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Homemade Frozen Pizza
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How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizza

Homemade frozen pizza is the meal prep recipe you never knew you were missing! Just roll out your pizza dough, parbake it for a few minutes, add any toppings you want, wrap it up, and freeze for up to 3 months. When you're ready to eat, unwrap the frozen pizza(s) and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: frozen pizza, make ahead, meal prep
Makes: 2 (12-inch) or 4 to 6 individual-size pizzas
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Rolling pin (optional)
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or baking stone/steel
  • Pizza peel (optional)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients

Instructions

To make and freeze the pizzas

  • If you're using a baking stone or steel, place it on a rack in the middle or bottom third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 500°F or as high as possible (mine gets up to 550°F).
  • If you're making 12- to 14-inch pizzas, roll or stretch out each ball of dough to a 12- to 14-inch round. (Make sure your freezer is spacious enough to fit the pizzas you're making; if your freezer is small or overstocked, mini pizzas might be the way to go!) If you're making mini pizzas, divide each ball of dough into four to 6 equal-size pieces, and roll out each piece to a 4- to 8-inch round, depending on how thick you like your crust. Place the dough rounds on a baking sheet, pizza pan(s), or pizza peel (if you're using a baking stone or steel).
  • Prick the dough rounds all over with a fork. Transfer the baking sheet(s) to the hot oven, or shimmy the dough rounds from the pizza peel to the hot baking stone/steel. Bake just until the crusts are light golden on the bottom and no longer tacky on top, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove the crusts from the oven.
  • Arrange your toppings on the counter in separate bowls, and place the parbaked pizza crusts on a large cutting board or other clean surface. Top the crusts with your desired sauce(s), vegetable(s), meat(s), cheese(s), and condiments.
  • Wrap each topped pizza in a layer of plastic wrap, pressing down gently to eliminate air bubbles, then wrap it once more in a layer of aluminum foil. This double wrapping keeps the pizza nice and fresh during its extended stay in the freezer. If you do not keep plastic wrap in your home, feel free to wrap the pizzas in double layers of aluminum foil or one layer of parchment followed by one layer of foil.
  • Label the wrapped pizzas, and find a flat place for them in the freezer. It's not the biggest deal if they don't lie perfectly flat, but the flatter they are in the freezer, the more evenly they will bake in the oven when you're ready for pizza night. Freeze your pizzas for up to 3 months.

To bake your homemade frozen pizzas

  • If you're using a baking stone or steel, place it on a rack in the middle or bottom third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • Take your homemade frozen pizza out of the oven. Peel off the aluminum foil and plastic wrap and place the pizza on a baking sheet, pizza pan, or pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Transfer the frozen pizza to the oven. Bake until the crust is evenly browned around the edges, the cheese is bubbling, and the toppings have begun to brown in spots, 8 to 10 minutes on a baking stone/steel, 10 to 15 minutes on a baking sheet/pizza pan.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven, slice, and serve!

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