How to Store Pizza Dough Without Plastic Wrap

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Proper storage for pizza dough is important to ensure longevity and a tasty crust. We’ll show you how to store pizza dough using 4 simple methods.

One of the easiest things to make and bake later is homemade pizza dough, and proper storage is key to ensuring a tasty crust, and the good news is that storing pizza dough without using plastic wrap is incredibly easy!

Plastic wrap is usually made of crude oil, which only harms the environment. After it is used, it ordinarily ends up in the trash, contributing to waste. We’ll introduce you to 3 sustainable alternatives you can use to get the best results from storing your pizza dough without resorting to single-use plastic.

How to Store Pizza Dough in an Airtight Container

Reuse your meal prep containers to store your pizza dough.
Reuse your meal prep containers to store your pizza dough. (Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Pexels / Ella Olsson)

An airtight container is your best option if you need to store your pizza dough for a longer time. This can be made out of any material so long as it can be properly sealed. This includes Tupperware since it can be reused multiple times and therefore is much more sustainable than a single-use plastic wrap.

To do this, simply place the dough ball in a lightly oiled airtight container. Once sealed the dough can go right into the fridge where it will keep for about 2 weeks.

An airtight container is also a better option if you plan on freezing your pizza dough, as this will stop the dough from drying out. It will also last up to 3 months in the freezer. When you are ready to use your frozen pizza dough, place it in the fridge to let it thaw overnight.

Storing Pizza Dough in Beeswax Wraps

Wondering how to store pizza dough? Try using a beeswax wrap.
Wondering how to store pizza dough? Try using a beeswax wrap. (Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Jack Cole)

As an alternative to plastic wrap, beeswax wraps are an incredibly versatile reusable substitute. You can even make your own beeswax wraps!

However, since these wraps aren’t airtight they will only keep your dough fresh for 2 days maximum. When you’re ready to use your dough, knead it vigorously before rolling out dough to restore some fluffiness. If you don’t have a rolling pin at home, find a rolling pin substitute around your home.

How to Store Pizza Dough in a Bag

Use a reusable silicone bag to store pizza dough.
Use a reusable silicone bag to store pizza dough. (Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Ello)

Another optimal substitute for plastic wrap is a reusable silicone bag. They can be used to store any food items, and are ideal for storing pizza dough. Simply lightly oil the bag before adding your pizza dough. Similar to using an airtight container, you can store pizza dough in the fridge or even in the freezer using this method.

Storing Pizza Dough in a Bowl

Storing pizza dough in a bowl is a last resort.
Storing pizza dough in a bowl is a last resort. (Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Steve Johnson)

We don’t recommend storing your pizza dough at room temperature unless you plan to bake it soon. This is because most pizza dough will only last up to four hours at room temperature.

To do this, roll the dough into a ball and place it inside a lightly oiled bowl. Lightly brush the top of the dough with oil as well to help it keep from drying out. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and use it within 4 hours. You can also use this same method to store the dough in a fridge. This will help the dough last up to 2 days.

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