How to Bake Thawed Pizza

Pizza with cheese and pizza paddle
A pizza slice being taken from a cooked pizza. (Image: Mamuka Gotsiridze/iStock/Getty Images)

If you’re searching for a meal that’s easy and will satisfy your whole family, turn to the time honored tradition of pizza. Whether you make it yourself, get delivery or buy it pre-made, pizza is an easy crowd pleaser. Thawing frozen pizza before baking can shave some time off of the cooking process. Thaw and cook pizza properly to ensure safe food handling.

Step 1

Place the frozen pizza into your refrigerator the night before you plan to cook it.

Step 2

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Unwrap the thawed pizza and place it on a cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet into the oven.

Step 4

Bake the pizza for 12 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the crust. Thinner crusts will take approximately 12 to 15 minutes to cook, thicker crusts can take from 15 or 17 minutes. Pan pizza may take as long as 20 minutes. Thawed pizza will cook faster than frozen pizza, usually saving you three to five minutes.

Step 5

Remove the pizza from the oven when it is cooked; the cheese should be fully melted, while the crust should be light brown in color.

Step 6

Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes, then slice it using a pizza slicer. Serve immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Frozen pizza

  • Cookie sheet

  • Pizza slicer

Tip

The required oven temperature may vary for different brands of premade pizza. Follow package directions for your particular pizza.

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