5 Ways to Jazz Up Leftover Pizza
If you’re a pizza lover, then there’s a great chance that there’s always leftover pizza in your fridge. There’s also a chance that you simply microwave the leftover pizza the following day and enjoy it as is. But what if you get tired of simply heating and eating your leftover pizza slices? Are you just going to throw it away? That’s just like throwing away hard-earned money!
Jazzing Up Leftover Pizza
The good news is that you don’t have to make do with re-heated pizza, nor do you have to let your leftovers go to waste. There are several creative ways you can jazz up those pizza slices and enjoy them anew. Here are some of the best ways to prepare leftover pizza:
- Pizza Waffle
Take one slice of leftover pizza and extra cheese and/or other toppings on the upper left hand part. Fold the bottom corner up to the upper left hand corner and then slice off the protruding part. Place the folded pizza on a waffle iron and cook for about five minutes. Now you’re ready to enjoy a delicious, gooey pizza waffle!
2. Pizza Eggs
Take half a slice of leftover pizza and then tear it into tiny pieces. Mix in two eggs, a tablespoon of milk, some extra cheese, and a pinch of salt. Cook the mixture on a skillet or griddle until fluffy. You may top it with fresh herbs and hot sauce for added zing.
3. Pizza Melt
The simplest way to do this is to add grated cheese on top of one pizza slice, place another slice face-down on top of it, and then cook the “pizza sandwich” on a Panini machine. You may also cook it on a hot pan, allowing three minutes to cook each side. Whether you choose to keep the crusts on or remove them, you’ll be sure to marvel at how this pizza sandwich isn’t a thing with the general public.
Another way to prepare pizza melt is to add ground beef or a burger patty on top of the grated cheese. The mouthwatering concoction then becomes a pizza patty melt. Yummy!
4. Pizza Croutons
Cut your leftover pizza slices into tiny squares after removing the crust. Put two squares together, forming bite-sized sandwiches. Cook your tiny sandwiches on a Panini machine. If you don’t have a Panini machine, cook the croutons on a hot pan, pressing down with a spatula. Cook for about five minutes, or until the slices have fused perfectly together. You may then sprinkle your croutons over your favorite salad or soup.
5. Pizza Bread Pudding
Cut your leftover pizza into small squares (about an inch) and then spread them evenly on a baking dish. Beat as many eggs as there were slices of leftover pizza, and then add about ¾ cup of milk. Make sure the pizza is completely soaked in the egg/milk mixture when you pour it into the baking dish. If the mixture looks too dry, you may more eggs. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 minutes, and then add grated Parmesan as well as some fresh herbs before popping it into the oven. Cook for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
There you have it! Five creative ways to enjoy leftover pizza. Happy munching!