If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that Aldi sells excellent take and bake pizzas. These pizzas, found in the refrigerated section at Aldi rather than in the freezer aisle, rival pizzas you might get from certain takeout restaurants. Best of all, they cost a fraction of what you’d pay for restaurant pizza delivery.
Aldi sells some take and bake pizzas as year-round Regular Buys, including a supreme pizza, a mega meat pizza, and a cauliflower crust pizza. Other take and bake pizzas are sold as limited-time specials, including football-shaped pizzas in January and heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine’s Day. One of the more recent limited edition take and bake pizzas I spotted at Aldi was a broccoli cheese pizza.
Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Broccoli Cheese Pizza cost $4.79 for a 15.95-ounce, 12-inch pizza at the time of publication. The label describes this as a thin crust pizza topped with cheddar cheese sauce, broccoli, organic carrots and onions, and mozzarella, cheddar, asiago, and Parmesan cheeses.
If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains wheat, milk, and soy.
There are three servings per pizza, and a single 150-gram serving has 340 calories, 17 grams of total fat (22% DV), 9 grams of saturated fat (45% DV), 40 mg of cholesterol (13% DV), 590 mg of sodium (26% DV), 32 grams of total carbohydrates (12% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 2 grams of total sugars, no added sugars, and 15 grams of protein.
To bake this pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pizza from the packaging and place the pizza directly on the center rack in the oven. Do not bake the pizza on the cardboard tray included in the package. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until the cheese in the center is melted and the crust is golden brown. Carefully remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool 2-3 minutes before slicing.
This pizza was done after about 12 minutes in my oven. I thought it was a great pizza. It has a thin crust with a rich cheddar cheese sauce and plenty of cheese topping. It has soft small pieces of broccoli, but not a lot. It also has small pieces of soft diced carrots, which is a little different on a pizza, but they work all right. My family had mixed opinions about this pizza, but if you like broccoli and carrots, this is a solid pie.
Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Broccoli Cheese Pizza is a different kind of pizza, with a cheddar cheese sauce instead of a traditional red tomato-based sauce, and it’s topped with broccoli, cheese, onions, and diced carrots. It’s has generous amounts of cheese and a modest, not heavy, amount of broccoli and carrots. If you want veggies on your pizza but want something other than the usual peppers, mushrooms, and olives, this is worth trying.