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How to Freeze Leftover Pizza

What to do with the leftover pizza? We could do cold pizza for breakfast, warmed over pizza for supper, more cold pizza for the next meal. Anyway, what we really need to know is how to freeze leftover pizza!

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How to Store Leftover Pizza

Food has become so expensive that the leftover pizza that we might have considered throwing out at one time we now have to keep and eat again for another meal.

But what’s the best way to do this before you become totally sick of looking at pizza or even a calzone?

It’s no problem when you know how to freeze leftover pizza so that you can have it again sometime next week or the week after without wasting any and enjoying it like an an all new dish!

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How Long Does Leftover Pizza Last in the Fridge

Depending on your appetite, you may eat all of that pizza before it goes bad!

Typically, a pizza will keep, when covered well and stored in the refrigerator, up to 5 days.

If you can down the whole thing in that amount of time, then by all means, just wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge.

What you don’t want to do is to put the open box in the fridge and expect it to last more than a day or so. It will get way too dried out if you do that.

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Can You Freeze Pizza Hut Pizza?

Yep! You sure can! You can freeze ANY type of pizza! Just follow the instructions below!

How Long Does Frozen Pizza Keep?

Frozen pizza, if wrapped correctly will keep for 3-6 months in the freezer. We find that we like to get it back out after a week or so for a quick meal before we forget that it is in the freezer!

How to Reheat Pizza That’s Been Frozen

From Frozen: Remove any plastic wrap. Preheat a standard oven or toaster oven to 350. Place on baking sheet or pizza stone. Bake for 10-20 minutes depending on thickness.

From Refrigerated: Remove any plastic wrap. Preheat a standard oven or toaster oven to 350. Place on baking sheet or pizza stone. Bake for 5-8 minutes.

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Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Leftover Pizza
  • Plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Freezer safe bag, container or wrap.

Here’s How You Do It

  1. Allow the leftover pizza to cool completely.
  2. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  3. Place individually wrapped pieces into a freezer safe container.
  4. Write on the container the date and “pizza”.
  5. Freeze for 3-6 months.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure to allow the pizza to cool completely before attempting to freeze. If you wrap a piece of pizza before it is completely cooled, the cheese will stick to the wrapper.
  • If the pizza is still warm, you can set it in the freezer as a whole pie (if you have the space) and allow it to cool or spread the individual pieces out on the pan so that they can cool more quickly.
  • Always cover any pizza you want to keep with plastic wrap and put it where it can cool appropriately within 2 hours. This keeps bacteria down and helps it to remain fresh for later.
  • Some toppings warm back up better than others. Typically meat toppings reheat the best.
  • Consider how many slices you will need at a time when you are reheating. If you will only require 1 or 2 slices at a time, you’ll want to save them individually.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Kind of Pizza Can I Freeze?

Freeze any type of pizza you have (as long as it doesn’t have mayonnaise on it).

What Toppings Freeze the Best?

All typical pizza toppings freeze well but meats tend to hold up the best.

How Long Can A Pizza Stay in the Freezer?

Pizza will hold up well in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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How to Freeze Leftover Pizza

A quick and easy, 5 minute, way to freeze leftover pizza so that you have a delicious hot snack or meal later.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze leftover pizza
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 3kcal


  • 1 slice pizza


  • Allow the pizza to cool completely.
  • Wrap the pizza in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Place the individually wrapped slices into a freezer safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.


  • It’s important to allow the pizza to cool completely so that the toppings do not stick to your wrap. 
  • If you wrap in plastic, make sure to remove it before reheating. 
  • Place the individually wrapped pieces inside of a freezer safe container like a zip lock freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. 
PRO TIP: when reheating, add a little more cheese or other toppings to give it more pizazz. 


Nutrition Facts
How to Freeze Leftover Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 3 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse to Share

The verse about the lamp stand, it has an interesting meaning.

Luke 8:17

For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating


Friday 24th of March 2023

I've had my handheld food saver system for years and never thought to freeze leftover pizza. With the price of food at an all-time high, it's more important than ever to make your food dollars stretch. Thank you so much for this post!!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 6th of April 2023

I couldn't agree more!


Saturday 5th of February 2022

We were just given more than 3 whole pizzas from our church since no one else wanted them, lol, so these tips are very timely! Thanks!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Great! These days we can't be wasting food! I'm glad you got the pizzas!


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