Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas

Everyone loves having a frozen pizza or two on hand for those busy nights when you are short on time. Did you know you can make your own? Follow this pizza recipe and stock your freezer!

How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas...a great meal prep idea! Block off and couple hours, make pizzas and stock your freezer!

Back when I had three babies in under 5 years, I would often block off naptime a few times a year and stock my freezer with these homemade frozen pizzas.

What?

You didn't know you could make your OWN homemade pizzas?

Yes, it's possible. Now, I'm not above buying frozen pizzas at the grocery store. In fact, every time I bulk shop I do in fact pick up a couple to have on hand. They are tasty! With three kids who eat a LOT, I like having them on hand for those busy nights where we are shuffling around in between multiple sport practices.

Some nights all we have time for is a pizza! Trust me, the kids never, ever complain. The reason I developed this homemade frozen pizza recipe is because I often found myself adding extra toppings to the frozen pizzas I bought at the grocery store.

Every time I ripped off that plastic it seemed like I was getting skimped on toppings or cheese. I'd see areas that were just sauce or a pepperoni pizza with just 8 meager slices of pepperoni on it.

How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas...a great meal prep idea! Block off and couple hours, make pizzas and stock your freezer!

So I developed this pizza recipe to make sure mine WERE LOADED.

Who wants to eat a pizza with hardly any toppings or cheese? Not me. And it gave me the opportunity to make kinds I love and adore, like this buffalo chicken version. Yum! I've also done a breakfast version {scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage} and a favorite that reminds me of a pizza joint where I grew up {chopped ham and sauerkraut}.  And of course all the traditional varieties - sausage and mushroom, meat lovers, triple cheese and more.

How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas...a great meal prep idea! Block off and couple hours, make pizzas and stock your freezer!

So, want to learn how to make one?

Here we go.

Block out a couple hours and get assembling. Your family will thank me!

Yield: 1 pizza
Author: Ally
How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas

How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizzas

Did you know you can make your OWN frozen pizzas? A few simple steps to filling your freezer! Prep a few of these pizzas to have on hand for busy weeknight dinners.
Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 1 H & 5 M

Ingredients

For the pizza dough
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t yeast
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine flour and salt.
  2. In a measuring cup combine the warm water and yeast, stir to combine and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the yeasted mixture into the flour mixture slowly, adding just enough water to combine and make a sticky dough.
  4. Cover with a towel and have it sit in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour to rise.
  5. Preheat the oven with a pizza stone on the top rack at 500 degrees. Roll/stretch out dough on a floured surface to your desired shape. Place dough on the hot pizza stone and bake for 3-5 minutes. Just until it is starting to cook and easy to remove from oven.
  6. Place par-baked dough on a baking sheet or clean counter and assemble {sauce, cheese, toppings}.
  7. Place in a deep freeze or freezer for at least 45 minutes, uncovered.
  8. Remove from the freezer and tightly wrap in plastic wrap, also including directions for baking. {Most pizzas will reheat at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so}.
  9. Place back in your freezer, where the pizza can stay for up to 3 months.
  10. To cook, remove from the freezer and place directly on the oven rack or a baking stone into a preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Calories

468.00

Fat (grams)

1.53

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.23

Carbs (grams)

97.04

Fiber (grams)

4.46

Net carbs

92.58

Sugar (grams)

0.34

Protein (grams)

14.53

Sodium (milligrams)

2333.57

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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