Did you know, you can replicate restaurant-style pizza at home? Scott Gregerson, owner of Jet’s Pizza shared a few at-home pizza hacks with us. You can never go wrong with serving pizza at the next tailgate or football watching party on the home front.
In 2020, it was predicted that football fans would spend a whopping $61 million on pizza during the 2020 NFL season kickoff game. Rather than spending $61 million on pizza in one day this season, here are some tips to help football fans make a better DIY pizza at home on your grill.
- Don’t overdo it on the sauce. Less is more. Thinly spread it out, and make sure you can see the dough through the sauce.
- Don’t overdo it on toppings. Use a maximum of three toppings. Evenly spread out the toppings, so you can still see the cheese and crust edges. Over topping seems delicious, but the pizza won’t cook properly.
- Don’t crowd the oven. Bake just one pizza at a time and serve hot versus trying to cook them all at once. If you bake more than one at a time, they won’t cook evenly. Pizzas only take 15 mins give or take, so cooking in batches is the best quality and experience for your guests.
- Let the pizza rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving.
If you don’t have an outdoor pizza oven to make your own delicious homemade pizza, you can try these hacks.
- Add high-quality toppings and additional mozzarella to a frozen cheese pizza such as artisanal pepperonis, anchovies and fresh garlic.
- Purchase an uncut and lightly baked pizza from your local shop. Then, reheat and cut at home for a freshly baked pizza at your own convenience.
- Some of my favorite unexpected, yet fantastic, toppings for an at-home pizza include leftover chopped veggies, cracked egg, spinach (put under cheese), and leftover BBQ meat torn into pieces.
To extend the life of your pizza, here are the four best ways to reheat your pizza:
Conventional Oven: Take pizza slices out of the freezer or fridge and let them defrost. Preheat your oven to 400°. Place your pizza slices on either a pan or baking sheet. Bake on the center rack for a few minutes until the cheese begins to melt.
Air Fryer: Take pizza slices out of the freezer or fridge and let them defrost. Place your pizza slices in the center of your air fryer. Heat your air fryer to 375°. Cook for a few minutes, checking frequently until the cheese begins to melt.
Frying Pan: Take pizza slices out of the freezer or fridge and let them defrost. Preheat your non-stick frying pan or skillet. Place your pizza slices in the center and cover. Pour two drops of water into the hot pan, away from the slices. Cover and continue to cook on low, checking frequently until the cheese begins to melt.
Toaster Oven: Take pizza slices out of the freezer or fridge and let them defrost. Preheat your toaster oven to 400°. Place your pizza slices in the center and close. Cook on the center rack for a few minutes until the cheese begins to melt.