Every once in a while, I just don’t feel like cooking. One of my favorite easy meals is frozen pizzas. They are quick, filling, and oh so easy! Just throw some raw veggies or salad on the side and call it a fabulous meal!
However, I don’t love the list of ingredients found in the frozen pizzas found in the frozen food section at the local grocers. There are some frozen pizzas at the health food store with good, quality ingredients, but they are expensive!
Lately, I’ve been making my own frozen pizzas, and my family has been loving it! Homemade frozen pizzas are incredibly simple to make and much cheaper than carry out or delivery.
I usually make a quadruple batch of pizza dough and then use whatever ingredients I have on hand for toppings. We usually eat one of the pizzas that night and save the other three for later.
Since we eat pizza about once week, I will usually just plan a little extra time once a month to make a big batch of pizzas to freeze.
Homemade Pizza Dough
This recipe makes two pizzas. If you want to make four pizzas, then double this recipe.
- 1.5 cups hot water
- 1 T yeast
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 t salt
- 4-4.5 cups flour (I like this kind)
- 2 T Italian seasoning (optional)
- 1 T garlic powder (optional)
Combine water, yeast, and honey in stand up mixer. Let sit for 3-5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.
Add olive oil, salt, and seasonings to stand mixer and combine thoroughly.
Slowly add flour until you have a wet, workable dough. You want your dough to be sticky.
Using your dough hook on your stand mixer, knead your dough for 5 minutes (a little longer if using whole wheat flour). I will add a little flour here and there to keep my dough from sticking.
You can transfer your kneaded dough to a greased bowl, or leave your dough in your stand mixer bowl (I do the latter). Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let your dough rise until doubled.
Once your dough has doubled, without punching it down divide into two halves.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll the dough out onto a pizza pan (we LOVE this one). Be sure to punch holes in your dough with a fork before cooking.
Cook your dough without the toppings for 7-8 minutes.
Once your pizza crusts have been pre-cooked, you can add your sauce and toppings.
Pizza Sauce Recipe
This recipe is enough to sauce 2-4 pizzas. It depends on how much sauce you like. We are light sauce people.
- 3 – 6 ounce cans tomato paste
- 1 – 15 ounce can tomato sauce (we like puree – no chunks)
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon basil
- 1 Tablespoon parsley
- 1/2 Tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 Tablespoon thyme
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey (or other sweetener)
- 3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese (optional)
Simmer on stove with lid on for an hour or cook on low in crockpot for 3-4 hours.
Be sure to stir the sauce every 30-45 minutes to keep it from sticking.
When finished, stir in Parmesan cheese and use or freeze. This pizza sauce freezes well in small freezer bags.
Pizza Topping Ideas:
Anything that freezes well will work for topping your pizza with!
- Ground beef (turkey or chicken works too)
- Green onions
Alternative Pizza Sauce Ideas:
Occasionally, I will run out of pizza sauce or just want something different. Here are some other sauce ideas we’ve used:
- Olive oil
- Alfredo sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Buffalo hot sauce
Wrap each pizza with plastic wrap and finish with aluminum foil.
I like to finish with aluminum foil because it’s sturdier and easy to write on. Label your frozen pizza and be sure to write out instructions for cooking.
To Cook Your Frozen Pizza
Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove aluminum foil and plastic wrap. Place pizza on a pizza pan.
Cook in the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and started to brown.
We love frozen pizzas for busy weeknights, lazy Saturdays, and for the nights we get a babysitter. These homemade frozen pizzas have been a life saver for us!
Plus making my own frozen pizzas has saved us so much money! When life gets busy, I tend to turn to carry out. Therefore, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make healthy convenience foods to save time and money in the kitchen.
Do you make homemade pizzas? What are your favorite toppings?
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