Convenience foods tend to be my downfall. Life gets crazy and in comes a trusty ol’ frozen pizza. Now I make my own in advance and freeze them for when life inevitably gets too busy to cook!
I have to tell you, I’m made a ton of different homemade pizza recipes in passed years. But none of them were really as good as just going to the local pizza place for a slice.
But when my son was born, I had to cut out all processed dairy due to his reflux issues. He’s totally fine as long as I don’t eat processed dairy (I can still have raw dairy)… which means that if I wanted to eat pizza, I had to make it from scratch!
Sub-par pizza didn’t cut it for long and I really dug into the recipes I had to figure out how to make the best tasting Einkorn Pizza I possibly could.
And I finally cracked it.
When I bit into that final pizza and it tasted just like the local pizzeria had dropped by with a slice of pepperoni, I almost cried!
How to Freeze Homemade Pizza
I ended up making a ton of them and freezing them directly on pizza pans so that I could just pop them in the oven with zero prep time. They taste exactly the same whether they are made fresh or cooked from the freezer!
I make the pizzas as if I’m getting ready to cook them, then I lay down 3 long pieces of cling-wrap…
Place the pan on top, and fold over the sides.
Repeat the process with aluminum foil…
Place one additional piece of foil across the top to close the gap and don’t forget to label the top if you are making several different kinds of pizza.
Follow the recipe below and make your own today!
- In a cup, combine the yeast and warm water until dissolved and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Combine salt and flour in mixer bowl. Once yeast is proofed, add yeast mixture to flour.
- Mix on low with a dough hook until ball forms, then continue mixing on low for 3-5 minutes.
- Scrape bowl, shape the dough into a ball and place in a buttered bowl. Turn the ball to coat.
- Cover with cling wrap and let rise 1.5 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
- Punch the dough down and divide into 2 balls.
- Place the balls on a lightly floured surface, dust top of dough with flour and cover with a towel, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough with a rolling pin until it is the size of your pizza pan, or 1/4" thick, whichever comes first. If you find your dough is sticking dust with a little more flour. If your pizza shell tears gently pinch the area back together and continue.
- Lightly dust pan with flour. Gently place dough onto baking tray and assemble your pizza beginning with the sauce. Use a spoon to spread sauce, add cheese and other desired toppings.
- Bake in preheated oven at 425⁰ for 12-15 minutes.
- (Optional) Rub crust edges with melted butter.
- If baking frozen pizza, remove pizza from freezer - remove all wrappings.
- Place pizza in a 425° oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, depending on how crispy you like the crust!
- * This recipe is made with Einkorn Flour, but will work well with regular flour as well.