Find out what chefs love to eat after long restaurant hours – basically anything easy and quick like frozen pizzas. Learn how to DIY Frozen Pizzas today on the blog! 

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My husband is addicted to frozen pizzas. Addicted in a way that we ALWAYS have them in the freezer, ready to satisfy his hunger. After working 16 hour days at the restaurant, the last thing he wants to do is cook, so these pizzas come to the rescue. He stocks up when they go on sale 10 pizzas for $10 and we all know those pizzas aren’t even that great.

That’s why I took it upon myself to make him homemade frozen individual pizzas – healthier since I can control the ingredients, personalized since I can top it with as much cheese and toppings as he craves, and oh so much cheaper even when we compare to the ones bought on sale.

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More than a recipe, a technique that you should have in your back pocket whether you have a pizza loving husband or pizza loving kids. It’s a life-changing game when you have homemade frozen individual pizzas in your freezer. Not only is it a quick meal with a side salad, but you’ll feel good about feeding your family something that you know has no fake flavors, colors, or ingredients!

For my favorite pizza dough recipe, you need to check out fellow blogger Lauren’s Latest and her Fail-Proof Pizza Dough recipe. It seriously is fail proof! We’ve made it over a dozen times and love it! Even when I don’t have full pizzas in the freezer, I make this dough and divide it into two, freezing the ball of dough ready to go whenever I want pizza for dinner or on the grill!

Wondering what awesome pepperoni I use? Nothing other than Applegate’s Natural Uncured Mini Pork Pepperoni! I received a couple of samples from them a while ago and thought pizza was the best way to showcase this great ingredient. We love that they cure sustainably raised pork with a hint of anise and just-spicy-enough seasoning, making it a great addition to not only pizza for sandwiches and salads as well. 

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DIY Individual Frozen Pizzas

Make your own individual frozen pizzas at home!
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Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • 1 pound of pizza dough your favorite recipe
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups cheese
  • ½ cup Applegate Pepperoni


  • Preheat your oven to 450F.
  • Divide your dough into four and roll into small pizzas. Bake pizzas for about 4 minutes,until puffy. You are looking to par-cook them, not fully crisp them up.
  • Once pizza shells are cooled, layer then with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Careful place in freeze (on baking tray or plate) and freezer throughly (about 4-6 hours).
  • Once fully frozen, individually wrap them in plastic wrap.
  • To cook from frozen, use either the oven or microwave.
Servings: 4 individual pizzas

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  1. I believe Sara posted a question regarding how long to cook it in the microwave? I want to make a few of these pizzas so my daughter can take back to college. Should she thaw them some first & than microwave? And if so for how long? Or can you put them in the microwave right from the freezer? If so for how long? Thank you!

    1. Kim – I have only baked them, never tried in the microwave. I’d give it a try and let me know!

  2. I also love the recipe, but I do suggest putting the FULL recipe instructions. As I don’t work with dough much, I had to read the comments to find out to let it rise first. I also had to read the comments to find out how long to bake the pizzas from frozen. Just a suggestion.

  3. Love this for last minute lunch options or just a snack gonna make a bunch to stock up on. How long does it need to microwave?

  4. If I wanted to make a supreme pizza would I add all the ingredients before freezing

  5. Morgaine Belanger says:

    Do you let the pizza dough rise before baking it for 4 minute?

  6. What temp and how long do you cook the frozen pizza’s?

  7. I love reading your blog and your recipes all sound delicious… But why are you always pushing specific brands on us? Your blog is starting to read more like a commercial script.

    1. Hey Katy!

      Thanks for your comment and I really do appreciate your thoughts. I only share about brands I use at home for my family. I mention them because it’s the brand I buy at my local store (sometimes I do get samples!) When a brand sponsors a post, this helps pay for the upkeep of the blog and my grocery bill. Be certain that when I mention a brand I stand behind it 100% and you should trust it! I’m sorry you feel this way, but thanks for your sweet words about my recipes. I will try harder to keep a balance of brands/non-brand posts in the future. Have a great week!