Five chefs shared their top tips for improving frozen pizza: the easiest and most plausible one on the list is to just top the thing with thin-sliced garlic before cooking, turning it into delicious roast garlic topping by the time it's done.
More generally, anything with a strong flavor is useful for adding some zest to something that's otherwise usually pretty bland: Pepperoncini, feta, chorizo, jalapenos, Gorgonzola, grilled figs, prosciutto, etc.
Hannah and Marian Cheng, co-founders of Mimi Cheng's, New York
Garlic / Basil / Jalapeños / Red Pepper Flakes / Spicy Honey
"Fresh garlic on pizza can make a huge flavor difference; thinly slice fresh garlic and lay them on top of the pizza before it's put in the oven. If the cooking time is too long and you're worried about the garlic burning before the pizza is cooked through, you can also sauté the garlic in olive oil and drizzle the garlic-infused olive oil on the pizza after. Chopped up fresh basil or jalapeños are very tasty too. We also love spicy honey and crushed red pepper chili flakes to elevate any plain or pepperoni slice; you can also make a chili-infused olive oil as a drizzle or dipping sauce for the leftover crusts."
5 Chefs on How They'd Doctor Up Frozen Pizza
(Images: Frozen Grandiosa Doublesalami)