Nothing tastes better than homemade pizza, that’s for sure! No matter what age you are or what you do for a living, it doesn’t get better than homemade pizza. Of course, as delicious as a homemade pizza pie can be, they can also be time-consuming to make. Though it’s worth the effort, you may not have the time required to make an entire pizza from scratch every time you get the craving.
Fortunately, you don’t have to make a fresh pizza from scratch every time you want the delicious taste of homemade. All you have to do is freeze homemade pizza. Here’s how to do it.
Make your crust as normal
Anyone who takes pride in their homemade pizza understands that it all begins with the crust. There are a lot of options when it comes to picking a pizza crust recipe, so make it fun and try out some different versions. One key factor, however, is the flour.
You’ll need two types. The first type is bread flour. You’ll need about three to four cups of bread flour to make your crust. When you’re flattening your dough into a flat pie, you’ll need regular flour, as well, to keep your hands from getting sticky.
Add your favorite ingredients
When you freeze homemade pizza, the best part is that you can still use any ingredients you love. Pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms, even pineapple or zucchini—it’s all on the table, just as if you were creating a pizza for immediate consumption.
Time to par-bake
The most essential step in freezing a homemade pizza is to par-bake the crust. “Par-bake” may sound like jargon, but it’s actually a very straightforward term. To par-bake just means to partially bake your pizza—that is, once it’s assembled, you’ll need to stick your pizza in an oven for part of the cooking time.
Once your crust is made and your ingredients are on top, just pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and stick your pizza inside for four to five minutes. This will cook your pizza enough to dry it out without cooking it thoroughly.
Wrap and freeze
Once you’ve par-baked your pizza, you’re ready to store it. Here’s how to freeze homemade pizza. First, wrap it twice in plastic wrap and then add another layer of aluminum foil. Your frozen pizza should last for up to two months in the freezer.
When it’s time to cook the pie, whip it out and bake it at 500 degrees for 10 minutes and you’re good to go!
Delivering homemade taste every time
At Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza, we understand that just because a pizza is frozen doesn’t mean it can’t be mouth-watering. Sure, you can go to all the trouble and freeze homemade pizza, or you could just drop by one of our retailer partners and take a great frozen pizza home. We proudly offer our one-of-a-kind pizza to seven states and growing. For the best ingredients and the best taste, make it Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza!