Take-Out, Fake-Out: Homemade Frozen Pizza
It is possible to make your own amazing frozen pizza at home. You need never buy another cardboard box from the supermarket again.
Servings: 1 pizza
- 200 g pizza dough *
- 2 Tablespoons Homemade Pizza Sauce
- A handful of freshly grated mozzarella cheese
- Chosen toppings (salami, capsicum, mushrooms, olives, anchovies etc)
To assemble the pizza
Pre-heat the oven to 220C (200C fan forced). If using a pizza stone, place this in the oven before pre-heating.
Roll out the pizza dough to the preferred size. Place on a tray if not using a pizza stone.
Bake the base in the hot oven for 3 - 5 minutes, until the surface looks dry, and the top of the base has slightly puffed.
Remove the base from the oven and place on a wire rack. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. If large bubbles develop in base, just pierce them with a knife.
Place the base back on the tray.
Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce over the base.
Scatter over the mozzarella cheese.
Arrange the selected toppings over the cheese. I like to press them slightly into the cheese and sauce to help everything stick together.
Place the tray into the freezer, and allow to freeze for at least 30 minutes, or until solid.
Remove the frozen pizza from the freezer.
Wrap in plastic wrap, and label with the pizza type and date.
Return the wrapped pizza to the freezer.
To cook the pizza
Pre-heat the oven to 230C (210C fan forced). If using a pizza stone, place this in the oven before pre-heating.
Unwrap the pizza and place on a tray if not using a pizza stone.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown.
* I find that 200g of dough is the perfect size for a main meal pizza. Adjust this according to the appetites of the people eating the pizza. Small children will obviously want smaller pizzas.
This is the process I use to make Homemade Frozen Pizza. These instructions will make one pizza. Just scale the ingredients up according to the number of pizzas you wish to make.
If well wrapped, frozen pizzas should last up to three months in the freezer.
Nutrition information is provided only for the base. Other nutrition information will be affected by the pizza sauce and toppings used.
Serving: 200g | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 16.3g | Fat: 203g | Sodium: 825.3mg | Sugar: 0.4g