Get our free mobile app

Leave it to the gang at Minnesota's own Heggies Pizza to come up with a pro-tip life hack that's pure genius for National Pizza Day!

Pizza has to be one of my favorite foods. In fact, it may be my FAVORITE food, the one I could probably eat every day and not get sick of it-- mainly because there are so many different kinds. And seeing as Friday, February 9th, 2024 is National Pizza Day, here's a way-cool hack you might want to try.

When it comes to frozen pizza, one of my favorites is Heggies Pizza, which was founded and is still made right here in Minnesota, up north in Milaca (which is a little over an hour and a half northwest of the Twin Cities.)

CSJ/TSM-Rochester
CSJ/TSM-Rochester
loading...

Their pizza is loaded with tons of cheese (which I love) but also has a thin, crispy crust (which my wife loves.) And now, if you like a little extra crunch on your pizza, Heggies invented what has to be one of the most genius pro tips I've ever seen. (And I've seen a LOT of pizzas!)

READ MORE: Did You Know These Five Foods Are Banned Here in Minnesota?

Usually, when you make a frozen pizza, you bake it in the oven (or cook it on the grill), cut it, and then dive in. (And if you're impatient like me, you always eat it waay too soon and end up burning your mouth because it's so hot.)

But a few years ago, Heggies came up with a genius pro tip that says you should cut the pizza FIRST. That's right, Heggies blew our collective minds by suggesting you cut the pizza (and separate the pieces a bit) BEFORE you bake it. This then gives you even MORE crispiness-- because all sides of each piece are actually an 'end'. If you love some extra crispiness on your pizza, it's brilliant! Why didn't we think of this before?!?

Now, I'm perfectly happy making a Heggies Pizza the standard way-- because I'm not obsessed with those crispy edges. But if you'd like more crispiness on your pie, this looks like a pro tip that will change how you make a pizza from now on!

ALSO INTERESTING: This Popular Minnesota Drink is Being Discontinued

Instead of making a frozen pizza at home, if you're looking to go OUT for pizza here in, keep scrolling to check out some of the best pizza places in Minnesota. And while pizza is incredibly popular here in Minnesota, keep scrolling to check out some similar foods we love that will definitely raise an eyebrow in other countries.

Listen to Curt St. John weekday mornings
from 6 to 10 on Quick 
Country 96.5

LOOK: 20 American foods that raise eyebrows outside of the US

Stacker compiled a list of 20 unusual and uniquely American foods that might raise eyebrows outside the U.S.

Gallery Credit: Charlotte Barnett

Top 10 Pizza Places in Rochester in 2022

If you are looking to sink your teeth into an amazing slice of cheesy goodness, check out these top picks for pizza in Rochester, Minnesota!

Gallery Credit: Jessica Williams

Stay the Night at a Pizza Farm Just 60 Miles from Rochester

There's an adorable, 16-acre farm in Cochrane, WI, called Suncrest Gardens. It's a pizza farm complete with an Airbnb that you can spend the night in.

Gallery Credit: Carly Ross

More From Quick Country 96.5