The One Ingredient That Will Majorly Upgrade Your Frozen Pizza

Frozen pizza can be a God send on a busy night when you don't have time to cook and ordering up Papa John's or Domino's isn't convenient. According to Donkey Credit, when it comes to take-and-bake pizza pies, frozen pizza makers rake in approximately $4.4 billion each year, and DiGiorno can claim $1.2 billion of that pie. In fact, roughly 67% of people in the United States keep the frozen version of this favorite meal in regular rotation. It is definitely a crowd-pleaser.

Of course, we agree that there is nothing better than homemade za or a slice from a local pizzeria or pizza chain, but like the word "fetch," sometimes, it simply isn't happening. Enter the likes of Red Barron, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, and Totino's. These purveyors of frozen pizza can help you get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes (via Brooklyn Craft Pizza), and in a busy household, that's quite the feat. But if you are looking for a way to upgrade your frozen pizza and take it to the next level to make your taste buds salivate, Reddit has a hack you might want to try.

1 Clove of Garlic

According to a Reddit post, thinly slicing one garlic clove and sprinkling it on your pizza before baking is a game-changer. The poster wrote, "The flavor improvement is amazing, even on cardboard-class frozen pizzas." Naturally, this piece of advice brought out the competitive nature of the online community with another Redditor offering, "Game changer: coat and mix the garlic in olive oil before you lay them out and bake it. Turns into fried garlic." Still another suggested, "This. I do this all the time with frozen pizza and sometimes get creative with some fresh sliced basil and tomatoes."

Garlic can definitely add a depth of flavor. Bon Appetit asked 5 chefs how to make a frozen pizza better, and one of the responses came from a chef in Michigan named Eric Patterson who recommended using thinly sliced garlic. He also offered a pro tip saying, "If the cooking time is too long and you're worried about the garlic burning before the pizza is cooked through, you can also sauté the garlic in olive oil and drizzle the garlic-infused olive oil on the pizza after."