How To Salvage Leftover Pizza By Reheating It In A Waffle Iron

The result will be a piping hot pizza “sandwich” created by two leftover pieces of pizza.

Everyone loves pizza, it’s just a little hard to love it the morning after you ordered it. Reheating pizza is never easy, especially if done in a microwave. You need to get the settings and timing just right or else the pizza comes out soggy, chewy, and the cheese completely destroyed. Alternatively, if you place it in the oven, you need to make sure that you don’t bake it for too long or else you end up with an overly crunchy crust and burnt cheese. The brave ones, myself included, will sometimes just eat leftover pizza cold – then immediately regret our life choices.

But now there is a brilliant reheating hack that will make leftover pizza much more appetizing. And all you need is a waffle iron. According to Claire Lower, senior food editor of Lifehacker, you can use the kitchen device to “waffle” two leftover pizza slices back to the piping warm goodness of the night before! She shared the brilliant trick online, and it seems to be gaining some traction.

But she did point out that the cute, little mini-waffle makers won’t work for this trick. It requires a regular-sized waffle maker. But once you have that, you can easily sandwich two pizza slices together – cheesy sides facing one another. Then you brush the bottoms of the crust with a little dribble of olive oil before placing them together into the preheated waffle iron.

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She even shared that you can add additional toppings to each slice if you wanted to. This can be easily accomplished by layering the toppings to the bottom slice of pizza before putting on the top layered slice.

The result will be a piping hot pizza “sandwich” created by two leftover pieces of pizza. And the best part is you won’t have to contend with overly crunchy or soggy yet chewy crusts ever again! That is always a plus.

As for the waffle iron, there are plenty of other recipes that can be made using waffle irons – they’re not just for waffles. They can be used to make quesadillas, hash browns, and grilled cheese sandwiches. If you’re not much for savory meals, you can always use your waffle iron to make brownies or grilled dessert apples. Who knew? What do you use your waffle iron for? Let us know!