If your response to “what to do with leftover pizza” is “what’s that?” you won’t get much from reading the rest of this article. There’s not much you can do with an empty pizza box other than put it on a breakroom table to tease your coworkers. However, if you do find yourself with a spare slice or two and you’re not fond of cold pizza or soggy microwaved pizza, read on for some neat hacks that can make you really glad you had some left. While we’re thinking about it, if you don’t normally have leftovers, you might want to keep reading as you might just order a larger pie next time so you can try one out.
- Use a skillet. There are a couple of methods for warming up your pizza in a skillet. One method is to put a bit of oil in a cast iron skillet or use a nonstick one and begin the heating with the slice crust up, ingredients down. Use medium heat and then flip the slice after 4-5 minutes and continue for a couple more minutes. The second method is to put it in crust down, along with a couple teaspoons of water and cover the pan. In either method, feel free to add a few more ingredients, if you like.
- Dig out your waffle iron. Just fold your pizza slice in half, add a bit more cheese if desired, and give it a squeeze in a preheated waffle iron for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Breakfast methods. Some will swear by cold pizza for breakfast, but if you want to upscale that to a more traditional breakfast, consider cutting up the pizza into bite-size pieces and scrambling with a couple of eggs, some cheese, and whatever else you favor. If French toast is more to your liking, a similar option is to make a pizza bread pudding. This one works great when you have lots of pizza leftover. Cut up your pizza and mix with one to two eggs per pizza slice, enough milk to get it all a bit soggy, your choice of fresh herbs and vegetables, and a handful of grated parmesan cheese. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then put into a baking dish and into the oven for about 45 minutes. Oh, and a fried egg on top of pizza isn’t bad, either!
- Pizza sandwich. What’s better than one slice of pizza? Two! Smash two together (crusts out) with a healthy dose of more cheese and then put in a panini machine or cook on each side in a skillet.
Here at Pie In The Sky Pizza, we are pretty sure you’ll have a hard time having leftovers when you come in for one of our amazing pizzas, but if you want to give one of these a try, let us know, and we’ll make up a second one for you to take home for later. Nobody can say we aren’t accommodating! With our pizza dough made fresh daily and secret sauce, we are confident your leftover pizza hacks will be incredible.