By Carl Hanson
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Yes, you can reheat leftover pizza in the oven or the toaster oven. But Chef John shows you a better way to bring old, lifeless leftover pizza back to crispy, delicious life! His foolproof stove-top method for reheating leftover pizza results in a perfectly crisp crust on the bottom and tasty melted cheese on top.

Here's the best way to reheat leftover pizza:

1. You'll start with a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Keep the skillet dry. No need to add oil; the pizza's residual oils will be enough to crisp the crust.

3. To help the pizza toppings reheat as the crust crisps, create a loosely fitting aluminum foil cover for the skillet. Do not tightly seal the skillet with the foil; you don't want to trap too much steam or your crust won't crisp.

4. After about 4 or 5 minutes, your leftover pizza is ready to eat.

This technique also work great to recrisp the crust of delivery pizza that arrives a touch soggy. Try it with leftover quesadillas, too.

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