If you like pizza, Aldi has a lot of choices. Whether you prefer a slice of take and bake or pumpkin-shaped pizza, thin crust, or even cauliflower crust, Aldi has pies for every taste. Some of the Aldi pizzas are Regular Buys that are in the freezer or refrigerator cases all year, and others are Aldi Finds (Special Buys) that are available in limited quantities for just a short time.
One type of pizza Aldi recently sold as a limited-time Aldi Find is crispy pan pizza.
Mama Cozzi’s Crispy Pan Pizza is sold frozen and cost $9.99 at the time of publication for a 50.84-oz. box containing two pizzas. That comes out to about $5 per pizza.
This box contains one pepperoni pizza and one cheese pizza, each with a cardboard “pan” included. Each pizza serves five people, for a total of 10 servings in the box. The box itself is on the larger side because it contains two deep-dish style pizzas, so if your freezer is small plan accordingly.
Nutrition information is as follows:
- Pepperoni Pan Pizza — 400 calories per serving, with 19 grams of total fat (24% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 790 mg of sodium (34% DV), 41 grams of total carbohydrates (15% DV), 4 grams of total sugars, 2 grams of added sugars (4% DV), and 18 grams of protein.
- Cheese Pan Pizza — 360 calories per serving, with 15 grams of total fat (19% DV), 7 grams of saturated fat (35% DV), 630 mg of sodium (27% DV), 41 grams of total carbohydrates (15% DV), 4 grams of total sugars, 2 grams of added sugars (4% DV), and 16 grams of protein.
If you’re looking out for allergens, these pizzas contain milk and wheat.
The box includes instructions for baking these pizzas in a conventional oven.
First, place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pizza from the plastic wrapper, but keep the pizza in the tray.
Place the baking tray with pizza directly onto the center of the oven rack, ensuring the baking tray does not touch the sides or back of the oven.
Bake for 18-21 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to bubble.
Remove the pizza from the oven, placing it on a cutting board or serving paddle. Remove the pizza from the tray, cut, and enjoy.
I cut each pizza into nine square pieces, and two to three pieces is very filling for an average person.
My family was impressed with this pizza. It made the house smell like a fancy pizza restaurant while baking, and it really does bake up with a thick yet crispy crust. The sauce, cheese, and pepperoni are flavorful and satisfying. As filling as this pizza is, it took willpower to not grab another slice because it’s that good.
If my local Aldi still has some of these limited-edition crispy pan pizzas the next time I go shopping, I’ll definitely be picking up a couple more.
Mama Cozzi’s Crispy Pan Pizza actually does bake up with a crispy crust. These pizzas have a thick crust, flavorful sauce, and plenty of cheese (and pepperoni, if you go that route). They look, smell, and taste like restaurant quality.