Cold from the fridge or zapped in the microwave, there are only a few ways to enjoy leftover pizza, right? You’d be surprised how creative you can get with these cheesy leftovers, from the way you reheat it to totally new entrees you’ll wish you’d thought of sooner.
Feed the Masses
Leftover pizza can easily be transformed into a larger entree. Break out the trusty skillet or casserole dish and prepare to wow your brunch crowd.
- Pizza Scramble – It might sound tricky, but a pizza scramble is actually super easy to whip up with just two pieces of pizza and some eggs. Whisk eight eggs together in a bowl, Cut each slice of pizza into bite-sized pieces, and stir into the egg mixture. Let sit for ten minutes, then heat on medium in a prepared skillet. Scrambling the eggs along the way, cook for a total of six minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy.
- Pizza Lasagna – Using a 9”x13” pan, layer eight pieces of pizza (cut into strips) between layers of ricotta, sauce, additional toppings of choice and mozzarella. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used. Cover with foil and bake for a half hour, remove foil and cook for 15 additional minutes. Let cool and serve.
Reheat the Right Way
The easiest way to warm leftover pizza is with the microwave, but that often leaves you with a soggy slice or tough crust. To eat your leftover pizza in the classic style, reheat it the right way for fresh flavor.
- Skillet – For one or two slices, reheating your pizza is the skillet is the way to go. Just warm the pan on medium-high heat, then add the slices. Cover for a minute or two, and voila, melty cheese and crispy crust.
- Oven – Have substantial leftovers you’d like to turn into a family dinner? Line a baking sheet with foil and warm in a 450-degree oven (prior to baking, like a pizza stone). Portion the slices onto the baking sheet and warm for about 10 minutes. You’ll think it was freshly delivered.
- Grill – We can’t fully explain why this is so good, but for a unique twist, try reheating your pizza on the grill. Added on a medium and indirect heat, the grill boosts flavor (with a sort of brick oven taste) and makes the crust nice and toasty.
Take Your Sandwich Up a Notch
Instead of a soggy slice, up your leftover pizza game by turning a few pieces into a sandwich (You know you want more than one slice anyway). Eat it cold if you prefer, but we prefer it warm and gooey.
- Grilled Cheese – Just like you would with traditional grilled cheese, you’ll want two slices of bread and lots of cheese. The big difference is that the “bread” is pizza! For an extra melty concoction, add a slice or two of swiss or another favorite cheese sandwiched in between your pizza slices. Get it ready for the skillet by lightly buttering each piece, crust side down. Heat for a few minutes, flipping halfway through, then enjoy.
- Panini – Paninis are like grilled cheese in overdrive. Instead of just adding cheese, why not add more of everything? Select two slices of pizza, and omit the outer crust if you prefer. Toppings side up, incorporate your favorite extras, from meats like ham and pepperoni to veggies like onions and peppers. And don’t forget favorite sauces like ranch, mayonnaise or barbecue. All of your extra toppings will create a flavorful sandwich. Press each side together and warm the sandwich in a panini press.
Get Creative with Your Leftovers from Pizza Parma
In the mood for a slice? At Pizza Parma, we offer all of your favorite toppings on our award-winning crust. Check out of full menu for flavor inspiration. You might not have much Parma pie leftover when all is said and done (it’s just that good), but don’t be shy about trying a few of our favorite ways to enjoy leftover pizza. Let us know which is YOUR favorite.