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The Brilliant Frozen Pizza Trick You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

You can have the perfect slice of frozen pizza every time with this simple trick.

We’ll admit, frozen pizza doesn’t always check all the boxes for a healthy dinner. But sometimes throwing a pizza in the oven is all you have the time to do! That’s why we’re sharing a secret that will help you take pizza night up a notch. Hint: It’s all about rearranging the toppings.

The perfect slice of frozen pizza

Have you ever cut into a pizza that’s fresh out of the oven, only to have the toppings and cheese start to slide around and make a mess? This can be caused by trying to slice the pizza while it’s still too hot, but another factor is the topping placement. If there are toppings in the way of your slice lines, it can be difficult to get a clean cut. Plus, wouldn’t you rather have full circles of pepperoni on each slice of pizza rather than uneven pepperoni portions?

Here’s the surprisingly simple and brilliant solution: Before you put the pizza in the oven, rearrange the toppings. Need help choosing a frozen pizza brand? Here, we narrowed down the choices to our faves.

Imagine where the slice lines will be, then place the toppings on each portion of pizza, leaving space between each slice so you have a clear path to make your cut. No more cutting through toppings!

Whenever cooking a frozen pizza, rearrange the ingredients before you cook it so that when you cut through it, it makes for a cleaner slice. from r/lifehacks

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How to add more flavor

Now that you’ve perfected your pizza slices, with full portions of toppings on each slice—it’s time to kick up the flavor. You can do this by adding even more pizza toppings and of course, cheese. Before baking the pizza, throw on more pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, or whatever you have on hand. (Following our topping arrangement tip as described above.) Pssst: here’s why a brick oven makes the best pizzas.

Then sprinkle more shredded cheese on top, because you can never have too much cheese. In the end, you’ll have perfectly portioned slices with extra flavor. You might even forget you’re eating a frozen pizza! Have leftovers? Learn the best way to heat leftover pizza.

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