Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homemade Frozen Pizza


In the interest of helping my husband and myself eat healthier, but not get bored or bogged down in the chore of it, I decided to start making homemade frozen pizza. Not a new idea for anyone, but we certainly like my pizza alot better than any other frozen brand or even delivery, and I'm certain its more healthy.

The Dough:
1 1/2 c warm water (100-110 degrees)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp dough enhancer recipe (or omit, your choice)
4 1/2 tsp yeast
2 1/2 c white flour
2 c white wheat flour (King Arthur brand)
olive oil
garlic salt

Mix the water, oil, honey, salt, dough enhancer, and yeast together until yeast is thoroughly moistened and foamy.

Add to the flours and stir until shaggy and forms a ball. Using a dough hook, knead for 12 minutes.

Let rise in a greased bowl in a warm place one hour, or until doubled.

Punch down and divide dough into four portions. Spread dough into a 9" x 13" tin foil pan, spread evenly and up the sides. This recipe will make 4 pans, 9 x 13 size. Spread oil on the outside crusts only and sprinkle with garlic salt.

Bake for 5 minutes in a 450 degree oven. Remove, let cool before adding sauce and cheese.

After adding sauce and cheese, double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.

To bake, thaw overnight in refrigerator and bake at 450 for 13 minutes, if frozen, bake time will be longer, but bake until cheese is melted and bubbling in the center of pizza.

Sauce Recipe
1 lb ground turkey
large pizza sauce, spagetti sauce or tomato sauce and sloppy joe seasoning
8 slices bacon, chopped and sauteed
1/2 lb shredded part skim lowfat mozzarella cheese

Saute turkey until cooked, add pizza sauce, or use tomato sauce and sloppy joe seasoning or a can of Manwich.

Let cool before spreading on par-baked pizza crust. After spreading on crust, scatter bacon over pizzas (4 pizzas).

Scatter cheese over 4 pizzas. Bake in 450 degree oven for 13 minutes, or double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for later.

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3 comments:

Carol said...

sOUNDS yUMMY!!!!

Lady Jane said...

Great idea!!! I will be following this advice for sure...

Alea Milham said...

This is a really good idea. It is nice to beable to pull something out of the freezer and quickly prepare dinner. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.