how to cook a DiGiorno pizza the proper way

Digiorno was invented in 1995 by Kraft Foods to be the first frozen pizza with a rising crust as it bakes. In 2010 Kraft had sold Digiorno to Nestle. “It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno” is the famous phrase they use that got stuck in my head. It’s so catchy whenever I think frozen pizza; I think Digiorno.

The introduction of the frozen pizza with a rising crust became an instant hit. It was quick, tasty, convenient, and a good alternative for those late-night munchies when pizza stores were closed. I’ve consumed a lot of frozen pizza growing up, and I know a thing or two about it.

If you want your DiGiorno pizza to come out perfectly every time, you need to ignore the cooking instructions on the package. Instead, here is how to cook a Digiorno pizza the proper way.

  1. Do not preheat your baking oven.
  2. Put aluminum foil over a baking sheet and spray with non-stick oil.
  3. Remove frozen pizza from wrapper and place it on the aluminum foil baking sheet.
  4. Put your frozen pizza tray inside the oven in the middle rack.
  5. Turn your oven on 350 degrees and bake for 32 minutes.

There you have it, the best way to cook a Digiorno pizza every time. Are you interested in learning more about Digiorno Pizza? Keep on reading.

How do you cook Digiorno pizza without an oven?

There are many ways to cook a DiGiorno pizza without an oven. Here is the list of different ways you can cook a Digiorno pizza without an oven:

  1. On a stove – To cook frozen pizza on a stove, you’ll need a nonstick pan. If you use any other pan, you’ll need to grease it first with oil so the dough won’t stick to the pan. Cook it on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. Don’t forget to cover the pan so the heat can cook the top of the pizza. Cooking the pizza too long can cause the crust to be hard.
  2. In a toaster oven – Cooking a frozen pizza in a toaster oven is pretty straightforward. Follow the instruction on the box; If your toaster oven isn’t big enough to fit the Digiorno frozen pizza, you might need to cut it in half and cook it one at a time.
  3. On the grill – To cook your frozen pizza on the grill, you’ll need medium-low heat. Set the frozen pizza on the grate and close the cover. Let it cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. In a microwave – 12 minutes on high will be enough time to cook the frozen pizza entirely through.

Can Digiorno pizza be microwaved?

Can you microwave a DiGiorno pizza? The answer is a slow yes. You would always bake your DiGiorno pizza if you have an oven. The only time you would ever use a microwave is if you were in a hotel or a place where you have no access to an oven, and you just had to have frozen pizza. Here’s how you would cook your pizza in a hotel microwave.

  1. Remove the frozen pizza from the wrapper.
  2. Microwave for about 12 minutes.

Careful when taking it out because the cheese has now melted into molten lava. Wait till the pizza cools and enjoy.

So can Digiorno pizza be microwaved? A frozen Digiorno pizza can be microwaved. About 12 minutes in the microwave is all it takes. You won’t get the nice crust that you get from an oven, but then again, you went this route because you didn’t have an oven to begin with.

How to cook a Digiorno pizza in a convection oven?

The main difference between a convection oven and a convention oven is convection oven has a fan built-in that comes on, forcing hot air all over so your pizza cooks faster.

Cooking a DiGiorno pizza in the convection oven is the same as baking it in a regular oven, except you would need to lower your temperature by about 25 degrees and choose the lowest recommended cooking time on the package. This is because of the forced hot air coming from the convection oven.

Do not use a baking sheet if you plan to bake your DiGiorno pizza in a convection oven, as this doesn’t allow the hot air to circulate fully under your pizza. So here’s how you cook a Digiorno pizza in a convection oven.

  1. Follow the recommended cooking instructions on the packaging.
  2. Lower the convection oven temperature by about 25 degrees to compensate for the force of hot air.
  3. Set your timer to the lowest recommended cooking time on the package.

how long do you cook a digiorno pizza for?

