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Can You Freeze Pizza Dough?

If you’ve been busy making your own homemade pizza dough, whether it’s by hand or in a bread maker, if you have any leftovers, you’ll be pleased to know that you can freeze it!

pizza dough balls

Pizza dough is surprisingly easy to freeze, which means you can have homemade pizza for dinner anytime.

Making homemade pizza is an easy, affordable way to feed a family or have dinner for yourself and your friends. However, sometimes you don’t want to make the dough from scratch each time. 

In this article we will go through the steps on how to do just that, as well as how to defrost it in preparation for cooking it – whether it’s in your home oven, air fryer, or pizza oven!

How To Freeze Pizza Dough

pizza dough wrapped in cling film ready to be frozen
  1. Divide the pizza dough up into individual portions – each one should equal one pizza base.
  2. Roll the dough into a ball.
  3. Lightly oil each one with a little olive oil.
  4. Individually wrap up each one in a cling film or a freezer bag.
  5. Date each one and place it in the freezer.

Do You Freeze Pizza Dough Before Or After It Rises?

Homemade pizza dough should be frozen after it rises.

How Long Can You Keep Frozen Pizza Dough?

Pizza dough is safe to keep in the freezer for up to three months.

How do you thaw frozen pizza dough?

Thaw frozen pizza dough in the fridge for 12 hours. Before rolling out the pizza dough, allow it to get to room temperature by removing it from the fridge 30 minutes beforehand.

Can you freeze pizza dough made with yoghurt?

Yes, like regular pizza dough, roll it into a ball, lightly oil and wrap in cling film, or place it in a freezer bag. It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Can you freeze pizza dough twice?

Yes, you can freeze pizza dough twice, but it isn’t recommended. By freezing the dough twice, you will be compromising the texture and elasticity.