Do This Before Adding Veggies To Frozen Pizza

Frozen pizza is a delicacy among college kids and time-starved adults alike. Whether you're tossing a frozen pie in the oven for a quick and easy dinner for the kiddos or just choosing to save a few bucks on delivery from your local pizza joint, ready-to-cook pizzas are an eternal freezer staple.

While some frozen pizzas are better than others — don't worry, we've already ranked the best frozen pizzas to stock up on at the grocery store — there are a few tricks to enhancing a frozen pizza, like cleaning out your fridge and using up leftovers to top your pie, and broiling it during its last few minutes of cooking time to improve how your frozen pizza bakes.

You can also use a frozen cheese pizza as a blank canvas and customize it by adding more cheese, meats, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or fresh veggies before baking it. But did you know that taking a simple, extra step can make your veggie-topped pizza even better?

Toss produce in oil and seasoning

It might seem like somewhat of a no-brainer, but you should season your veggies before adding them to your frozen pizza. Pretty much any veggie works as a pizza topping, and adding them is a great way to use up the extra produce in your fridge before it goes bad.

Thinly slice your raw vegetables of choice, then toss them in olive oil and seasonings, as recommended by The Kitchn, before adding them to your frozen pie and baking as directed. A savory Italian seasoning is a great choice to enhance the flavor of your frozen pie, or even just a dash of salt and pepper can help draw out the natural flavors of your produce. And while you can throw raw veggies directly on your pie after they're tossed in oil and seasonings, remember to briefly sauté leafy greens like spinach or kale in your oil and seasoning blend before adding them to your frozen pie.

Keep in mind that vegetables with high water content, such as zucchini, tomatoes, and mushrooms, should be sliced thinly in order to prevent your pizza from getting soggy while it bakes, as noted by Serious Eats. In fact, you may even opt to add toppings to your frozen pizza after it's done cooking as a garnish for best results.