I really love being focused on eating healthy, clean foods. They give you energy and just generally make you confident in your overall health. But, really good pizza is not something I will ever turn down! Yes, I keep the economy box of individually frozen, uncooked pizzas from the supermarket in my freezer for a quick kid’s meal, but I’m talking about really good pizza kitchen pizza.
I am always amazed at the intense personal preferences that people have for their pizza. Thin crust, thick crust, sweet sauce, tangy sauce – the idiosyncrasies go on and on. The one thing all really good pizza has in common is it’s kind of pricey. I mean of course its way better than those cardboard type supermarket varieties but still. I’m always a little shocked at the total when the delivery man shows up at the front door. Because of this fact, I get really annoyed when I overestimate how many pies to order and end up with a whole lot of leftover pizza. Of course it’s great the next day for breakfast, but what if you can’t get it all eaten in a day or two?
Can You Freeze Cooked Pizza?
It may seem like it would never work, but freezing cooked pizza not only works great, but also, in my opinion, tastes better after it’s thawed. Plus, freezing individual slices makes for perfect grab and go lunches.
How To Freeze Cooked Pizza
Freezing cooked pizza is really pretty easy. Protecting the pizza from air is the most important part so using high quality, freezer plastic wrap and bags is crucial. You can freeze and entire cooked pizza, but I prefer to freeze the pieces separately for two reasons. The first is that thawing just what you will eat is much easier. And second, you can stack and arrange to pieces to take up less space in the freezer.
- Cut the remaining cooked pizza into individual slices.
- Tightly wrap each piece in high-quality, freezer safe plastic wrap. Be careful with this step to remove as much air as possible. Any air touching the pizza will cause it to dry out over time.
- Overwrap the pieces of cooked pizza with aluminum foil or wax paper. This just helps to keep the plastic wrap from making the pieces stick together.
- Place the individually wrapped pizza pieces into a freezer safe bag or container.
- Seal tightly, label, and pop in the freezer.
The frozen cooked pizza will last for best quality for 2 months in the freezer.
How To Thaw Cooked Pizza
To thaw the frozen cooked pizza slices simply remove the number of pieces you will use and place in the refrigerator. In a few hours, the pizza will be ready to go into the oven. Place the pizza in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes. Your pizza will be warm, crispy and ready to go, just like it was freshly delivered to your door.