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Frozen pizza, the ultimate convenience food

When you’ve worked all day and are wiped when you get home, who wants to cook dinner? Not me! When this happens, most people order takeout, or run through the drive thru. When you’re on a budget, this usually is not an option for you.

So, what is to be done? Why not consider making a stash of your own frozen pizzas to have on hand in the freezer? All the convenience without the take out prices.

Sarah’s gourmet frozen pizza
Step 1) batch of homemade pizza dough. Make, roll out on pan sprinkled with cornmeal, and bake for 4-7 minutes. Allow to cool. Place on a cooking sheet that you’re ok with not using for awhile, or use some cardboard.

Step 2) cover with toppings

Step 3) Freeze

Step 4) When frozen through, cover with plastic wrap or foil. Place back in the freezer.

When you go to use it, try and let it thaw out a bit (maybe an hour?) before baking, but it will bake fine if totally frozen. Bake at 450 degrees until the cheese is bubbling and looks toasty. Place it in the oven while the oven comes to appropriate temperature. This will give it a little bit of chance to thaw before it has to cook through.

Spend a few hours one afternoon and make a ton of these to have on hand. If you have various pizza tastes in your family, consider making “personal sized” pizzas.

Variations just prepping the dough:
Bake the pizza dough for 7 minutes. If you’re making multiple, pies freeze with waxed paper separating the dough.

I buy mozzarella in bulk and then grate it with my food processor. I store it in quart sized Ziplocs in the freezer. We always have toppings stored in the freezer as well.

If you have pizza dough and toppings ready to go, you can always make your own pizza the day of, instead of premaking the whole pie. This is a great option if you’re a fickle pizza eater and can never decide on toppings ahead of time! ;-D

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4 comments on “Frozen pizza, the ultimate convenience food”

  1. We make pizza as a way to use up our left overs. DH makes the dough and it makes 3-4 pizzas so we bake them all and freeze individual slices (and occassionally whole pizzas). Pop them frozen on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 200 and you have great warm pizza for dinner, lunch or whenever. With the summer upon us, we’ll keep plenty of pita on hand to make grilled pizza’s. We like to take the pita bread and put on the grill, add toppings and cheese, turn off heat and close cover to melt and heat through. You could make your own pita but I don’t have that kind of time.

  2. My hubby is the pizza maker in our house. Alot of times he will make up the pizza dough rounds and we will just freeze those. We usually always have sauce and other toppings to use when we need to make up a dough round. I can’t even remember the last time we bought frozen pizza from the store 🙂

  3. I am in a freezer meal group and was thinking about making frozen pizzas to swap with the other gals this weekend. Thanks for sharing your recipe you have saved me time trying to research online. 🙂

  4. Great idea. We make homemade pizza all the time but have never thought about freezing it.

    Thanks for linking up to Frugal Tuesday Tip.