Did it ever happen to you to not have enough time to sit and enjoy a big meal? Very often? In this world where everybody is in a hurry, it is really hard to slow down and enjoy a healthy meal. That is one of the reasons why years ago, the food industry came up with the idea of frozen meals that are ready in 2 to 5 minutes.
There are many frozen meals out there on the market, but one of the most popular that can make your stomach full and at the same time make you feel like floating in the clouds is frozen pizza.
When microwaving frozen pizza you don’t have to defrost it. It is recommended to use a microwave-safe plate. The timing ranges from 1 min to 8 mins depending on the size of the pizza.
In this article, you can find a few steps on how to microwave frozen pizza and additional 3 tips I recommend, so the pizza will taste like a real one.
How Long To Microwave Frozen Pizza
First of all, before opening the frozen pizza, you should pay attention to the question of how much you want to eat and how many pizzas are enough for you. After deciding whether you want to microwave only one small pizza, or you want to make 3 of them for the whole day, you should start with the preparation for microwaving.
Before anything, make sure your microwave is plugged in, then grab a plate, and put the pizza inside. After closing the door of the microwave with the pizza inside, you should turn the timer on to the number your instructions on the pizza box told you.
If you already put the pizza box with the instructions in the trash, you should microwave it depending on the size of the pizza you want.
If you want only one pizza slice, you should microwave it for a minimum of 2 minutes and check back every 30 seconds. If you want a little bit extra than a pizza slice and you have mini pizza, you need to turn the timer on for 3 to 4 minutes.
If you think an 8-inch pizza is a right size for you, microwave it for 4 to 6 minutes. If you have friends over in your house or you just want to microwave a family XL pizza, then you should make your timer 7 to 8 minutes
Is it OK to microwave frozen pizza?
Yes. it is definitely safe to microwave frozen pizza. However, If you are scared that maybe your pizza will get burnt and black, set up your timer in fewer minutes, and then after checking you can leave it for an extra 30 seconds and so on.
Another point I want to suggest is that you can prevent the crust of your frozen pizza from being soggy, try putting a microwave-safe rack between the plate and the pizza.
By doing this, the moisture is having a chance to escape so that the bottom of the crust doesn’t get soggy.
The amount of time needed to cook a frozen pizza in the microwave will depend on the size of the pizza, the thickness of the crust, and the wattage of your microwave”.
When the microwave starts ringing and your room starts to smell like someone delivered pizza to your door it means the frozen pizza is ready for you.
If you have time, you can sit down and enjoy your pizza with a Coke or beer while watching TV or playing games. On the other hand, if you are in a hurry, the tips provided below in this article will be really helpful for you.
What is the best way to microwave pizza?
The first additional tip that I want to recommend is using a paper plate instead of a normal plate. If you are late somewhere and this is your to-go meal for the day, and you don’t want to leave the house without having a meal, use a paper plate.
Instead of being at home, and trying to eat as fast as you can, you can eat on your way to your destination with the same paper plate that you used to microwave your pizza. Also, you will save time when moving the pizza from your normal plate to the paper one, as the pizza is supposed to be very hot.
Also, before cooking the pizza, it is better if you leave the pizza for a minute or 2 at room temperature. It will help the ice to melt out of the pizza and make it more delicious.
The last tip that I will recommend for you is using heat-resistant gloves. In the distraction of being late, there is a chance to be less careful about how you are going to take the pizza out of the microwave. Having at least one glove can help you not get burnt and of course, save a few extra seconds from your precious time.
Therefore, you need to be aware that there are different types of frozen pizza, and you should always read the instructions. Enjoy your meal and Bon Appetit.