Make Your Own Pizza In A Combination Microwave Oven

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That’s right. You can whip up a tasty pizza at home in your microwave oven. We have all the delicious details right here!

How to cook pizza in a combination microwave oven is simpler than you think. The process involves some crust preparation, the adding of sauces and toppings, and baking.

The Top Reasons For Making Your Own Combination Microwave Pizza

Pizza remains one of the most popular meals in the world. This centuries-old dish, invented in Naples, is a huge business. But you don’t have to go out or order a pizza to be delivered to your home to enjoy one. There are a few benefits to making your own.

  • You can add the toppings you want (most pizzas are sold with pre-determined toppings).
  • You can add extra cheese without paying a stiff  “extra.”
  • There is no risk of the pizza arriving cold at your home.
  • The pizza is extra-fresh.

Did you ever want to learn to make pizza yourself? Well, the following steps will teach you how to create the perfect pizza in a combination microwave oven.

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What Do I Need To Prepare For This Project?

  • A working combination microwave oven.
  • A pastry brush.
  • Olive oil.
  • Pre-made unbaked pizza crust.
  • A microwave-safe pan or tray.
  • A sauce to spread over the crust.
  • Your choice of toppings and cheese.
  • A pair of oven mitts.

Preheat The Oven

You are now ready to begin. The first step is to 200 degrees Celsius. The oven needs to be relatively hot before the pizza can be placed inside to bake. Allow the oven to preheat for between 20 and 30 minutes.

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How To Prepare The Crust

Using a pre-made unbaked pizza crust is a time-saver. To make pizza dough from scratch takes a long time and should be left for a time when you really want to become a pizza expert. In the meantime, if you just want to quickly prepare and enjoy delicious pizzas, then a pre-made crust is the best option.

Place the unbaked crust on the baking tray. Use a pastry brush to smear olive oil around the crust.

How To Spread The Sauce

Once you are done applying the olive oil, take your favourite pizza sauce and spread it over the crust. You can add as much or as little sauce as you want. If you like dry pizza, you can add a thin layer of sauce over the crust. On the other hand, if you prefer a white pizza you can skip the sauce and add a little more olive oil (the amount of sauce is responsible for the brown colour of the pizza crust).

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How To Add The Pizza Toppings

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This part is not hard at all. Even better, this is where you design your dream pizza flavour! You can experiment with toppings and make your own recipes, so to speak.

Once you have chosen your toppings, make sure that they are thinly sliced or in small pieces. This will ensure that they are properly heated and they will also be easier to eat.

Lay your favorite toppings on the sauce starting with the heavier toppings at the bottom followed by the lighter toppings like spinach leaves at the top. Commonly used toppings include tomato passata, mozzarella, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, and pre-cooked meat.

Pro tips: Meat toppings should always be cooked prior to putting them on the pizza. When you bake the pizza, raw meat cannot be properly cooked. Pre-cooked meat will, however, heat up nice and tasty. Also, remember not to add too many vegetables as this will make your pizza soggy.

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How To Bake The Pizza In A Combination Microwave Oven

Program the timer on the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. This should be enough to bake your pizza. You can also read the instructions that came with your pre-made crust to see how long it needs to bake. Some ovens come with a nifty automatic program for cooking a pizza. If you are lucky enough to own such an appliance, you can also use this feature.

Put the pizza in the oven, close the door and press the start button. When the baking is done, an alarm will alert you that the pizza is ready. However, if you are uncertain about whether the pizza needs a few extra minutes, have a look at the crust. A pizza is definitely ready when the crust turns to a crispy golden brown and the cheese has completely melted. Use kitchen gloves to hold the pizza tray to avoid getting burnt. If you don’t have mitts, you can grab a pair of dish towels and use them to remove the tray from the oven.

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A Quick Summary On How To Cook Pizza In A Combination Microwave Oven

  • Pizza is hands-down one of the most popular meals or snack foods in the world today.
  • Most people order from a restaurant but pizzas can be made at home.
  • Home-made pizzas have benefits like adding the toppings you like, adding as much as you like, paying less, enjoying fresher pizza, and knowing what goes into your food.
  • A pre-made unbaked crust will save you time.
  • The process involves preheating the oven and preparing the crust with oil, sauce, and toppings.
  • The pizza is then cooked in the oven for roughly 20 minutes. Its readiness can be gauged by the golden colour of the crust and the melted cheese.

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About the Author Harry Thompson

Involved in home renovations throughout his life, Harry is an expert in everything to do with home and garden DIY. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and tending to his garden.