Why You Should Add Toppings To Frozen Pizza After It's Done Cooking

Pizza is quite possibly one of the world's most beloved foods. According to CSP Daily News, pizza actually ranked number one in a list of the most crave-worthy foods among consumers. Why is pizza pie such a sought-after fare?

Melty cheese, crunchy veggies, hearty meats, crusty dough... what's not to love? And while visiting your fave local pizzeria can be a blast, frozen pizza is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table at home. Regardless of the type of pizza you're eating, it can easily be glammed up with personalized ingredients such as veggies, extra cheese, and meats.

You can use several hacks to enhance the flavor and texture of your pie at home. Allrecipes recommends things like using a pizza stone, turning the heat to the max, adding more cheese, and sprinkling fresh herbs over a frozen pie after baking.

Add unexpected flavor and texture with post-bake toppings

According to "Top Chef" contestant Jamie Lynch (via Insider), you can amp up your pie by adding a sprinkling of toppings after you finish baking it. Doing so can enhance the flavor and texture of a frozen pizza. Lynch told Insider, "Not many people think to garnish their pizza after it's done cooking, but this actually adds a ton of unexpected flavors and texture." He recommends reaching for toppings like marinated artichokes, Parmesan cheese, olives, and baby arugula.

You can also add toppings before baking your pie, but it's important to know which ones are best added before and which should be tossed on at the end. Serious Eats points out that there are many veggies can elevate a frozen pizza, such as mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant slices, potatoes, spinach, and even shaved asparagus. They recommend thinly slicing your more watery veggies and par-cooking them before baking, but adding crisper veggies to the 'za after it's done cooking. Crust Kingdom says they key is asking yourself how the toppings will hold up in the oven. The high heat may burn some delicate additions, so they recommend hiding those underneath the cheese for heat protection if you must add them during baking.