Papa Murphy’s is a trusted name in the pizza industry. They were the first to introduce the concept of take-and-bake pizza. This new idea was appreciated by customers across the nation which helped Papa Murphy’s to grow from a single store to more than 1,300 outlets in 37 US states. The take and bake pizza choice give freedom to the customers who made the pizza at their desired temperature.

Papa Murphy’s has various menus and each menu has different baking instructions. Some popular Papa Murphy’s meals include gourmet Delight, signature menus, stuffed meals, create your own pizza items, toppings and mini murphs.

This might be your first experience to bring a take and bake pizza at home and fix it for baking. It is very important to follow Papa Murphy’s baking instructions to get the most desirable end result. If you bake it according to the recommended instructions, surely you will end up having a delicious pizza with a perfect crust having a little light brown colour. God damn, it will be luscious!!

Papa Murphy’s Baking Instructions

You will get the pizza from Papa Murphy’s in a proper plastic wrapping placed on a disposable tray. The pizza package comes with all the baking instructions located at the backside of the pizza tray.

Common Baking Instructions

There are some common baking instructions for all Papa Murphy’s Pizzas which are stated as follows:

  • Carefully lift the plastic wrapping from the body of pizza.
  • Don’t remove the pizza from the disposable cardboard tray.
  • Preheat the oven to medium temperature.
  • For traditional Pizza, set the oven temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • For stuffed pizza, heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the pizza on the oven central rack carefully along with the cardboard.
  • If you are baking a thin crust pizza, put it on a lower oven rack.
  • Bake it for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 minutes.
  • Papa Murphy’s stuffed pizza will require 32 – 40 minutes of baking.
  • Keep watching pizza in the oven, it’ll be ready when the crust becomes golden brown.

If you want to have more crispy crust pizza then the initial pizza package for about 10 minutes and then take it out from the oven. Now remove the cardboard bottom tray and place the pizza on thin aluminum foil. Now put the pizza in the oven again at the same temperature of 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 more minutes. Keep on checking the wanted crispiness add regular intervals of about 2 minutes.

Note: Never put the pizza directly on the oven tray. Because too much heating exposure can burn-off of the pizza crust. Therefore, always use either cardboard tray or aluminum foil or any thin base for the pizza.

Crust Based Baking Papa Murphys Instructions

It is highly recommended to bake the Papa Murphy’s Pizza within a period of 60 minutes. Otherwise, refrigerate it quickly to maintain the nutritions and crispiness of Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Never use Papa Murphy’s pizza after 24 hours of purchase. If you are going to bake a refrigerated pizza, make sure to take it out of the refrigerator and place it in the open air at least for 60 minutes.

Papa Murphy’s recommend different baking instructions for different crust sizes. Therefore, make sure to follow the prescribed directions who got the best outcome. The baking instructions are categorized on the basis of original crust, thin crust, stuffed crust and pan crust. For a crustless pizza, you can either use a microwave oven or a normal oven according to instructions. Papa Murphy’s baking instructions are listed below:

For the Original-Crust, Thin-Crust and Pan-Crust Pizza

  • Turn on the oven and heat it up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Carefully unwrapped Pizza and let it sit on the pizza tray.
  • Bake the pizza for 12 – 18 minutes on the Central oven rack.
  • Check for the colour of the crust, if it is golden brownish, it is cooked correctly.
  • If it is not golden brown yet, bake it for some more time with regular checks.
  • Leave it for almost 5-minutes before eating and cutting.
  • For pan crust pizza, remove the pan from beneath the pizza immediately after baking using a spatula.
  • Cooked pizza from the oven is very hot. Keep yourself safe from the hot oil.
  • Always use gloves for baking Papa Murphy’s pizza.

