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How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

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The best way to reheat pizza is in the air fryer. With a few tips you can get pizza that tastes as good as it did the night before.

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How to reheat pizza in an air fryer

Reheating Pizza in the Air Fryer

Its not often that we have leftover pizza in my house, but when there is, I have found that the best way to reheat it is in the air fryer.

Whether you have leftover takeout pizza, frozen pizza or homemade pizza you can reheat it in an air fryer.

Why air frying is better than microwaving

I’m sure you have tried reheating pizza in a microwave, but whenever I have tried this the base ends up a bit soggy and unappetizing before the toppings have warmed through.

Pizza reheats in an air fryer almost as quickly as in a microwave, but the difference is that using an airfryer keeps the food crisp, unlike the microwave.

Because the air fryer basket allows air to circulate underneath the pizza slice, it means that the pizza base stays crisp while the toppings cook through. This leads to much more fresh tasting pizza

How long to reheat pizza in an air fryer oven?

The cooking time depends on many factors, including the type of pizza you are reheating, how many slices you want to reheat, and how efficient your air fryer is.

Thin crust pizza will reheat more quickly than a thicker crust pizza. If you want to reheat a single slice of pizza then the cook time required to heat it through will be much shorter than if you want to reheat an entire pizza.

I have summarized the estimated cook times for different types and amounts of pizza in the table below.

Slices of pizzaThin crust pizzaDeep dish pizza
1-22-3 minutes3-4 minutes
3-53-4 minutes4-5 minutes
6+4-5 minutes5-6 minutes
Estimated reheat times for pizza

These times are right for my Philips Airfryer. If you have another powerful brand like a Ninja Foodi or Nuwave then expect cook times to be similar.

It might take some trial and error to get the times exactly right, so the first time you try I would check on progress after 3 minutes, and every two minutes after that until the right level of reheating is reached. (Note: you don’t have to turn to air fryer off, just pull the basket out to check on the pizza).

FAQs & Tips

What is the best way to heat up leftover pizza?

The best way to reheat pizza is in the airfryer. Microwaving might be slightly quicker

Can you put pizza in the air fryer?

Yes, you can cook fresh pizza, frozen pizza and reheat pizza slices in an airfryer.

Can you reheat in an air fryer?

Air fryers are great at heating up leftovers. It is quick like microwaving, but the food remains crispy (unlike microwaving).

reheated pizza on a white plate
Yield: 2 slices

How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The best way to reheat pizza in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of pizza

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Place pizza slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  3. Place pizza in air fryer and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Check to see if it is warmed to you liking. If not, air fry for 1-2 additional minutes until sufficiently warmed.

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