How to Cook a Frozen Pizza in a Microwave

By Stacy D. Cooper

Some nights, a frozen pizza is all you can manage to whip up for dinner. And even heating it up in the oven feels like a chore. No judgment. The microwave can be your best friend when you really want to heat that pizza up easily and fast. Most frozen pizzas have microwave directions right on the box, but just in case, here's the general process—it couldn't be easier.

Spinach mushroom frozen pizza on a cutting board
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Spinach mushroom frozen pizza on a cutting board

Step 1

Remove the pizza from the box and take off the plastic wrap.

Step 2

Turn the pizza tray over so the shiny, gray side is facing up, or get a microwavable dinner plate.

Step 3

Put the pizza on the tray or plate and into the microwave. Cooking times vary, so follow the instructions on the box. The pizza is done cooking when the cheese has melted and the center feels hot to the touch.

Step 4

Slice, serve and enjoy!