The Brilliant Frozen Pizza Tip We Got from Reddit

updated Sep 8, 2020
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Heating up a frozen pizza isn’t exactly hard. The ease of it is why so many of us turn to this option in a pinch. (Especially during COVID-19 times; back in May, sales of frozen pizzas were up 100 percent from the same time last year.) Sure, you can try this hack of letting it thaw before you cook it, and you can do a few things to dress it up, but really you just need to preheat the oven, unwrap the thing, and follow the timing instructions on the package. So why do you need a Reddit tip for frozen pizza? Because this one is downright brilliant. What’s the tip? We’ll get to it.

First, let’s study this pizza on the right in the photo above. Do you see a problem? We do! It’s the fact that the pepperoni is not evenly distributed amongst the slices. And some pep pieces have even been cut or have started to fall off because of this placement-slash-slicing-strategy. While it’s certainly not a deal-breaker (even pizza with unevenly distributed toppings is good pizza!), it could lead to some disagreements between family members or a less-than-ideal eating experience.

And so here goes this Reddit tip: “Whenever cooking a frozen pizza, rearrange the ingredients before you cook it so that when you cut through it, it makes for a cleaner slice.”

Brilliant, right!? By rearranging the toppings before you cook the pizza, you not only ensure that all the slices are equally topped, you also get to do so before the cheese gets melty. Because it’s a lot easier to reposition a slice of pepperoni when it’s sitting on frozen cheese shards versus a melty puddle of cheese.

A few Kitchn staffers have tried this tip and we can totally vouch for it. Not only do we vouch for it — we recommend it.

Do you have any other smart frozen pizza tips? Leave them in the comments below!