Homemade Freezer Pizzas
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Vegan mozzarella or regular mozzarella
  • Favorite pizza toppings
  • REGULAR SIZED DOUGH (my preference):
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Garlic powder
  • oregano
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 3 cups flour AP or bread
  • 1.5 tsp yeast I like bread machine yeast
  • LARGE DOUGH:
  • 1⅜ cup warm water
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • Garlic powder
  • oregano
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 4 cups flour, AP or bread
  • 2 tsp yeast I like bread machine yeast
Instructions
  1. Put the dough ingredients in order from top to bottom in a bread machine on the dough setting, food processor, or stand mixer with dough hook. You can do it by hand but make sure the dough is kneaded thoroughly.
  2. I used the first smaller recipe but if you want your dough to be thicker or if you want more pizzas use the second recipe for more dough. The first recipe is the one I use for basically all my dough needs.
  3. Once the dough is combined you can let it rise and divide it into 8 or divide it into 8 and then let it rise. I prefer to separate it and then let it rise. Place the dough on a floured surface in an oblong shape, cut it in half long-ways, then in half short-ways and then cut each half in half again, you get 8 dough balls. Shape them in balls. place them on a lined baking sheet, spray with olive oil spray (to keep crust from hardening) and cover with a kitchen towel. Place the dough in a warm place or barely warmed over (turned off) for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat your oven to 425. Shape your dough by hand or rolling pin, bake on a sprayed baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool. You have 2 options now: *freeze as is or **top the pizza then freeze.
  5. *to freeze as is: place wax paper between cooked and cooled crusts and place in a freezer zip-top bag. Freeze. Top pizza per your preferences prior to cooking. Never cook wax paper.
  6. **to top pizza then freeze: lightly spread your favorite marinara sauce, sprinkle oregano, top with cheese and any other toppings you like. If you top with veggies, make sure they are sliced VERY thin (a mandoline works great for this) otherwise when you cook the pizza water will accumulate on the top from the veggies. On a tray place the pizza(s) on a flat surface in the freezer to pre-freeze about 15-20 minutes. Once all pizza is frozen, place wax paper between and put 2 pizzas per gallon sized zip-top freezer bag.
  7. To cook preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
Recipe by Recipe Righter at http://www.reciperighter.com/homemade-freezer-pizzas/