Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way....

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2018/02/27 11:09:12 (permalink)

Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way....

Anyone ever try this...and does it make a frozen pizza better??????
 
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    TJ Jackson
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 11:18:46 (permalink)
    The reason I'd buy a frozen pizza is to have a meal available that can be produced quickly without a lot of fuss or effort.  Freezer to oven, set a timer, done.
     
    The "thaw it fully" instruction doesnt take any effort, but it does mess with the whole "quickly" aspect, and one would have to check the pie regularly to see if it is fully thawed yet, adding to the "fuss" aspect
     
    As such - no, I have never tried this
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 11:44:13 (permalink)
    It works. You've got to thaw them in the refrigerator, not room temperature.
    And I do like using a cast iron frying pan.
    But I'm not Italian, Lee, so spare the
    Spiel.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 11:48:00 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    It works. You've got to thaw them in the refrigerator, not room temperature.
    And I do like using a cast iron frying pan.
    But I'm not Italian, Lee, so spare the
    Spiel.

    Not at all. In a pinch, I've tried them. Most better than fast food pizza.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 11:51:57 (permalink)
    I can see that working well - refrigerator thaw would probably allow the yeast (if any remains alive) in the dough to re-activate and work their magic
     
    But of course, this further lengthens the time it takes to get the originally-frozen pizza on the table :-)
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 12:19:59 (permalink)
    I get $1.99 cheese pizza when they're on sale. For a single living alone guy
    it works fine. Then I can doctor them up with extras. :)
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 12:22:01 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    I get $1.99 cheese pizza when they're on sale. For a single living alone guy
    it works fine. Then I can doctor them up with extras. :)

     Why not?
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 12:22:20 (permalink)
    My favorite frozen pizza is Wal-Mart's "Sam's Choice" thin crust varieties.
     
    I get good results using the box directions and a (pre-heated) pizza stone.
     
    That said, this other method is interesting ... here's what I'm thinking of trying:
     
    1)  Let pizza thaw in fridge.
     
    2)  Pre-heat oven and stone to 550.
     
    3)  Sprinkle some EVOO on pizza and dust the stone with corn meal.
     
    4)  Start watching carefully after 5 minutes; I'm guessing 6 - 7 minutes should do the trick.
     
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    I'm thinking the result will be a crisper crust and a moister top. 
    We'll see; worst case I'll waste $5 and have to microwave a TV dinner.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 12:24:56 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim
    My favorite frozen pizza is Wal-Mart's "Sam's Choice" thin crust varieties.
     
    I get good results using the box directions and a (pre-heated) pizza stone.
     
    That said, this other method is interesting ... here's what I'm thinking of trying:
     
    1)  Let pizza thaw in fridge.
     
    2)  Pre-heat oven and stone to 550.
     
    3)  Sprinkle some EVOO on pizza and dust the stone with corn meal.
     
    4)  Start watching carefully after 5 minutes; I'm guessing 6 - 7 minutes should do the trick.
     
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    I'm thinking the result will be a crisper crust and a moister top. 
    We'll see; worst case I'll waste $5 and have to microwave a TV dinner.


    Sounds like a plan. Report back.
     
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 12:54:55 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson
    The reason I'd buy a frozen pizza is to have a meal available that can be produced quickly without a lot of fuss or effort.  Freezer to oven, set a timer, done.
     
    The "thaw it fully" instruction doesnt take any effort, but it does mess with the whole "quickly" aspect, and one would have to check the pie regularly to see if it is fully thawed yet, adding to the "fuss" aspect

    It seems more like a method for a plan-ahead meal.  Put the pizza in the fridge in the morning and then cook it that night.  Otherwise, it'd be faster to make a fresh pizza, especially with a premade crust.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 13:29:35 (permalink)
    Yeah, plan-ahead would work, but again, typically I am pulling out a frozen pie at the last minute due to an unplanned lack of time :-)
     
    If I am thinking ahead I'd defrost something better :-)
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 13:30:06 (permalink)
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    TJ Jackson
    The reason I'd buy a frozen pizza is to have a meal available that can be produced quickly without a lot of fuss or effort.  Freezer to oven, set a timer, done.
     
