Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Snacks

When I was a teenager and college student, I loved eating Totino’s products, whether they were those small crisp-crust pizzas that were easy to devour singlehandedly, or crisp pizza rolls oozing with salty seasoned meat and gooey cheese. I still enjoy these foods now, and so do my kids, but I don’t buy them often because they’re loaded with sodium and fat and have a long list of processed ingredients.

When I do buy those little pizza rolls now, though, I have other options besides name-brand Totino’s. The discount grocer Aldi sells its own take on Totino’s Pizza Rolls, and they’re a pretty good imitation.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Snacks cost $5.49 for a 45-oz. bag containing 90 pizza rolls at the time of publication, which comes out to about 12 cents per ounce or about 6 cents per pizza snack. For comparison, a 44.5-ounce bag of 90 name-brand Totino’s Pepperoni Pizza Rolls at Walmart cost $7.48 at the time of writing, which is about 17 cents per ounce or about 8 cents per pizza roll. Even if you purchase a larger box of 140 Totino’s Pizza Rolls from Walmart for $9.74, that still comes out to about 7 cents per pizza roll, which means the Aldi pizza snacks are still the better deal even in a smaller package.

The Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Snacks come in two varieties: Combination (with sausage and peperoni) or Pepperoni.

These are a Regular Buy, which means Aldi sells them all year.

If you’re watching out for allergens, these contain milk, wheat, and soy.

These can be heated in a conventional oven, toaster oven, or microwave.

To bake in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange up to 20 pizza bites one inch apart in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 9-10 minutes or until sizzling. Let stand for 2 minutes before consuming.

To heat in a toaster oven, preheat the toaster oven to 425 degrees. Arrange up to 15 pizza bites one inch apart in a single layer on a toaster oven tray. Bake in the center of the oven for 11-12 minutes or until sizzling. Let stand 2 minutes before consuming.

To microwave, arrange 6 pizza bites in a circle on a microwave-safe plate. Place the plate and pizza bites off center on the carousel. Heat on high for 50 seconds. If not fully cooked, heat in additional 10-second increments. Let stand 2 minutes before consuming.

My favorite way to make these is in a conventional oven, but when we’re in a hurry we often make them in the microwave. I’ve never tried making them in our air fryer, but that would probably be a good option as well as long as you don’t overcook them, which might cause the filling to ooze out.

Mama Cozzi’s Combination Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi's Combination Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi's Combination Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi’s Combination Pizza Snacks nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One 6-piece (85-gram) serving of these has 190 calories, 7 grams of total fat (11% DV), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), 5 mg of cholesterol (2% DV), 370 mg of sodium (15% DV), 28 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 2 grams of sugars, and 6 grams of protein.

Mama Cozzi’s Pepperoni Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi's Pepperoni Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi's Pepperoni Pizza Snacks

Mama Cozzi’s Pepperoni Pizza Snacks nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One 6-piece (85-gram) serving of these has 200 calories, 8 grams of total fat (12% DV), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), 10 mg of cholesterol (3% DV), 430 mg of sodium (18% DV), 28 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 1 gram of dietary fiber (4% DV), 2 grams of sugars, and 6 grams of protein.

The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Snacks come in combination (sausage and pepperoni) or plain pepperoni varieties, and they’re the Aldi version of name-brand Totino’s Pizza Rolls. The Aldi imitation is virtually indistinguishable from Totino’s in our family’s opinion. We recommend enjoying these in moderation because, just like their name-brand counterpart, they’re loaded with salt, fat, and a lengthy list of processed ingredients.

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 house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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