Can You Freeze Pizza Hut Pizza?
Have you found yourself with too much pizza from your Pizza Hut delivery?
If so, you might be wondering what you can do with those leftovers.
Personally, I never seem to have leftover Pizza Hut, but if you do then it’s all about the leftovers.
Can you freeze Pizza Hut pizza? Yes, you can!
And it holds up surprisingly well in the freezer.
Keep reading and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about freezing leftover Pizza Hut pizza.
How To Freeze Pizza Hut Pizza
Before you put those leftover slices in the freezer, there is something you should know.
When you reheat that frozen Pizza Hut pizza, it won’t taste quite as good as it did when it was freshly delivered to your home.
That being said, it will still taste good – just not as good.
For the best results here, you need to freeze your Pizza Hut pizza the right way.
And to do that, you need two things –
- plastic wrap
- air tight container
You do need to freeze the pizza flat and you can either cut it up into slices and freeze it that way, or you can freeze the whole pie.
Personally, I think it is easier to freeze it in cut up slices because it will take up less space this way and because that way you only have to take out what you need from the freezer.
This is a great benefit if you are single or just two people in the household.
Here’s the steps for properly freezing leftover Pizza Hut pizza:
1. Let it cool
Since you have to wrap the pizza, it needs to be cool instead of warm.
2. Slice it up
You don’t have to slice it up, but I definitely recommend it.
3. Wrap it in plastic wrap
Whether you are freezing it as a whole pizza or individual slices, you need to wrap it in plastic wrap.
The plastic wrap should be tightly wrapped and you’ll want to do two to three layers of it for the best results.
4. Put it in an air tight container
I like to use the large freezer bags for this, but you can use any air tight container that is freezer-safe.
Just make sure that you get the container properly sealed.
5. Put it in the freezer
Place the air tight container in your freezer.
Make sure that the pizza is lying flat though because you don’t want it to freeze in a weird shape.
Can You Refreeze Pizza Hut Pizza?
While you can refreeze your leftover Pizza Hut pizza, you should not do it.
It does not refreeze well and when you thaw it, it will taste horrible.
So, once you thaw out your frozen Pizza Hut pizza slices, you need to eat them or toss them because they do not hold up well for refreezing and re-thawing.
How Long Can You Freeze Pizza Hut Pizza?
For the best results, you can only freeze leftover Pizza Hut pizza for up to three months.
Anything longer than that and it ends up too freezer burnt to be worth eating.
How Do You Cook Frozen Pizza Hut Pizza?
The most important thing here is that you need to give it time to thaw out.
Never cook frozen Pizza Hut pizza without letting it defrost.
The best way to thaw your frozen Pizza Hut pizza is in your refrigerator – just take it out of the plastic wrap and put it in some Tupperware to defrost.
This take 12 to 24 hours though.
Another option is to put it on a plate and defrost it in the microwave.
But with this method you have to be careful that you don’t end up cooking it in there because that will leave you with a soggy mess.
Does Pizza Hut Pizza Freeze Well?
Yes, Pizza Hut pizza does freeze well and you can leave it frozen for up to three months.
However, it will not taste quite as good as when you eat it fresh from your local Pizza Hut location.
Can You Freeze Pizza Hut Breadsticks?
Yes, you can freeze any leftover Pizza Hut breadsticks because it is made out of the same dough as the pizza.
Follow the same directions as above and wrap the breadsticks in plastic wrap before putting them in an air tight container in your freezer.
When you’re ready to re-heat your Pizza Hut breadsticks after defrosting –
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Place breadsticks on a baking sheet.
- If you want a crispier exterior, spritz the breadsticks with oil.
- Place breadsticks in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Take them out of the oven and enjoy!
If you some how manage to not eat all of your Pizza Hut, but you don’t want it to go to waste, then you can freeze to eat at a later date.
While re-heating frozen Pizza Hut pizza won’t taste as good as the fresh pie, it’s still better than no Pizza Hut!
Save me some breadsticks!