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20 Best Store-Bought Pizzas in the Frozen Foods Aisle

There’s nothing like fresh pizza straight from your local pizzeria, but frozen pizzas come pretty close when you’re short on time and cash and looking for a convenient meal.

There are many frozen pizza brands to choose from, each offering dozens of different crusts, cheeses, and toppings.

We all know the overwhelming feeling that takes hold as you step foot in the frozen food aisle of your grocery store.

After all, not all frozen pizzas are created equal, and some are definitely better than others – I’ve learned that the hard way!

So, I will save you some trial and error and give you the 20 best frozen pizzas you can find at grocery stores.

Let’s get into it!

20. CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza

I have lukewarm feelings about cauliflower crust, and I have to admit that CAULIPOWER’s Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza is really good.

Even if you straight up don’t like cauliflower, this pizza is worth giving a try.

The stone-fired crust is thin, crispy, and, of course, made with cauliflower.

The tomato sauce on this frozen pizza is bright and fresh-tasting, and the cheese topping is a mix of melty mozzarella and salty parmesan.

Bonus: It has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and is a great source of protein.

The serving size is half of a pie, which contains 350 calories. Since the crust is so thin, eating this all in one sitting is super easy!

19. Banza Chickpea Crust Four Cheese Pizza

I know I’m starting my list with two unconventional crusts, but these are really the best regular crust alternatives.

Banza’s Chickpea Crust Four Cheese Pizza has a crust that looks and cooks like a classic crust but is made of chickpeas.

Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber and make the crust naturally gluten-free.

To be fair, this frozen pizza isn’t going to taste exactly like your local pizzeria’s pie, but it’s a great alternative for someone who eats gluten-free and is short on time.

The crust itself is pretty crispy and holds the sauce and cheese well without getting soggy.

The cheese on the pizza gets gooey and golden brown when heated. It’s a mix of mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, and white cheddar.

The tomato sauce is a sweet, classic marinara.

It has 400 calories per serving, and half of the pie is one serving.

18. Totino’s Combination Party Pizza

I was shocked at how good Totino’s frozen pizza was. Don’t get me wrong, I love their pizza rolls, but I have not tried their frozen pizza until very recently.

I think it’s just as good, if not better, than their iconic rolls.

Totino’s Combination Party Pizza is made with a crispy, flaky crust.

The crust is topped with a classic tomato sauce, cheese, sausage crumbles, and pepperoni.

If you love a crispy crust, you’ll love Totino’s pizza.

The sausage and pepperoni are made with chicken, beef, and pork.

I usually associate sausage and pepperoni with pork, but as you’ll see later, many frozen pizzas on this list also use chicken and beef.

Bonus: It’s small enough to fit easily in a toaster oven, so this is a great option when you’re short on time and don’t even want to preheat the oven.

A serving size is half of the pizza, which is 350 calories.

17. Amy’s Kitchen Margherita Pizza

This is another frozen pizza for everyone on Team Thin Crust. The Amy’s Kitchen Margherita Pizza features a thin, crispy, hand-stretched crust.

This pie proves that less is sometimes more. The sauce is a simple tomato sauce made with organic tomatoes.

The cheese is a mix of mozzarella and parmesan, and the pie is topped with chopped basil.

There’s nothing fancy about this pizza – it’s just simple and high quality.

The crust is so thin that it’s reminiscent of a cracker, which lets the other ingredients shine.

One serving is ⅓ of the pizza and contains 270 calories.

16. Home Run Inn Sausage & Uncured Pepperoni Classic Pizza

Home Run Inn’s promise is that if they can’t pronounce the name, they won’t put it in the ingredient list.

That means their pies are made with natural, simple ingredients, so we’re already off to a great start.

Home Run Inn’s Sausage & Uncured Pepperoni Classic Pizza is made with thick, crispy pepperoni, and the sausage crumbles are juicy with the perfect mix of salty and sweet.

The cheese on this pie is super stretchy and golden brown, and the crust is buttery.

