Even though everyone loves pizza, when it comes to frozen pizza, we all seem to have our own different ways of cooking it. That’s the beauty of pizza—you can customize everything from the toppings to the dough to how it’s cooked to create your perfect, personalized pizza experience.
We’re not here to tell you how to cook a frozen pizza the right way, but here are some tips for cooking a frozen pizza that you might want to try at home:
Keep it frozen
Frozen pizzas are made to be as delicious and easy-to-cook as possible—that means you don’t need to defrost it or do anything fancy to make it taste as delicious as possible. One universal rule of frozen pizza, however, is that it should be kept frozen until you’re ready to put it into the oven. That way it won’t end up sticking to the counter or anything else. Leave it in the freezer while the oven preheats, and only take it out when you’re ready to put it directly into the oven.
Preheat the oven
As mentioned, you want to preheat the oven before cooking your pizza. This ensures that the pizza will cook evenly within the suggested time range on the package. Follow the pizza’s instructions for time and temperature, and you should get a good crust with hot toppings, melted cheese and thoroughly-cooked dough all the way through.
Set a timer
One of the worst things you can do to a pizza is forget about it in the oven. While it will usually start to fill the house with wonderful aromas to alert you when it’s nearly ready, you should still set a timer to make sure you don’t forget about it. It’s a terrible feeling to suddenly realize your delicious dinner has turned to charcoal because you were busy with something else and forgot it was in the oven.
Add some extra toppings
You may already know about this little secret, but in case you haven’t tried it yet, here it is: You can add more toppings to your frozen pizza right before it goes into the oven. Sometimes it will be perfect as is—especially if you get a high-quality frozen pizza—but it’s perfectly acceptable to throw on some of your favorite toppings to further personalize your pizza.
Try some extra cheese, fresh tomato slices or whatever you might have in your fridge that feels right. Another tasty flourish is adding freshly-chopped basil just after you take the pizza out of the oven. Adding it at the end will prevent the basil from getting burned, while the heat of the pizza will have it wilting perfectly into the other toppings.
When it comes to cooking a frozen pizza the right way, the best advice may be to follow the instructions from the folks who actually made the pizza. For more tips for cooking frozen pizza, try Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza today and follow the suggestions on the package. We are passionate about pizza, and we’ve done the research on the best way to cook frozen pizza to make sure you have the best pizza possible.