I have a new freezer cooking friend! To bad we don't live close enough to Team Up. Look me up Dee if you are ever in Spokane.
Dee read my last blog
about what foods freeze well and she left this note:
In case others wanted to know about freezing pizza and what I recommend I thought I would post my response on my blog.
I'm glad to find a freezer cooking friend. Yes pizza dough freezes fine. What I typically do when freezing pizza is to purchase a large box of frozen half-baked pizza crusts. Using these crusts is a lot faster, obviously. Look for pizza crusts by the box (about 20) in a wholesale outlet/ restaurant supply store. (I purchase 15 inch thin pizza crusts)
What we need for 20 pizzas.
- 1 box frozen half-baked pizza crusts (15 inch)
- 2 large cans Prego sauce (or favorite spagetti sauce)
- 2- 5 pound bags of shredded cheese
- 1- 5 pound bag cooked, frozen pizza sausage
- other desired toppings like fresh veggies or other meats
Line counters with a long piece of foil where ever a pizza crust can easily be placed. Then top the foil with a layer of equally long plastic wrap, and then the pizza crust. Top the pizza's with sauce, cheese and toppings. Wrap pizzas with plastic wrap and then foil. You will need add another layer of foil. Freeze.
I bake my pizzas from frozen at about 400 (F) for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Of course a Team
could save some cost by making their own pizza sauce, but I really like Prego. A friend and I can cook for an hour or so and have 10 pizzas each ready for the freezer. This is fun and productive activitiy for my friend and I. We usually allemble the pizzas while our children play. I call this event a Team Up party
What other freezer cooking questions do people have?