How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizza

If I were to only have one type of food for the rest of my life, I think I could survive on pizza.  I mean, there’s breakfast pizza, reuben pizza,  Mexican pizza,   the possibilities are endless!
I wanted to help my friend out by making some food for her husband while she has surgery.  I figure everyone loves pizza!  I ended up making six pizzas for him – two Mexican pizzas, two sausage and pepperoni and two sausage, mushroom and green pepper.

I used a different dough recipe – this one only needs to rest for 30 minutes.  And I’ve never made a dough with beer in it before!

Quick Beer Pizza Dough (from King Arthur Flour)

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons (or one packet) of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (next time will add 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1, 12 oz. can of room temperature beer

Mix the flour, yeast, baking powder, salt and olive oil in your stand mixer.  Turn it on just to combine then pour in the beer – let the machine knead the dough for 7 minutes.  Let dough rise 30 minutes before using.

I made three batches to make the six pizzas.  To make homemade frozen pizza, make sure whatever toppings you have are cooked – especially the meat.  Prebake the crust at 425 for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven – add your sauce and toppings and cheese. 

Then I put that pizza on another pizza pan and put it in the freezer to flash freeze.  By the time the next pizza was ready to freeze, it had been in there 20 minutes – I just wrapped them in foil and then stacked them in my downstairs freezer until I was ready to go.

I taped instructions – just cook like any other frozen pizza – 425 for 12-15 minutes.

That’s the Mexican pizza – the base is refried black beans with enchilada sauce, with taco chicken, black beans and corn with pepper jack cheese.

That’s how the pizza looks after being frozen 20 minutes – its hard enough to wrap up and not break.

And of course, since I had pizza on the brain, I had to make one for me and Tony for lunch. 😀  My side was sausage, pepperoni and green pepper – Tony loves black olives on his side.

Hannah and I ended up going to the gym yesterday afternoon – we swam for 45 minutes, then hot tubbed – it was nice to catch up with her – she’s been so busy working, house/dog sitting, babysitting, cleaning houses, I don’t see much of her.

Alright, gotta get ready for work – make it a great day!

And here are some cloud pictures I took last night when I let the dog out – the second one has a “fisheye” effect – I forgot my camera had that!


29 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizza

  1. Love those cloud pictures, pretty!! 🙂

    That pizza dough sounds really interesting, I’ve never had one with beer in it either!

  2. So awesome! I’d be all over that Mexican goodness. And the cloud pictures are gorgeous. I’m hoping to get outside for my first post baby walk today

  3. You make the best pizzas! I still haven’t mastered homemade pizza.
    Have a great day, Biz – happy Monday!!!

  4. You’re a wonderful friend to whip up those pizzas – they all look good. I love the southwestern one – may have to try that this week.

    The cloud shots are great! Have a good week.

  5. I have said before I don’t like pizza, but I love how easy this recipe is and my family would love it. I think I could even go as far as the rueben pizza for me [YUM!]

    You are a great friend Bizzy. 🙂 But we know that. heehee

  6. Love the cloud pictures – we were admiring the clouds last night too. 🙂 I’m with you – I could eat pizza all the time! I’m going to give that dough a try, I love that you can do it all in the mixer! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. What a great friend you are! The pizza looks amazing and those cloud photos are outstanding!

  8. Great idea! I would have never thought to freeze a homemade pizza before. I, too, love pizza….I agree that I could live on it forever!

  9. The pizzas look fantastic! I need to make my own crust – I bet it makes the world of difference in taste! I’m still dreaming of making your shaved asparagus pizza! :p What am I waiting for?

    The cloud pictures are intense! The one with the fisheye lens is scary!

  10. I love the fisheye effect! I agree-I could completely live off of pizza!

  11. You’re such a good friend, Biz! I hope everyone knows how lucky they are to know you and have you in their life!

    Have a great day!

  12. I never would have thought to make them ahead of time. That’s a good idea while you have all the stuff to make extras.

    I should have done that for the kids this summer!

  13. Yum. I’ve never considered making whole ready-made frozen pizzas – I usually just make dough and freeze them, thaw and make into a pizza. My latest recipe ended up yielding 8 frozen personal pizza sized dough balls.

  14. That is so sweet of you, Biz! I love pizza, it’s so comforting and having them frozen will make it quick and easy!

  15. Now THAT is a good frozen pizza! Love your Mexican pizza – truly inspired!

    Glad you got some Hannah time yesterday – have a great day!

  16. Yum, I should definitely try making some frozen pizzas once I start my job, since my husband has no clue when it comes to cooking! Fantastic idea!

  17. I bet those frozen pizzas taste so much better than the ones in the grocery store! Again, when is it that you, Shelley and I will be neighbors?

  18. Roz@weightingfor50

    Oh Vat, those pizzas look AMAZING!!!! The recipient is VERY lucky. And LOVE the cloud photos!!! Amazing! Hope your Monday is going well.

  19. pizza is my go-to meal of choice! LOving this dough recipe! I’ve tried freezing dough before and it just didn’t turn out!

  20. what a great idea to make homemade frozen pizza! hey, I have a suggestion for you…visit your local bake supply shop and get some of those cardboard circles they use for cakes…then freeze on them and they will help support your pizza! 🙂

    I have yet to be disappointed by any recipe I’ve used from KAF! this one looks like another keeper!

  21. Thank goodness I am making pizza for dinner tonight or else I’d be craving one! I’ve never thought to make homemade frozen pizzas. What a great idea!

  22. A life without pizza is not a life worth living!! I could easily survive on pizza alone, it’s a blank canvas 🙂

  23. I never thought of making homemade frozen pizza! Would definitely be nice to have on hand on nights when you need dinner in a hurry, and surely better and better for you than store-bought.

  24. Beer pizza dough?!?! How fun is that! What a great idea to do homemade frozen pizzas, they look great.

  25. suddenly after reading your post I have a strong craving for pizzas. Can’t wait to make my very own. Great photos.

  26. What a great post, your pizza looks delicious!! So glad I found your blog, new follower! xoxo

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