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(The Daily Meal)   The 11 Best Frozen Pizzas, for when eating good pizza is not an option   (thedailymeal.com) divider line 204
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2014-04-03 07:50:26 PM  

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flavortown


That second photo looks like a fungal growth you'd see in a lab.
 
2014-04-03 07:57:16 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Alonjar: Can someone give me a recipe for an actual New York style pizza?  I dont care if I have to mix the dough myself.. just tell me how the hell they are made!

the first step is to get some water from NYC... the water makes all the diff. in the dough.
real Mozzarella, and Provolone if you like it, fresh Basil and Oregano... and home made Marinara/Pizza Sauce... very little difference between the two... and the trick to cutting the acidity of the tomatoes is placing a couple of carrots in the sauce as it cooks (take them out before using of course).


As stated, its mostly the water to make the dough, and everything else. water is water of course, but different locations have different mineral profiles to the municipal water and that's what makes the water taste different from location to location.

you can make a New york STYLE pizza all you want, but unless the stuff is made from that new york water, or water that has had it's mineral profile modified, it's never going to taste the same..
 
2014-04-03 08:01:22 PM  
Only 4 on that list are available at my supermarket. Ellio's I would Never get. Mama Celeste I tried but didn't think much of. Tombstones seem to be just 1 step above the Generic ones like the Jack's shown above wrapped the same that were on sale last week for 5 for $10 so you can guess where I rank them. MMMM, 2 Dollar Pizza!!! Yuk. DiGiorno's aren't that bad but I prefer the Freschetta's mentioned above. Whether it's the soft crust that you have to use a cookie sheet for instead of just throwing the DiGiorno's on the rack I can't say. They just seem marginally better to me.
 
2014-04-03 08:02:00 PM  
i.walmartimages.com

Absolutely loved these when I could find them easily. They used an actual crust that was more biscuit-like than pizza dough.

fusillade762: [cdn-jpg.thedailymeal.com image 618x412]

Is that one even frozen or just refrigerated?


And if they're going for stuff like that, where the hell is the Costco pizza they've started carrying lately? It seems like it uses actual (read: not Americanized) Provolone cheese based on the taste.
 
2014-04-03 08:13:17 PM  
Another chime in for the nasty awesomeness of a Totino's Party Pizza. The crust is like crispy lard.

Even living in Chicago, the greatest pizza city on Earth, I still make the occasional frozen pizza. Because I can be astonishingly lazy. And this is pretty good

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2014-04-03 08:14:17 PM  

Special Guest: Just bought a Freschetta. So ashamed.


Freschetta is my favorite frozen pizza...
 
2014-04-03 08:17:09 PM  
No Archer Farms?!

www.grubgrade.com
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2014-04-03 08:26:15 PM  
media.thecarrot.com
WHY CAN'T I GET THIS ANYMORE?!?!?!
 
2014-04-03 08:28:56 PM  

spawn73: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 600x800]
I can't recommend. They even make you put the cookies on yourself.

It may be accetable to eat pizza slizes when you're not at home.

But when you're at home and have access to an oven, you also have access to a knife and fork. Don't eat your pizza with your hands like farking Elvis Presley (who couldn't eat any food that wasn't soulfood, due to being kinda a looser).


Do you eat sandwiches with a knife and fork too?
 
2014-04-03 08:42:20 PM  
Trader Joes sells very good frozen pizza. Otherwise use the phone.
 
2014-04-03 08:45:11 PM  

shtychkn: spawn73: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 600x800]
I can't recommend. They even make you put the cookies on yourself.

It may be accetable to eat pizza slizes when you're not at home.

But when you're at home and have access to an oven, you also have access to a knife and fork. Don't eat your pizza with your hands like farking Elvis Presley (who couldn't eat any food that wasn't soulfood, due to being kinda a looser).

Do you eat sandwiches with a knife and fork too?


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Yes. Though they're not strictly sandwiches lacking the upper bread, which is redundant when you have access to a plate, knife and fork.

Civilized people, read Europeans, tend not to eat with their fingers unless circumstances means that they have to. Such as a picnic, which is where sandwiches were eaten at the time of their invention.
 
2014-04-03 08:45:55 PM  
Bah, grab a buck'o slice and a six pack, save your money for a half afterwards.
 
2014-04-03 08:46:36 PM  
I've never had a frozen pizza that was better than a Little Ceasar's Hot 'N Ready. Any of them worth eating are handily more expensive and require a larger time investment as well.
 
