Best Way to Reheat a Calzone

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

Mmmmmmmmmm a calzone. When done, these little pockets of goodness really hit the spot and are a joy to eat.

If you are looking to reheat a calzone, then you are in the right place. Maybe you had one sitting overnight in the fridge, or maybe you just wanted it piping hot again. Regardless of your situation, I am here to help you out.

I will highlight 2 of the best methods around to reheat a calzone, as well as emphasize which method you definitely should avoid.

Reheating the Calzone in the Oven

Best Way to Reheat a Calzone
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Honestly, this is by far the best method to reheat your calzone. If done properly, you can have it tasting (food tastes the best fresh out of the oven) as if you got it freshly made.

Steps to Reheating in the Oven

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


Reheat Calzone in a Skillet

If for whatever reason you don’t have an oven or want to try a quicker method, then you could always go about reheating the calzone in a skillet.

This is quicker than the oven, but the skillet might require a bit more skill, as you need to ensure that you are able to fully heat the filling.

Steps to Reheating in a Skillet

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

Do Not Use the Microwave

If you want to turn your calzone into crap, then by all means use your microwave. Microwaving this food will make the crust all soggy and it won’t be crisp as if you did it in the oven. Using the microwave is a no-no and it is something I definitely cannot recommend.

5 thoughts on “Best Way to Reheat a Calzone”

  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

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