The 6 Best Frozen Pizzas To Keep In Your Fridge
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Pizza is such a big part of our lives. It's the ultimate sharing meal, a great reheated lunch, and the perfect rat snack when eaten cold. TBH, we’re always looking for ways to get it in our mouths faster. Sure, you could make naan pizza, which swaps out homemade dough for pre-made Indian flatbread, or personal pizzas, which cook to perfection in a cast-iron skillet, but sometimes, the convenience of frozen pizzas just can’t be beat. Considering that more Americans prefer frozen, ready-to-bake-at-home pizza (30%) than they do fresh pizza from a restaurant (26%) or even delivery pizza (16%), per OnePollon behalf of Amazon Fresh, frozen pizzas are uarguably the winning choice.
When your cheese cravings are through the roof and your motivation to cook is sorely lacking, there are tons of different options for frozen pizzas to choose from at the store. These are a handful of our favorites — a far cry from the rectangular cardboard slabs you grew up eating.
The average person can eat over half of an entire pizza by themselves in a single sitting, per OnePoll on behalf of Amazon Fresh. That's *exactly* how we feel about this frozen pizza that beats all other frozen pizzas. DiGiorno may not seem like a totally high-end offering, but honestly, this freezer aisle mainstay knows what it’s doing. From the tender-yet-crispy crust to the tangy-sweet sauce and the gooey cheese that actually has flavor, there’s a reason why this brand ranks high, time and again. Additionally, the flavors stay so intact when you eat this baby cold.
This frozen pizza pie gets a big hit of smokey, meaty flavor thanks to the uncured pepperoni, which is made without any artificial nitrates and nitrites. The multigrain crust is reliably crisp, and the blend of melty mozzarella and flavorful Parmesan gives the pizza a nice balance. Eat it cold, too, and you'll love this meal even more.
If you like loaded pizzas and have a hefty appetite, this is the frozen pizza for you! The pepperoni is roughly chopped, giving the pie a heartier texture. It's joined by Italian sausage, onions, and bell peppers that are fire-roasted to further deepen their flavor, and black olives to add a salty kick. It’s all held together with whole-milk mozzarella, which adds a richness that’s absent from a lot of other brands that use part-skim cheese.
California Pizza Kitchen’s Margherita Pizza isn’t exactly traditional, but it does have a nice fresh tomato flavor that a lot of other offerings can’t seem to nail down. The basil reads as dried rather than fresh, but overall, this thin-crust pie satisfies on those nights when you’re looking for something a little lighter than a thick and hearty frozen pizza. Join the 18% of people that like to eat pizza cold, and give this delish pie a try after it's been in the fridge all night.
If you’re eating dairy-free, it can be tempting to go for a frozen pizza made with a cheese substitute, like Daiya's offerings. But – don’t do it! Instead, opt for this pizza from Amy’s, which features a pleasantly crisp crust topped with caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms, roasted red peppers, marinated artichoke hearts, and a drizzle of balsamic. Yum. It’s savory, just a tad sweet, and has a nice tang, thanks to the balsamic. If you’re on the market for a vegan pizza that doesn’t include glue-like cheese, this is the pick for you.
Gluten-free folks will love Caulipower, a line of frozen pizzas that have a cauliflower-based crust, and less sodium, fat, and sugar than other leading brands. You can choose from four flavors — margherita, veggie, three cheese, and plain.
With a couple of these pizzas stashed away in your freezer, you won’t have to be disappointed by your last-minute dinner decisions ever again.
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