    The "thaw it fully" instruction doesnt take any effort, but it does mess with the whole "quickly" aspect, and one would have to check the pie regularly to see if it is fully thawed yet, adding to the "fuss" aspect

    It seems more like a method for a plan-ahead meal.  Put the pizza in the fridge in the morning and then cook it that night.  Otherwise, it'd be faster to make a fresh pizza, especially with a premade crust.


    True. Done that too. Costco sells stone oven crusts here. Works with a quality sauce (San Marzano tomatoes) and a quality cheese.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 14:57:53 (permalink)
    I keep a half dozen frozen cheap pizzas on hand at all times.  With 4x kids (9, 12, 15, 18) if they have friends over or weekend sleep overs, they can destroy the fridge and pantry.  I need a cheap emergency meal on hand at all times.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 15:07:35 (permalink)
    WarToad
    I keep a half dozen frozen cheap pizzas on hand at all times.  With 4x kids (9, 12, 15, 18) if they have friends over or weekend sleep overs, they can destroy the fridge and pantry.  I need a cheap emergency meal on hand at all times.


    I hear you...been there,done that. 
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 16:00:17 (permalink)
    Yeah, kids here too, albeit only 2 of them
     
    Probably wouldnt have a frozen pizza in the freezer at all were it not for them
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 16:26:07 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson
    Yeah, kids here too, albeit only 2 of them
     
    Probably wouldnt have a frozen pizza in the freezer at all were it not for them


    Yep!
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 20:12:07 (permalink)
    When I eat a frozen or deli pizza, I like them cooked on my gas grill. I could try making a thawed one but lately my "quickie" pizza is an Aldi's deli thin crust. They seem to change flavors weekly and are usually $5.99.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/27 21:54:52 (permalink)
    I eat frozen pizzas all the time.  I use the toaster oven. I don't have the luxury of living close to good pizza.  Local DiCarlos is good, but you can only eat that so often.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/28 04:28:08 (permalink)
    tkitna
    I eat frozen pizzas all the time.  I use the toaster oven. I don't have the luxury of living close to good pizza.  Local DiCarlos is good, but you can only eat that so often.


    Why? What's wrong with it?
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/28 07:27:18 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson....... but it does mess with the whole "quickly" ....


    I agree. About as far as I am willing to go is as bbqboy says, is to throw on some extra toppings. It's not like the old days when frozen pizza was a little sauce and "cheez" on crappy crust made to sell for $1. Today's are good out of the box. But to get back to TJ's comment, if it is not "quick"' why bother?? With rapid rise yeast, we can make a "scratch" pizza in about an hour, with about 15-20 min prep time.....................and it can take that long to doctor up the frozen one. If the frozen pizza needs to be thawed, IMO, the "scratch" option is quicker.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/28 10:42:12 (permalink)
    tmiles: nailed it
     
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/02/28 15:25:13 (permalink)
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    tkitna
    I eat frozen pizzas all the time.  I use the toaster oven. I don't have the luxury of living close to good pizza.  Local DiCarlos is good, but you can only eat that so often.


    Why? What's wrong with it?


    They bake the crust with some sauce and then they top it.
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/03/02 10:21:40 (permalink)
    Nobody has mentioned the pre-made crust option for fast. Boboli (tm), may be the best known, but IMO, not the "best".  When the kids were young, they loved to make english muffin pizzas. 
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/03/02 14:08:46 (permalink)
    tmiles
    Nobody has mentioned the pre-made crust option for fast. Boboli (tm), may be the best known, but IMO, not the "best".  When the kids were young, they loved to make english muffin pizzas. 


    Yes, some places(Costco,for one) are selling brick oven pizza crusts. ...
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    Re: Try cooking a frozen pizza(ugh) this way.... 2018/03/03 10:52:18 (permalink)
    <p>I keep a half dozen frozen cheap pizzas on hand at all times.&nbsp; With 4x kids (9, 12, 15, 18) if they have friends over or weekend sleep overs, they can destroy the fridge and pantry.&nbsp; I need a cheap emergency meal on hand at all times.</p>
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