30 Best Frozen Pizzas, Ranked by Deliciousness
Pizza. Pie. 'Za. However you refer to it, that rounded goodness is one of our favorite foods to chow down on almost anytime. It’s always a fun experience to head out to your local pizza parlor, but sometimes, you’re at home and just want to heat up some tomato-and-crust-based goodness. (Or you’re lazy.)
There are tons of frozen pizza brands out there to choose from, so it’s really hard to figure out which ones are worthy of your Saturday night. But we’ve got your back! We selected 30 of the best frozen pizzas out there, with some help from “pizza expert” sites, word of mouth as well as good old-fashioned staff picks.
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Why Totino’s Classic Pepperoni Party Pizza Is One of the Best
Sometimes, when you have a group of your buddies over — and especially if there’s beer involved — you really can’t afford to be terribly picky about your choices. Enter Totino's Classic Pepperoni Party Pizza, which, though its mozzarella is “imitation” (whatever that means), still packs quite a flavorful punch.
This is one of those frozen pizza choices that is perfect for grab-and-go, particularly if there’s a football game or boxing match on the TV. It may not be as gourmet as other pies you’ll encounter on this list, but this entry from Totino’s delivers precisely what it promises.
29. Thin Crust Quattro Formaggi
Key ingredients: Mozzarella cheese, asiago cheese, parmesan cheese, provolone cheese
Why Classico's Thin Crust Quattro Formaggi Is One of the Best
This Neapolitan-style pizza is perfect for the cheese-loving crowd, and the Quattro Formaggi will satiate the appetite of one or even two diners. This pie packs a nicely modulated flavor profile and cuts up into pieces rather beautifully.
Oh, and cheese … so much wonderful cheese!
28. Naturally Rising Crust Pepperoni
Key ingredients: Pepperoni made with pork, chicken and beef; enriched flour; yeasts; low-moisture part-skim mozzarella and parmesan cheeses; dried garlic
Why Freschetta's Naturally Rising Crust Pepperoni Is One of the Best
The good folks at Freschetta take pride in how their yeasts give the pizza dough some serious lift when placed in the oven at 400 degrees for a good 20 to 25 minutes. The garlic-crusted bread helps this natural (and delicious!) process happen, and the added pepperoni and cheeses add up to some serious pizza goodness.
Oh, and, at 330 calories per slice, it won’t expand your beltline too much either.
27. Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza
Brand: California Pizza Kitchen
Key ingredients: BBQ-seasoned grilled white-meat chicken, red onions, mozzarella, tangy BBQ sauce
Why California Pizza Kitchen's Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza Is One of the Best
Many of our friends out west rave about California Pizza Kitchen (or CPK, in the local lingo), causing folks on the East Coast to cry foul. However, take it from us that CPK’s offerings are indeed legit, including their Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza.
It’s a delightful flavor experience with the onions creating a really cool counterpoint to the tangy BBQ sauce that is seasoning the chicken. It all adds up to some great pizza power — to quote those ‘za-loving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
26. Organic Goat Cheese and Beet Sauce Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza
Brand: Simple Truth
Key ingredients: Organic goat cheese, organic beetroot sauce, organic creme fraiche
Why Simple Truth's Organic Goat Cheese and Beet Sauce Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza Is One of the Best
The world of pizza lovers can be pretty much divided into purists and experimentals. Simple Truth’s Organic Goat Cheese & Beet Sauce Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza falls clearly in the latter category, what with its promise of organic ingredients that include crème fraiche.
That may sound a little bit too French for a cuisine that originated in Italy, but don’t forget that you’re in America, where not just our people but our foods meld together to fashion something entirely new and bold. Including pizza!
25. Let's Go Halfsies
Key ingredients: Cauliflower crust, brown-rice flour, white-rice flour, natural uncured pepperoni
Why Caulipower's Let's Go Halfsies Is One of the Best
Those debates about gluten are so frequent that there must have been at least one or two enterprising pizza makers who thought, “Hmm, what if we used cauliflower in the crust?!”
Some of us don’t believe cauliflower should ever be anywhere near pizza, but don’t knock it 'til you try it. The Let's Go Halfsies pizza is also perfect for a house divided between vegetarians and meat lovers. Just so long as the meat doesn’t encroach across the line of scrimmage — or vice versa.
24. Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza with Deep Fried Crust
Brand: Trader Joe's
Key ingredients: Burrata cheese, provolone cheese, pesto sauce, garlic, sunflower seed oil
Why Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic and Pesto Pizza with Deep Fried Crust Is One of the Best
Notice how cleverly the marketers at Trader Joe’s put the bit about the deep-fried crust at the end of the name? Maybe that’s to surprise you — or perhaps it’s the exclamation point that will seal the deal for experimental pizza gourmands.
