Popping a frozen pizza in the oven makes for a fast meal. Unfortunately, a soggy or burnt crust ruins the entire pizza. A crispy crust adds to the enjoyment of eating the pie. Frozen pizza crusts are dry and require an addition of oil to help add moisture while allowing the crust to crisp up in the oven. With the proper technique, your frozen pizza will have a crispy crust.

Things You'll Need

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place an oven rack in the center position.

Pour 2 tbsp. of olive oil into a bowl. Apply the olive oil to a pastry brush. Brush the crust with the olive oil. Use additional olive oil if needed to cover the entire bottom.

Place the pizza directly on the center rack in the preheated oven. Allow the pizza to cook for five minutes.

Inspect the bottom of the pizza by pulling up an edge with tongs. If the crust has brown spots, slide the pizza using the tongs onto a pizza pan with perforations in the bottom. Leave the pizza another three minutes if the crust is still white on the bottom.

Cook the pizza until the cheese has melted on top. Remove from the oven. Allow the pizza to cool for one minute before cutting.

References and Resources

O Chef: Producing a Crispier Pizza Crust