The length of cooking time plays an important for in the outcome of your pizza. If you cook your pizza too short, the final product will be an undercook soggy mess. It may very likely come out raw in the middle. On the other hand, if you let your Digiorno cook too long, the pizza will come out dry, burnt and the crust and dough may likely be hard.

So how long do you cook a Digiorno pizza for? It will be between 18 minutes to 29 minutes. Below is a list of times according to the pizza maker broken down by pizza types and toppings.

Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza Baking Time and Temperature

Rising CrustOven TemperatureCrispy Crust Cook Time
(place directly on center rack)
Soft Crust Cook Time
(place on Cookie Sheet)
1/2 Pepperoni & 1/2 Cheese400°F20 to 22 minutes24 to 26 minutes
Four Cheese400°F19 to 22 minutes23 to 26 minutes
Hawaiian Pizza400°F22 to 24 minutes25 to 29 minutes
Italian Sausage400°F21 to 25 minutes24 to 28 minutes
Pepperoni400°F18 to 21 minutes23 to 26 minutes
Sausage & Pepperoni400°F21 to 24 minutes27 to 29 minutes
Spinach, Mushroom & Garlic400°F24 to 27 minutes25 to 29 minutes
Supreme400°F22 to 25 minutes25 to 28 minutes
Three Meat400°F21 to 24 minutes25 to 27 minutes

Digiorno Stuffed Crust Pizza Baking Time and Temperature

Stuffed CrustOven TemperatureCook Time
(place directly on center rack)
Bacon Me Crazy400°F18 to 20 minutes
Chicken Bacon Ranch400°F18 to 20 minutes
Five Cheese400°F20 to 22 minutes
Pepperoni400°F18 to 20 minutes
Supreme400°F23 to 25 minutes
The Carnivore400°F21 to 23 minutes
Three Meat400°F23 to 25 minutes

Digiorno Croissant Crust Pizza Baking Time and Temperature

Croissant CrustOven TemperatureCook Time
(place directly on center rack)
(do not bake on a cookie sheet)
Four Cheese400°F24 to 25 minutes
Pepperoni400°F25 to 27 minutes
Three Meat400°F26 to 28 minutes

What oven temp do you cook a Digiorno pizza at?

Oven temperature is another important factor in the outcome of your pizza. If you set the temperature too low, the pizza might come out raw or soggy. Set the temperature too high, and you’ll get the pizza crust rock hard.

So what oven temp do you cook a Digiorno pizza at? 400 degrees Fahrenheit is what the pizza maker recommends you cook the pizza at.

How do you make a Digiorno pizza crispy?

There are two ways to bake a Digiorno Pizza: crispy crust or soft crust. I personally like the soft crust. If you want to have a crispy pizza, You’ll need to crank up your oven to 500 degrees and cook it for less time.

When I want Digiorno pizza to be crispy, I usually cook it the proper way first, so the pizza itself is fully cooked, and then turn up the oven to 500 and cook it another minute or so. Be warned that cooking for longer can turn the pizza crust rock hard.

Why is my Digiorno pizza soft in the middle?

There are several reasons why your DiGiorno pizza might be soft in the middle.

  1. Too many topping – There’s just too many topping on it like the Digiorna supreme pizza.
  2. Thawed Pizza – You thawed out the pizza before baking it. Thawing out a frozen pizza allows moisture to soak the crust and toppings. Frozen pizzas are meant to be baked frozen. That way, as the pizza cooks, the moisture evaporates and does not get soaked into your pizza.
  3. Temperature low – You set your oven temperature too low, thereby cooking only the outside before the middle part has a chance to cook thoroughly. I recommend not setting your oven lower than 350 degrees.
  4. Short baking time – Your baking time is too short, causing the pizza to be soft or even raw in the middle.

How do you know when a DiGiorno pizza is done?

The quickest way to tell when your Digiorno pizza is done is to see if the cheese has melted. Also, check to see if the crust is golden brown.

A fully melted cheese and a golden-brown crust will let you know instantly it’s ready.

