Mama Cozzi’s Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

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I love stuffed crust pizzas. Love them. And, of course, I’m a big fan of Aldi. But, until recently, I’d never seen the two together. Aldi certainly hasn’t lacked for pizza variety — they do frozen, thin, thick, take-and-bake, you name it — but it seemed stuffed crust was too niche for them. Instead, we’ve had to get our fix either through other grocery stores or the occasional Pizza Hut run.

At the same time, we’ve discovered that, if you wait long enough, Aldi usually tries its hand at most things a larger grocery chain carries, even if only as a temporary Special Buy.

Behold … an Aldi stuffed crust pizza.

Mamma Cozzi Cheese Stuffed Crust

Mama Cozzi’s Cheese Stuffed Crust pizza is a Special Buy, and it comes frozen. At the time of this post, it came in pepperoni and three-meat varieties; we went with the three meat. In our area, the pizza is a couple of dollars less than any other stuffed crust we’ve seen.

Nothing surprising on the cooking instructions. The oven is preheated to 400 degrees, and the pizza goes directly on the rack. (For those who don’t like the mess this creates, we recommend a good cooking stone or a “pizza crisper,” which is a pizza pan with holes in the bottom. We are particular fans of the crisper, which does what it claims and we think is easier to clean up than the stone.) The pizza takes a fair amount of time to cook: about 21-23 minutes, which is typical for stuffed crust pizzas we’ve made before.

My biggest concern was the cheese in the crust; namely, would there be enough? I didn’t take precise measurements, but it seems to me that the pizza has about the same amount of cheese in the crust as a DiGiorno stuffed crust or the like. The rest of the pizza is vintage Mama Cozzi’s: a solid frozen pizza, with pretty good ingredients, a decent (if unspectacular) crust, and an overall good taste.

The Verdict:

If you like stuffed crust pizza, this is a no-brainer. The pizza ingredients are on par with other Mama Cozzi’s pizzas and the stuffed cheese crust tastes as good as its frozen competitors. It probably won’t displace what you can get from a delivery guy, but at half the price of a restaurant, you might not care. Recommended.

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Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

4 Comments

  1. I’D LOVE MAMMA COZZI TO MAKE A ………VEGETARIAN PIZZA………. MUSHROOM, PEPPERS ?

  2. Mama Cozzi’s has excellent pizzas. I just ate the chicken fajita pizza and it could ___NOT___ have been made better. 20 stars out of 10.

    I do wish though that MC would pull the pork out of their meatball pizza.

    Pork doesnt belong in meatballs. It’s just a bogus cost cutting technique all the other loser pizza companies use to gouge you.

    You cant even buy a pure hamburger(non-pork blend) with the other loser pizza companies. They just keep pushing low cost toppings and expecting big mark ups… too bad I’m not buying them.

  3. I got the 3 meat stuffed crust for my boys and I. The first bite, I got a nail or a bone in a chunk of sausage. Thank God it was me and not one of the kids who got that bc to say the least I would be pissed if they had broken a tooth or choked on this. I have it sitting here on the table. Not sure if I’m upset or disgusted.

  4. There was a twist tie in my pizza, what else is in it. The hole thing when in the trash…

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