Pizza Trivia

6 Pizza Hacks That Will Change Your Life


Everyone likes to learn something new, so we’re taking a look at a handful of brilliant pizza hacks that will change your life forever.

From how you eat pizza, to how you can keep your leftovers tasting just as fresh the next day, you’ll find some ingenious tips here, making you love pizza even more than you already do!

So, without further ado, let’s check out some of these life-changing hacks that you can use the next time you order your favourite meal.

1. Keep Your Toppings on Top When Driving Home

For those who collect their pizza straight from the store, this hack will serve you well the next time you drive home with your tasty meal in the car.

We’ve all been in a situation where you get home ready to tuck into your food, but due to the design of your car seats and how the pizza rests on them, the toppings have all slid to one side.

To prevent this, use a bottle of drink – preferably one that’s one litre or above – and place it flat on its side at the back of the seat.

The pizzas can then rest flat on both the seat and the bottle, keeping the box straight and the toppings in place! Simple.

keep your toppings on top of your pizza

2. How To Reheat Papa Johns Pizza & Keep the Crusts Crispy

You know how it feels when you’ve ordered too much food, right? Well, the good news is you can tuck into your lovely leftovers the next day as soon as they’re reheated.

However, it can be difficult to reheat your pizza without making your crusts go soggy, which is never ideal for a pizza fan.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to avoid this disappointment and ensure that your pizza stays hot, crispy and just as tasty as it was when you first opened the box.

To get around this, place a glass of water in the microwave when you reheat your food. That’s it; not a lengthy process for pizza that tastes twice as good in the end!

make plates from the pizza box

3. Make Plates Straight from the Pizza Box

If you’ve ordered pizza for you or a group, why not save on the washing up and make cardboard plates from the box?

All you need to do is tear squares off, starting at the lid, and place a few slices on top of each one before serving them to everyone who’s eating.

The best thing is that once you’ve finished your meal you won’t have to spend the next ten minutes cleaning plates in the sink; instead, you can enjoy the company of the people you’re sharing your pizza with.

Furthermore, you’ll be saving the environment by not wasting paper plates – a double win.

4. Cure Burnt Pizza Tongue

It always happens: your pizza arrives and, whilst it’s still too hot, you take a bite out of it because you just can’t resist. Then, guess what? Yes, you’ve got it, you burn your tongue.

We’ve all done it and when hunger strikes and the pizza looks so good, it’s inevitable, right?

Next time it happens, remember this handy little life hack that will help cure your pain. Reach for the sugar and pour some of it on your tongue before rubbing it on the roof of your mouth.

When the pain subsides, you can carry on eating your pizza (hopefully it’s cooled down slightly) and go back to enjoying all those wonderful flavours.

5. Keep Your Pizza Hot Whilst Driving Home

Here’s another life hack for those collecting their pizza from the store and driving back home to eat their meal.

If you can, rest your pizza on the seat as mentioned above and use your seat warmer to make sure the pizza remains hot.

This is a good way to ensure your meal stays just as you want it and at the right temperature if you get stuck in traffic or delayed for longer than expected.

After all, you won’t want to ruin your meal for those waiting when you get home will you?

6. Make Pizza Croutons with Your Leftovers

Maybe you don’t fancy eating your leftovers the next day. Instead, why not make pizza croutons out of your last few slices?

To do this, take the slices, remove the crust and cut them into smaller strips of pizza. Next, fold each strip over into small cubes so that the cheese is in the middle of the two sides of dough.

Once you have a handful of similar-shaped squares, add them to a pan on medium-light heat and press on the back of the cubes with a spatula whilst they’re cooking.

After roughly five minutes, your croutons will be ready to add to any salad, soup or even to enjoy all on their own. It’s just another tasty way to finish off those tasty leftovers.

Time for Pizza?

That’s it for our life-changing pizza hacks. Hopefully you’ll check these out the next time you order pizza, which could be now if you’re feeling hungry!

Don’t forget that here at Papa John’s we have a range of meat and vegetarian pizzas for you to try as well as succulent sides, drinks and delicious desserts.

So, if you’re feeling peckish, head on over to our site and order from Papa Johns today.

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