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5 ingredients that will make your frozen pizza better

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5 ingredients that will make your frozen pizza better

Making homemade pizza is a quick and easy weeknight dinner, especially if you make the  Ultimate Pizza Dough the night before. But for those nights when you just don't have the time, or can't even summon the energy, skip the take out and fancy up a store-bought frozen pizza with your own ingredients - it will save you money and taste better! Here are 5 ingredients that will make your frozen pizza better: pizza ingredients 1. Use your own meat - It's best to stick to plain old cheese pizza, and add your own meat. Try chorizo sausage, proscuitto, cooked shrimp, leftover chicken or sliced steak, and avoid that seasoned chicken and other meat-like-toppings they add to frozen pizza. 2. Fresh vegetables - Nothing will make a frozen pizza taste like it's straight from the pizzeria than adding fresh vegetables. Thinly slice mushrooms, bell peppers, onions or any vegetable you like and place on top of frozen pizza. 3. Hit it with herbs - Herbs and spices will add a burst of freshness to any frozen pizza. Try brushing the crust with olive oil and sprinkling with dried Italian seasoning or rubbing the cut half of a clove of garlic around the edge of the crust. Spread on some pesto or sprinkle on dried chill flakes for a spicy kick. 4. More cheese please!  - Grate on a few tablespoons of your favourite flavourful cheese, like fresh parmesan or asiago, or top with creamy goat cheese or gorgonzola, to boost the cheesiness and flavour! 5. Fresh salad greens - Either served as a side salad, or simply tossed in a little extra-vrigin olive oil and placed on the hot pizza, fresh salad greens like arugula or spinach will take your frozen pizza from humdrum snack to restaurant quality meal. pizza TK Tip: The pizza needs to cool a few minutes after it comes out of the oven (so the molten cheese doesn't burn you!). Place hot pizza on a cooling rack so that the crust stays crisp and doesn't go all soggy while the pizza cools. Transfer to cutting board to slice. Try these yummy homemade pizzas: Butternut Squash and Smoked Cheddar Flatbread Pizza BLT Pizzas Thai Curry Shrimp Pizza   Photography by Leah Kuhne       
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