Nobody wants to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a five-course meal after a long day at work. Frozen Italian pizza is ideal because it is quick and simple to prepare and eat. When you are weary or pressed for time, frozen thin-crust pizzas are a delicious, convenient solution. However, you might be wondering how to prepare this delicious frozen Italian pizza. Most importantly, how can you replicate the flavor of your favorite pizza shop in your best-frozen pizza?
Ingredients/Materials Needed For Cooking Frozen Pizza
- Frozen pizza
- Pair of scissors (if needed)
- Extra virgin oil
- Basting brush
- Non-stick baking sheet
- Oven mitt
- Pie server (if needed)
How to cook a frozen pizza?
- Defrost your pizza
Make sure the pizza is defrosted even before you begin cooking. To defrost, take it out of the freezer and place it on your kitchen counter. Frozen Italian pizza’s outer layer will melt and turn into liquid if it is cooked without first being defrosted, leaving the toppings and crust moist and mushy. When you bring your frozen pizza home from the supermarket, don't put it in the freezer. This is especially important if you intend to cook it right away.
- Take the frozen pizza delivered out of the box
The tear strip that seals and secures the box opening is typically included with the frozen thin-crust pizza boxes. The cardboard flaps can be detached by removing this seal. Make sure the side with the toppings is facing up as you remove the pizza by sliding your palm underneath it. Peel off the outer wrap and cardboard base once the pizza has been correctly put on your hand. You can occasionally need a pair of scissors to cut the outer wrap open depending on how tight the seal is.
- Add some Flavor
You obviously want your homemade pizza to taste just like the pizza at your favorite pizzeria. Why don't we give it some taste and crunch? To do this, dunk a basting brush in a tiny amount of extra virgin olive oil and place it in a container. Then use the brush to lightly go over the pizza's crusty edges. The oil will be absorbed into the crust while the pizza cooks in the oven or microwave, giving it a mild flavor. The addition of this layer of oil also aids in the cheese's proper browning near the crust.
- Start baking
- Pizza cooked in an oven
- Heat the oven up: For information on the recommended temperature for your pizza, read the instructions on the packaging. For most frozen pizzas to cook correctly, the temperature must be between 375 and 425 °F.
- Have your oven set to "bake" to ensure that your pizza bakes evenly. It all depends on the oven model you have, but some people change it to "conventional" instead.
- However, avoid using the "broiler" option on any oven, as this only emits heat in one direction. With such heat, the pizza will probably have an overcooked top and an undercooked interior.
- Place the pizza on the baking sheet: Place the pizza on a non-stick baking sheet, making sure it is exactly centered.
- Try rearranging any crowded or loose toppings if you still have time. By doing this, the toppings will be more uniformly spread and will cover more of the pizza.
- Place the pizza in the oven
- Place the pizza in the middle of the rack in the oven. Since the pizza is not too close to the heating element below or above it, this placement guarantees that the heat is dispersed evenly.
- Cook for the allotted time
- It typically takes 15 to 20 minutes to cook a frozen pizza properly. However, the amount of toppings will also affect how long it takes to bake; some pizzas might take up to 30 minutes.
- Set a timer to alert you when the pizza is prepared. When the cheese begins to bubble steadily and turn brown, the pizza is done.
- After the pizza has finished baking, carefully open the oven door and remove the pizza from the inside. Hold the baking sheet by the edge and slide it out of the oven while wearing an oven mitt.
Pizza cooked in a microwave
- Put your pizza on the platter in the microwave: If the pizza won't fit on your microwave plate, make sure to get a larger one that is also microwave-safe.
- Place the pizza on the platter, making sure it is exactly centered. After that, insert the plate into the microwave after opening the door.
- Cook for the appropriate amount of time: In a microwave oven with a high heat setting, most frozen pizzas will cook for 3 to 4 minutes. However, larger or thicker types will take a little longer, suggest 5 to 6 minutes.
- The frozen thin-crust pizza should be carefully removed from the microwave since, similar to the oven, the dish it is sitting on is likely to be rather hot. To transfer the pizza to a ready platter, use a pie server.
- Give Your Pizza Time To Cool
Before cutting your frozen Italian pizza, give it some time to rest whether you baked it in the oven or microwaved it. Most pizzas should cool down in 3 to 5 minutes at the most. The resting period is crucial for two reasons: first, it enables the pizza to cool to the ideal and safest eating temperature; second, it gives the cheese time to partially harden, which makes slicing the pizza less messy.
- Slice up your pizza
Now that your frozen Italian pizza is prepared, all that's left to do is cut it into slices and take pleasure in your labor of love. Grab your pizza cutter and cut the pizza into however many serving-sized pieces you desire. You should be able to get 6–8 slices out of any frozen pizza of normal size.
Frozen pizza is a convenient option for many people around the world. But cooking them requires special attention and skills. Through this article, we hope you have gathered the necessary skills for the same. We urge you to try Pizza Bien right away if you haven't already. You may relax while enjoying a tasty, personalized pizza thanks to our reasonable prices, and no minimum order needed. Don't accept average pizza from chain eateries or tasteless frozen pizza alternatives. Today, give Pizza Bien a try to experience the difference for yourself.
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