When you think of pizza, most likely a delivered pie comes to mind, not a frozen one.
But frozen pizza can help solve a dinner dilemma, especially during times of bad weather when you don't want to go out, and delivery could take an hour or more.
Our partners at Consumer Reports Magazine just tested 16 frozen pizzas, all cheese, from names like DiGiorno, Tombstone and Kashi, among others.
To find the best, Consumer Reports' sensory panelists tasted more than 800 slices.
"A great-tasting pizza should have a crust that tastes fresh baked, flavorful cheese, and a sauce with fresh-tasting spices," Ellen Klosz of Consumer Reports said.
And while pizza isn't exactly diet food, it turns out some are more nutritional than others. Among the worst, nutritionally, according to the magazine:
And the Winners Are...
Unfortunately, it turns out none of the pizzas rated excellent. Still many did rate very good. Even better, the tastiest also rated good for nutrition. So the top rating went to:
Amy's costs about $8, and is sold in the organic or health food aisles at Kroger and other stores. With goat cheese and a cornmeal crust, it's not the most traditional pizza.
"Testers said it was a nice change from the same old cheese pizza," Klosz said.
For a bit less money and a bit more pizza, Consumer Reports recommends:
It's a more traditional cheese pizza with a chewy Italian-style crust, flavorful cheese, and plenty of sauce.
Finally, two other Consumer Reports top rated pies:
As always, don't waste your money.
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