2014-04-03 08:54:22 PM  

cards fan by association: I've never had a frozen pizza that was better than a Little Ceasar's Hot 'N Ready. Any of them worth eating are handily more expensive and require a larger time investment as well.


Little Ceasar's IS frozen pizza.
 
2014-04-03 08:54:44 PM  

MOGGEE: [img.fark.net image 172x196] [media.fooducate.com image 180x180] [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 101x61]

Cheap, drunk-ass, bachelor chow. Better than a lot of delivery.  $5.00 bucks, max.


Yep. Although, when I have an hour before dinner this is what I prepare. I buy the Safeway pizza dough in a bag ($2 or less). I already have the Costco Kirkland Basil Pesto in the fridge. Then to go Hollywood I add goat cheese as the topping ($5) on top of the spread out dough and pesto. Otherwise I top with cheap Mozzarella. Either way it beats anything frozen.
 
2014-04-03 08:55:40 PM  
No love for the Mama Cozzi's from Aldi? I've had a few of the varieties and they were all very good. Definitely better than the Fruschetta and Digorno crap.
Celeste is the worst, IMO. I don't even know if it can be legally called pizza...more like a saltine cracker with some sauce and cheese and if you are lucky, maybe a whole pepperoni.
www.aldi.us
 
2014-04-03 08:59:10 PM  
DiGiorno was my favorite up until a few months ago when they changed their sauce to the sweet abomination they have now and added the little green "herbs".
 
2014-04-03 09:10:18 PM  

spawn73: shtychkn: spawn73: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 600x800]
I can't recommend. They even make you put the cookies on yourself.

It may be accetable to eat pizza slizes when you're not at home.

But when you're at home and have access to an oven, you also have access to a knife and fork. Don't eat your pizza with your hands like farking Elvis Presley (who couldn't eat any food that wasn't soulfood, due to being kinda a looser).

Do you eat sandwiches with a knife and fork too?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/Ida_Davidse n_ udsnit_af_glasmontren.JPG/375px-Ida_Davidsen_udsnit_af_glasmontren.JPG

Yes. Though they're not strictly sandwiches lacking the upper bread, which is redundant when you have access to a plate, knife and fork.

Civilized people, read Europeans, tend not to eat with their fingers unless circumstances means that they have to. Such as a picnic, which is where sandwiches were eaten at the time of their invention.


I lived in and traveled around Europe for 7 years. You're full of shiat.
 
2014-04-03 09:27:12 PM  
CPK is about the best frozen I remember having.

www.cpkfrozen.com
 
2014-04-03 09:31:23 PM  
For frozen, we like Uno's and Home Run inn for our deep-dish and flat style.  But just as popular, we have a   Papa Murphy's franchise in town that does take-and bake fresh pizza you finish at home.  Their take on a stuffed-crust "Chicago style" is pretty good, since you bake it on your own timetable.  Tasty crust. Good toppings. Though they are meant to be immediately cooked when you get them home, we buy three on the discount days, freeze two, and enjoy one right away.  One slice is a full meal.
 
2014-04-03 09:39:25 PM  

Eegah: Dragonflew: UrinalPooper: Digiorno's Deep Dish is pretty good; I also enjoy the Dr. Oetker's.

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(hot like I enjoy my pizza)

My brain can't process that photo. Where was that slice cut from? How the heck is it being lifted that way with a fork?

shooped...pixels...etc.

/i agree, there's something odd there


Why would you go to a Doctor for pizza?

The picture says, "The Countess is serving pizza.  So refined! So elegant!"   I bet the schnapps was being hit, and hit hard, when came up with that design.
 
2014-04-03 09:40:07 PM  
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2014-04-03 09:40:21 PM  

BATMANATEE: cards fan by association: I've never had a frozen pizza that was better than a Little Ceasar's Hot 'N Ready. Any of them worth eating are handily more expensive and require a larger time investment as well.

Little Ceasar's IS frozen pizza.


Just the crust though, right?
 
2014-04-03 09:46:37 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Get the fark out of here with that list.

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I prefer this over pretty much any other "fresh" pizza in the DFW area.


Right on.
 
2014-04-03 10:18:46 PM  
I've never had a frozen pizza as good as Wegman's rising crust pizzas.  Try their chicken parmesan pizza, it is so good.  How is it not on this list?
 
