There Is Always A Best Way To Cook A Frozen Pizza

Looking to get the best culinary experience out of your frozen pizza? That’s not an oxymoron. The smell of tomato sauce and cheese is drifting down the hall from our colleagues at Consumer Reports, who compared the same pizza when cooked in a conventional oven and a microwave oven. Their goal was to figure out the optimal way to cook frozen pizzas for optimal texture and tastiness.

Their verdict: if the box’s instructions have a “recommended” method, choose that one. (Unless that method is conventional oven and you’re in a hurry, of course.) In cases where the box doesn’t provide clues as to which method they prefer, go with a conventional oven. They cook pizzas more evenly and result in a better-textured crust.

News from our labs: Best way to cook frozen pizza [Consumer Reports]