For Crustless Pizza

As described above, Papa Murphy’s crustless pizza can either be baked in an oven or microwave oven. Baking instructions for both ovens are described below:

Instructions for Baking in the Oven

  • Moderately heat the oven to almost 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Carefully remove the plastic wrapping from the pizza body.
  • Take out Papa Murphy’s baking instructions leaflet.
  • Bake the crustless pizza for almost 12 – 18 minutes.
  • Put the pizza on the center rack of the oven.
  • The pizza is cooked enough when the cheese melt and start to bubble.
  • This will happen at almost 165 degrees Fahrenheit temperature.
  • Open the oven door and carefully remove the pizza from the oven.
  • At this point the pizza will be red hot, so be careful.
  • Allow the contents to cool for about 2-3 minutes before cutting.

Instructions for Baking Papa Murphy’s in the Microwave Oven

Microwave ovens vary in electrical power and heating capability. Therefore it is important to know the characteristics such as the power rating of your microwave oven before baking Papa Murphy’s. You will have the Pizza wrapped in plastic wrapping.

  • Carefully unwrap the plastic cover and baking instructions leaflet from Papa Murphy’s.
  • Tune your microwave oven to high power settings.
  • Bake Papa Murphy’s crustless pizza for 3-7 minutes.
  • Customize your cooking time in a microwave oven according to power ratings.
    • 1-3 pizza toppings need 3-5 minutes baking.
    • Pizza with more than 4 toppings needs 5-7 minutes cooking.
  • When the pizza is cooked enough, it’s cheese will melt and bubbling will start.
  • Normally Pizza is cooked correctly at an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Babe the pizza out of microwave oven with care.
  • At this stage, the cooked pizza will be really hot, the use of gloves is highly recommended.

Mini Murph Baking Instructions

Papa Murphy’s pizzas are not only for adult but they are also popular among children. Therefore, the take and bake pizza company launches a joyous make and bake pizza kit exclusively for kids and named it, “The Mini Murph”. This kid-sized pizza box contain all the freshness, flavour, quality and affection of Papa Murphy’s. The company decorated this beautiful make and bake pizza box with a logo of “Murph”, which is Papa Murphy’s attractive and fresh tiny chef. This box is pretty easy to open and simple to assemble and generate a sense of creativity among young Papa Murphy’s fans.

Be Careful with Bake-and-Serve Pizza Tray

It is important that the kids open the Mini-Murph pizza box under the supervision of their parents. Papa Murphy’s recommend baking the Mini-Murph pizza on the specific bake-and-serve tray. Since this tray is made of cardboard, therefore, it is highly inflammable. It is essential that this pizza is baked carefully, because the pizza tray may discolour during baking, and if cooked for a long time, it may catch fire. This tree is designed for one-time use only. Hence, discard the tray after use and never reheat the pizza on the same tray.

Following are the instructions for baking Papa Murphy’s Mini-Murph pizza:

  • Heat the oven to a temperature of 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Unwrap plastic sheet from Pizza and Bake-and-Serve tray.
  • Gently apply a uniform layer of sauce throughout the surface of the dough.
  • Do not apply sauce on the edges of dough and crust.
  • Smoothly spray mozzarella cheese on the top of the sauce layer.
  • If you have extra papa Murphy’s toppings, apply them on mozzarella.
  • Bake this complete Pizza package for about 10 to 14 minutes in the oven. Put it on the center rack of the oven for moderate heating.
  • Make sure that the Bake-and-Serve tray does not rub on to the oven walls or doors.
  • Watch out the pizza after almost 8 minutes.
  • If it is cooked up to your desires, serve it, otherwise, bake it further.
  • Watchfully leak-out all the bubbled formed during baking in the oven.
  • Finally, when the crust turns golden brown & cheese melt, take it out of the oven carefully.
  • Let the hot contents cool down for about 5-minutes before cutting and eating.
  • Carefully discard the bake-and-serve tray.

Papa Murphy’s is also running an awesome humanity project named, “No Kids Hungry“. This is particularly designed at the sales of Mini-Murph. $1 is donated to this fundraising scheme on the online sale of every Mini-Murph. Therefore, Papa Murphy’s request you to join hands with the company to succeed this extraordinary humanity project.