How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer
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Reheat Pizza In Air Fryer. Today we are sharing with you how to use an air fryer to reheat your favourite leftover pizza. Using both a regular air fryer basket and an air fryer oven, this is the no fail method.
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Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer
One thing that I have NEVER discussed on Recipe This is how to reheat pizza in an air fryer. I have no idea why it has passed me by, but it has.
I have loved reheated pizza for many, many years. In fact, it can go back to childhood in the 90s.
I was born in 1982 and I always remember between the ages of 10 and 16 how much pizza I had and how my love for pizza first started.
Of course, I can’t remember the first time I had pizza, but I do remember the first time my mum took me to Pizza Hut. It was my 13th birthday. It was in York and I had never tasted a pizza with a stuffed crust before and it was delicious.
The Pizza Hut stuffed crust had just taken off then and every kid went to Pizza Hut for one.
I didn’t manage it all, took some home for later and microwaved it the next day.
Then from this point on, whenever I got a pizza, it always tasted best when it was reheated the next day.
During our last few years living in England, Dominic would love his takeaways and with his burgers came a free garlic bread with cheese. Then the next day I would have it for brunch.
After years and years reheating pizza in the microwave, for the first time, we have bought some slices of deep pan pizza from Pizza Hut, brought it home and reheated pizza in the air fryer.
Can You Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer?
Absolutely. Pizza hut pizza (or any brand of leftover pizza) is fantastic cooked in the air fryer. Unlike the microwave it is not soggy, but just as fast as a microwave reheat.
Though, beware, if you have a small air fryer, you will have to reheat air fryer slices in batches.
Reheat Pizza Hut Pizza In The Air Fryer
We had just enjoyed a family day out at our local water park. The kids had fallen asleep in the car from all the excitement and the heat of the day and as Dominic stayed with Sofia + Jorge in the car, I headed into Pizza Hut to the takeaway section.
I live in Portugal, so it is not like England or America with takeaways on each street corner. Our Pizza Hut is a 25 minute drive from our house and perfect for on the way home.
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I queued in the takeaway of Pizza Hut to get some deep pan pizza slices, to take home and show you just how easy it is to reheat your favourite pizza in the Air Fryer.
I got a mixture of deep pan pizzas including:
- Mixed Pepper
Though it doesn’t matter what type of pizza you have, just to note that we are using the classic deep pan pizza slices and not skinny pizza.
We separated our Pizza Hut slices so that we can cook some in the Air Fryer Oven and some in the Philips Air Fryer XL and then we can compare cooking times.
Reheat Pizza In Air Fryer Oven
When reheating pizza in an air fryer oven, the shelf matters. Too low and it will take way too long to reheat your pizza, too high up and it will dry out and burn.
The best option is to think of it like 4 shelves in your air fryer oven. The bottom being the drip tray and imagine that the 3 shelves are split equally.
Then reheat your pizza in the Air Fryer Oven from the first shelf up from the drip tray or as we like to call it 2 shelves up from the bottom.
Reheating Pizza In The Air Fryer Basket
If you are reheating pizza in a classic air fryer basket, like the Philips Air Fryer that we have used, a medium to low heat works best.
This is because cook it too high and your pizza becomes dry and loses the melted cheese affect.
I like to reheat my air fryer pizza at 160c/320f and I also make sure that my pizza slices are not overlapping.
You can normally fit about 3 pizza slices in a regular air fryer basket or about 5 in an air fryer oven.
Just keep reheating your pizza in the air fryer, until you have run out of slices to reheat.
Tips For Reheating Pizza In An Air Fryer
- Best of all you don’t need any air fryer accessories to reheat pizza in the air fryer. That is because the pizza base has a fantastic texture when cool and doesn’t make any mess. Compared to if I was reheating a cauliflower crust pizza in which case, I would use some air fryer baking mats.
- The time is the same to reheat pizza in the air fryer oven as it is for the classic air fryer basket. It is just a case of making sure your air fryer oven has the pizza on the correct shelf.
- Don’t be tempted to place the pizza on a high heat. It will dry out the pizza and taste like overcooked pizza.
- Avoid overcrowding. If you put too many pizza slices in at once, the pizza will stick together and won’t be reheated in the centre.
- A medium temperature works perfectly because it reheats the middle of the pizza and not just the toppings.
What Temp To Reheat Pizza?
I recommend a temperature of 160c/320f. this ensures that you are not cooking the pizza, but instead rewarming your pizza. If you reheat a pizza at a higher temperature it will cook and then the pizza will dry out. Any lower than 160c/320f and the pizza will become soggy.
How Long To Reheat Pizza?
You will be pleased to learn, that it only takes 4 minutes to reheat pizza in the air fryer. Note, that we used deep pan pizza slices from pizza hut and a thin slice of pizza would only take 3 minutes to reheat in the air fryer.
Reheat In Air Fryer
As well as our reheat pizza in the air fryer we have a full series of recipes showing you how to reheat in the air fryer. You can follow the rest of the series below:
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- How To Reheat Onion Rings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fries In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Fish In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Rice In Air Fryer
- Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Chicken In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Chicken Nuggets In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Fries In Air Fryer
How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer
- 5 Leftover Deep Pan Pizza Slices
- Place your cold slices of deep pan pizza in your air fryer basket, making sure that they are not overlapping.
- Place your air fryer on 160c/320f for 4 minutes. Serve reheated.
All i can say is wow. I used to do it the microwave but the pizza just comes out perfect, air fryer reheats all the way from now on, keep the reheat recipes coming 🙂
Yes reheated pizza is fantastic in the air fryer. Makes it taste like it is still fresh when it isn´t. Your timings on your pizza hut pizza were perfect 🙂
Thank you for such a detailed article, i can see why people are recommending this blog for newbie air fryer users. The JUMP TO RECIPE is a great idea for those of us that sometimes do not have time to read the whole post 🙂
Thank you John for your kind words 🙂