Cancel Delivery, Save Money and Make Your Own Almost Homemade Pizza

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The cost of delivered pizza can add up faster than a stack of empty pizza boxes. Making your own pizza is great if you have the time and skill to make your own dough. Frozen pizza costs far less, but the toppings leave much to be desired. Not to worry, cost conscious pizza lovers, I’ve discovered a compromise between frozen and fresh that makes the best homemade pizza.

Below is a list of seven things you can use to transform a boring, underwhelming frozen pizza into a memorable meal, many of which you may already have in your refrigerator.


Find a frozen pizza that you like. Thick crust lovers might choose a brand such as Digiorno, whereas those who prefer think crust may pick something like Jacks.


Frozen pizza simply doesn’t have enough cheese. Remedy that by adding a shredded mozzarella and provolone blend.


One or two pieces of pepperoni per slice is laughable. I want a full layer of pepperoni across the entire surface of the pizza. You can make this happen with a package of pepperoni found in the cold cuts section of your grocery store.


The little slivers and bits of mushrooms on frozen pizzas barely add any flavor. People want thick, meaty mushrooms they can bite into and taste. Buy fresh mushrooms and cut them as thick as you’d like.

Peppers and Onions

When I’m in the mood for garbage pizza, I need peppers and onions. Nothing adds flavor to a pizza like these freshly cut vegetables.

Black Olives

I like black olives on pizza, but frozen hardly ever gets the coverage right. A can of sliced black olives is cheap, and you can add as many or as little as you’d like.


My wife is a huge fan of pineapple on pizza. What would you rather choose, frozen pineapple bits, or fresh diced pineapple?

All of these items can be used for other things, and many may already be in your kitchen. Next time you’re in the mood for pizza, pull out your fresh ingredients and transform a frozen pizza into your very own almost homemade pizza.

What do you think, EOD Nation, have you ever tried adding your own toppings to a frozen pizza? What toppings would you add to the list?

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