TJ’s claims that they worked with a Sicilian pizza chef when the chain conjured this recipe – and that deep-fried business certainly adds a Yankee spin. However you twirl the idea of this pizza pie, it’s some delicious stuff.
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23. Cauliflower Crust Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
Key ingredients: Premium uncured pepperoni, cauliflower crust, turbinado sugar, natural hardwood smoked sugar, Roma tomato pizza sauce
Why Milton's Cauliflower Crust Uncured Pepperoni Pizza Is One of the Best
Yep, cauliflower is back again, specifically in the crust for those who might be allergic to gluten, which is found in so many other pizza crusts.
And given that the pepperoni from Milton’s is much in evidence on this pie, it’s not like it’s veggie or anything. Expand your mind and dig in!
22. Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
Brand: Trader Joe’s
Key ingredients: Bell peppers, black olives, red onion, pepperoni
Why Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza Is One of the Best
Here’s another groovy pizza option for those with a gluten allergy. After all, food science has come quite a ways, so if you didn’t realize that the crust of this TJ pie didn’t have bread in it, we’d wager you wouldn’t even notice.
Give it a try for yourself, at least to let the flavor profile give your tummy a reason to cheer. The pepperoni will certainly help if you’re struggling with the cauliflower-crust bit!
21. Margherita Stone-Fired Crust Pizza
Key ingredients: Cauliflower crust, baking powder, tomato paste, granulated garlic, low-moisture part skim mozzarella cheese
Why Caulipower's Margherita Stone-Fired Crust Pizza Is One of the Best
OK, so there are quite a few gluten-free frozen pizzas out there nowadays, which is why the Caulipower company decided to one-up the game by stone-firing their cauliflower crust. As incredible as it might seem, once you pop this gluten-free bad boy into your home oven for a good 15 minutes, the cauliflower crust should be nearly restaurant quality.
Try it for yourself, and get back to us.
20. Deep Dish Singles Cheese Pizza
Brand: Red Baron
Key ingredients: Low-moisture part skim mozzarella and parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, dried garlic
Why Red Baron's Deep Dish Singles Cheese Pizza Is One of the Best
If you can’t get to Chicago for some genuine deep-dish action, you could do far worse than Red Baron’s Singles Cheese Pizza, which contains not one but two approximations of Chicago-style pie in every package.
This requires some extra attention on your part when it comes to heating up the pie: Make sure to bake it at 375 degrees for a good 22 minutes; otherwise, you might not get the internal heat to the precise temperature to enjoy your deep dish.
19. Four-Cheese Pizza Rising Crust
Brand: Good & Gather
Key ingredients: Asiago cheese, parmesan cheese, romano cheese, low-moisture part skim mozzarella cheese
Why Good & Gather's Four-Cheese Pizza Rising Crust Is One of the Best
Is there anything more satisfying than peering into a heated oven as the pizza crust slowly rises, almost like it’s alive or something? For such fun (yes, we said fun), be sure to try out Good & Gather’s Four-Cheese Pizza Rising Crust, what with its extraordinary mix of mozzarella, romano, parmesan and asiago cheese blends.
Even better, Good & Gather doesn’t bother with artificial preservatives, meaning that they care about the quality of the Four-Cheese Pizza when you make it at home.
18. Margherita Stone-Fired Crust
Brand: Newman’s Own
Key ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, buffalo mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil, basil leaves
Why Newman’s Own's Margherita Stone-Fired Crust Is One of the Best
It’s hard to believe that Paul Newman has been gone for nearly 15 years, but the legacy he started by donating profits of his food brand continues to live on today.
And that’s great news for a pizzaphile like you, as you can simultaneously do some good for other people while chowing down on this margarita pizza that comes with a stone-fired crust. Here’s to you, Paul!
17. Rising Crust Uncured Pepperoni
Brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market
Key ingredients: Uncured pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, oregano
Why 365 by Whole Foods Market's Rising Crust Uncured Pepperoni Is One of the Best
The miracle of self-rising crust is one of the absolute best things about frozen pizzas, and as part of its 365 line, Whole Foods wants to ensure you know you can enjoy this varietal pretty much every day of the year, if you’re so inclined.
As with the rest of the items in their stock, this pizza comes with quality ingredients … though that also means you’ll be plopping down a bit of extra money for this pie. There’s a reason people joke about shopping at “Whole Paycheck.”
