You don't have to settle for the way frozen pizza tastes according to the box's directions. To improve your frozen pizza's flavour, the ManMade blog suggests punching holes in the dough to reduce the crust's limpness, adding your own toppings, and other tricks.
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Frozen pizza dough tends to come out limp because of the ice crystals and just regular frozen pizza ingredients. Steamed frozen pizza pales in comparison to baked pizza, but one trick you can try for plastic-wrapped pizza is this:
If your pizza comes wrapped in plastic (which they almost always do), try this trick: Before you unwrap it, flip it over onto the box or other flat surface, and take the plastic off just the back. Use a fork or paring knife to punch little holes, or "dock" the dough in the centre, where the toppings are. This will allow the steam to escape, and result in a much less-limp crust.
See the full post at ManMade for several other tips, such as brushing the crust right before it's finished cooking with garlic oil or garlic butter, and adding your own fresh toppings to boost your frozen pizza's flavour potential. Have any of your own frozen pizza tricks?
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