How long do these pizzas take to put together?
Can I double this recipe?
Absolutely! Doubling it can be done if you have a heavy duty, large capacity stand mixer. If you don’t, you can simply make two batches back to back and have them rise in separate bowls. A professional series Kitchen Aid stand mixer can handle a double batch, while their Artisan series is best suited to a single batch.
How long do they stay good in the freezer?
These Homemade Frozen Pizzas will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months if wrapped well in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn.
Can I do this with other toppings than just pepperoni?
Yes, any topping that is freezable will work just fine. I even make a cilantro-lime chicken pizza that freezes quite well.
What kind of tray do I freeze these on?
You can either use clean cardboard cut into 16 inch circles, or aluminum pizza trays. I purchased my pizza trays from a restaurant supply store.
What if I have a side by side refrigerator/freezer?
Well then, a large 16 inch circular pizza like this just won’t fit. Make it into a large rectangle instead and use a different kind of tray. Shape doesn’t really matter when it comes to pizza. All that matters is that it is still thin enough that it won’t require par-baking.
Do I need to par-bake the crust?
No! This recipe does not require any par-baking of the crust. The crust is thin enough that it will thaw and cook completely through at the same rate as the toppings.
How do I store the pizzas once frozen?
Pizzas should be wrapped in plastic wrap for longer term storage. They can stay in the freezer on trays for 5 to 7 days without getting freezer burn, but should be wrapped or otherwise prevented from being exposed to the freezer air for longer term storage.
Watch the video below for a demonstration on how I make these pizzas including several great tips and tricks for best results. It should answer any other questions you might have.
Homemade Frozen Pizzas
- 1½ tablespoons instant dry yeast
- 1½ tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 2 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cups flour
- Pizza sauce
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, brown sugar, salt, water, and flour.
- Knead on low until dough starts to come together. Continue kneading until the dough forms a nice, soft dough ball and the sides of the bowl are clean.
- Let rise in a lightly greased bowl, covered, for 1 to 2 hours, until doubled.
- Divide the dough into three equal pieces and roll out into pizza crusts.
- Place crust on a tray for freezing.
- Top with desired sauce, cheese, and other toppings.
- Once solid, wrap with plastic wrap and store in the freezer. Pizzas stay good for 1 to 3 months.
- To bake, preheat a pizza stone in the oven at 500 degrees. Bake until cheese is browning and bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes.