Frozen Pizza

What's your favorite and why? We buy DiGiorno off and on. We will take it when convenient. When offspring were young, they loved Ellio's (yuk now). I tried that ready made pizza crust (starts with a B?) years ago. Didn't like it.

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Have you tried Aldi's pizza? They have frozen, Take and Bake, cauliflower crust, flatbread, you name it.

They also carry a Chicago brand of deep dish pizza. I cooked it upside down in my oven.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Ginos East stuffed spinach and cheese pizza!

Tombstone veggie pizza is good, sometimes I use it as a base to add more cheese and veggies.

Did you cook the pizza upside down on purpose? Why?
@Rho* wrote:

Ginos East stuffed spinach and cheese pizza!

Tombstone veggie pizza is good, sometimes I use it as a base to add more cheese and veggies.

Did you cook the pizza upside down on purpose? Why?

You beat me to the question of the evening.
What are your favorites? I bought the fresh takeout one in the brown take out box when Aldi first opened. It was OK. Di Giorno deep crust is barely acceptable here nowadays. Two fresh pizzas cost nearly $50 here. Tried Costco's. OK too. Been looking at our Amex bill. Uuugh. TY for your input.


quote=HonnyBrown]
Have you tried Aldi's pizza? They have frozen, Take and Bake, cauliflower crust, flatbread, you name it.

They also carry a Chicago brand of deep dish pizza. I cooked it upside down in my oven.[/quote]
I will look for Gino's but have never seen it. I bought a Dr. Something (cant remember the exact name). Good but small and very expensive.

@Rho* wrote:

Ginos East stuffed spinach and cheese pizza!

Tombstone veggie pizza is good, sometimes I use it as a base to add more cheese and veggies.

Did you cook the pizza upside down on purpose? Why?
Aldi's Momma Cozy's frozen pizza is good. We like Tony's, Red Baron, and Jack's. We always add extra extra cheese and seasonings.
It was a frozen cheese pizza. I was multitasking and put it in the oven upside down.

I'm not a pizza fanatic. I buy it when I crave it, which is not often. Someone else can give better input on their faves.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I bought a cauliflower crust pizza at Trader Joe's today. I am definitely going to add more cheese and sauce to the frozen pizza. Going to look for thin crust on my future journeys. Thank you all!
Please let us know how the cauliflower crust pizza tastes!

On one hand, I want to try it. On the other hand, I eat pizza so rarely, I want all the empty calories.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I can't do any CRUMMY pizza anymore. BUT let me tell you. My kids are PICKY. They LOOOOOOOVE the 4 pack at Costco. It's a thinner flake-type crust. I couldn't find it there last time. It's pretty darn good. Not their single take and bake. The 4 pack in the frozen area.
@Madetoshop wrote:

I bought a cauliflower crust pizza at Trader Joe's today. I am definitely going to add more cheese and sauce to the frozen pizza. Going to look for thin crust on my future journeys. Thank you all!

Not sure if all people here are aware of the long ago relationship between Aldi and Trader Joe's. Apparently it was a fall out between brothers about selling tobacco and alcohol if my memory serves me right.

[www.almostallaldi.com]
In a pinch, Walmart/Sam's Club, Sam's Choice frozen rising crust supreme is a notch below DiGiorno's in my opinion. It's about half the price which to me makes it a "best buy".

I've also been able to down the various take and bake's listed above because the price/value/taste is acceptable. I don't know if I would rate any of them better than the Sam's Choice, just different, consistency, crust thickness, toppings etc.

I think a lot of how good the pizza you cook in your oven depends on how you cook it. On the rack, on a pan, on a pizza stone or something else. Every one will give a different result.

Alton Brown of Food Network fame suggests using an 18" terra cotta tile (washed of course) from the home center as a very cheap alternative to an expensive pizza stone.

But none match up to the local pizza storeS in Upstate New York, and I'm sure elsewhere.
I used to live in LA, where Trader Joe's is headquartered (Monrovia). I did my weekly grocery shopping there and the selections were awesome, not like here.

I move here and TJ's is considered a boutique store. It's not, compared to the ones in Los Angeles. I haven't been to a TJ's since I discovered Aldi's.

@wrosie wrote:


Not sure if all people here are aware of the long ago relationship between Aldi and Trader Joe's. Apparently it was a fall out between brothers about selling tobacco and alcohol if my memory serves me right.

[www.almostallaldi.com]

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
@wrosie, you are correct. I don't want to store a pizza stone. Half the time, the crust and pizza in the center is soft and mushy while the outer edges are either burnt/overcooked or dry. I made English Muffin pizzas today for lunch with gruyere and mozzarella cheese. So good!
@HonnyBrown wrote:

I move here and TJ's is considered a boutique store. It's not, compared to the ones in Los Angeles. I haven't been to a TJ's since I discovered Aldi's.

Not sure where here is but I do believe anyone who is frugal would consider Trader Joe's a boutique store. I would go there only to get things I couldn't get at a "normal" grocery store. For instance, fancy cheeses, weird spices and so on.

Caveate, I've never shopped a Trader Joe's. Also I saw a TV program where the homeless would dumpster dive at Trader Joe's for the good stuff they threw out.
Grocery stores in my area have switched out their traditional dumpsters which were diveable for an all-in-one, enclosed, dumpster/compactor contraption, accessible only from inside the store for deposits.

sestrahelena
I doubt anyone would admit to that.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
@Madetoshop wrote:

Who here dumpster dives?????

I'm not proud. I've done it. Not because I was broke. I just hate waste. I often found perfectly useable fruits and vegetables that I could make something with. Banana bread, apple crisp, broccoli, whatever. Always something cooked, though, with the germs killed. Never raw. I felt like I was treasure hunting. I'm not normal but I'm I'm generally harmless.

sestrahelena
Wow...I stand corrected!

I hate waste also. I Freecycle.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I live in Pizza Town, USA. Some area pizzerias have specials during the week. I order them lightly baked, and free them for frozen pizza. The best smiling smiley

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It seems like they've changed the Mama Cozi;s recipe recently. In my opinion the sauce didn't taste the same, and I didn't care for it.
@sbobgal wrote:

Aldi's Momma Cozy's frozen pizza is good. We like Tony's, Red Baron, and Jack's. We always add extra extra cheese and seasonings.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
This morning I bought the 4 pack of COSTCO cheese pizza due to the recommendation here. I hope it's really tasty because 4 frozen pizzas is a lot for just DH & I.
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