There’s a generous amount of both toppings, so this is a great option if you’re a meat lover looking for some of the best store-bought pizza.

A serving is ⅙ of the pie, and each serving is 420 calories.

15. Red Baron Deep Dish Singles Four Cheese Pizza

Red Baron is the favorite frozen pizza brand of plenty of people.

Their take on a deep-dish pizza is no joke – the crust is thick, buttery, and doughy.

The tomato sauce is zesty and bright, but the real star here is those cheeses.

Mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, and parmesan are piled onto the pizza, making for the ultimate gooey, melty bite.

Besides the taste, my favorite part of this frozen pizza is its size.

Each pizza is personal-sized, and a package comes with four pizzas.

One pizza is 430 calories and can be baked for about 21 minutes or microwaved for 3 minutes.

All frozen pizzas are convenient, but I can’t stress enough how easy it is to throw this in the microwave and have it ready in less than five minutes.

For a crispier crust, though, I definitely recommend popping it in the oven.

14. California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust Margherita Pizza

As you’ll see later down the list, I hold CPK frozen pizzas in high regard.

Their classic Crispy Thin Crust Margherita Pizza is simple and delicious. I think it tastes pretty darn close to fresh pizza!

The sauce on this pie is made with Roma tomatoes and Italian herbs, and the cheese is a blend of mozzarella and fontina.

The pizza is sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil and little pieces of basil.

CPK’s frozen pizzas are made with real cheese with no artificial preservatives or flavors, contributing to its “fresh from the pizzeria” vibe.

The crust is almost completely covered in cheese and sauce and holds up surprisingly well for being so thin.

One serving is ⅓ of the pie, and it contains 300 calories.

13. Wegmans Organic Italian Classics Caprese Pizza

I grew up shopping at Wegmans with my mom, so their pizza holds a special place in my heart!

One of my favorites is their frozen Caprese Pizza, made with low-moisture mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and a basil pesto sauce.

The crust is wood-fired and fairly thin and crispy. It’s also got a great chew to it.

The pesto sauce is scattered throughout the pie, giving herbaceous, earthy flavor in each slice.

The crushed cherry tomatoes add some freshness and zest.

One serving size is ⅓ of the pizza, which contains 340 calories.

12. DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza With Rising Crust

We all know the catchphrase: “It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.” Besides making genius slogans, DiGiorno also makes a mean frozen pizza.

Their Pepperoni Pizza With Rising Crust is one of my favorites.

The crust is thick and bready and is covered from side to side with pepperoni and cheese.

Trust me, there’s no real estate left untouched on this pizza from DiGiorno!

The dough itself is one of the best parts of this pie because of its fluffiness and flavor.  

The pepperoni is crispy but also has that nostalgic grease factor that all the pizzas at birthday parties used to have!

One serving size 1/6 of the pie and contains 300 calories.

11. Tombstone Original Pepperoni Pizza

Tombstone’s Original Pepperoni Pizza is one of the bolder, more zesty pizzas on this list.

The sauce itself has a kick – it’s not spicy, but the flavor is more in-your-face than your classic marinara.

The cheese topping this frozen pizza is, unsurprisingly, shredded mozzarella.

The pepperoni is wide and thin and is made with a mixture of pork, chicken, and beef.

The Tombstone pizza has a traditional crust.

It’s not too thick or thin but leans slightly towards the thinner side. It’s buttery and crisps up nicely in the oven.

Plus, there’s a quarter pound of cheese on this thing!

One serving of this pizza is 350 calories, and there are four servings.

10. Red Baron Classic Crust Four Cheese Pizza

Another of Red Baron pizzas is up next. This time, it’s their Classic Crust Four Cheese Pizza.

The four cheeses in question are mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, and parmesan.

As you can tell from its name alone, this pizza is super cheesy.

The sharpness from the cheddar, umami from the parmesan, and creaminess from the mozzarella all blend for a well-balanced pie.

