frozen pizza

March 7, 2010

Part one.

I love frozen pizza. It is one of the few things that I actually like from the freezer. Something happens to the pizza when it is frozen to make it taste, well, like frozen pizza. And then there is the convenience. Go to the store, pick up a pizza, take it home and bake it. Or more simply, open freezer, grab pizza, unwrap, bake.

In theory anyway. I am not the type to have frozen pizzas on hand. If I have them, I eat them, so if I want one, it requires a trip to the store…usually Hy-Vee, usually late at night.

And part two…

A few nights ago I made some pizza from scratch. It was good, but I forgot (since the last time that I made it) that my recipe makes too much dough for my pizza pan. I ended up, again, with a slightly ruffled pizza that had way too much dough on the edges. I wanted to make some pizza, figure out the best size, so that I have it all figured out for the next time I make pizza. The problem is that I don’t really feel like eating more pizza.

So, perfect time for me to make frozen pizzas. Then, some cold lonely night, I can creep down to the basement, open up the freezer door, and pull out a home-made frozen pizza. No more trips to Hy-Vee! (Oh, the things that make my world go around…)

I made a batch of pizza dough, kneaded it until the dough was the consistency of an earlobe (as per directions..). Then let it rise, and shaped it into 3 pizzas. Large enough for one meal (plus leftovers for the next morning). I love to have cold pizza with lime pickle!

The pizzas are simple; tomato sauce, cheese, and a little bit of dried oregano sprinkled over the top. I can always add extra cheese, or toppings before baking.

I cut out some cardboard circles, wrapped them in plastic bags, and put the pizzas on them to freeze. I wanted to make sure that the pizzas froze flat, and then in the morning I will give each pizza its own ziplock bag for extra fresh, airtight storage.

4 Responses to “frozen pizza”

  1. Anna Says:

    Yum! Though I love pizza so much I’d be having frozen pizza for dinner 3 nights in a row if I knew I had some sitting in my freezer so they wouldn’t last long.

    I’ve been doing the same thing with home made frozen burritos to great results.

    Oatmeal farls for breakfast in the oven right now, can’t wait to try them!

  2. Danielle Says:

    You are too cute. Now I want to make my own frozen pizzas! What is your pizza dough recipe (or is it already on the site somewhere?)?

  3. Beth Says:

    I am going to do this today. Thanks for the inspiration!

    And, homemade frozen burritos! Another great idea. Thanks, Anna!

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