Can You Microwave Frozen Pizza?

Question: Can you microwave frozen pizza? What happens if you put frozen pizza in your microwave?

Short Answer: Yes you can, and sometimes it is the preferred way to cook it.

Longer Answer: There are several reasons why you might want to microwave a frozen pizza. I guess you love pizza and are craving it, but you don’t have an oven or your oven is not working. Or it might be that you are in hurry and don’t want to wait for your oven to preheat and then cook the pizza. In any of these situations, cooking a frozen pizza in a microwave can be a quick and very convenient solution. The best way to get good results is to follow the microwave instructions that are on the package, if they are provided.

The main advantage of cooking a frozen pizza in the microwave is to save time and we know time is precious. Here are some recommended cooking times for different size pizzas, but please follow the instructions for microwaving on the box when provided.

8-9 inch pizza – 4-6 minutes

10-11 inch pizza – 5-7 minutes

11-12 inch pizza – 7-11 minutes

Pizza on French Bread, – 7-8 minutes

Mini Pizza 4, 6, 8 Pack – 3-5 minutes

While it is safe to microwave a frozen pizza, there are a few things that you should know not to do. First, you should not never use a pizza stone in the microwave mainly because it won’t work. Next, you should not use aluminum foil or metal in the microwave while cooking a frozen pizza (or anything for that matter), as it can cause sparks, catch on fire, explode and destroy your microwave. Obviously, don’t use anything that contains “not for use in microwaves,” and be sure to follow the instructions that came with your appliance.

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