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DIY Frozen Pizzas

Simple freezer friendly frozen pizzas from scratch, with thin crust, healthy sauce, and plenty of cheese to pop in the oven for an easy snack or meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezer pizzas, personal pan pizzas
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $1.90

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

For the Sauce

  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce or tomato puree no added seasonings
  • 1 tbsp sugar more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch pepper to taste

For Topping

  • ½ pound shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ pound shredded Monterey jack
  • ¼ pound shredded cheddar
  • additional toppings as desired

Instructions

  • Combine the crust ingredients by hand or in a stand mixer. Knead until smooth (about 3 minutes by stand mixer, or 6 minutes by hand).
  • Cover dough and let dough rest 30 minutes on counter top, or overnight in fridge.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal portions for small, freezer size pizzas.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stretch the dough by hand to form round circles; avoid using a roller as the stretching of the dough produces a chewier crust and bite.
  • Sprinkle baking sheets lightly with cornmeal and transfer crusts onto baking sheets; par-bake for 6-8 minutes until dough is set underneath and no longer doughy in the centers. Cool.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients. Ladle onto crusts, followed by freshly shredded mozzarella, Monterrey jack, and cheddar cheeses or combination of all or similar cheeses.
  • Top as desired, and finish with a final light layer of cheese.
  • Cut parchment paper squares, roughly the width of the diameters of the pizzas, and stack pizzas in between squares to avoid sticking. This can be done on a plate for now, just long enough to freeze them solid.
  • Once frozen solid, pizzas can be bagged in freezer bags, or wrapped in freezer paper or plastic to keep fresh.
  • To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees, and bake for 8-14 minutes until crust is done on the bottom and cheese is melted and golden brown on edges.

Notes

  • Dough can be divided into 4 medium, or 2 large portion pizzas; keep in mind 6 smaller are easy to freeze and closer to the "frozen pizza" size.
  • Par bake crusts first on a baking sheet so that bottoms of crust become solid, this way dough does not seep through the oven racks when baking directly on rack.
  • Use any combination of cheeses and toppings desired. If using meat: cook the meat separately first before topping the pizzas. Veggies and fruit can be topped as is.
  • Try the whole wheat crust version or a veggie sauce as mentioned above for a healthy frozen pizza.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 3mg