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Dec 13, 2006 02:05 AM

What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

For fun, I like to try every frozen Pizza out there.
Any Recommendations for a good one?

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  1. I live with a pizzaholic. Honestly, the man can eat pizza three meals a day for days on end. And he's not a college kit. He's a 36 year old, professional with a serious pizza problem. Frozen, delivery, take out, it doesn't matter.

    Here are his faves:
    Absolute favorite -- Home Run Inn, I think it's based on a Chicago chain, available on the East Coast too. It is a darn good frozen pizza
    Red Baron -- regular, not the ones with fancy crusts
    Tombstone -- again, the standard crust and toppings
    Freschetta and Digiorno are good stand-bys as well.

    What do you think?

    6 Replies
    1. re: geg5150

      I am a pizzaholic. Good thing I live in NY and there is a decent pizzeria across the street from my apartment. Even though I haven't had frozen pizza for years, my favorite used to be the Stouffers French Bread Pizza with Pepperoni. The only problem is you have to bake it and it takes 20-30ish minutes.

      1. re: ESNY

        I love Stouffers French Bread Pizza with Pepperoni (& also hate the long baking--but it's worth it)! Glad to know that there's other so-called pizza connoisseurs that share my appreciation for it!

        1. re: Robbie711

          that has to be my favorite frozen pizza. so rich.

          1. re: fara

            I have to have the combo version. Yummy!!!

        2. re: ESNY

          I just tried Stouffers French Bread Pizza based on these reviews. Disgusting. Now I know why they call it french bread pizza. A layer of melted margarine soggy bread slime underneath the pizza sauce. Gross. Nothing redeeming about it except some decent quality pepperoni. The worst frozen pizza I've ever experienced.

          I seriously can't believe I ate that nastiness. The only reason I did is because I didn't have anything else to make and didn't feel like going to the store again and wasting money.

          1. re: specil

            Sounds like you need to read the directions more closely, They are never soggy and actually very crunchy if you bake them for the required amount of time. French baguette bread is actually quite tough

      2. I have recently discovered American Flatbread and I think it is fantastic. The tag line for their handmade pizza is "Food Remembers". It is a frozen pizza made with love and I think I can taste the difference!

        That said, I also adore Totino's cheese pizza....especially when it is on sale for $2.50.

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        1. re: juliebird

          I second this one. I serve American Flatbread often as appetizers; the herb and cheese (no tomato) is a sophisticated pie. Guest often rave about it, and rather than lie and take credit, I fill them in on the secret. Damn good frozen pie.

          1. re: juliebird

            Oh my goodness, I'm glad I stumbled across this. I've been to the American Flatbread restaurant in Burlington, VT, and their pizza is delicious! Supposedly my supermarket stocks the frozen kind, I must've just overlooked it or not made the connection. Definitely buying it next time I'm there!

            1. re: Solstice444

              Hmm. I've been to their Burlington location as well, and I must say that although the Am. Flatbread can be quite tasty (we had a hard time deciding between the several dozen flavors listed) it is quite different from New Haven, New York, or Chicago pizza.

            2. re: juliebird

              Wow! They sell this at a grocery store near me. I'll have to try it soon! thanks!

              1. re: juliebird

                Me, too! You just have to be careful on baking times because it's already a cooked bread and of course very thin. I made one recently at 425° for about 5-7 mins.

                1. re: juliebird

                  Totino's is what's for dinner tonite. Cheese dressed up w/ some kalamata olives and leftover pepperoni. The crust is just right. I've been craving it.

                2. The Nibble, a food blog - -- recommends Pizza Romana.


                  It says it's available at Whole Foods, but I haven't seen it at the Whole Foods in L.A. The review was so effusive, I would really like to find the stuff.

                  4 Replies
                  1. re: omotosando

                    Whole Foods in Los Angeles carries American Flatbread. So does Gelson's.

                    1. re: omotosando

                      I looked for Pizza Romana at Whole Foods (Calif. St branch) San Fran. and also did not find it...don't know about other Bay Area branches though.....

                      1. re: ChowFun_derek

                        Hey, they are in the freezer section of the Whole Foods here in Naperville, IL. Very, the crust is crisp and thin tasty tomato sauce...I love the Margharita and usually can eat the enite pizza and I am done for the day :-)

                        1. re: mppaul2

                          I see that Pizza Romana is now available online for overnight shipping. It ships from Cube on La Brea in Los Angeles. I'm not sure if you can also buy it in person.

                          I am also intrigued by the Pizza Romana Hand-Stretched Pizza Crust so you can make your own.


                    2. Technically not "frozen" but how are the ones at Trader Joes, in the refrigerated section? They look really good...

                      2 Replies
                      1. re: amandine

                        They're OK- I like the greek pizza in the refrigerator section whenever I get a feta pizza craving. Other than that- I like the frozen ones better.

                        1. re: amandine

                          some at Trader Joe's are frozen and most of the more interesting sounding ones are GROSS. the best one we've tried is the self rising crust one with a lot of toppings. sorry i can't remember the exact name.

                        2. Oh yes. I like the four cheese from TJ's, I add sliced kalamatas and sun dried tomatoes. Good for the pizza fix.