Quite often, probably too often I find myself scavenging through my half empty freezer in search of high calorie midnight snacks. Typically, I have the option of Jose Ole’s chicken Taquitos, Bubba burgers, bagels, or frozen pizzas. The taquitos are old, and only two are left. I can never quite cook my Bubba burger on the stove correctly, and there is never any cream cheese for the bagels. The choice is clear: frozen pizza pies! The thing about frozen pizzas that makes them the supremeist of all midnight snax is the lack of mess. Essentially, the only thing to clean is the pizza cutter, even then you can just lick it off and stick it back in the drawer without your mom ever knowing. Also, generally it only takes 12-18 minutes to cook a frozen pizza, which leaves plenty of time to read a few other Pizza Prospect articles!
The three standard pizza’s you can find in my fridge are the after school classic, Tombstone, The Target branded Archer Farms, and the self-rising Red Baron. All exceptional in their own very different ways.
Tombstone: 400° for 16-18 min. I have a strict pepperoni only policy for this frozen pizza powerhouse. Available at every grocery store ever globally. My favorite part of this pizza is its sauce. The sauce tastes like it could be on a fresh pizza, fairly tangy and plenty of it. The cheese is cheesy. The pepperonis are big and greasy. With its average pre-heating temperature length, and cook time Tombstone is a great snack for after school while doing your math homework. ***Often times Tombstone is buy one get one at Giant, keep your eyes peeled
Red Baron: 400° for 15-20 min. Depending on how soft or crisp you want your rising crust to be the range of cook times varies on probably my favorite frozen pizza. The sauce is plentiful on this pizza, along with a mild garlicky taste to the cheese. This is by far the best rising crust pizza available. Forget Digornos or whatever, Red Baron tastes more like delivery then most other pizzas. This is my favorite pizza to eat with friends, it’s a bit bigger than other frozen pizzas, which means more to go around!
Archer Farms: 375° 8-10 min. This is a great pizza for a quick snack. Archer Farms has a broad range of gourmet frozen pizzas, that taste like gourmet pizzas. Goat Cheese, Spiral Ham, Margarita, Buffalo Mozerella & Roasted Tomato, etc. They range from personal pizzas to a nice large 12-14” pies. Plus I love any excuse to venture into my local Target.I know fresh pizza is always the way to go, but when you're strapped on cash $4 can get you a lot of frozen pizza.