While there’s nothing wrong with frozen pizza and it makes for an easy meal when you don’t have the time or energy to cook and you don’t want to order take-out, it’s nothing like a fresh pizza. Frozen pizza usually isn’t as crispy and the cheese isn’t as melty. But with these hacks, you won’t even realize the pizza came out out of a box.
Cook Pizza in an Air Fryer
Air fryers are amazing for getting crispy fries or transforming leftovers and when it comes to frozen pizzas, air frying them makes the crust crispier. Individual slices or personal pies work best in air fryers.
To mimic the taste of a wood-fired oven, grill pizza outdoors. This will give the pizza a fresher taste and more flavors.
Get a Pizza Stone or Cast Iron Pan
What makes restaurant pizza so delicious is that it’s often cooked in a specially designed oven that reaches up to 800 F. Since this isn’t possible at home, heat-retaining tools like pizza stones and cast iron pans can give the same feel.
Make Pizza in a Waffle Iron
Waffle irons are good for much more than just waffles—you can cook pizza in them. Just be sure to place the pizza between parchment paper to prevent a mess.
Pizza is always better with toppings and you can spruce up frozen pizza with your favorite toppings like anchovies, pineapple, peppers, and pepperoni. And it doesn’t have to stop there—you can add olive oil, cheese, or a melted butter and garlic mix to the crust.