Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza

For something a little different than a standard frozen grocery store pizza, try a take and bake pizza from Aldi. The discount grocer sells various types of take and bake deli pizzas in its refrigerated aisle, including supreme, sausage and pepperoni, mega meat, and even a cauliflower crust option. Or if simple is more your thing, Aldi also sells a cheese take and bake pizza.

Mama Cozzi's Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza

 

Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza cost $4.99 for a 41-ounce, 16-inch pizza at the time of publication. The package describes this as “mozzarella, provolone, Monterey jack, Parmesan, and Romano cheese on a traditional crust.”

This is a Regular Buy, which means Aldi sells it all year.

It’s made with 100% real cheese with a bread crumb based crust. The box states it was “previously handled frozen for your protection.” It should be kept refrigerated and cooked thoroughly.

Mama Cozzi's Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

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

There are eight servings per pizza, and a single serving (145 grams) has 340 calories, 14 grams of total fat (18% DV), 7 grams of saturated fat (35% DV), 35 mg of cholesterol (12% DV), 790 mg of sodium (34% DV), 39 grams of total carbohydrates (14% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 3 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of added sugars (2% DV), and 16 grams of protein.

To bake it, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove all packaging and place the thawed pizza directly on the center oven rack. Do not bake the pizza on the cardboard tray. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until the cheese in the center is melted and the crust is golden brown. Carefully remove from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before slicing.

The box also states that if you have frozen your pizza, thaw it completely under refrigeration before baking. I had frozen this pizza not long after purchasing it, so I thawed it in my refrigerator for about three to four hours before baking it. It took about 16 minutes in the oven.

Mama Cozzi's Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza after baking and slicing.

This cheese pizza has a thicker crust than most of the other Aldi Mama Cozzi’s take and bakes my family has eaten. The package says it has a traditional crust, while most of the other Aldi take and bakes have thin crusts. The cheese pizza crust might be closer to a pan pizza, with a more bread-like and fluffier texture.

Everyone in my household thought this pizza had plenty of cheese and a flavorful sauce, and my family declared it a winner. This is one take and bake pizza I’ll probably be purchasing again.

The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Take & Bake Five Cheese Extra Large Pizza features a thicker traditional crust rather than a thin crust like most other Aldi take and bake pizzas. It has a generous amount of cheese and sauce, and everyone in my house approved. If you like a classic cheese pizza, this is a good one.

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.

8 Comments

  1. I honestly like this pizza over delivery pizza. We have it every Friday night. And only $5 can’t be beat.

  2. Dress it up with artichokes, black olives, thin onion slices, green peppers for a lower fat/salt treat than usual American greasy pepperoni/sausage versions.

  3. I didn’t like the pizza

  4. I am from NYC and am particular about pizza. I like to have an “emergency ” pizza in the freezer and wonder if i will like this-as they say pizza is better than no pizza!

  5. We have enjoyed all of Mama Cozzis take and bake Pizzas. Great value for great pizza.

  6. Aldi pizzas are great! I tend to add extra things, like basil on top. However, my oven cannot accommodate a 16″ pizza. I’ve been eyeing the supreme pizza, but I never see it in the 12″. I only see the supreme cauliflower crust 12″. Did not like the breakfast pizza at all.

    • We have a tiny oven, too. Sometimes I cut the larger pizzas in half and bake them separately. If the pizzas fit in my oven but are so large that they don’t leave much empty space around the edges of the oven, I rotate the pizza a few times while baking to keep the edges from burning.

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