Frozen Dough Balls.
Simple. Consistent. Delicious.


flavor and texture

Our Dough Shop® Dough Balls can make a remarkably positive impact on your business: you’ll save time, ensure consistency, reduce waste and, often, make more profitable pies. We offer a variety of frozen dough ball types, each ideal for different applications — you can even get custom dough balls, based on an old family recipe or a specific flavor profile. Best of all? We’re pretty passionate about ensuring exceptional flavor and texture, so every crust helps enhance the quality of what you do! 

Dough Shop® Dough Ball Varieties

The sky is the limit with pre-made dough balls — the dough maestros at A&K can draw from an extensive catalog of existing recipes or create something brand new. Which you choose will depend on your operation and menu; if you’re not sure, our pizza experts will be more than happy to help you select the best!

Premade Pizza Dough Ball Versatility: Pizza 3 Ways

We can create a specific pizza dough recipe, in any size of dough ball you want. The advantages of doing this are many: minimizes labor; eliminates the need to buy commercial mixers; eliminates the handling of heavy flour bags; eliminates inconsistencies; gives you a product that’s proprietary — no one else has the recipe.

Our most common (and popular!) dough ball; this one is great for hand-tossing a New York Style or sheeted for a crispy thin crust. It’s our most versatile dough, cooks up crispy on the outside with a slightly chewy texture, and browns up nicely. Some other New York styles we commonly make include:

  • Wood Fired New York Style Dough Balls withstand high temperatures and wood fired ovens
  • New York Style with a light sourdough flavor
  • New York Style Dough Balls with Whole Wheat provide a health conscious option
  • Low Moisture New York Style Dough Balls have a lower moisture content that works great with sheeters

Our Thin Crust Dough Balls offer bold flavor with just a hint of salt. They have the ideal texture for a thin crust pizza, and are perfect for flatbreads, thin and crispy pub-style pizzas, and creative menu items like pizza fries. 

All-Purpose Dough Balls offer great value and a more bread-like flavor with a softer, less chewy texture than our New York Style dough. They’re also great for thicker pizzas and breadsticks. We offer these additional types:

  • All-Purpose Dough Balls with Extra Yeast are similar to regular all-purpose dough balls, but with a bit more “pop” and quicker browning
  • All-Purpose Dough Balls for Pan Pizza are similar to regular all-purpose dough balls, but designed for pan-style and deep-dish pizzas
  • Focaccia Dough Balls are versatile dough balls made with classic focaccia seasonings. Makes great table bread served with olive oil or balsamic vinegar. Works well for gourmet pizzas, or try it with garlic chicken and a white sauce
  • Take ‘N’ Bake Dough Balls are specially made for take-and-bake pizzerias. This product is made to bake well in home ovens. The dough has a great proofed shelf life and works well for pre-made pizzas. The dough hand-tosses well, cooks up crispy and chewy and bakes all the way through
  • Classic Neapolitan Dough Balls are made from imported Italian flour (00) and work great with high-heat oven applications of 600° F and up

Transitioning to Pre-made Dough Balls

So, you’re considering making the switch to pre-made dough balls...but how can you be sure it’s the right move for your operation? And what does that process look like? We can answer your questions and help you prepare for a simpler kitchen with these helpful resources!

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When to Consider Using a Dough Ball or Pre-made Crust

Operational Advantages 

Using pre-made dough balls won’t only improve consistency and reduce waste; there are lots of additional benefits, like enhanced quality and simplified back-of-the-house processes. Learn more about the positive impact dough balls can have on your operation by reading these resources.

Pizza 101: Troubleshooting Common Crust Issues



Here's how frozen dough balls can help.

Using Pre-made Dough Balls

Are they easy to use? You bet! Pre-made dough balls are the ultimate in convenience and still allow for the “hand-crafting” customers love. Once you experience them for yourself, you’ll wonder why you didn’t switch sooner!

Hand Stretching a Dough Ball



Is your operation having trouble with dough-making consistency?

Proper Proofing

Getting dough ball proofing “just right” isn’t tricky when you know what to look for. These resources give you all the information you need to assure the perfect crust every time.

How to Proof Pizza Dough: The Dough Ball Life Cycle


Pre-made dough balls are highly versatile, giving you a starting point for everything from garlic knots and pizza fries to cinnamon rolls and cheese bread. Take a look at these resources to expand your menu horizons!

Pizza Crust Styles Using Dough Balls: Detroit-Style



Considering a pizza dough manufacturer to produce your tried-and-true recipe?