Alright everybody, you ask and I provide! I make these pizzas for Aaron and I on a regular basis. Sometimes I use a whole wheat crust, sometimes I use a gluten free crust and sometimes I make my own homemade crust. Making a big batch of your own homemade pizzas allows you to have a healthy dinner in the freezer on those really busy days. Your kids can join in and make their own specialized pizza and you can make many different kinds at one time.
There is no specific recipe for this but I wanted to show you the whole process through pictures and show you what I usually put on my pizzas.
Here we go! You may feel that it is a long process and well, it kind of is if your making everything from scratch. But if you make 8-10 really delicious homemade pizzas, in the end you will be a happy camper :)
If you are going to use my basil pesto or sun dried tomato pesto, you will be able to freeze the leftovers for future pizzas. So next time will not take as long. Also, you do not have to make 8-10 pizzas, you could just make 5 and it will take less time.
Here are my ingredients: Italian sausage, roasted vegetables, mixed shredded cheese ( I make my own mixture), gluten free pizza crust, sun dried tomato pesto and basil pesto.
If you decide to use sausage, I like to cut my sausage down with scissors into bite size pieces, like this:
Next, heat your pan up and cook your sausage until they are fully cooked. Once they are cooked, have a little nibble because they're delicious :)
Next, cut up your favourite veggies that you like to put on your pizzas. I love red pepper, mushrooms and zucchini. Here is my roasted vegetable recipe for pizzas.
Shred your cheese and make your pesto. Now that you have all of your ingredients ready to go, it's time to assemble your pizzas!
Spread either the sun dried tomato pesto or the basil pesto onto the pizza crusts. I like to make 4 pizzas with basil pesto and 4 pizzas with the sun dried tomato pesto. It's only fair!
Next, add your sausage, roasted vegetables and shredded cheese.
Remember, less is more. Don't load your pizza so much that your crust will not be able to hold the delicious ingredients. Quality over quantity!
Now that you have built your own personal pizza, you can get ready to freeze them.
To prevent two pizzas from sticking together, add a piece of parchment paper to the top of one pizza and add another pizza on top. Like this:
Now freeze two pizzas into one zip lock bag, thrifty and efficient!
Here is a little trick. I like to suck the air out of the zip lock bags to ensure an air tight fit for the pizzas. This way they will last a little longer in the freezer without getting too many ice crystals. Here is how I do it, don't laugh :)
Seal the zip lock bag all the way to the end and leave a little hole, now suck the rest of the air out of the bag and close the seal quickly. Like this:
Tadaaa! Label the different types of pizzas that you made and freeze them.