It is an established fact that many foods do not taste good the second time around. Reheating a hamburger and french fries is almost always disappointing. Warming up a burrito is likely to produce less than stellar results. When it comes to pizza, though, the sky is the limit, especially if you do it the right way.
You might have a favorite way to warm up your Italian pie, so there is more than a little personal preference involved. You can simply stick a few pieces in the microwave and then cook for about 20 seconds. Check to make sure the cheese is melted and be careful not to burn your mouth and enjoy. Another popular option is to place in the oven at about 350 degrees and cook for about 12 minutes or until the dough, toppings and cheese are warm.
Finally, you can bake in a fry pan over a medium heat. This will make the dough crispy. If you place a cover over the pan it will melt the cheese and create leftovers fit for royalty.
Cold Pizza vs. Reheated Pizza
Of course, you can always eat last night’s vegetarian or Tuscan pizza cold and right out of the fridge. There is no waiting and no mess and you are satisfied right away. If this seems too uncivilized and too much like your wild college days, then by all means try one of the three methods above for reheating your epic stuffed crust pizza creation.
It is worth restating that great food makes excellent leftovers and is nearly just as good the second time around. If you can’t eat it all the first day, these food items make solid lunches or snacks the following day:
- Hot wings
- Hand-crafted creations
When it comes to reheating menu items the next day, hot wings and Papa’s chicken poppers call for some special mention. They can also be rewarmed several ways and all of these heating methods will deliver tasty results. So, if you have some extra unsauced roasted wings or some honey chipotle wings be sure to enjoy them at a later meal or snack.
Don’t Forget the Dipping Sauces
If you have your hands on a Papa Johns coupon offer (or if it is in your phone), you can save on a selection of dipping sauces. They will only make your meal more enjoyable, whether it is fresh from the restaurant or you are heating the food for a second go. A solid choice of sauces will add a burst of flavor to any item:
- Special garlic sauce
- Pizza sauce
- Ranch sauce
- Blue cheese sauce
Just keep these sauces in the fridge and then warm them up in the microwave. It only takes a few seconds and you will feel like you are back at the restaurant eating a meal specially cooked for you and your family. Along with special seasoning packets, this is a great way to add energy to your food.
With food too good to waste even a crumb, you can’t go wrong. Order extra today for a little more tomorrow.