Right now, we are all trying to avoid going to the store as much as possible. Many of us are a little tired of cooking, and tons of us are turning to freezer food to provide a little comfort. The ultimate go-to? Frozen pizza.
You might be heating these up a little more frequently right now (or for the first time ever). Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to jazz up this classic.
Here are a few ideas to make your frozen pizza taste better — from adding a few additional ingredients to alternate ideas for cooking the pizza.
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Add variety to the cheese.
Most frozen pizzas come with frozen cheese. To make a cheesier, more gourmet taste, add a fresh choice of your choosing. Once your frozen pizza has been in the oven for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and grate fresh cheese atop. Return to the oven and bake until ready. Experiment with different varieties of cheese to find new favorite flavor combinations.
Top with Fresh Herbs.
Add a touch of green to your frozen pizza by sprinkling your favorite herb on top. Go with classic basil or try some roasted rosemary or fresh thyme for a new flavor. Note: some herbs taste delicious slightly baked into your pizza and some taste better fresh!
Add fresh tomatoes and peppers.
One of the best ways to liven up your frozen pizza is to add freshly harvested veggies. Tomatoes and peppers are particularly successful add-ons. Place fresh veggies on top of the frozen pizza before you bake in the oven for best results.
Top with pre-cooked veggies.
Looking to get some extra vegetables into your meal? Add broccoli, cauliflower, kale, or roasted radishes to your pie. For best results, cook and season your vegetables prior to placing them on your pizza. Try seasoning your veggies with some extra virgin olive oil and a touch of salt. Your pizza will have a whole new look and taste!
Lay on fresh arugula.
Pile superfoods on your pizza by topping your frozen pie with arugula or spinach. Turn your box pizza into the base for your salad. Drizzle with a little Italian dressing, crushed chilis, and your dinner is complete!
Make pizza tacos.
After preparing your pizza according to the box directions, let it cool slightly, and cut into large triangle pieces. Take these pieces and fold into “pizza tacos.” Place the folded pieces on a fry pan with a little olive oil to give the crust a little extra kick.
Serve frozen pizza for breakfast.
Turn your frozen pie into a delicious and easy breakfast. Add a little breakfast sausage, tofu, or bacon on top. Top it off with a fried egg for a cheesy, fulfilling breakfast!
Cook it on the grill.
First, let your pizza thaw to room temperature. Then throw it on the grill! This makes the crust extra crispy and gives your pizza a fresh, new flavor.
This time is about making the best of what we have. So take your frozen pizza, dress it up, and share it with your loved ones! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or simply making lunch for the kids, use these tips to take your frozen pie to the next level.
If you aren’t tired of cooking yet and are looking for a flatbread recipe – we have a list of delicious flatbread recipes you can try!