Pizza Temperature & Baking Time

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So, what is the best pizza temperature if you’re in a mood for a home cooked pizza? I’ll discuss it below.

I always like to bake for myself and my loved ones a home made pizza. It’s easy to make, always versatile and cheap – using whatever I have in my pantry and fridge at the moment.

Starting from scratch, making my own pizza dough and all.

homemade pizza dough
how to make pizza dough

So, when in the mood for a pizza, or for a friends get together evening – don’t hesitate to transform the night into a pizza & beer night.

It’s easy, fun and delicious! 🙂


Temperature For Home Cooked Pizza

Pizza is usually baked at high temperatures. For a domestic oven, as high as you can get.

If you have a fun assisted oven, turn it on. It will increase the temperature as many domestic ovens are restricted to up to 500F (250C).

I bake my pizzas in a preheated oven at 475F (220C), on middle or top rack – depending on how much topping I add. I like a good quantity. 😀


Pizza Temperature & Baking Tips

Preheat oven

Always preheat your oven before baking anything, not just pizza. Turn on your oven before you start rolling the pizza dough.

Pizza cooking / baking time

How long do you cook a pizza in the oven?

I bake my pizza for about 10-12 minutes.

You should keep your eyes on it. After 8 minutes it starts to lightly brown and all the cheese to melt and distribute around.

If you try my pizza dough recipe (which I highly recommend), 12 minutes max are more than enough for a completely cooked and crispy pizza.

How to cook frozen pizza?

Usually, frozen pizza has baking instruction for you to follow. Just remove all the packaging, allow to defrost and place it on the middle rack of the preheated oven.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


Homemade Pizza And Pizza Dough

Already craving pizza? Bake it at home. Try out my salami pizza recipe from scratch. Save my pizza dough recipe as it’s delicious and not hardens but maintain soft even after cooling.

Click the picture below to see how I make this pizza with salami at home. A quick and easy pizza recipe for a hearty family or friends night.

pizza baking temperature & cooking time
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