How to Cook Totino’s Party Pizza in Microwave
Microwave ovens can be a quick and easy way to cook pasta, vegetables, and even pizza. For example, Totino’s Party Pizza is an iconic dish for many people; it tastes like home. The problem with microwaving your Totino’s Party Pizzas (or any frozen pizza) is that they tend to come out unevenly cooked, causing the cheese to bubble over onto the pan or plate in some spots while other parts are still raw.
Here are some tips on how to cook Totino’s party pizza in the microwave! This recipe will be perfect for when you need a quick dinner or lunch. We’ll show you how to do it step-by-step with pictures and instructions. Let’s get started!
What is Totino’s Party Pizza?
Totino’s Party Pizza is a party-sized frozen pizza product made by the frozen food company Totino’s. It is manufactured in various flavors, including pepperoni and cheese, meat lovers, and supreme.
The pizza crust is crispy and flaky on the bottom but flexible enough to lift with your hands. The sauce has a hearty tomato flavor, which balances well with all toppings (which are usually mild). The cheese is nicely melted and generally browned in spots, and the pepperoni rounds have a delightfully grease-soaked flavor.
Ingredients to Make Totino’s Party Pizza:
- 1 Totino’s Party Pizza (any flavor)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
Directions: How to Cook Totino’s Party Pizza in Microwave
Preheat the oven to 350° (or 170° Celsius). If you are planning to use the oven, preheat it now.
Break open the two Totino’s Party Pizzas (four pizzas) and separate them into dough circles. The dough should feel like bread dough if frozen for a few months; otherwise, the dough should be slightly squishy but still somewhat firm.
Rub a small amount of butter on a microwave-safe plate and spread the dough circles out on the plate until they reach out to the edges of the plate.
Microwave each circle individually for one minute on high power. The pizzas should be slightly soft. Proceed to step 5 when microwaving is complete.
Eat the pizzas while they are still hot, or place them on a plate and let them cool for ten minutes until you can pick up the individual edges of the pizzas without tearing them apart.
Add any desired toppings while the crust is still hot, and return it to the microwave for an additional minute. If you failed to add a sufficient amount of cheese or if your oven isn’t working properly, you may need to return it to the oven to melt the cheese.
When purchasing Totino’s Party Pizzas, only purchase the ones meant to be cooked in the oven. The pizzas should not contain eggs or milk ingredients unless you buy vegan/dairy-free Totino’s Party Pizzas. Also, the cheese sauce will become soft if left out for more than 20 minutes, so it is best not to leave the pizzas out for too long.
Things to Consider:
1. Microwave times may vary. If you have a lower-watt microwave, it will take longer to cook your pizza. If you have a higher-watt microwave, it will take less time to cook your pizza.
2. If the cheese on top of the pizza starts to melt off at any point during microwaving, turn the pizza over in the middle of microwaving.
3. Always be careful when removing your pizza from the microwave, especially if you cook more than one at a time. The cheese will be scalding and could burn you.
4. Do not leave microwaving your pizza unattended for any amount of time. This could result in injury to yourself or damage to your microwave.
5. For pre-made pizzas, always be sure to follow all heating instructions on the packaging.
How Long Do You Cook Totinos Party Pizza?
Microwave ovens can cook foods more quickly than traditional over ranges. The actual cooking time depends on the microwave’s wattage, which varies greatly between models. A general rule of thumb is that a 1000-watt microwave takes about two minutes to heat a Totino’s Party Pizza. However, it may take longer depending on the wattage of the microwave oven.
Totino’s Party Pizzas are pre-cooked so that they can be heated in a microwave. However, because microwaves generate heat differently than other ovens, the edges of the pizza may get crispy while the center remains doughy. This can be prevented by placing a cup of water in with the pizza to shield it from direct microwave energy.
How Hot Does It Get?
Microwave ovens heat food by causing molecules in the food to vibrate rapidly. These rapid vibrations cause friction, which produces heat. Since microwave energy does not penetrate deeply into foods, microwaves are absorbed within about an inch of the outside of the pizza.
The dough closest to the outside gets cooked more quickly than the interior parts. This can cause the center of the pizza to be doughy while the outer crusts are crispy. A microwave oven does not brown foods because it does not provide enough heat for that purpose. However, microwaving can help dry out and overcook food that is already too dry or overcooked.
How Do I Cook a Frozen Pizza in the Microwave?
Microwave ovens are popular for cooking single-serving foods such as frozen pizza, chicken nuggets, or burritos. However, cooking a frozen party pizza in the microwave requires care to prevent burning and/or to overcook the crust while waiting for the cheese to melt.
Therefore, preparation is a factor when microwaving a pizza. First, remove the Totino’s Party Pizza from its box and place it on a microwave-safe plate or dish to catch any possible leakage.
If using a ceramic plate, be sure to choose one designed for microwaves; if it heats unevenly, parts of your pizza may overcook before the cheese melts. Next, cut the package open carefully, without tearing it, to release the pizza from its aluminum wrapper. This can be done safely by inserting a knife or scissors through one of the cut-out areas in the cellophane.
Totino’s Party Pizza in the microwave is a great option for busy parties or when you don’t have time to cook. You can even make these pizzas ahead of time, so they are ready to go when your guests arrive!
The best part about microwaving them? They come out crispy and tasty every single time. We hope you now know how to cook Totino’s party pizza in the microwave. Try this recipe tonight for your next party. It’ll be a hit with everyone at your table!
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