Large Batch Frozen Pizzas to Make Kids School Lunches Easy and Fun
I have such a hard time finding things to put in my son's lunch for school. He is a picky eater and gets bored of things quickly. One thing he likes in his lunch is pizza but that takes too much time to make in the morning. My work around is to make 16 mini pizzas all at once and freeze them. That way I can take one mini pizza out of the freezer in the morning and just pop it into a reusable container in the morning. It is completely defrosted and ready to eat by lunch time.
My son doesn't mind cold pizza so this system works for us. If your kiddo prefers warm pizza, you could always microwave the pizza right before school and pop it in an appropriate container.
This takes about an hour, maybe a bit less time and makes 16 mini pizzas.
What You Need:
2 packages of flat bread buns
1 can of pizza sauce
Toppings of your choice, my son likes olives (about 1/2 a jar) and mushrooms (used about 10 in this recipe) but the sky is the limit with pizza
1 package of Daiya shredded cheese (or any vegan shredded cheese)
2 freezer Zip-locks
What To Do:
Set the oven to 450 degrees.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
Arrange the flat breads in a layer on the baking sheets, 8 per sheet
Add a spoonful of pizza sauce to each flat bread. Once the sauce is evenly distributed you can spread the sauce out over each bread
Add your toppings evenly over the sauce
Sprinkle a layer of vegan cheese over the toppings
Pop the baking sheets into the oven on the top or middle rack. DO NOT put them on the bottom rack or put one sheet under the other sheet as the bottom sheet will burn. They should be on the same rack or cook each sheet one at a time if they both don't fit at once.
Cook for about 8 minutes until the cheese is melted. Watch to ensure the crusts do not burn. Remove from the oven and let the pizzas cool.
Once cool, cut your pizzas in half or quarters. Put them in the freezer zip-lock bags with a layer or parchment paper between the pizzas if you stack them.
Place the bags carefully in the freezer, keeping the pizzas flat and right side up.
That's it, now you have a bunch of mini pizzas ready to go.