You’re standing in front of the frozen food aisle, staring at the shelves of various types of pizza. Your stomach starts to growl and you realize that you’re really in the mood for some Red Baron French Bread Pizza.
However, you don’t want to wait the 25 minutes that it takes to cook in the oven. You consider putting it in the microwave to speed up the process, but then you remember that you’re not sure if you can microwave French bread pizza.
What should you do?
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place because in this article I’ll answer all of your questions about microwaving Red Baron French Bread Pizza.
Can You Cook Red Baron French Bread Pizza in the Microwave?
The quick answer is yes, you can cook Red Baron French Bread Pizza in the microwave. The Red Baron website even has microwave instructions right on the box.
However, I would not recommend cooking your French bread pizza in the microwave if you’re looking for the best possible taste. The crust won’t be as crispy as it would be if you cooked it in the oven and the cheese won’t be as melty and gooey.
If you’re in a hurry and you don’t mind sacrificing some taste, then microwaving your French bread pizza is an option. The flavor will not change or be affected by microwaves, it’s just that you won’t get that perfectly crisp crust. Think about burritos and you’ll get the idea.
Speaking about crisping up the crust, you could try using a microwave crisper pan. I’ve successfully used one of these to make my frozen pizza taste closer to pizzeria quality. It’s worth checking out if you want to improve the quality of your microwave pizza.
Is It Safe to Microwave Red Baron French Bread Pizza?
Yes, it is safe to microwave Red Baron French Bread Pizza. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before microwaving your pizza.
First, you should always defrost your pizza before cooking it. This is true for any type of frozen pizza, not just Red Baron. The reason you want to defrost your pizza is that it will cook more evenly that way.
If you microwave a frozen pizza, the moisture in the frozen food will cause the microwave to work less efficiently. This means that your pizza will be cooked unevenly, with some parts being overcooked and others being undercooked.
The second thing to keep in mind is that you should always make sure that the internal temperature of your pizza is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating it.
This is the temperature that is considered safe for consumption by the USDA. You can use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your pizza.
If it’s not at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then you should put it back in the microwave for another minute or two.
How Long Should You Microwave Red Baron French Bread Pizza?
Most frozen pizzas, including Red Baron French Bread Pizza, take about 4-6 minutes to cook 8-9 inches frozen pizza on high in the microwave. Of course, this will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave and the number of pizzas you’re cooking at once.
If you’re cooking more than one pizza, I would recommend microwaving them one at a time to make sure they’re cooked evenly.
If you’re not sure how long to cook your pizza, the best thing to do is to microwave in increments of 1-2 minutes and check the pizza after each increment.
Here’s the table of suggested microwave cook times for most frozen pizzas”
|8-9 inch pizza||4-6 minutes|
|10-11 inch pizza||5-7 minutes|
|11-12 inch pizza||7-11 minutes|
|French bread or thick crust pizza||7-8 minutes|
|Mini pizzas||5-7 minutes|
How to Cook Red Baron French Bread Pizza in the Microwave
Now that you know all of the things you need to know about microwaving Red Baron French Bread Pizza, let’s get down to business and cook some pizza!
- The first thing you need to do is take your frozen pizza out of the box and place it on a microwave-safe plate. If you don’t have time to thaw your pizza before cooking it, don’t worry. You can cook your pizza right from frozen.
- Next, you’ll want to cook your pizza on high power for 4-6 minutes. If you cook the pizza from frozen, you may need to cook it for two to four minutes longer.
- After 4-6 minutes, your pizza should be cooked through. Remove it from the microwave and check if the pizza is done. If not, cook it in additional increments of 1-2 minutes until the pizza is cooked through.
- Let it cool for a minute or two before serving.
If you use a crisper pan, you’ll need to preheat it for 4 minutes before cooking your pizza and then cook following the above instructions.
How to Store and Reheat Microwave Red Baron French Bread Pizza
If you have any leftover pizza, you can stack the slices on top of each other and wrap them in resealable plastic bags or you can also place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. Stored in this way, your pizza will be good for up to four days.
When you’re ready to eat your leftover pizza, unwrap the slices and place them on a plate. Microwave the pizza for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through. You can use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your pizza if you want to be sure it’s heated through.
Remember, the internal temperature of your pizza should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating.
What To Serve with Microwave Red Baron French Bread Pizza
While Red Baron French Bread Pizza is delicious on its own, there are a few things that you can serve with it to make an even heartier meal.
Here are a few ideas:
Red Baron French Bread Pizza is the perfect side dish to enjoy with a nice hot bowl of soup.
The hearty bread pairs perfectly with the rich, flavorful soup, and the melted cheese on top ties everything together nicely. Plus, there’s something about eating soup and bread together that just feels comforting and familiar.
2. Caesar Salad
The crisp romaine lettuce, salty Parmesan cheese, and zesty dressing all come together to create a dish that is both refreshing and flavorful. And when paired with a delicious red baron French bread pizza, it makes for an unbeatable meal.
The rich tomato sauce and melty mozzarella cheese of the pizza provide the perfect contrast to the lightness of the salad, making for a dish that is sure to satisfy any appetite.
3. Onion Rings
These crispy, battered rings of onion are the perfect complement to the cheesy, savory flavors of the pizza. Plus, they’re super easy to make. Simply slice an onion into thin rings, dip it in a batter of your choice, and fry until golden brown. Serve with a dipping sauce and enjoy!
Wrapping It Up
So there you have it! Now you know everything you need to know about microwaving Red Baron French Bread Pizza. With this handy guide, you’ll be able to cook up a delicious pizza in no time. So go ahead and give it a try! Your taste buds will thank you.