# How to Cut a Pizza Into 9 Slices! [Simple and Best Ways!]

You have a group of friends over and have ordered a large uncut pizza. Wondering how to cut it into 9 slices, so that each one gets a bite? Well, you have come to the right place.

**To get 9 equal slices of pizza cut each slice at a 40-degree angle. Alternatively, cut into thirds and divide each slice into 3 parts, or at 30 degrees resulting in 9 slices. Although you can cut the pie by making parallel lines horizontally and vertically, this will result in 9 unequal slices.**

In this article, we shall look at the different ways how a pizza can be cut into 9 different slices. It might look a little difficult but if you know the right way it is easier than you think.

## Different ways to cut a pizza into 9 slices

Let us look at some of the ways how to cut a pizza into 9 slices. Some ways might give you equal slices and some might result in unequal slices. You can choose the method which is the most suitable for you.

### 1. Getting 9 Equal Slices of Pizza

There are two ways of getting 9 equal slices of pizza. We shall look into both ways and how to get perfectly equal slices easily.

#### Method A:

**Cut the Pizza into 3 slices.**Now that you have got 3 equal slices at an angle of 120 degrees. Each slice can then be further divided into 3 pasts so that we get 9 slices in all.- Now estimate half of each slice and mark the same with a toothpick or a simple cut.
- The next step would be to mark 30 degrees or eyeball at a 30-degree angle and cut the pizza from the circumference to the center above and below the half mark.
- Continue this for the other 2 slices.
- You have 9 equal slices.

#### Method B:

- Another simple trick would be to use a protractor or a circular protractor with a pointer and mark 40-degree angles on a sheet of paper or directly on the pizza.
- The from the center make cuts to the marked points.

**The following table shows the calories in a slice of traditional pepperoni pizza when it is sliced into 9 slices equally.**

Size of the Pizza (inches) | Average Calories in a Pizza | Average Calories in 1 slice if the pizza is cut equally at a 40-degree angle into 9 slices |

8 inch | 912 | 101 |

10 inch | 1450 | 161 |

12 inch | 1680 | 186 |

14 inch | 2647 | 294 |

16 inch | 3600 | 400 |

18 inch | 4680 | 520 |

20 inch | 5040 | 560 |

22 inch | 6000 | 667 |

24 inch | 6600 | 733 |

**Related Reading: How to cut a Pizza into 7 Slices? [ 7 Easy Ways you need To Know!]**

### 2. Getting 9 Unequal Slices:

#### 1. Parallel Cutting

If you do not mind that the shape of your pizza has to be in triangles, then you can cut it into squares and triangles. This is a common method that is used to get slices when you want to cut the pizza into many slices. Also, this method is easy as well as the slices that are obtained are not very big. Thus, it works well if your pizza is a side dish.

**Steps to get 9 slices using parallel lines**

- Estimate the center of the pizza and the central line that will divide the pizza into halves vertically.
- Cut by making two lines that run parallel above and below the central line.
- Now estimate the central line of the pizza that divides the pizza horizontally.
- Cut by making two lines that run parallel above and below the central line.
- You have 9 slices of pizza, 4 triangles, and 5 squares.

#### 2. Cutting a Winners Slice

If for any reason you don’t mind cutting the pizza into unequal slices. Then, another simple method would be to cut a winner’s slice or a bigger slice and then divide the rest of the pizza into 8 slices. You can decide how big you want the winner’s slice to be.

What this method essentially does is shift the center of the pie and take a cut of the pie and then leave the rest of the pie to be divided into 8 slices, which may or may not be equal.

- Cut a slice of pizza that is bigger than the other slices.
- Now divide the pie into 8 slices so that you get a total of 9 slices.

## Pro Tips To Cut A Pizza Perfectly:

- Use sharp cutting tools that help to make slices easily such as Chef’s knife, Pizza Knife, Pizza Scissors, etc.
- Using a Pizza wheel is one of the most popular ways of cutting tools. To get neat and clean slices and not let the cheese stick to the wheel, move the wheel back and forth.
- The best time to cut a pizza is when it is out of the oven but hasn’t totally cooled. Wait for 2- 3 minutes before cutting as the pizza is super hot. You need the pizza to be cooler if you are using Pizza scissors.
- If you aren’t very confident about cutting slices, make markings on the dough before popping it in the oven.

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