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The Absolute Best Way to Reheat Pizza

Step away from the microwave—and the oven.

No one should sniff at cold pizza, a noble next-day snack (and breakfast, for that matter). But sometimes what you really want is pizza as fresh-tasting as it was first handed to you, hot and molten and singularly satisfying.

This is not attainable by microwave, of course, and the oven isn’t much better. In the video above, The Shortcut demonstrates the best method, which is nearly as fast as the microwave, crispier than the oven, and packed with a fresh layer of flavor—not to mention perfectly melted cheese. All you need is a pan, a lid, and a few minutes of attention on the stovetop.