How many calories are in a Digiorno pizza?

Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza Calories

Rising CrustWhole PizzaPer Serving
(6 servings per pizza)
1/2 Pepperoni & 1/2 Cheese1,920 calories320 calories
Four Cheese1,800 calories300 calories
Hawaiian Pizza1,680 calories280 calories
Italian Sausage2,040 calories340 calories
Pepperoni1,920 calories320 calories
Sausage & Pepperoni2,100 calories350 calories
Spinach, Mushroom & Garlic1,680 calories280 calories
Supreme2,040 calories340 calories
Three Meat2,040 calories340 calories

Digiorno Stuffed Crust Pizza Calories

Stuffed CrustWhole PizzaPer Serving
(5 servings per pizza)
Bacon Me Crazy1,640 calories410 calories
Chicken Bacon Ranch1,520 calories380 calories (4 servings)
Five Cheese1,550 calories310 calories
Pepperoni1,600 calories320 calories
Supreme1,800 calories360 calories
The Carnivore1,750 calories350 calories
Three Meat1,750 calories350 calories

Digiorno Croissant Crust Pizza Calories

Croissant CrustWhole PizzaPer Serving
(5 servings per pizza)
Four Cheese1,850 calories370 calories
Pepperoni1,900 calories380 calories
Three Meat2,050 calories410 calories

How long is Digiorno pizza good for after-cooked?

Pizzas are meant to be eaten right after its been thoroughly cooked. But sometimes, you can’t always finish a whole pizza in one sitting, or you don’t want all that calories going into your belly at one time.

So how long is my Digiorno pizza good after it’s been cooked? It lasts about 2-3 hours at room temperature. If you want it to last longer, then put it in the refrigerator, where it can last up to 4 days. Want it to last even longer? Please put it in the freezer, where it can last up to 2 months.

is Digiorno pizza precooked?

Digiorno pizza doughs are parbaked (partially baked) before adding toppings and then rapidly frozen for packaging. Parbaking the dough doesn’t kill all germs or bacteria that may be present.

You’re probably asking if you can eat raw pizza. You should not eat frozen pizza raw as the dough is not fully cooked and can make you sick.

What happens if DiGiorno pizza thawed?

Nothing of importance will happen if your Digiorno pizza has been thawed. You can cook it as normal. However, leaving out thawed pizza at room temperature longer will cause bacteria to multiply and can cause you to be sick. You’ll want to make sure that the cooked pizza is at least reached a temperature of 165 degrees as this will kill any remaining bacteria.

Having said that, please don’t thaw out the pizza before baking it as this will make your pizza soggy. When pizza is cooked from frozen, the moisture gets evaporated as the pizza cooks.

How do you reheat a digiorno pizza?

Let’s face it, the majority of us would reheat our pizza in the microwave. What’s not to love about the microwave, right? It’s quick; it’s easy. the final product was a warm, sometimes very hot, soggy mess.

Here’s how you properly reheat a DiGiorno pizza.

  1. Airfryer – this is the easiest way i find to reheat a pizza. I put in an airfryer at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes and It comes out delicious. The only downfall to this method is you can only reheat one slice of cold pizza at a time. Also small thin toppings like veggies will get carmalized.
  2. Stove – If you don’t have an air fryer, the next easiet way is to reheat on your stove. You’ll want to heat your non stick pan on medium heat. You can add a little bit of oil to the pan but I find this unecessary as the slice of pizza has enough of its own oil already. Add your cold slice of pizza with a couple drop of water on the side. Don’t let the water droplet touch the pizza. Now cover your pan for a few minutes and voila you have tasty reheated pizza. Depending on how big your pan is you can reheat a couple slice at a time.
  3. Oven – If you have more than a couple slice left over and plan to eat all of it in one sitting then I recommend reheating it in the oven. Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and put it in the oven. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Remove the baking sheet from the oven with an oven mitt and add your pizza. Put it back in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. Taste just like when you first cooked it!