Frozen Pizzas: Which Taste Best?
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested a variety of frozen pizza brands and found the pies that are worth a slice (or two!).
That's amore: Americans spend a staggering $39.8 billion on fresh and frozen
pizza each year. How does a store-bought frozen pie, popped in the oven or
microwaved at home, stack up in terms of taste and texture? To find out, the
culinary experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute conducted a taste
test of 14 national brands of frozen vegetable and pepperoni pizzas — six
veggie and eight pepperoni varieties. Check out our reviews of the good and not
so good before taking a bite. They're available at grocery stores nationwide,
365 Mediterranean Pizza ($5, 13.5 oz. serves 3; Whole Foods)
Our winner, this pizza "loaded" with feta cheese, spinach, and kalamata olives
earned raves from tasters about the "perfect balance of sauce and toppings" and
"great veggie combo."
Per serving: 300 calories; 12g, fat; 12g, 5g saturated fat
American Flatbread Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pizza ($12, 16.2 oz.
With a light, crunchy crust and a good blend of spices, this pizza was a close
call for second place.
Per serving: 340 calories; 12g fat; 6g saturated fat
Amy's Spinach Pizza ($7, 14 oz. serves 3)
This pizza has fresh, garden flavor from the spinach and basil but lacked
enough cheese to please our tasters.
Per serving: 310 calories; 12g fat; 4g saturated fat
DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Mushroom Medley ($6.89, 13 oz. serves
A cracker-thin crust with great, fresh mushroom taste — this one was a winner
to mushroom lovers.
Per serving: 320 calories; 19g fat; 7g saturated fat
Kashi Mediterranean Pizza ($6.29, 12.7 oz. serves 3)
Tasters loved the generous topping of peppers, onions, and spinach but found
the crust bland. But for those watching what they eat, this one has less fat
than the other veggies selections.
Per serving: 290 calories; 9g fat; 3.5g saturated fat
Frontera Roasted Vegetable Monterey Jack and Poblano Pizza ($7, 12.5
oz. serves 3)
This one is spicy and has a crisp crust, but not having enough veggies caused
it to rank last in our tests.
Per serving: 240 calories; 9g fat; 3.5g saturated fat