizingly soggy.

Reheating your pizza slice in the air fryer is one of the best ways to bring it back to its former crispy and gooey goodness.

How to reheat pizza in the air fryer bite shot, 3 slices of regular and thick-crust pizza

It’s crispy all around, not just the crust, but also the cheesy toppings as well.

If you like your pizza with a little crunch, air frying your day-old pizza is the way to go.

On the other hand, if you like your toppings to remain tender, I’ll also share other methods to reheat your pizza to perfection. So, stay tuned!

How to Reheat Pizza in the Air Fryer?

Air frying leftover pizza slices

Here’s the fastest and best way to reheat pizza in the air fryer, whether it’s thin crust or thick crust, and whether it’s from Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Papa John’s, etc..

Total Time: 3 minutes

  1. Preheat Your Air Fryer

    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).

    Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C). If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, simply run your air fryer for 4-5 minutes without food.

  2. Add Your Leftover Pizza

    Adding leftover pizza in air fryer

    Once preheated carefully add your pizza slices in the air fryer. For best results, avoid overlapping them.

  3. Air Fry Pizza Slices

    Air frying day-old pizza slices.

    Next, air fry your pizza. For regular and thick-crust pizzas, air fry them for 3-4 minutes. For thin-crust pizzas, cook them for 2-3 minutes. For frozen ones, add 1-2 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the number of pizza slices you are reheating. To avoid burning your pizza, start with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

  4. Serve and Enjoy Your Air Fried Leftover Pizza!

    Reheated pizza slices in a black plate

    That’s how you can easily reheat pizza in the air fryer. Serve and enjoy!

Supply:

  • Leftover pizza slices

Tools:

  • Air Fryer

While some may suggest reheating pizza at 350°F to 360°F, we opted for the highest possible temperature as it’s going to be a whole lot quicker.

Reheating at 350°F (177°C) will take 4-6 minutes. Whereas, cooking at the maximum 400°F (204°C) will only take 2-3 minutes.

Please note that pizzas are normally cooked at 800°F to 900°F.

💡Pro Tip: Use non-abrasive tongs to carefully take the pizza out. Rubber spatula will also do the trick!

Best Air Fryer Settings for Reheating Pizza

Pizza Type/ThicknessAir Frying TemperatureAir Frying Time
Regular/Thick Crust Pizza400°F (204°C)3-4 minutes
Thin Crust Pizza400°F (204°C)2-3 minutes
Stuffed Crust Pizza380°F (193°C)4-5 minutes
Deep Dish Pizza350°F (177°C)5-6 minutes
Cooking time and temperature for reheating pizza in the air fryer.

If you’re cooking from frozen, simply add 1-2 minutes to your overall cooking time.

🚨 Important: Please note that cooking time and temperature will vary depending on your air fryer and the number of pizza slices. For best results, start with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza?

In this video, we are going to explore several methods of reheating leftover pizza.

Other Methods of Reheating Leftover Pizza

If you don’t have an air fryer at home, here are some other methods of reheating the pizza that has been sitting in your fridge.

Reheating Pizza In A Pan

Reheating leftover pizza in a frying pan

One way to perfectly reheat your pizza is by using a pan.

Bring your pan to high heat, then add your pizza slice.

Next, add a teaspoon of water by drizzling it around the pan, then immediately cover it to trap the steam.

Your pizza will be good as new in just 30 seconds to a minute.

The beauty of this method is that it rehydrates the pizza and doesn’t make the toppings crispy.

Adjust the amount of water depending on the number of pizza slices.

Reheating Pizza In A Traditional Oven

Another way to heat your pizza up is by baking it in your range oven.

Simply preheat it to 375°F (190°C) and cook your pizza for 8-10 minutes. Preheating alone will take 10-15 minutes.

For a couple slices of pizza, the whole process will take 20-30 minutes. Apart from taking too long, it’s a complete waste of energy.

Reheating Pizza In A Microwave

Reheating a pizza slice in the microwave.

As you can see, this is my least favorite way of reheating leftover pizza, but for the record, it’s one of the quickest methods.

Just pop your pizza slice in the microwave and cook it at maximum power for 15-30 seconds. It’s super quick and convenient, as long as you’re fine with a soggy pizza.

Don’t forget to use a microwave-safe plate. It’s also ideal to use a splatter cover to keep your microwave clean.

Microwaved vs Air Fried Pizza

Air fried vs microwaved pizza slice, side by side comparison
Right: Microwaved pizza; Left: Air fried pizza

You can clearly see the huge difference between a microwaved pizza slice and an air fried one.

With a microwaved pizza, everything becomes soggy, including the crust.

When you heat your pizza in the microwave, it becomes too wet because the water in it turns into steam.

Is Reheating Pizza in the Air Fryer Worth It?

When it comes to reheating pizza, using an air fryer is one of the best methods available. In fact, I would argue that it’s significantly superior to microwaving pizza or any other approach.

Not only is it more convenient, but if you use an air fryer liner, you won’t even have to worry about any crumbs.

FAQs

Can you reheat pizza in an air fryer?

Yes, you can reheat pizza in an air fryer. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to bring a new life to your leftover pizza. It will be piping hot, crispy and gooeylicious in just 3-4 minutes.

What is the best temperature to reheat pizza in an air fryer?

The best temperature to reheat pizza in an air fryer is 400°F (204°C), which is faster than reheating it at 350°F (177°C). Reheating pizza at 400°F will only take 2-3 minutes, while cooking it at 350°F (177°C) will take 5-6 minutes.

How long does it take to reheat pizza in the air fryer?

At 400°F (204°C), reheating your pizza will only take 2-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the crust. Thick-crust pizzas may take 3-4 minutes, while thin crust pizzas can be ready in just 2-3 minutes. It is recommended to start with the lower end of the suggested cooking time for best results.

How to reheat frozen pizza in the air fryer?

To reheat frozen pizza, first preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C). Depending on the thickness of the crust, your pizza will be ready in 4-6 minutes. Air fry frozen thick-crust pizzas for 5-6 minutes. Frozen thin-crust pizzas will be ready in just 3-4 minutes.

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