How To Freeze Pizza Dough

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So, you've whipped up a batch of homemade pizza dough, and you've made a couple of spectacularly good homemade pizzas. But your household is small, and you don't want to eat pizza for days. What can you do with all that leftover dough? Freeze it, of course! It's simple as 1-2-3, and then you can have pizza on the spur of the moment next week. Here's how to freeze pizza dough.

You can freeze any kind of pizza dough in any quantity — just let it fully rise before you freeze it and then divide it into pieces portioned for single pizzas. The dough can be frozen for up to three months and just needs to be thawed in the fridge overnight before you use it!

Do you ever freeze pizza dough? You can also freeze topped pizzas for homemade frozen pizza — here's a little more on that: How To Make Frozen Pizzas at Home.

How To Freeze Pizza Dough

What You Need

1 batch pizza dough, any type or amount
Spray oil or olive oil

Plastic freezer bags


  1. Prepare the dough and let it rise as usual.
  2. Form the dough into individual balls, the size you would use to make one pizza.
  3. Lightly coat each dough ball with olive oil or baking spray.
  4. Turn the dough over so it is lightly coated in the oil.
  5. Slide the dough ball into a freezer bag and seal, squeezing out all the air.
  6. Place in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
  7. When ready to use, put the ball of dough in its bag in the fridge to thaw overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  8. Before making the pizza, bring the dough out on the countertop and let warm up for about 30 minutes before stretching out the pizza.

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Per serving, based on 2 servings. (% daily value)
4 g (6.1%)
1 g (4.9%)
57 g (19%)
3.1 g (12.3%)
0.9 g
10 g (20.1%)
698.8 mg (29.1%)