Helpful hints for cooking your Pizza Villa pizza.
We prefer to cook our pizzas frozen because they’re easier to handle. If you cook them when thawed, make sure they’re not too soft because they’re too hard to handle and slide in the oven. If you do thaw them, make sure you keep them cold so they will slide off the cardboard circle they are on.
Pizza stones work best for cooking Pizza Villa pizzas. When preheating the oven, preheat the stone on the bottom rack of the oven. Slide the pizza onto the stone. If you don’t have a stone, you can slide the pizza directly on the middle rack of your oven to cook. Only cook one pizza at a time in the oven. If you would like to put fresh garlic or seasonings on top of the pizza before cooking that’s fine.
- Preheat oven at 430°
- Take pizza out of box.
- Remove pizza table (the little white plastic table in the middle of your pizza).
- Slide pizza only on rack or stone, (don’t put the cardboard circle in the oven).
- Save cardboard circle to take out pizza if you cooked it directly on the rack.
- Cook pizza for 15-18 minutes depending on the amount of ingredients on the pizza.
- After about 10 minutes of cooking, check every couple of minutes.
- When the cheese starts to brown the pizza is done.
- If crust starts to get well-done and cheese is not brown, put pizza on top rack and broil a few minutes to brown the cheese.
- If you are having trouble with the crust burning before you put the pizza in the oven wrap tin foil all around the pizza crust. Leave the foil on the whole time the pizza is cooking.
- If the pizza was cooked directly on the rack, slide the pizza circle under the pizza to remove it from the rack.
- If you used a stone, you may serve the pizza directly from the stone.
Due to the amount of ingredients and the thin crust on this pizza, cutting into squares works best. Call Pizza Villa at (815)758-8116 and ask for a manager for further cooking tips. Visit us on the web @ pizzavilla.com. or you can also Contact Us