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Cooking Tips

Our #1 Tip: Baking Surface is Key

Cook Etalia pizzas on a Pizza Screen or Parchment Paper

Okay, So What’s a Pizza Screen?

Only the best way to cook pizza at home ever. No seriously, pizza screens (especially in the gluten-free realm) make your pizza cook evenly top to bottom and leave the crust perfectly light and crispy, yet soft and chewy.

This lightweight, thin perforated metal disc makes it super simple to slide on a frozen pizza, stick it in the oven, and take out a masterpiece. All without the weight and clean-up of a big, hot, and heavy pizza stone.  

Why not cook directly on the rack then, you ask? At Etalia, the unique composition of our gluten-free dough needs a stable surface, yet one that allows hot air to flow through to bake the crust evenly. A pizza screen is the perfect solution.

Do not bake your Etalia pizzas on a pizza stone, directly on the wire rack, or on a traditional pizza pan.  We promise there will be a mess.

Cooking Instructions:

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Note:

Keep pizza frozen while preheating.
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1. Preheat

Set oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 500°F.
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2. Prep

  • Remove frozen pizza from box and wrap.
  • Take pizza carefully off of cardboard disc and round paper sheet.
    *Hang on to that cardboard if you don’t have a large plate or cutting board.
  • Place pizza on a pizza screen or parchment paper.
    Don’t have a pizza screen yet? Place pizza on parchment paper (included in box) and place paper and pizza directly on your oven rack.
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3. Bake & Rotate

Bake for 10 minutes, rotate ½ turn, and bake another 3-5 minutes. Total time 13-15 minutes. Every oven is different - adjust temperature, time, and rack position as needed.
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4. Slice & Enjoy

Take pizza off pizza screen to a flat surface and slice into your preferred number of slices.

We know you can’t wait to dig in - but be careful the cheese will be hot and gooey.

More Cooking Tips:

There are many ways to enjoy pizza, some people like a little crispier and some enjoy softer pizza. We just ask that you cook your pizza thoroughly to 160℉ for food safety and quality reasons.

Ways to Customize:

  1. Like your pizza crispy?
    Leave in for 1 additional minute after rotating
  2. Like your pizza softer?
    Rotate after 9 minutes instead of 10 and bake for an additional 4 minutes.
  3. Adding extra toppings?
    Be careful not to overload as it can impact the pizza cooking all the way in the center.

Please, please don’t try to microwave your pizza when baking it the first time. For re-heating that’s fine, but the pizza needs to be baked in a conventional oven to bake all the way through.

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