Tell me if this sounds familiar – you get yourself some Papa Murphy’s pizza, but you can’t eat it all so you end up freezing it.
Now, you’re hungry and you want some of that yummy pizza, but your Papa Murphy’s is frozen.
Keep reading and we’ll tell you what you need to know about how to bake a frozen Papa Murphy’s pizza.
The most important thing you need to know about cooking a Papa Murphy’s pizza that was in your freezer is that you need to let it thaw.
For the best results, let the frozen Papa Murphy’s pie thaw in your refrigerator for 24 hours.
Don’t sit it on the counter to defrost – you need to let it thaw in the fridge for the best results.
Once you have let that frozen pizza thaw in your fridge for 24 hours, it’s time to prepare for the cooking phase of this pizza night.
Such a process is not for everyone. Restaurant Business cites the inconvenience of having the heat your pizza in an industry that prizes convenience more than everything as a reason for Papa Murphys contraction in the latter half of the 2010s. On the other hand, though, Nations Restaurant News credits Papa Murphys with the title of “True Loyalty” for having a consumer base that marked them highly for value and stated their preference to buy their pizza out of loyalty, not convenience.
If you find yourselves craving a fresh pizza that is cooked to your specifications, check out the instructions above as they are sure to liven your night.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. If you bought a stuffed pizza, you should go for 350 degrees instead. When the oven is appropriately heated, remove the plastic wrapping and throw the pie in for 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Again, the stuffed pizza differs, requiring 32 to 40 minutes to cook. They also specify that if you have purchased a thin crust, you should use either the central or lower rack for the pizza. Once cooked, enjoy.
For those unfamiliar with Papa Murphys, the previous section may seem strange. After all, in most cases, if one orders a pizza, the pizzeria bakes it, not the consumer. Papa Murphys, however, operates with what they call a “Take N Bake Pizza.” They argue on their homepage, that by making the pizza at a Papa Murphys outlet, the consumer can receive a pizza made with fresh ingredients and heat it on their schedule, as opposed to the more disappointing scenarios when the melted cheese sticks to the box, or worse, cools by the time the party has gathered around the pizza.
A final note is that you should cook the pizza within 24 hours of purchasing it. If you refrigerate it, the pizza will need 60 minutes out of the fridge before baking for the crust to rise. Though, if you have ordered a pizza to bake from Papa Murphys, the chances are that you will be fine on this count.
Let the pizza sit on your counter for 60 minutes to reach room temperature.
This gives the dough in the crust some time to rise so that you get the best possible pizza from the frozen state.
While your pizza is sitting on the counter coming to room temperature, you can preheat the oven.
The temperature setting you need to use for your oven varies depending on your pizza type.
Follow this guide:
Place the pizza on your oven’s center baking rack for cooking.
The amount of time that you need to bake your Papa Murphy’s pizza varies by pizza type.
Follow this guide:
What temperature does Papa Murphy’s pizza bake at?
- Step 1 – Preheat. Preheat oven to 425°F. …
- Step 2 – Bake. Bake fresh pan pizza on center oven rack for approximately 12 to 18 minutes (varies by oven). …
- Step 3 – Remove from the pan. …
- Step 4 – Enjoy!
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