How to Reheat a Calzone: 3 Best Methods to Use

How to Reheat a Calzone: Step-by-Step Guide

If you are looking to reheat a calzone, then you are in the right place.

There are many different ways to reheat a calzone that will allow it to taste fresh and delicious and we are going to examine each method in this article.

You will get step-by-step instructions for each of the three methods, so you can choose the one that is best for you, as well as one you definitely should avoid.

With that said, let’s get started.

3 Best Ways to Reheat a Calzone

If you have a leftover Calzone that was stored in the refrigerator/freezer or you just made a fresh one and want to reheat it, you have three options you can use.

  • Oven
  • Stovetop/Skillet
  • Air fryer

All three will get a cold or frozen calzone warmed up properly and have it steaming hot and crispy again, like when it was first made.

Let us take a look at these three methods in more detail below.

Method 1: Reheating a Calzone in the Oven

Best Way to Reheat a Calzone
Image Credit: cookipedia w/CC License

Honestly, the oven is by far the best way to reheat your calzone. If the instructions are followed properly, you can have the calzone tasting (food tastes the best fresh out of the oven) as if it was freshly made. This also works when reheating a Stromboli or pizza slices/whole pies.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Take the calzone out of the fridge and place on a baking sheet
  3. You can spritz the calzone with a bit of oil, as this will allow the crust to be crispy and have a nice golden look reheated
  4. Place the calzone in the oven and bake the calzone for 15-20 minutes
  5. You want to give it enough time for the filling inside to fully reheat
  6. Once finished, take out, let cool for a little bit and dig in.

You Might Like: How to Reheat Pizza

Method 2: Reheating Calzone in a Skillet

If for whatever reason you don’t have an oven or you are looking for a quicker method, then you could always go about reheating the calzone in a skillet/frying pan.

The pan frying method is quicker than oven baking, but you will have to spend a bit more time to ensure that the calzone’s filling is heated up properly.


  1. Heat the non-stick skillet over a medium-low flame
  2. Place the calzone and let it heat up for 2 mins or until the bottom is crispy
  3. Flip on the other side and cook for another 2 mins
  4. Turn the heat down to low
  5. Add 2-4 drops of water away from the calzone in the skillet
  6. Cover skillet
  7. Allow the steam to heat the filling inside.
  8. Let sit for 1 min
  9. Take out and enjoy

Method 3: Reheating a Calzone in the Air Fryer

An air fryer is another good option to consider when you are looking to reheat your calzone in it. The great thing about using the air fryer is that it will heat up the Calzone in a faster time frame, while still maintaining the crispiness.


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the calzone in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the calzone is heated all the way through.
  4. Let the calzone cool, then enjoy!

Can You Reheat a Calzone in the Microwave?

I did not list a microwave as a recommended method because the calzone will not come out as crispy as it would with the air fryer or oven.

There is also a chance that the dough could turn out rubbery or chewy once microwaved.

However, if you are in a bind and do not have access to any other methods, microwaving is better than doing nothing at all.


  1. Wrap the calzone in a wet paper towel, and place it on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds at full power, then check to see if it’s heated through. If not, continue microwaving in 15-second increments until it is heated to your liking.
  3. Be careful not to let it sit in the microwave and heat up too long, or you’ll end up with a calzone with a dry, cardboard-like texture.
  4. Once finished, let it cool for a few minutes, and then serve!

You Might Like: How to Reheat a Jamaican Beef Patty

Wrapping it up

There you have it, three great ways to reheat a calzone. You can use an oven, skillet, air fryer, and even a microwave. The choice is what works best for you!

What method do you think will work best? If you’re not sure, let us know and I’ll be happy to help answer any questions.

Now we’re at the end, enjoy your reheated calzone!

5 thoughts on “How to Reheat a Calzone: 3 Best Methods to Use”

  1. Perfect, thank you!!! But instead of more calories from oil, i glazed the cold dough with a well beaten egg white and it came out perfect!!

  2. Oh.. I’m bouts to smizzash this shizznit. The first half was off the meat rack.. 4hrs later gator and I’m ready for some fatty greasy drippin calzone.. Awe shizznit

  3. I came here for a Hungry Howie’s “calzone” which is indescribable with words I know.

    I spoon out the filling in a ceramic (easier to clean than plastic) bowl and microwave it, it’s quick, low heat, stir, more low heat
    but while I’m doing that, the crust bit is under broil, face side up. low broil always

    it’s quicker I guess, than rebaking a baked thing, and the bread crust part isn’t microwaved and doesn’t turn chewy


Leave a Comment