How to Reheat a Calzone?

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We love making calzones at home. They’re fantastic for lunch and can be packed in your lunch the next day, if you don’t eat it all. This article will guide you on how to reheat a calzone in various ways. Whether you prefer the crisp crust of the air fryer or the accessibility of the microwave.

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Easy Pepperoni Calzone
Pepperoni Calzones are made with a pizza dough, Mozzarella cheese, zesty sauce, and pepperoni (or other toppings of your choice), then folded and baked to perfection.
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A pepperoni calzone

How to Reheat a Calzone: 4 Ways

You saw some leftover calzones in your fridge and thought of eating them again. Don’t worry, there are a few different methods you can reheat them to perfection and enjoy them again:

Toaster Oven

Follow these instructions for a crispy crust and gooey filling:

  1. Preheat the toaster oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Wrap the calzone in foil, making sure it’s fully covered. Place it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven.
  3. Depending on the size and thickness of the calzone, bake for 10-15 minutes.
  4. After 10-15 minutes, open the foil and check the internal temperature of the calzone. It should be at least 165°F (74°C).
  5. If the calzone needs more time, place it back in the toaster oven and cook for a few more minutes.

Pros:  Even heating and can add crispness. Suitable for small to medium calzones.

Cons: This method may not be suitable for large calzones.

Air Fryer

Air Fryer

These simple instructions will let you enjoy a warm and crispy calzone:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Unwrap the calzones and place them in the air fryer basket.
  3. Set the timer for 5-7 minutes. Check and shake the basket halfway through the cooking.
  4. Continue cooking until the crust is crispy. Cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the calzone.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the calzone. It should reach 165°F (74°C).
  6. If the calzone needs more time, return it to the air fryer and cook for a few more minutes.

Pros: Quick heating and adds crispness to the crust.

Cons: Might not work best for large calzones.

Microwave

With these easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have a perfectly heated calzone in no time:

  1. Remove any packaging from the calzone and place it on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Put the calzone in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until it’s thoroughly heated.
  3. Check the internal temperature of the calzone. It should be at least 165°F (74°C).
  4. If needed, return it to the microwave and cook it for a few more seconds.

Pros: Good for small calzones. Easy and convenient.

Cons: Can make the calzone soggy or rubbery.

Oven

This easy guide will help you achieve a warm and gooey calzone:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Wrap the calzone in foil, making sure it’s fully covered.
  3. Place the calzone on a baking sheet and put it in the oven.
  4. Bake the calzone for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the calzone.
  5. To ensure that the calzone is safe for consumption, check that the internal temperature is at 165°F (74°C).
  6. If they’re not thoroughly heated, place the dish back in the oven and cook for a few more minutes.

Pros: Even heating. Suitable for large calzones. 

Cons: Can take longer than other methods.

Tips and Reminders for Reheating a Calzone

Reheating a calzone may seem tricky. However, with these simple tips and reminders, you can savor a hot and delectable meal.

  • Check the Temperature – The calzone should reach at least 165°F (74°C) to be sure it’s safe to eat. Check the temperature before serving.
  • Monitor the Cooking – Keep an eye on the calzone as it reheats. Check to make sure it’s not burning or overcooking.
  • Choose the Right Method – Select the most suitable method for reheating your calzone. For the best possible results, use the same method used to cook the calzone.
  • Expect Changes in Texture – Reheating a calzone may affect its texture. However, with the right approach, you can still have a scrumptious and satisfying meal.
  • Cut into Smaller Pieces if Needed – Some calzones may have a lot of toppings. You can consider cutting them into smaller pieces to ensure even heating.

FAQs

How do you reheat a refrigerated calzone?

u can use a microwave, oven, or air fryer to reheat a refrigerated calzone. However, you have to let it come to room temperature before reheating.

Can you cook a calzone in the microwave?

Yes, it is possible however, it is not recommended as the dough won’t rise or brown as expected.

How long to air fry leftover calzone?

It takes about 5 – 7 minutes to reheat a leftover calzone in the air fryer.

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