Can You Freeze Delivery Pizza?

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For a minute, let’s forget the debate about which Berwyn diners prefer: fresh or leftover pizza. Imagine you have a glut of leftover pizza. Like, more than you can possibly eat in the recommended three to four days, you can safely store it in the refrigerator. You don’t have to throw it away, because you can freeze delivery pizza! Take a look at how you can freeze delivery pizza and how you can freeze pizza slices, then order extra next time you order from Salerno’s Pizza.


How You Can Freeze Delivery Pizza

First, you need to make sure your delivery pizza in Forest Park is properly stored from the beginning. That means getting your pizza in the refrigerator within two hours of its arrival and storing it in a shallow, tightly-sealed container or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. You can snack on your leftover pizza like this for three to four days, then it needs to go to the freezer. 

Can You Freeze Delivery Pizza Slices?

All you have to do is transfer the pizza in an air-tight freezer-proof container or zipper bags made for freezer use. You can get either of these at any Romeoville grocery or big box store. Or, you can wrap your pizza slices in plastic wrap, then tightly wrap them in a layer of aluminum foil. Use a Sharpie to write the date on the foil or freezer bag. 

How Long Does Pizza Last in the Freezer? 

It’ll remain safe to eat your frozen pizza for about a year if the freezer is kept at zero degrees, but the quality will start going downhill after the second month in the freezer. 

How Long Can You Keep Leftover Pizza That’s Been Thawed in the Fridge? 

It gets another three to four days, and then it needs to be discarded. If it starts to smell bad, throw it away sooner. 


How to Reheat Frozen Delivery Pizza Slices

In case you’re not on Team Cold Pizza in Plainfield, follow these steps to reheat your frozen delivery pizza slices: 

  1. Forget the microwave oven. It’s safe, but doesn’t do any favors for your pizza’s quality. Instead, let a skillet warm over low heat on the stove, place your pizza slices in it.
  2. Add a couple of drops of water to the skillet. The skillet should be hot enough to make the water sizzle. 
  3. Cover pizza with a tight lid that will hold in steam from the water. Let heat on low for 5-7 minutes. 
  4. Remove the lid. The cheese should be melted. Let cook for another minute or two to further crisp the crust. 

Order Your Next Leftover Pizza Slices From Salerno’s! 

Are you ready to look forward to leftover pizza? Salerno’s Pizza is ready for your order! Take a look at our catering menu if you’re looking to order a lot of pizza for a crowd in Naperville, or to freeze for later. Or take a look at our regular menu and get just enough pizza for tonight. 

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