Cooking the Perfect Pizza

Kids love pizza. Adults love pizza. Boys love pizza. Girls love pizza. Dogs like pizza. EVERYBODY likes pizza. However, buying a pizza from a restaurant can be expensive. And making your own can be difficult. But don’t fret, dear readers, I’m going to take you through the process of making the perfect pizza at home.

Things you’ll need for making the perfect pizza:

  1. An oven
  2. A timer
  3. A round pan large enough to hold a pizza (a rectangular pan will suffice as long as it’s clean.
  4. A pizza cutter
  5. Plates
  6. A frozen pizza

First, preheat your oven to the required temperature. The required temperature will be on the pizza box. When your oven is heated, take the pizza out of your freezer. Carefully take the pizza out of the box; making sure you do not harm the instructions on the box. This is a very common mistake to avoid. Most frozen pizzas will also be wrapped in plastic. Make sure you take the pizza out of the plastic and remove any other non-pizza items from the pizza.

Remove the pizza from the plastic. Make sure you remove all non-pizza items from your pizza before cooking.
Remove the pizza from the plastic. Make sure you remove all non-pizza items from your pizza before cooking.

Once the pizza has been removed from ALL packaging, place it in the oven. Place the pizza directly on the rack in the oven unless the rack of your oven is really dirty. If the oven rack is dirty use a pan. Don’t be gross. Set your timer to the lowest amount of time prescribed by the pizza box and make sure the oven door is closed.

When your timer’s alarm sounds, turn it off and go check your pizza. The crust should be brownish and the cheese should be melted. If not, close the oven door and set your timer for another minute or two. Repeat this process until the pizza is finished.

Let your pizza cook before you cut it. Don't remove the grease. It's flavorful.
Let your pizza cook before you cut it. Don’t remove the grease. It’s flavorful.

Once the pizza is finished cooking, open the oven door and gently slide it off the rack and onto your round pan. Let your pizza cool a little before you cut your pizza. After your pizza has cooled, use your pizza cutter to cut a straight line across the diameter of the pizza.

Cut along the diameter
Cut along the diameter

Then make another cut perpendicular to your first cut. If needed, make another cut along the diameter, starting between the first two cuts. Continue this process until you have your desired number of slices. Now it’s time to enjoy your pizza.

There are some things to keep in mind when making your perfect pizza. Make sure you don’t burn yourself on the oven. Ovens can be hot. Be sure you know your oven. I have to set the temperature on my oven lower than the prescribed temperature on the box. Otherwise the pizza will burn.

The box says to preheat to 400. I set mine at 375 so my pizza doesn't burn. All ovens are different.
The box says to preheat to 400. I set mine at 375 so my pizza doesn’t burn. All ovens are different.

Also, some frozen pizzas are different; be sure you cook your pizza according to the instructions on the box. If the instructions on your box are different than my instructions, you got the wrong frozen pizza.

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