16. Stuffed Crust Chicken Bacon Ranch Rumble
Key ingredients: Ranch sauce, applewood smoked cooked bacon, bread crumbs, low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese
Why DiGiorno's Stuffed Crust Chicken Bacon Ranch Rumble Is One of the Best
The brand's tagline goes: “It’s Not Delivery, It’s Digiorno.” Hence this storied pizza-maker’s attempt to “deliver” to your home the best estimation of what parlor-made pie is like.
This Rumble pizza casts a rather wide net with intriguing flavors, including chicken, bacon and ranch dressing. Oh, and did we mention the stuffed crust here? No need to be shy when nudging your pals out of the way for that extra slice!
15. Original 5 Cheese Pizza Thin Crust
Key ingredients: Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, asiago, romano
Why Tombstone's Original 5 Cheese Pizza Thin Crust Is One of the Best
“What do you want on your Tombstone?” is the rather clever advertising slogan for this pizza brand. And Tombston’s Original 5 Cheese Pizza Thin Crust boasts a whopping pound of cheese, so it certainly lives up to its name, that’s for sure.
And if this is how you choose to leave this pizza-tastic world of ours, well, there are worse ways to go than a Tombstone.
14. Gluten-Free Spinach and Roasted Mushroom
Key ingredients: Whey, portabellini mushrooms, spinach, roasted garlic
Why Freschetta's Gluten-Free Spinach and Roasted Mushroom Is One of the Best
Not all pizzas have to have tomato sauce. Case in point: Freschetta’s Spinach and Roasted Mushroom, which is a rather cool “white” pizza that is also gluten-free.
Granted, at $28, it's definitely on the higher end of the price scale for frozen pizzas, even if you do get two pizzas. But at least you’ll be getting more than your fair share of your day’s vegetables. Right? Right?
13. Thin and Crispy Crust Supreme Pizza
Brand: Newman’s Own
Key ingredients: Cooked spicy Italian sausage with garlic, uncured pepperoni, low-moisture mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, onions
Why Newman’s Own's Thin and Crispy Crust Supreme Pizza Is One of the Best
The late Oscar-winning star never put his name on a product he didn’t believe in, and that’s as certain of pizza as any other Newman’s Own food staples. This pie is “supreme” in more ways than one, as it mixes up the meats with vegetables for a flavorous explosion.
And it’s rather easy to imagine “Fast” Eddie Felson, the pool hustler Newman played in two movies, chowing down on this delectable delicacy in between games.
12. Brick Oven Crust Pepperoni
Brand: Red Baron
Key ingredients: Pepperoni, enriched flour, smoke flavoring
Why Red Baron's Brick Oven Crust Pepperoni Is One of the Best
It’s been over a century since Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, terrorized the skies over Europe during the First World War. What would the German flying ace think of his nickname being borrowed for a flavor-tastic pepperoni pizza?
If there’s a pizza heaven, let’s be sure to ask — but meanwhile, down here on Earth, you could do far worse than the Brick Oven Crust Pepperoni.
11. Rising Crust Original Pepperoni
Key ingredients: Pepperoni, spices, low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, tomato paste
Why DiGiorno's Rising Crust Original Pepperoni Is One of the Best
It’s hard to argue with the classics. DiGiorno has been working out its in-oven magic for decades, and there’s often a reason that the tried-and-true pizzas work so often for at-home preparation.
The aroma of the Rising Crust Original Pepperoni is part of what’s kept DiGiorno rocking the home market since 1995 — especially when it came to helping out the helpless in the kitchen.
10. Pepperoni Pizza
Key ingredients: Pepperoni, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, smoke flavoring, garlic powder
Why Tony's Pepperoni Pizza Is One of the Best
Tony’s is so serious about its pizza that they insist on capping all of the letters in its brand name. They must be doing right, as their pepperoni pizza is an absolute delight. (No word on whether or not Tony actually exists.)
Oh, and the box claims to offer 25 percent more pizza than a competitor. Once their patented “crispy, crunchy crust” comes out of the oven, it’s chow time.
9. Bake and Rise Four Cheese Pizza
Key ingredients: Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella, parmesan, romano, asiago
Why Wegmans' Bake and Rise Four Cheese Pizza Is One of the Best
For those of you not privileged to live near a Wegmans, well, let’s just say you’re missing out. Especially when it comes to stocking up on frozen pizzas for your basement man cave (oh, just us?).
The Bake and Rise Four Cheese Pizza consistently rates as one of the best home-prepped cheese pizzas on the market, which is good news for pizza-loving vegetarians … and the bottom line of the Wegmans stock portfolio.
