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Can I freeze leftover take-out pizza?

Asked by janbb (44049 points ) November 13th, 2009

I’m on my own tonight and it’s raining out and I gave in to a craving and ordered a pizza. I’m not going to eat it all and I’m going out of town tomorrow. Will it be o.k. to freeze what’s left? How should I do it – let it cool and wrap individual pieces in foil? (I’ve never had this problem before.)

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dunkin_donutz's avatar

let it cool and wrap individual pieces in foil or plastic wrap.

reacting_acid's avatar

Try it and tell us what happens. I am very curious

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Of course, it’s okay. You’ll get to enjoy it again. :-)

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Yes, wrap it, and when you go to reheat it, use the oven, not the microwave.

Sarcasm's avatar

Just put it in the fridge. You don’t need to freeze it unless you’re gonna keep it for like a week.

dpworkin's avatar

Sure, dolling. Just make sure when you reheat it, you do so in a preheated oven, preferably on a brick. No microwaving, please.

janbb's avatar

Thanks all! ‘Twas good.

dpworkin's avatar

who are you, Clement Moore?

janbb's avatar

No, silly rabbi, Lewis Carroll:
“Twas brillig and the slithey toves,
did gyre and gimbel in the wabe….”

dpworkin's avatar

you can’t fool me. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and everyone knows it.

janbb's avatar

There are Twas’s in Heaven and Earth, dear Horatio..”

filmfann's avatar

Absolutely. We often freeze left over pizza, and it’s fine weeks later.

faye's avatar

Isn’t left over pizza called breakfast?

ubersiren's avatar

You can, but it probably won’t be as good. Wrap it up tightly and eat it within a few weeks to keep it at its best. Do not put aluminum foil directly in contact with the food. You can use it, but put plastic wrap on first, under the foil.

@faye: OMG YES!!!

faye's avatar

@ubersiren what’s wrong with aluminum foil?

ubersiren's avatar

@faye : You just don’t want it to be in contact with food for a long time because it can leach into the food. At least that’s what I was taught when I had to get my sanitation certificate.

Kraigmo's avatar

Aluminum foil isn’t airtight enough and sometimes gets glued to the cheese. After the pizza is room temperature, Put it in plastic freezer bags, and freeze it. It will be fine. If you plan to keep it frozen for more than 2 weeks, then double-freezer-bag it.

If you’re only going to save it for 1 or 2 days, then just refrigerate it, because some taste is lost in the freezing process.

I’ve eaten about 5,500 pizzas since age 18, both frozen and pizzeria. So I’m going by experience here.

The biggest mistake is just shoving the original box into the fridge. Yuck.

knitfroggy's avatar

I prefer my pizza cold. Does anyone else?

knitfroggy's avatar

@JONESGH My husband had never heard of eating cold pizza. He thought I was nuts when we were dating and I’d eat it cold out of the fridge. I thought he was gross for nuking it. I also prefer fried chicken cold.

JONESGH's avatar

@knitfroggy i prefer most things cold, chinese food mmm, or even pastas

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