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I Tried Frozen Pizzas from More than 21 Different Brands — These Were the Winners


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After weeks of eating pizza nearly every day and taking incredibly detailed notes, I came to this conclusion: There’s a lot of blah pizza out there, but also a lot of good pizza! These brands took the top spot in my six categories.

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Best Cheese: Screamin’ Sicilian Bessie’s Revenge

This one tastes rich and creamy with a very satisfying cheese pull. It sports a thick layer of shredded mozzarella and white cheddar topped with fat slices of fresh mozzarella.

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Best Pepperoni: California Pizza Kitchen Signature Uncured Pepperoni Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

While the slightly sweet sauce and the savory pepperoni pair incredibly well here, it’s how those two things combine with the crispy-yet-light crust that won this pizza the top spot. 

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Best Thick Crust: DiGiorno Rising Crust

What gave DiGiorno the edge was what it didn’t have — too much sweetness. The sauce was bright and kicky, and the crust was bread-y and tender, not sweet.

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Best Thin Crust: Newman’s Own Thin and Crispy

The best part about thin-crust pizzas is that they really let the toppings shine. Newman’s Own managed to deliver a thin, crispy crust that actually had some flavor plus tasty toppings to match.

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Best Cauliflower Crust: Open Nature Cauliflower Crust

This one was the most similar to a regular, good-quality frozen pizza, with a thin, crispy crust that had no cruciferous aftertaste. There was plenty of cheese and a deeply savory sauce. 

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Best Mini Pizza: Trader Joe’s Bambino

Trader Joe’s little Bambino pizzas are a great choice for those who like thick crusts. They’re pillowy, generously sauced, and sprinkled with plenty of cheese that tasted real (not plastic-y).

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