Even though it’s just a cheese pizza, it’s still exciting.

The crust is traditional, meaning it’s somewhere between thick and thin.

Even with all that cheese, Red Baron keeps things from getting greasy with this pie.

One serving size is ¼ of the pizza, and each serving contains 380 calories.

9. Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Meatless Cheeseburger Pizza

I couldn’t go further in the list without mentioning a Trader Joe’s pizza. This grocery chain is known for its creative, fun frozen entrees, and pizza is no exception.

One of my favorites is their Vegetarian Meatless Cheeseburger Pizza.

The crust is fairly thin but holds up well to the plethora of toppings, including bold cheddar cheese, diced red onion and tomato, sweet pickles, burger sauce, and plant-based “sausage” crumbles.

The burger sauce stands out on this pie – it’s rich, creamy, and tangy.

The crumbles don’t really taste like sausage to me, but they’re still a nice, savory addition.

Also, pickles on pizza sound like an abomination, but they somehow work really well.

One serving is ⅓ of the pie, which contains 340 calories.

8. Freschetta Brick Oven Crust Spinach & Roasted Mushroom Pizza

Inspired by the brick ovens of Italy, Freschetta’s Spinach & Roasted Mushroom Pizza is square and covered from edge to edge with cheese and toppings.

I love mushrooms on pizza, and the mushrooms on this one are marinated and provide just the right kick of umami flavor.

The pie also features wilted spinach, mozzarella cheese, and a creamy, savory white onion sauce that steals the show.

This is one of my favorite white pizzas of all time!

Don’t get me wrong, I love tomato sauce, but the onion sauce here is so flavorful that you won’t miss it.

Plus, the mushrooms and spinach taste pretty darn fresh for being marinated, frozen, and then cooked.

One serving size is ⅕ pizza, and each serving contains 270 calories.

7. Red Baron Classic Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Another win for Red Baron! Their Classic Crust Pepperoni Pizza is as simple and satisfying as it gets.

The crust is not too thick or thin and has the perfect crunch-to-chew ratio.

The cheese featured on this pie is a classic melty mozzarella, and the pepperoni is salty, crisp, and well-seasoned.

Some frozen pizzas tend to be on the soggy side, but Red Baron has mastered the art of the crunchy crust.

The dough becomes bubbly and golden brown once thrown in the oven.

Like many other pizzas on the list, the pepperoni is made with pork, chicken, and beef.

One serving is ¼ of the pie, which contains 380 calories.

6. Wegmans Italian Classics Pesto, Tomato & Spinach Pizza

The Caprese Pizza is one of my favorites at Wegmans, but it’s nothing compared to their Pesto, Tomato, and Spinach Pizza.

It’s definitely the freshest-tasting pizza on this list, with melted puddles of mozzarella and veggies to boot.

This Wegmans frozen pizza is made with pesto sauce, mozzarella chunks, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach.

The pesto sauce is bright and salty with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

The cherry tomatoes blister and become almost caramelized in the oven, giving this pizza a bit of sweetness throughout.

One serving contains 320 calories, and each pie has 3 servings.

5. Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Crust Four Cheese Pizza

Newman’s Own makes a lot more than its iconic pasta sauces. Their Thin & Crispy Pizza line is the crispiest, thinnest crust you can find at grocery stores.

The crust in their Four Cheese Pizza is multi-grain, but it’s not one of those grainy, weird-tasting options out there.

Since it’s so thin, it just tastes like any other pizza crust.

Despite its ultra-thinness, it holds an impressive amount of cheese.

The cheese is a blend of whole milk mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, and asiago.

The addition of asiago provides a depth of flavor and nuttiness you won’t find on many other frozen pizzas.

The tomato sauce on this pie is a super thin layer, which adds just the right amount of brightness to break up the creaminess of the cheese topping.

Since the pizza is so thin, it heats up and is ready to serve in a breeze.

The box says 10-12 minutes, but I usually only bake it for 9 minutes.

Each pizza contains 3 servings, which have 390 calories each.

