No one likes a stuck pizza. Unfortunately, not every home cook has the same level of experience when it comes to oven-fresh pies.
We’ve come up with several foolproof ways to prevent your pizza from sticking to the pan, so you can get on with enjoying your flavorful creation!
Ways to Prevent Pizza From Sticking to Tray
Use Parchment Paper
The best way to prevent the pizza from sticking to the tray is by using parchment paper under the pie before placing it in the oven. This will prevent any unwanted sticking from happening without any additional steps or ingredients needed.
The first step to preventing pizza from sticking to the tray is gathering the following supplies: parchment paper, a pizza pan, and a spatula. Next, prepare your pizza dough by rolling it out on a lightly floured surface.
Once you have rolled out your dough and placed it into your pan, drizzle it with olive oil before topping it with sauce, cheese, and any other desired toppings. Be sure to place your toppings evenly across the pizza so that they do not end up on top at the baking time!
Next, put parchment paper over the top of the pan and gently press down on all four sides so that there are no air bubbles underneath the paper when baked. This will ensure even cooking times for all parts of your pie!
Dust the Counter with Semolina Flour When Shaping The Dough
If you thaw frozen dough to make pizza, you need to make sure the dough it’s not too wet or sticky. Use a lightly floured countertop and unroll the dough onto it as flat as possible.
Dust the counter with semolina flour, place the shaped dough on top and use your rolling pin to roll out your pizza base until it is 10-15mm thick and about 25cm wide.
If it’s sticking to your hands like an adhesive bandage, then sprinkle it with more semolina flour until it becomes manageable.
If you are adding toppings directly onto your base and cooking them together, add them now (for example mozzarella and tomato sauce). If you are adding toppings after cooking, leave this step until later when you’re ready to eat!
Then, heat a pizza stone or tray in an oven at 250°C for 30 minutes before cooking so that it’s nice and hot when ready to go!
Spread Some Cornmeal Around Your Baking Pan
Another method is to sprinkle some cornmeal around the edges of your baking pan. Cornmeal is a great way to prevent sticking and will give your pizza crust a nice crunchy texture.
If you don’t have cornmeal, olive oil can all be used as a substitute for this trick!
How to Cook Pizza Without A Pan
An easy way to keep pizza from sticking to the pan is to not use a pizza pan at all!
Bake it on a baking sheet
- Preheat your oven to 420 degrees F.
- While the oven is preheating, place a baking sheet in the middle of the oven for about 5 minutes (you want it hot).
- Place pizza on top of a hot baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until crust is brown and cheese is melted
Make a makeshift baking pan out of aluminum foil
If you don’t have a pizza pan, you can use a cookie sheet instead. To make an aluminum foil baking pan, lay out two sheets of aluminum foil and form them into the shape of your pizza pan (or cookie sheet).
Then add another layer of foil on top and crimp the edges together to seal the sides. You can even wrap them in parchment paper or place them inside a nice tin container to protect against spills.
If using aluminum foil is too casual for your taste, try making this beautiful cardboard-and-foil tray that’s sure to impress guests!
Use your cast-iron skillet
Cast iron skillets are the perfect way to cook pizza without a pan. Cast iron skillets are great for cooking pizza because they retain heat, can be used on a stovetop or in an oven and will cook your pizza evenly.
They’re non-stick. One of the best things about cast iron skillets is that they’re non-stick once you break them in (seasoning). If you don’t have one already, invest in a new skillet before making this recipe! The more often you use it and clean it, the better your cast iron skillet will get at cooking foods without sticking to its surface.
They’re durable. Because of how well they retain heat and cook evenly, cast iron pans make excellent pizza pans because they don’t burn the bottom like other pans do when heated on high for too long; plus, since cast iron holds up so well over time (unlike aluminum), using it as a pan means no worrying about replacing anything every few months like with most other types of pans!
Cleaning them is easy too! Just wipe down your pan after use with some warm water and soap or saltwater solution if needed; then dry immediately before putting away, so bacteria doesn’t grow inside there while wetness sits around doing nothing but getting grosser by the minute!”
Make pizza in an air fryer.
If you’re lucky enough to have an air fryer, it’s the easiest way to make a delicious pizza. All you need is an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and some parchment paper, plus your favorite dough recipe (we recommend following this one).
Put the pizza dough on top of the parchment paper, spread any sauce and toppings over it evenly with a rubber spatula, then lift up the edges of both sheets (one atop the other) and pull them together, so they form a pouch around your pizza.
Then toss that bad boy into your air fryer for about five minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown.
Cook it on an outdoor grill
There are several ways to cook a pizza outdoors. One is through the use of an outdoor grill.
This method works best for people who already have one or can borrow one from friends and family and if you want to stay indoors while baking your pie. This method involves using a grill with a cover, which will prevent your pizza from getting too much char on it while it cooks.
The best way to use this method is by using a wooden spatula to turn the pizza over when necessary and watching it carefully so that it doesn’t burn too quickly. A good rule of thumb is 5 minutes per side (10 minutes total). If you’d like a crispier crust, try using a pizza stone in place of aluminum foil or parchment paper as well!
If using an outdoor grill isn’t feasible for you due to weather or other circumstances (or if you don’t have access), another option is camping gear! Specifically: campfire cooking utensils such as long sticks with forks at each end attached by a rope through holes drilled into the center so that they stay stable during use; these can be found at most sporting goods stores.