Step by step guide to making and freezing homemade frozen pizzas so you can enjoy them later!
Hi friends! I’m bringing you a bit of a different post today, because, well — January. I’m going to be working to bring you some really insanely useful recipes and posts. There are times (did you see my December??), where I really like to bring you fun, creative, sometimes indulgent recipes — and I’m still going to bring you some of those, too!
But it seems like January is a time when a lot of people are buckling down and getting back to a routine, and there is this big part of my Type A personality that loves routine. I also love that in making this post I got (a) pizza for supper and (b) to stock my freezer with more pizza!
Pizza is one of those things we have often. We just don’t get sick of it! And if I can stock up so I’m able to resist those cheap garbage frozen pizzas at the grocery store (not that I haven’t gone there every now and then!), even better.
Here’s how I do it:
- Start with the dough.
I use my whole wheat pizza dough recipe, and I doubled it to make 4 15″ or cookie sheet size pizzas (about 10″x15″). This time, I made 2 baking sheet size and 2 15″ round pizzas.
Let the dough rise, as per the original recipe. Spray your pans with non-stick spray, then preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and roll it out as you would to fit your pizza pans. Brush with about 1 teaspoon of canola oil and bake for 10-12 minutes — it won’t be completely baked. You want it baked about half way through. It will look dry on top but won’t be browned.
Set aside and let cool to room temperature (15-30 minutes is good enough).
It’ll look like this:
2. Top it.
Spread your sauce on, top with your meat and cheese (or your cheese and meat — whichever way you prefer!).
3. Wrap it.
I like to use plastic wrap first, to protect from freezer burn, and then cover in tin foil because it seals so easily. Plastic wrap and I aren’t the best of friends, so the tin foil ensures that my pizza gets really great coverage and a great seal.
Don’t forget to label it — say what it is and when it was made! You can also include the baking instructions: Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Freeze it.
Place it in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
5. Bake it.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
You might want to try these pizza flavors!
And for dessert?
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe for reference!
- Pizza dough -- homemade or store bough (see above for recipe!)
- 1 teaspoon canola oil for each pizza
- Pizza sauce
- Pizza toppings: meat, veggies, cheese as desired
- Make your dough, or thaw your store bough dough. Spray pans with non-stick spray. Then preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and roll it out to fit your pizza pans. Brush with about 1 teaspoon oil and bake for 10-12 minutes. You want it baked about half way through. It will look dry on top but won't be browned.
- Set aside and let cool to room temperature (15-30 minutes).
- Spread your sauce on, top with your meat and cheese.
- Wrap it in plastic wrap and then tin foil to protect from freezer burn.
- Label it with the name and when it was made! Include the baking instructions: "Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown."
- Freeze it up to 3 months.
- When ready to serve, heat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
More great pizza recipes!
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza from The Gunny Sack
Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza from Hip Foodie Mom