Frozen pizza is a staple of American cuisine, and Papa Murphy’s variety is no exception. They’re easy to make, take less than 30 minutes in the oven, and you can practically have them for any meal. But what’s the best way to cook one that’s been sitting there at room temperature or in your freezer? We’ll go over everything you need to know and answer most of the common questions that people ask on baking a frozen Papa Murphy Pizza.
Let’s jump straight into it…
Can I cook a frozen Papa Murphy’s Pizza?
Yes, you can! The first step is preheating your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Once heated, place frozen Papa Murphy’s Pizza on a baking sheet or pizza stone and put it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. After 10 minutes the cheese should start bubbling and the crust should be golden brown.
After about 12 minutes, it should be ready and you can go ahead and remove it from the oven. Once removed allow the pizza to rest for about one or two minutes before you cut it up to serve.
Can I freeze an unbaked Papa Murphy’s Pizza?
Yes, you can freeze an unbaked Papa Murphy’s Pizza. To do so, we recommend that you wrap it tightly in plastic wrap then heavy foil to ensure no moisture or other contaminants get into the pizza. You can even go a step further and put the wrapped pizza in a zip-top bag and then store it in the freezer.
Doing this will ensure that the pizza will still taste fresh even after being frozen for a few days.
How long can you keep an uncooked Papa Murphy’s pizza?
You can keep an uncooked Papa Murphy’s pizza in the fridge for a day. However, always bake and eat your Papa Murphy’s pizza within 24 hours of being made so it is fresh when you serve it!
Otherwise, you can freeze a Papa Murphy’s pizza. However, the quality of your baked frozen Papa Murphy’s pizza will not be as great as an uncooked or fresh homemade one.
How long can Papa Murphy’s pizza sit out before baking?
If you’ve already baked the Papa Murphy’s pizza, you can leave it out for up to two(2) hours without refrigerating. Up to 4 hours, the Papa Murphy’s pizza will still be safe to eat but cannot be stored back in the fridge. And after 4 hours you should throw it out as it is no longer safe to eat.
The common advice is to not let cooked food sit at room temperature for more than two hours. This includes Papa Murphy’s pizza(if you have already baked it) as well as any other kind of leftover dish, including meats and vegetables!
Perishable food needs to be refrigerated or frozen at least one hour after cooking which is when it will last the longest. However, it can still be stored safely for after two hours.
When food is allowed to sit at room temperature, it becomes unsafe because bacteria can grow rapidly in this environment which will cause food-borne illness.
What temperature do you bake Papa Murphy’s Pizza?
The best temperature to bake a Papa Murphy’s pizza is at 425 degrees. Place the pizza on the center of your oven rack and let it cook for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees which signifies that the pizza is done.
After the pizza is done baking, you should let it sit for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the toppings and cheese to settle down while keeping it warm for consumption.
What temperature do you cook Papa Murphy’s thin crust pizza?
Papa Murphy’s thin-crust pizzas should be baked at 425 degrees. When baking the pizza, it should be placed on the center rack in your oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes at which point the cheese will appear melted and bubbly, crust edge is golden brown.
How long do you bake Papa Murphy’s pizza?
Papa Murphy’s pizza should be baked at 425° Fahrenheit for about 12-18 minutes on average. If the pizza is unfrozen, you can expect to leave it in there for around 12 minutes while a frozen one will require a little more time – up to 18 minutes. At the end of the baking process, the pizza should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
The temperature you use to bake the pizza will also affect the average baking time so keep an eye on it while you do if you decide to increase the temperature above 425 degrees F.
How do you make Papa Murphy’s thin crust crispy?
The best way to make a Papa Murphy’s thin-crust crispy is to bake it at 425 degrees Fahrenheit(218°C). Preheat the oven and place the pizza on the middle rack. If you are baking a thin Crust and Gourmet Delite®, put it on the lower rack 5 inches above your heat source.
Do you cook Papa Murphy’s pizza on the cardboard?
The cardboard that is included in Papa Murphy’s pizza is oven safe as long as you remove the plastic wrapping first. Once the plastic is removed, you can then place the pizza on top of the cardboard to cook it. However, you don’t need to use the cardboard if you don’t want to.
If you have a pizza stone that you normally use, then place the pizza on that. Other options are to just cook it directly on your oven rack or line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the frozen pizza on top of that.
Can I bake 2 Papa Murphy’s pizzas at the same time?
Yes, you can bake two pizzas at the same time, but we recommend that you do not put them right next to one another. The best thing to do is place one pizza on the left and the other on the right side of your oven on different racks if they cant fit.
Doing so will allow the heat to circulate and cook the pizzas evenly and prevent overcooking.
If you place them on separate racks, we recommend that you rotate the rack halfway through cooking time if they are not stacked one on top of another. This will help keep your pizzas from getting soggy or from having undercooked spots.
Can you cook a Papa Murphy’s pizza on a pizza stone?
Yes, you may cook Papa Murphy’s pizza on a pizza stone. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F with the pizza stone first, then place the frozen Papa Murphy’s pizza on it(while it’s still on the white tray). Bake for 5 minutes. After that, attempt to remove the pizza from its tray onto a preheated pizza stone if possible. If not, leave it there and bake for another minute or two until you can do so.
After the pizza is on the stone let it cook for another 10-15 minutes at that point the pizza should appear to have a golden brown crust and the cheese will be bubbly. The total time for this process should about 15-20 minutes.
Is Papa Murphy’s thin crust the same as Delite?
The Papa Murphy’s Delite Pizzas are a new line of thin crust pizzas. These pizzas come in many flavors, such as Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza.
The Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic is a mix of steak strips, mushrooms, sweet onions with a rich roasted garlic sauce. Then there’s a spicy sausage pizza made with a thin crust that includes mozzarella cheese, a spicy sausage blend and jalapeno peppers.