2014-04-03 10:20:44 PM  

RatMaster999: [media.thecarrot.com image 180x180]
WHY CAN'T I GET THIS ANYMORE?!?!?!


Litigation would be my first guess.
 
2014-04-03 10:26:10 PM  
If there's an Aldi near you, totally worth a try.

www.pizza247.us
 
2014-04-03 10:28:24 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Get the fark out of here with that list.

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I prefer this over pretty much any other "fresh" pizza in the DFW area.


We tried this brand for the first time about a year ago because it was on sale BOGO at Publix Supermarket. I was skeptical as the product packaging didn't "grab" me. I can say with absolute conviction that it is the best damn frozen pizza out there, and as ThatDarkFellow already stated, it is better than any of the big chain's fresh pies. The "Sausage and Uncured Pepperoni" variety is the family favorite.

/preheating the oven...
 
2014-04-03 10:34:20 PM  
Headline: "The eleven best"


Actual content: "Here's eleven random pizzas compared only to each other"
 
2014-04-03 11:36:21 PM  
Red Baron for me. $2.50 @ Sam's when you buy a four-pack, and the crust and sauce are acceptable.

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Oh, and the Whole Foods one looks like a take-and-bake, which isn't the same as frozen.
 
2014-04-03 11:44:36 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: I prefer this over pretty much any other "fresh" pizza in the DFW area.


As someone who has actually been to the Home Run Inn restaurant, I can verify their frozen pizza is as good to the fresh made item as you can get.
 
2014-04-03 11:51:37 PM  
I don't have time for ovens to heat up and cook something,  I need a list of the best microwave pizzas!!
 
2014-04-04 12:46:59 AM  

WhyteRaven74: ThatDarkFellow: I prefer this over pretty much any other "fresh" pizza in the DFW area.

As someone who has actually been to the Home Run Inn restaurant, I can verify their frozen pizza is as good to the fresh made item as you can get.


Pretty much. I was born in Chicago and the places that try to pass their stuff off as "Chicago Style" have been complete and terrible failures. At this point I don't even bother to try because these people are so far off base I'm not even sure THEY'VE tried the actual thing before.
 
2014-04-04 12:49:08 AM  

Boo_Guy: I don't have time for ovens to heat up and cook something,  I need a list of the best microwave pizzas!!


Stouffer's French Bread or small Red Baron's (about 5", not the minis).
 
2014-04-04 12:59:23 AM  
 
2014-04-04 01:02:54 AM  

Dragonflew: UrinalPooper: Digiorno's Deep Dish is pretty good; I also enjoy the Dr. Oetker's.

[img.fark.net image 312x393]

(hot like I enjoy my pizza)

My brain can't process that photo. Where was that slice cut from? How the heck is it being lifted that way with a fork?


If you look at the far right, there seems to be a sliver of empty pan showing, which would appear to explain that, at least. That still doesn't address the gravity+fork issue.
 
2014-04-04 02:05:43 AM  
If all of these frozen pizzas are so damn good, why the hell haven't I even heard of most of them?
 
2014-04-04 02:38:35 AM  

buckler: Dragonflew: UrinalPooper: Digiorno's Deep Dish is pretty good; I also enjoy the Dr. Oetker's.

[img.fark.net image 312x393]

(hot like I enjoy my pizza)

My brain can't process that photo. Where was that slice cut from? How the heck is it being lifted that way with a fork?

If you look at the far right, there seems to be a sliver of empty pan showing, which would appear to explain that, at least. That still doesn't address the gravity+fork issue.


Oh, I saw the slice missing from the pizza. But the slice that the fork is preventing from floating away is from a larger pie.
 
2014-04-04 03:04:46 AM  

yukichigai: Kroger


I was going to mention Kroger store brand pizzas as well. They aren't bad for the money and they have a decent variety. Jack's aren't bad either.

We don't eat frozen pizza often but when we do, I always doctor it up some. Extra mozzarella or some grated parmesan, and some of them cry out for some extra Italian seasoning.

We generally go with Chef Boyardee pizza mixes for cheap home pizzas though. I've been making those since I was a kid and for some reason I've always loved that pizza sauce.
 
2014-04-04 03:09:44 AM  
Learn to make your own with real ingredients for super cheap.


Pizza Dough:

1 1/2 cups luke warm water
1 packet yeast
1 teaspoon sugar

Whisk in a large bowl and let sit for ten or so minutes. If your yeast is good, it will get foamy on top.