4. Trader Joe’s Mushroom & Black Truffle Flatbread

Truffle can be a divisive flavor, so this frozen flatbread isn’t going to be everyone’s favorite.

Some people say it’s too salty, but if you enjoy the strong, earthy flavor of truffle, this will probably become one of your favorite store-bought pizzas.

The pie starts with a creamy truffle sauce and is topped with lots of mozzarella and mushrooms.

The sauce is quite rich, but the crust is so thin that you won’t feel sick after eating a good bit of this (or the whole thing).

I’ve bought and heated up many Trader Joe’s truffle flatbreads before, and they always hit the spot.

When you’re looking for a frozen pizza that will make you feel a little fancy, you can always count on this one!

One flatbread contains 3 servings, and each serving contains 390 calories.

3. Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Crust Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

Back to Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy: their four cheese pizza is great, but the uncured pepperoni version beats it out by a smidge, thanks to the quality of the pepperoni on here.

This frozen pizza has just the right amount of pepperoni, which is 100% pork, rather than a mix of beef, chicken, and pork.

Just like their cheese pizza, this one is also topped with whole milk mozzarella.

Since there’s not too much going on here, the pepperoni is able to shine through with its salty, spicy goodness.

The crust is super crispy and gives a satisfying crunch with every bite.

One serving is ⅓ of the pizza, and each serving contains 370 calories.

2. California Pizza Kitchen Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza

I simply couldn’t get through the list without giving a top spot to one of my tried and true favorite store-bought pizzas: CPK’s Crispy Thin Crust BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza.

The name is a mouthful, but this frozen pizza is as close as it gets to fresh CPK.

The crust is super thin and crispy, and the toppings are pretty much identical to what you’d find at the actual restaurant.

The pie is topped with BBQ-seasoned grilled white meat chicken, red onion, cilantro, mozzarella, hickory-smoked gouda, and a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

Every time I get this frozen pizza, I’m impressed by how similar it tastes to the pizza you’d get at an actual CPK.

One serving is ⅓ of the pie, and each serving contains 290 calories.

1. Screamin’ Sicilian Mambo Italiano Pizza

We’ve arrived at the top spot on our list of the best frozen pizzas, and the #1 spot had to go to Screamin’ Sicilian’s Mambo Italiano.

I really like Screamin’ Sicilian as a brand, but the Mambo Italiano is their best pizza by far.

The crust is thick enough to provide a satisfying, bready bite but also thin enough to crisp up nicely in the oven and hold all the toppings without getting soggy.

Screamin’ Sicilian’s sauce is zesty and fresh, but its exact ingredients are top-secret.

The cheese on this pie is whole milk mozzarella, and they pile it on pretty high.

The best part, though, is the toppings, which are pepperoni and Italian meatballs.

If you’ve ever had meatballs on pizza, you know that they’re one of the most underrated toppings.

I have no idea why they’re not just as popular, if not more popular than pepperoni and sausage.

The meatballs on this pizza are moist and flavorful, and they are just the right size and amount so that you can get one every few bites.

And where there’s not a meatball, there’s a pepperoni, so you get a fun bite of toppings throughout the entire pie.

Screamin’ Sicilian’s Mambo Italiano tastes like a fresh pie that just got delivered, and the meatballs make for a unique pizza that you won’t find in the frozen food aisle of your grocery store.

One serving is ⅕ of the pie, and it contains 320 calories.


Yes, frozen food gets a bad rap, but I encourage you to open your mind to the frozen pizza section of your grocery store.

There are even more options than I mentioned on this list, but I think these are the 20 best frozen pizzas.  

Next time you’re craving pizza, skip the delivery waiting time and fees and pop one of these bad boys in the oven.

Go for Screamin’ Sicilian’s Mambo Italiano if you don’t know where to start, or go for Trader Joe’s Mushroom & Black Truffle Flatbread if you’re a vegetarian.

About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, perusing grocery store aisles, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.

November 7, 2023