Stouffers Frozen French Bread Pizza cooking instructions

But looks can be deceiving, as our previous sampling of Stouffer’s pizza showed. The cheese portion tends to be exaggerated considerably. The only real way to vouch for the quality of one of these frozen pizzas is to cook one up and try it — so that’s exactly what we did.

One box contains two pizzas, and each comes individually wrapped so you can eat just one at a time without too much hassle.

Stouffer's Pepperoni French Bread Pizza

There are two different ways you can cook these. The first is the simpler version: simply preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit, then toss a pizza on a cookie sheet and bake for about 24 minutes.

The second method is the softer-crust method, and it’s a bit more complex. For this one, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. When the oven is done preheating, stick one pizza into the microwave and heat it for a minute and a half, then toss it into the oven (on a cookie sheet) for about six minutes. This method may be more complicated, but it’s ultimately the quicker of the two.

Since there are two pizzas in a package, we decided to try both cooking methods. First, we went for the simple version. Out popped a super-crispy French bread pizza.

Stouffer's Pepperoni French Bread Pizza

In fact, after cooking this for the full 24 minutes, we think it was much too crispy. The edges are pretty hard, and even though the center remains soft, it also becomes kind of damp and soggy.

We do enjoy a softer crust, so of course we were curious about how one of these pizzas would turn out using the softer-crust method. As it turns out, our second pizza came out much closer to the sort of pizza we love.

Stouffer's Pepperoni French Bread Pizza

You can see in the image above that the coloration is different on the second pizza. We’re still not sure we’d use the word soft for this crust, but it’s less crispy than the other version we cooked. However, the consistency had a slightly rubbery tinge to it, which we definitely wouldn’t say about our first pizza’s crust.

As we pointed out toward the beginning of this review, these pizzas tend to contain less cheese than the package advertises. That’s true here, as each pizza contains a sprinkling of cheese that doesn’t even cover the full top surface. (Stouffer’s does make an extra-cheese version of their French bread pizzas for those looking to up that cheese factor.)

However, the pepperoni content is more generous than we expected — there’s plenty here for pepperoni enthusiasts to enjoy. This pepperoni is a true meat medley, as it contains chicken, pork, and beef. That’s a lot of animals for a single meat product. It ends up tasting pretty rich, and we like that. If you use the crispier cooking method, the edges get a bit crispy too, so that’s something to consider when you’re choosing a cooking method.

The flavor of the sauce is perfect, though we think these pizzas could use more of it. That crust is especially thick, so a bit more sauce would really let that shine.

A single pizza contains 400 calories (180 from fat). This isn’t too bad, though we’d say this is out of the range of the diet-friendly. This does contain 950 mg of sodium, which is quite a lot, so you’ll want to be careful if you’re trying to keep your sodium levels low.

Stouffer’s Pepperoni French Bread Pizzas don’t turn out like the ones on the box. There’s just not enough cheese for them to get that thick, melty look in the package photo. Plus, neither cooking method will get you a perfect pizza. Still, these taste pretty good. They’re not as good as, say, a DiGiorno frozen pizza or even an Amy’s pizza, but they’ll do in a pinch.

To learn more about the nutrition or ingredients in this Stouffer’s brand frozen pizza, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer’s French Bread pizzas come in many varieties and flavors to suit the tastes of most any pizza fan. You can make a quick and easy family dinner with a French bread pizza and side salad, and everyone can choose their favorite flavors. The flexibility can make a busy mealtime easier. You can also cook the pizzas with a combination of microwave and oven cooking, to prepare it in less than 10 minutes for a quick snack on the go.

Traditional Oven Instructions

Turn on your oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Put the pizza in the center of the oven on a cookie sheet or other small baking pan.

Bake the pizza for 18 to 22 minutes or until the cheese melts thoroughly.

Quicker Cooking Instructions

Turn on the oven and preheat it to 475 degrees with a small baking tray in the center of the oven.

Put the pizza on a microwave-safe plate and thaw it on “High” power for 90 seconds.

Put the pizza on the preheated baking tray in the center of the oven. Bake it for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the crust browns around the edges.


You can substitute a toaster oven for the oven cooking steps to avoid heating up a large oven for a single pizza, if desired.

How do I cook a stouffers French bread pizza?

Stouffer's French bread pizzas are oven baked for a golden crispy crust. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, remove the pizzas from the box and the plastic wraps. Then, put the pizzas on a baking tray and place them on the center rack of the oven. Cook the pizzas for 26 minutes until golden brown.

What temperature do you cook Stouffer's French Bread pizza at?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (toaster oven to 325 degrees F). Remove pizza from box and plastic bag. 2. Place pizza on a baking sheet on center rack in oven or on a tray in toaster oven.

How long do you cook Stouffer's French bread pizza in the microwave?

Place pizza on microwave-safe plate. Microwave pizza on high; 1 pizza 1 12 minutes; 2 1/2 minutes. Carefully place pizza on baking sheet, center oven rack. Bake 6 minutes.

Can you just microwave Stouffer's French Bread pizza?

Remove pizza from box and plastic bag. Place pizza on a microwave-safe plate. Thaw in microwave using High Power: 1 Pizza: 1-1/2 minutes; 2 Pizzas: 2-1/2 minutes. Carefully remove pizza from microwave and plate.