Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Chickpea Crust Pizza

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If you make a habit of looking at the rotating food selections in the Aldi Find freezer aisle, you’ll notice one type of product shows up a lot: pizza. In case there was ever any doubt that pizza is a popular food in the U.S., all you have to do is study that freezer section, which features a constantly rotating array of frozen pizzas of all types, from stuffed crust nacho cheese pizza to knuckle docked pizza to tavern pizza.

Among the most recent pizzas to show up in the middle aisle are hot honey chickpea crust pizzas. They’re certified gluten free and come in two varieties: Three Cheeses and Turkey Sausage & Peppers. Because these are made with chickpea crusts, they have a little extra protein (a total of 13-16 grams per serving) and maybe some extra fiber as well (3-4 grams per serving). They still have a fair amount of carbs (42-43 grams per serving). I bought one of each to try at home.

Mama Cozzi's Hot Honey Chickpea Crust Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Chickpea Crust Pizza is an Aldi Find, so that means it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone unless Aldi decides to bring it back later. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products not currently in stock at your local store.

These pizzas cost $6.99 each at the time of publication. The Three Cheeses version is 14.4 ounces, which comes out to about 49 cents per ounce. The Turkey Sausage & Peppers version is 16.99 ounces, which comes out to about 41 cents per ounce.

These are cheaper per ounce than Banza pizza, which is also made with a chickpea-based crust. A 10-ounce Banza Four Cheese Pizza cost $7.48 or about 75 cents per ounce at Walmart at the time of publication.

If you’re looking out for allergens, these Aldi pizzas both contain milk.

These feature a crust that includes chickpea flour, whole millet flour, rice flour, tapioca starch, honey, hemp seeds, yeast, canola oil, and red pepper.

These are both a product of Mexico.

The boxes have directions for baking these in a conventional oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the pizza from the box and remove the plastic wrap. Place the pizza on a pizza screen or on the rack. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. Let the pizza rest for 1 minute, then slice and serve.

I baked these for 12 minutes, and the outside edges of the crusts were perfectly crisp. The crust toward the centers of the pizzas was on the soft side, and one of my pizzas tore as I transferred it from a special pizza pan to a different baking sheet where I could slice it. If I buy these again, I’d bake them a few minutes longer to try to help crisp up the middle a little more, but it’s possible softer crust is just a thing with a chickpea crust pizza.

Keep reading for more information about each pizza flavor.

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Three Cheeses Chickpea Crust Pizza:

Mama Cozzi's Hot Honey Three Cheeses Chickpea Crust Pizza 2

Three Cheeses pizza ready to serve.

This features mozzarella, Romano, and parmesan cheeses. It’s mild to upper-mild level spicy, and the spiciness and honey are only in the crust. I didn’t think this had a strong honey flavor or sweet flavor, but other family members said they could really taste the honey. I especially liked the edges of the crust, which are crispy and, in my opinion, particularly flavorful. This pizza has a good amount of cheese, and the tomato-based pizza sauce is good.

Mama Cozzi's Hot Honey Three Cheeses Chickpea Crust Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Three Cheeses Chickpea Crust Pizza nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving is 1/3 of the pizza. That will net you 320 calories, 11 grams of total fat (14% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 610 mg of sodium (27% DV), 42 grams of total carbohydrates (15% DV), 3 grams of dietary fiber (11% DV), 7 grams of total sugars, 4 grams of added sugars (8% DV), and 13 grams of protein.

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Turkey Sausage & Peppers Chickpea Crust Pizza:

Mama Cozzi's Hot Honey Turkey Sausage and Peppers Chickpea Crust Pizza 2

Turkey Sausage & Peppers pizza, ready to serve.

This features turkey sausage, sweet red peppers, hot banana peppers, and mozzarella cheese. The crust is the same as with the cheese pizza: mild to lower-medium spicy, and soft and fairly flavorful, but not overly sweet. The turkey sausage has some larger chunks and is flavorful. The sweet red peppers are mild and kind of blend in with the rest of the pizza. The hot banana peppers are medium spicy and we generally liked these as a more unique pizza topping.

Mama Cozzi's Hot Honey Turkey Sausage and Peppers Chickpea Crust Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Turkey Sausage and Peppers Chickpea Crust Pizza nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving is 1/3 of the pizza. That has 350 calories, 12 grams of total fat (15% DV), 4 grams of saturated fat (20% DV), 820 mg of sodium (36% DV), 43 grams of total carbohydrates (16% DV), 4 grams of dietary fiber (14% DV), 7 grams of total sugars, 4 grams of added sugars (8% DV), and 16 grams of protein.

The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Hot Honey Chickpea Crust Pizza comes in Three Cheeses or Turkey Sausage & Peppers varieties. These are gluten free and offer a bit of protein thanks to their chickpea flour-based crusts. The crusts have red pepper, which gives them a mild to medium spice level. The crusts also contain honey, although we have mixed opinions about how much honey flavor these have. The Three Cheeses pizza is good, and we also like the sausage and pepper pizza with its medium-spicy banana peppers. The crusts are a little softer in the middle compared to traditional pizza crusts, but otherwise these are good pizzas if you want gluten free or if you like spicy food.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

4 Comments

  1. I cooked mine on the pizza rack and half of it ended up on the bottom of the oven. Cannot recommend

    • That’s not cool. The crust is definitely more fragile. It would be helpful if the baking directions on the box addressed that.

  2. Amazing taste and gluten free.

  3. Fantastic review. Just purchased the 3 cheese variety. Will report my experiences as well.

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