A party is not a party if your menu does not have pizza. It is the one item in a get-together or party, which is always, without a doubt, the crowd-pleaser.
The delicious feeling in your mouth when you take that first bite of creamy, cheesy, and warm pizza is indescribable. For kids and adults alike, this food item is an all-time favorite. Your pizza must be hot to ensure that all the flavor comes through.
Let me walk you through some steps you can take to make sure your guests can enjoy a hot pizza because if you have this one dish at your party, your party will undoubtedly be a hit!
Ways To Keep Pizza Warm For 3 Hours
There are quite a few tips and tricks that you can do to serve your guests with some hot pizzas. Let’s look at these hacks that will make your life easier.
Step 1: Aluminum Foil
If you order a pizza quite sometime before your guests arrive and it gets cold, you can wrap it in aluminum foil. After your guests have reached, you can pop your wrapped pizza in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and warm it for up to eight to 10 minutes.
This process will make your pizza hot, and your guests won’t even realize that it wasn’t delivered a while back. Be cautious about setting the oven at the appropriate temperature because otherwise, you may end up with a smoked pizza.
Step 2: Oven
Your oven will come in very handy when you wish to keep your pizza warm. People often believe that warming pizza in an oven can make it soggy, but that is not true if you warm it properly.
We use ovens to warm so many things; there’s no reason why pizza can’t be one for them. Keep your oven heated at 200-degrees Fahrenheit if you received the pizza early and there is still some time for your guests to arrive.
Place the pizza in its box and put it inside the oven when the guests start coming in. Since it is pre-heated, reduced the temperature to 140 or 150-degrees Fahrenheit. You can then keep your pizza hot for a long time.
Step 3: Cast Iron Pan
More often than not, you will find a cast-iron pan stowed somewhere behind your kitchen cabinets. You use this kitchen equipment for roasting, broiling, baking, or pan-frying, but you can also use this pan to get warm and delicious pizza.
Preheat your cast-iron pan for one minute on the stove. To know if the pan is hot enough, you can pour a little bit of water. If it sizzles and evaporates, then you’re good to go. The cast iron works well in warming the pizza because the bottom of the pan is similar to the oven.
Now comes the tricky part. Tilt the pan a bit away from the stove. Pour a small amount of water into the pan away from the pizza to make the crust soggy. Then put a lid on it, which will give you a makeshift steam oven that will melt the top of the cheese.
Sometimes when your pizza is delivered early or when you and your guests don’t feel like eating yet, you can follow these methods to serve fresh, gooey pizza that will stay hot for up to three hours!