See How Frozen Pizzas Are Made (Hint: Sauce Waterfalls and Pizza Cookie Cutters)


Hold up: Before you pop that DiGiorno in the oven, perhaps you’d like to know where it came from? The good ol’ Science Channel created an enlightening five-minute look at how your favorite frozen pizza is crafted.

The video details the steps in constructing this frozen food staple. It starts off well enough, the dough is made from scratch and formed into shape by a pizza cookie cutter of sorts.  However, things start getting a bit iffy once sauce and toppings come into the mix. A waterfall of tomato sauce soaks the pizza dough with the runoff being collected back into the sauce reservoir. After getting a dusting of mozzarella, the discs get showered in curiously grey “meat toppings” before getting blasted in a gigantic freezer and wrapped in plastic sleeping bags. Any “less than perfect pizzas” get mercilessly rejected by a machine.

There is close to zero human interaction during this entire process, save for the occasional sample pizza inspected by a worker. Sorry, no toque-toting chefs dicing up fresh bell peppers here.

H/T Serious Eats + Picthx YouTube

Ashley spends her days hidden away in a cubicle but moonlights as a writer for her websites, Chronicles of a Foodie and Chixelate. She also bakes up sweet treats in her spare time under the moniker Smashbakes.

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  • Thinking213

    Too bad they didn’t visit a quality pizza factory like DiGiorno. I have never heard of Mr. P’s Pizza but based on what I read on google it wouldn’t be something I would try. Thanks for the share! Interesting either way.

    • Joe Hanson

      Nice try DiGiorno Marketing Team!

      • Thinking213

        Ummmm no just a fan. I have no clue where their HQ is…

  • Linda Lovelush

    Well of course there’s no human interaction. Do we visualize every single frozen pizza being made by real people at a pizza bakery? Personally, with as disgusting as people are these days (not washing hands, adding human hair, excrement and bodily fluids to the food just to be funny) I’d RATHER my frozen pizza be made by a machine, thankyouverymuch.

    PS – cool video.