Add to the bowl:

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Cups of all purpose flour

Whisk again to combine well and then add two more cups of flour and combine. (at this point it's too thick for the whisk).

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface or pastry mat and kneed for a good ten minutes.

Toss it back into lightly oiled bowl and cover and allow to rise until it is doubled in size.

At this point you can either make pizza or store the dough in the fridge for up to a week.

Makes enough dough for one large thick crust or two large thin crusts.


Pizza Sauce:

Toss into a blender:

2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup dried parmesan cheese (the plain old Kraft stuff is fine)

Blend and allow it to sit so the flavors combine. I let it sit the whole time the pizza crust is rising.


Make a pizza:

Rub your pizza pan with olive oil and pat out your dough. Set pan aside and allow the dough to rise a bit more for 15 minutes. (If you don't have a pizza pan, I've used cookie sheets in a pinch.)

Add a layer of sauce, a layer of cheese and then your toppings.

Bake thin crust at 425 for 16 minutes. Bake thick crust at 375 for 23 minutes. (A thick layer of toppings will increase baking time)
 
2014-04-04 03:19:52 AM  

TheOther: She eats them while they're still frozen.


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Deferred gratification is not her stong suit.


I'd like a slice of that.
 
2014-04-04 04:21:29 AM  

Pokey.Clyde: If all of these frozen pizzas are so damn good, why the hell haven't I even heard of most of them?


In terms of Home Run Inn: Not everyone sells them. For some reason here (DFW area) only "healthy food" grocery stores carry them. I guess it's because the box says all natural or something. Whole Foods and Sprouts usually has them for about 7-8 bucks.
 
2014-04-04 04:37:24 AM  
grab a can of olives, a can of mushrooms and a packet of pepperoni(dollar store) and get yourself a hunk of asiago cheese(~$5-10 depending where you live. If you can't get asiago just use mozzarella.)

Grab a few of the cheapest ass sausage pizzas you can find.

Combine. Add about 5 minutes onto the cooking time listed in the directions on the pizzas, to account for the extra toppings. Blot any excess oil off the top with paper towel when it comes out of the oven.

Total cost per pizza is less than fancy frozen ones, quality is comparable.
 
2014-04-04 05:38:26 AM  

a particular individual: Cut up some mushrooms, onions, olives and whatever and add it to a Tombstone with a little more cheese. Bake it till the crust is done, then broil it till the top is done.


And rub the bottom with chili oil before you bake it.
 
2014-04-04 06:08:44 AM  
I've never liked frozen pizzas. Just make English muffin pizzas and put whatever you want on them.
 
2014-04-04 08:16:49 AM  

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Damn right.  Make that a four meat and we are good to go.  That stuff is damn tasty.
 
2014-04-04 08:23:22 AM  

phaseolus: In the event that
1. you used to like Tombstone's 30 years ago,
2. these days not so much, and
3. you live in Wisconsin,

you'll love these

[www.pepspizza.com image 250x250]

...made from the old Tombstone recipe that didn't get sold to Kraft


Hey, that's my line!  But ya gotta try the Brew Pub pizza just above you.  Either the four meat or supreme.

/RIP Pep.
 
2014-04-04 09:11:18 AM  
Every once in a while, I decide to be frugal and try a $6 frozen pizza instead of the $9 takeout pizza, and I'm always sorry I did.  None of them at my store are all that good, however it's important to look at the ingredient list and make sure they're made with actual cheese.

In the interest of getting less fat, I buy frozen bread dough, and make semi home made pizza.  That way I have to plan in advance and let it defrost. Each frozen loaf makes two pies, you can make one, but it's a heavy crust. It's about as good as the local average pizza place, and I'm not shoving pizza down my face every time I have a craving.
 
2014-04-04 09:24:49 AM  

phaseolus: In the event that
1. you used to like Tombstone's 30 years ago,
2. these days not so much, and
3. you live in Wisconsin,

you'll love these

[www.pepspizza.com image 250x250]

...made from the old Tombstone recipe that didn't get sold to Kraft


I would love to try these.  I was a big fan of the rubbery, spicy goodness of the pre-Kraft Tombstone.  Always had a hard time calling it a "pizza" though, not sure what it was, just stuck with the term "Tombstone".


Sadly, Pep's is not available anywhere near me.
 
2014-04-04 09:59:03 AM  
 
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