Mama Cozzi’s Original Thin Crust Pizza

Aldi sells a lot of pizza. Some of the pizzas are Regular Buys, available year-round, while others are limited run ALDI Finds (Special Buys). Some of the pizzas are frozen, while others are fresh take-and-bake style pizzas. Some of the pizzas are for cauliflower lovers, while others are all about the meat or stuffed crust.

Some of the pizzas are designed to be purely exotic. But others are meant to be your garden variety pizza.

Like this one.

Mama Cozzi's Original Thin Crust Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Original Thin Crust Pizza is an Aldi Regular Buy, meaning it’s available year-round. It’s meant to be an Aldi imitation of a Tombstone or Jack’s pizza. We purchased it for just $2.19, which is cheaper than just about any other pizza we’ve seen this side of a Totino’s. The packaging boasts it as being “preservative free,” and it also boasts a “new recipe,” perhaps in response to the fact that people thought the old recipe wasn’t all that great. (While we didn’t review the old recipe, we tried it and can testify that it wasn’t great.)

Cooking it is a strictly oven experience, unless you are one of those people who like to experiment with grilling. After preheating the oven to 400 degrees, you cook it for 13-16 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese in the center is melted. The instructions add that you should let it stand for 5 minutes before serving, and to make sure the internal temperature of the pizza is 165 degrees.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza

The finished product. (Click to enlarge.)

We tried out the sausage version of the pizza, and I found it to be decent. The cheese and sausage were competent, and the crust was okay, if not quite as flaky as some of its name brand competitors. Still, the new recipe is an improvement.

Nutritionally … well, it’s got calories, fat, sodium, and carbs in ample quantities. Pizza in general isn’t healthy, and this one is no exception.

Mama Cozzi's Original Thin Crust Pizza

Nutrition and cooking information. (Click to enlarge.)


The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Original Thin Crust Pizza is a decent — if not spectacular — pie, with solid taste atop an average crust. It’s not going to change the world, but it makes for a cheap eat … and for just over two dollars, we mean cheap.

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  1. I’m so frustrated! I’ve been searching for an hour trying to find out what the diameter is of the Mama Cozzi thin crust frozen pizzas. I’m trying to find a good frozen pizza I can cook in my Ninja Foodi, which takes a 9 inch pan. Can you help?

  2. Thank you so much!

  3. I Love the pizza round. The pizza that is defrosted in the microwave for four minutes and baked for one minute. It was so good and I can’t find it anymore.

  4. Daphanie Leigh Gragg

    I decided to try this product. I bought 4 . The very first one we opened was cheese. Apparently it missed the sauce dispenser. It has a dot of sauce on the side crust but that’s it. I have photos to give to quality control but not sure who to contact.

  5. I’ve found the $2.19 sausage pizza to be the best. The pepperoni doesn’t taste right, and the deluxe, or supreme isn’t bad either. I buy those small mozzarella balls and slice them, placing them around the pizza, then some sliced tomato thin sliced on it as well. Put it in the toaster oven for about 15 min. or more at 400 deg. and it comes out really well. No frozen pizza taste at all. I’ve spent way more on other frozen pizzas and they weren’t as good.

  6. I love these pizzas. . The crust is tasty and I don’t like crust. Cheap and delicious! I’m stocking up!😊

  7. Mama cozzis pizza is good but, the only problem is all cheese fell

  8. Awful! Looks promising, bit ZERO flavor! its like they sucked the flavor out and I don’t know how they did it! Not enough sauce, which is fine considering it has no taste!! thought I had covid for a minute!

  9. I add a 1/4 ln of grind beef and diced onions to the cheese pizza. I cook for 15 mins and then broil it for 1 or 2 mins . They are awesome. I often add other ingredients like black olives and mushrooms. Just don’t go nuts with toppings and always broil a minute or two carefully after 15 mins. They come out great

  10. Adam Niewiadomski

    I have been an Aldi’s shopper for over 15 years and frozen pizza is my go to. I always understood that the cheap pizza wouldnt be full of cheese so I augment out with some of my own shredded.
    Was working fine for a long time. The crust would curl sometimes and was like a brick, but as long as you dont burn it it’s ok. Prices rose twenty cents in the last year or so. Ok.
    Then Mama Cozzi decides to change the “recipe” and the price is back down.
    The change of recipe is lingo for “We make a cheaper crust to save you money now….you’re welcome.”
    I compare it to 2 burrito shells with pizza toppings.
    I am sad it sucks now 🙁

    • This 100%!
      Old cheese pizza recipe: 14.5 oz
      New recipe: 13.8 oz
      New pizza is 5% smaller. Price drop of 20c was about 5%. So basically the price per oz is still high and the pizza is worse.

  11. The new recipe ruined a good pizza. The crust is rubbery and chewy. The sauce has a watered down taste. So sad. We always augmented the cheese pizza with veggies and more cheese which was fine with us because the crust was a good base before and the sauce had a good taste. Bring back the original recipe!

  12. The best frozen pizza we have eaten was Mama Cozzi thin crust Mexican style taco seas, but we have never been able to find it again. Any suggestions?

  13. I hate the new recipe. the original recipe was good but new recipe’s crust is rubbery and chewy. I like my crust to be crispy. even if burn the pizza, the crust will not crisp. i don’t recommend the mama cozzi new recipe pizzas and I going to stop buying them myself. Bring back the original recipe!

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