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 pizza. But your household is small, and you don't want to eat pizza tomorrow. 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...

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 Freeze Pizza Dough

What You Need

1 batch pizza dough
Spray oil or olive oil

Plastic freezer bags


1. Form the dough into individual balls, the size you would use to make one pizza.

2. Lightly spray each dough ball with spray oil, or wipe with olive oil.

3. Turn the dough over so it is lightly coated in the oil.

4. Slide the dough ball into a freezer bag and seal, squeezing out all the air.

5. Place in the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.

6. When ready to use, put in the fridge overnight or for about 12 hours.

7. Before making the pizza, bring the dough out on the countertop and let warm up and rest for about 30 minutes before stretching out the pizza.

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