8. Barbecue Pizza
Key ingredients: Organic tofu, Monterey Jack cheese, organic tomato puree, red onions, spinach, garlic
Why Amy’s Barbecue Pizza Is One of the Best
For you pizza purists, we invite you to remain open to the possibility that a home-cooked frozen pizza can be delicious without the typical ingredients. Case in point is Amy’s Barbecue Pizza, a surprisingly delectable taste sensation whose main topping is (wait for it) tofu. Yep, tofu.
But soaking the tofu topping in Amy’s unique barbecue sauce ups the ante for this rather singular frozen pie.
7. Thin & Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Margherita Four Cheese
Brand: Milton’s Craft Bakers
Key ingredients: Cauliflower crust, low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, egg whites, rice flour, garlic powder, tomato sauce
Why Milton’s Craft Bakers' Thin and Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza Margherita Four Cheese Is One of the Best
By now, you’ve learned about the many gluten-free home pizza options for you to heat up and enjoy. Near the top of that list is this savory hunger solution from Milton’s Craft Bakers.
It pairs the aforementioned cauliflower crust with scrumptious margherita toppings for an absolutely out-of-the-park frozen pizza option. You won’t be sorry.
6. Homemade Brick Oven Crust Meat Trio Pizza
Key ingredients: Italian sausage, uncured pepperoni, uncured bacon, olive oil
Why Rao’s Homemade Brick Oven Crust Meat Trio Pizza Is One of the Best
And now here’s something else for you meat-lovers out there. Yep, you! Rao’s has been around for over a century, so they’ve had some time to refine their brick-oven crust. Rao’s prides itslef on its homemade tomato sauce, which pairs exquisitely with fresh basil on the Meat Trio pizza.
The best part is you can bring it all home for your pleasure and heat it up right there in your toaster oven.
5. White Crispy Thin Crust Pizza
Brand: California Pizza Kitchen
Key ingredients: Mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, asiago, romano, spinach, garlic
Why California Pizza Kitchen's White Crispy Thin Crust Pizza Is One of the Best
Remember, not all pizzas have tomato sauce. CPK is well known for the quality of their ingredients, and for the White Crispy Thin Crust Pizza, get ready to tempt your tastebuds with the quintet of mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, asiago and romano cheeses.
The pie has no artificial flavors, adding a dash of “healthiness” to the proceedings after 20 minutes baking at 400 degrees.
4. 4 Cheese Pizza
Key ingredients: Fontina, provolone, part-skim mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, organic extra virgin olive oil
Why Amy’s Pizza 4 Cheese Is One of the Best
Amy’s quatro formaggi is for serious turophiles (people who absolutely love cheese). And pizza fans!
On top of a bed of tomato sauce, fontina, provolone, parmesan and mozzarella make for a cheese-tastic kind of pie that, after 10 to 12 minutes at 425 degrees, brings forth a night of pizza dining not soon to be forgotten.
3. Margherita Pizza
Brand: Talia di Napoli
Key ingredients: Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, basil
Why Talia di Napoli's Margherita Pizza Is One of the Best
For those not familiar with Talia di Napoli, they make some of the most respected pizzas for home consumption. So much so that having one sent to your home costs (wait for it) up to and even over $100!
That’s only surprising until you realize that every one of Talia di Napoil’s pizzas is made in Italy and then shipped right to your door. But for those who love Talia di Napoli, it’s worth it, so start saving those nickels!
2. Bessie’s Revenge Cheese
Brand: Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co.
Key ingredients: Wisconsin mozzarella, pasteurized milk, enriched wheat flour, cheese cultures
Why Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co.'s Bessie’s Revenge Cheese Is One of the Best
Bessie was a notorious pizzamaker of ill repute, who disappeared one day but swore revenge upon “lesser” pizza makers. We wish that were true, as the real story behind Bessie’s Revenge is that she’s Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Co.’s resident cow. But Bessie and her udders are working hard for you pizzaphiles, and her “revenge” is actually one of the best things that ever happened to frozen pizza. Bessie’s milk has been fashioned into mouth-watering Wisconsin mozzarella, which gives this pie a flavor boost well above the rest.
Now, it’s your turn to make up a story about Bessie!
1. Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza
Key ingredients: Premium pepperoni, Italian sausage, red and green peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese
Why Tombstone's Roadhouse Loaded Double Down Deluxe Pizza Is One of the Best
The Roadhouse comes up on so many best-of lists ranking frozen pizzas, and now it tops ours, too. One of the main reasons for its consistent praise is that, as a reasonable semblance of pizza-parlor goodness, the Louded Double Down Deluxe is arguably the best that’s out there for frozen home consumption.
It comes out of most home ovens piping hot, with a flavor explosion of peppers, onions, mozzarella, pepperoni and Italian sausage. Now, excuse us while we preheat our oven to 400 degrees!