Homemade Frozen Pizza
Sometimes there’s nothing like throwing a frozen pizza in the oven. Did you know it’s easy to make your own homemade version?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8 slices (1 frozen pizza)
- All-purpose flour as needed
- 1 pound pizza dough, room temperature (either store-bought or homemade)
- Optional: 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce (either store-bought or homemade)
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Optional: additional toppings such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, additional cheeses, etc
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper.
On a very lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to the desired shape (make sure to keep it within the constraints of your baking sheet). If the dough begins to shrink at any time, lift and allow it to fall, turning it like a wheel so the weight helps stretch and form the larger shape.
Place on the prepared baking sheet. You can optionally brush with the olive oil (this will crisp up the surface a bit). Bake for 9-11 minutes, until the dough is firm but not overdone (remember that it will be going back into the oven) Keep an eye out for potential air pockets during the last few minutes, carefully deflating any that appear with a fork. Allow to cool.
Spread the sauce over the crust, leaving about 1-inch around the edges. Top with the cheese and any additional toppings, if using.
Wrap in 2-3 layers of plastic film to secure the toppings in place. Don’t wrap too tightly to avoid mashing the toppings before they have a chance to freeze.
Freeze either flat or on an angle, depending on the width of your freezer. Once the pizza is frozen, it can be stored upright.
Frozen Pizza Cooking Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, preferably along with a pizza stone for best results. If you’re not using a stone, you can cook the pizza directly on the oven rack, or on a preheated baking sheet.
Cook for 11-12 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.9mg