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How To Cook A Frozen Pizza Without An Oven?

Do you find yourself hungry with a frozen pizza, yet without an oven to cook it in?

This very thing happened to me when I was staying in a vacation rental.

Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can cook your frozen pizza without an oven.

In fact, there are four ways you can cook a frozen pizza with no oven, which we will cover in the article below.

On The Stovetop or Cooktop

If you have a stovetop or cooktop that is working, then you can get that yummy pizza all cooked up.

However, you do need a skillet or frying pan that is big enough to fit the frozen pizza into.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Add a small amount of cooking oil in in a large frying pan.
  2. Place the frozen pizza in the frying pan and cover it with a lid.
  3. Cook on medium-heat until you notice that the cheese on top is melting.
  4. Keep a check on the crust to make sure that it is not burning before the cheese melts – you can lower the temperature setting to prevent the burning of the crust.

On An Electric Griddle Or Skillet

Don’t have access to an oven or a cooktop to heat up that frozen pizza?

If you have an electric griddle or electric skillet, then you can use one of these to cook a frozen pizza – assuming that the pizza fits into it.

Here’s how to use an electric griddle or electric skillet to cook a frozen pizza:

  1. Place the frozen pizza in the electric skillet or on the electric griddle. If there is a lid, then cover it.
  2. Cook on medium-heat until you notice that the cheese on top is melting.
  3. Keep a check on the crust to make sure that it is not burning before the cheese melts – you can lower the temperature setting to prevent the burning of the crust.

On A Gas Grill

If the reason you don’t have access to an oven is due to a power outage, then you can use your outdoor grill to cook up the frozen pizza.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Preheat gas grill on medium to 400F (takes around 8-10 minutes).
  2. Take pizza out of plastic and place in middle of grill or on a pizza pan.
  3. Cooked for around 15 minutes then rotate it and cook it for the other 15 minutes.

In The Microwave

Probably the easiest way to cook a frozen pizza is in the microwave, if you have one that will fit the pizza.

In fact, many microwaves have a “pizza” button that is designed for frozen pizzas.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Take pizza out of plastic and place it on a microwave safe plate.
  2. Put the plate with the pizza on it in your microwave and close the door.
  3. Either use the “pizza” button or set the cook timer for between 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the size of the pizza. (or, refer to the directions on the pizza box)

Tip: I like to set mine to cook for 4 minutes and then do 30-second intervals so that I can check on when it is perfectly cooked to my liking.

Just remember that a pizza cooked in the microwave will have a softer crust that you’re used too.

Final Word

As you can see, there are several ways that you can cook a frozen pizza without needing an oven.

Basically, any way that you can heat it up to defrost it and cook it will result in a yummy dinner of pizza.

image credit: Amin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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