At Trader Joe’s, for example, their 16-ounce bag of pizza dough in the refrigerated section retails for $1.29. It comes in three flavors: regular, whole wheat and garlic. Whole Foods also has a pizza dough for a similar price. A blog post on Recipe.com talked about pizza dough at their local grocery store.
I noticed that the all-useful TRADER JOE’S PIZZA DOUGH which had been only 99 cents (!) for as long as I can remember, went up to bit by bit and is now $1.29. While I loved it for under a buck, its still not a bad deal, say compared to Whole Foods prices.
The pros: Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough is inexpensive, can be frozen and is a good item to keep on hand. The cons: Watch the shelf life. It’s a fresh item and won’t last forever. This item can be frozen if you are not going to use it right away. The verdict: For $1.19 this is an inexpensive item tucked away in the refrigerated section.
The Trader Joe’s pizza dough instructions say to let it size for 20 minutes, but I don’t find that to be nearly long enough. When you cover the pizza dough and let it sit at room temperature, the yeast will become very active, and the dough will double in size.
The cost of pizza dough will depend on the quality, brand, if it’s fresh and where it’s being purchased from. On average, the price for the pizza dough ranges from $2 to $4 per 16-ounce bag. These are pre-made bags that will only require water.
My typical pizza is 100% Trader Joe’s ingredients. I use quattro fromaggio as my cheese of choice, then use the organic marinara or the Arrabbiata sauce as my pizza sauce.
How long does Trader Joe’s pizza dough last?
How long does Trader Joe’s pizza dough last? That answer depends on a few things. On the counter top at room temperature, maybe only 4-6 hours before it rises and turns into a gooey mess. In the fridge, a day or two before it ferments into a gooey mess.
Make sure you have your oven at 450 and I think the single best thing you can do for quality pizza is a good pizza stone. Heat it up for a good 1/2 hour before you put the pizza in the oven. I will add more questions as they get asked, but this pretty much covers it all.
Can pizza dough be frozen?
While the product doesn’t say is that it can be frozen. Pizza dough has lots of uses so don’t limit yourself to just pizza. Bread, garlic knots, and even zeppoles (fried dough that frequently has sugar on top) can be made from the same dough. Your choice of how to prepare this is up to you.
The pros: Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough is inexpensive, can be frozen and is a good item to keep on hand. The cons: Watch the shelf life. It’s a fresh item and won’t last forever. This item can be frozen if you are not going to use it right away.
What is the green pizza dough at Trader Joe’s?
If you have seen it, but haven’t tried it, you’re probably wondering what the green pizza dough at Trader Joe’s is like. It has garlic, basil, and oregano in the dough. It’s great for making breadsticks or “white pizza” with either olive oil, white pizza sauce, or an Alfredo sauce.
To do this, add the pizza stone to the oven while the oven is heating, then add already topped pizza to the hot stone in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees F or the temperature your pizza stone recommends.
You can freeze Trader Joe’s fresh pizza dough and then move it to the fridge the night before cooking it . Morning of the meal, move it to the counter to rise. Well, there you have it, years and years of experience and opinions on Trader Joe’s dough.
This is a great trick. Use Trader Joe’s frozen naan or fresh naan as pizza dough. This is really easy to make in a toaster oven. Let it thaw if frozen, then top the naan like regular pizza and cook it for 5-10 minutes until cheese melts. Use this recipe for ravioli pizza on naan bread to try it out.