Mama Cozzi’s Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza

You can tell that pizza is a popular food simply by strolling around the Aldi Find freezer aisle. Pizza is one of the most common limited-time specials in this part of the store, and there’s almost always some type of pizza there. It’s here where you’re likely to find chipotle cheddar and beef pizzas, heart-shaped pizzas (for Valentine’s Day), football-shaped pizzas (for the Super Bowl), tavern pizzas (a personal favorite), Hawaiian pizza, buffalo chicken pizza, and more at different times of the year.

One of the most recent frozen pizzas to show up at Aldi is a knuckle docked pepperoni pizza. Docking is typically done on pastry or pizza crusts by pricking the dough with a fork or a special tool to let steam escape so the crust does not puff up and form bubbles during baking. I wasn’t able to find much information specifically about “knuckle docked” pizza by searching online, but needless to say, the dough is somehow pricked before baking.

The box states this features “stone baked crust topped with a red sauce, whole milk mozzarella cheese, diced provolone cheese and pepperoni.”

Mama Cozzi's Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store receives 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 that are not currently in stock at your local store.

This cost $4.89 for a 20.85-ounce package at the time of writing. That comes out to about 23 cents per ounce. With four servings per pizza, that comes out to about $1.22 per serving.

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk, soy, and wheat.

One serving has 370 calories, 19 grams of total fat (24% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 990 mg of sodium (43% DV), 36 grams of total carbohydrates (13% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 4 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of added sugars (2% DV), and 16 grams of protein.

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Nutrition information, ingredients, and baking directions. (Click to enlarge.)

The box has directions for baking this pizza. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Remove the pizza from all packaging and place it directly on the middle rack in the oven. (I put my pizza on a pizza pan.) Bake for 12-14 minutes until cheese in the center is melted and the edges are golden brown.

The directions also say something that seemed odd: they state to “remove from oven and drizzle hot honey packet over pizza.” However, this pizza did not come with a hot honey packet, and I’m not sure it was supposed to. I could be wrong, but this seems like a typo on the baking directions.

Mama Cozzi's Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza

Baked, sliced, and ready to serve.

This took just 10 minutes in my oven. This has a crust that is similar to pan style. It’s a bit thicker, perhaps medium thick, and it’s airy and slightly crisp on the outside. Our taste testers liked this pizza. The sauce, cheese, and pepperoni are all good, and this hit the spot.

The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza features a classic pepperoni pizza with mozzarella and provolone cheese and traditional red sauce. The dough is slightly puffy and a medium thickness. This is worth trying if you’re a pizza afficionado.

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

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