questionswhat is you favorite brand of frozen pizza?

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Leftover restaurant pizza I froze to preserve. I thaw it and heat it in the toaster oven sealed in foil with a bit of butter spray on the bottom of the crust. In other words, I haven't met a store bought frozen pizza I would call food.

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I like Tombstone for a "normal" pizza. Crust is pretty crispy.
For a "self-rising", Jacks makes a pretty good frozen pizza.

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Jack's all the way. It has gotten pretty expensive lately though, but whenever they have a 4 for 10 or better deal I stock up.

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@eraten: I don't usually pimp Walmart, but it's the only place here that still sells Jack's pizzas. They're currently $2.50 each.

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I have to agree with the freeze leftover pizza idea. I generally keep a shelf in the freezer stocked with frozen Papa John's. They have a deal posted here every other week. Order a couple pies, eat a couple slices and freeze the rest. Next time I want pizza, throw a couple slices in the toaster oven.

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Speaking of Wal-Mart. Their "Fresh Value" brand of frozen pizzas are actually pretty decent. Otherwise I go for Red Baron

I don't think "Left over Pizza from a restaurant" is an applicable response to this question. Of course non-preservative reheated pizza is better than the industrialized assembly line frozen variety. However sometimes you will encounter frozen pizza and some have a preference

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Home Run Inn frozen pizza. Hands down the best.

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Roma is pretty good for cheap. Can regularly get them 4/10 or even 5/10 occasionally. If I'm in a spending mood, I'll go for a Freshetta Fire Baked pepperoni pizza. It's TERRIBLE for you, but I really like it.

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I make 2 dozen pizzas at a time and freeze unbaked. Homemade is best. My daughter gets a dozen, and my mom and aunt get the rest.

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I like Freshetta Brick oven pepperoni. It's the only frozen pizza I'll eat honestly.

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@90mcg112: Is that a logo for Saturn's Pizza? I didn't think the rings of Saturn were tilted that much...

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CPK makes some pretty awesome frozen pizzas. The white one, whatever its called, is great.

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@bsmith1: Lol, no I'm just a pizza snob who believes that frozen pizza is a sin against nature, an aberration of all that is holy and good in the world.

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We haven't bought a pizza at a restaurant in a long time. My wife found a recipe and the pizza is out of this world.

However, if I had to buy a freezer pizza, I'd buy the Totino's (the little cheap ones) pizzas. Something about that cardboard taste just hits home with my teenage years.

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@90mcg112: You apparently haven't had the pizza made in restaurants here in Seattle then...

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Anything with a cheese-stuffed crust.

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You don't buy it frozen, but you could freeze Costco's take-and-bake pizzas and I find them quite edible.

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Kirkland Signature (Costco) cheese with my own toppings added in appropriate quantities. Easy on the pepperoni, heavy on the black olives.

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@sjw02001: I like the Costco pizza OK, but holy cow is that stuff greasy. I usually waste at least 5 napkins mopping the oil off the top of it before eating it.

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haven't had Jacks, don't like frozen pizza.

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Simple old-fashioned Ellio's pizza. The rectangles, like they served at school. I still think of the commercial every time I make it. . . the one from the eighties where the kid said "the cheese goes blub blub blub."

When it comes to pizzeria pizza, I'm a total snob. . . not so much on the frozen front.

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I'm all about Totinos. Cook them on a pizza stone, and they are great! Especially for their price. THey used to be just under $1.00 but now they are $1.25.

I've tried all other kinds, and they all end up being sub-par.

If I'm paying $5 for a frozen pizza, I'd spend the $2 more and drive the extra couple miles to get a Papa Johns pizza.

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@jsfs: My oven is too small for take-and-bake, but we get Sam's and Costco to bake them for us. We like Sam's pizza a lot better than Costco. We find Sams to have fresher tasting ingredients and be less salty and greasy. It's also bigger and cheaper. That and cut flowers are the only areas in which we have found Sam's to beat out Costco, though. In all other arenas (especially the all-important rotisserie chicken contest) we find Costco to be superior.

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@bogie21: I was surprised no one said totinos before you. I used to love those so much. I used to make them in the most redneck way too. I loved to microwave them eat off the toppings and then roll the crust up and eat it like a giant burrito. I've clearly shared too much.

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If I want a quick, smaller pizza - Totinos for sure.
If I want something a little more substantial, Red Baron is pretty good. Tony's used to be good, but they changed the recipe a while back.

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Trader Giotto's (Joe's) Hand-made crust pizzas. Closest thing you'll get to a real pizza.

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@jsimsace: I hate to break this to you but I haven't done this with a totinos party pizza in years now. I do once in a while try to relive it with a frozen vegan pizza, which, while good is not exactly the same.

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One more vote for Totinos. If I'm spending more than a dollar or two for a pizza, it's coming from Domino's.

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If I am buying frozen, I generally go for Totinos... brings back childhood memories of that crispy crust. Plus its cheap. Of course it is also horrible for you so I'm trying to cut back.

@pyxientx: @capguncowboy: I hate to get off topic, but could either of you recommend a good pizza dough recipe?

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@miyoshinum5: Totally agree. Their white pizza cannot be beat. Btw, it is just called "White Pizza".

Other than that, I like Trader Joe's pizzas:
- The BBQ Chicken Pizza is their flagship pizza, but they have changed the recipe over the years. It is still one of the best frozen BBQ chicken pizzas out there.
- My new favorite is the "Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza" with Roasted Red Peppers, Pearl Mootz and Provolone. Don't let the name throw you off, it is really good. It is tasty and simple.

Come to think of it, I never had a bad pizza from TJ's... and they have tons of them. Go try them all!

Sometimes I buy the $10 for 10 Mama Celeste microwavable pizzas. They are so awful and so cheap, but every couple of months I pound back about 4 at a time. It reminds me of my childhood.

I absolutely hate Digiorno. I got food poisoning once from it and even before that, I never liked it much.

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@teevoo: I'll see if I can get my wife to release her recipe for the general public --

Until then, I can tell you that she does use yeast in her dough, but lets it rise BEFORE she rolls it out and presses it into the pan. Then she pokes holes in it with a fork and bakes it for 8 minutes at 400º before she adds the sauce and toppings. Then you can add the toppings and cook it to your preferred rate of cookedness.

Pre-baking the crust is key if you don't have a pizza oven.

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We love pizza in all of it's shapes and sizes, from store brand terrible pizzas, to the $10/pizza options. It all depends on our mood. If you wanna spend the time and the cash...and you like actual stuffed pizza and are in a place where they sell them, buy a Gino's East stuffed pizza for $10 or less. Takes like 45 minutes to bake, but DAMN are they delicious.

If you're cool w/installing things like the coupons.com coupon printer, etc, you'll often find coupons for things like any Target brand pizza, anything Digorno, etc. I especially love the Digorno self-rising crust (a lot!), but I'm also totally cool with Jack's or other crappy brands.

I suppose the thing to take away from this is that my husband and I love pretty much all pizza, crappy or not. In fact, his lifelong dream is to win the lottery so he can afford to deliver pizzas, coming home with a free pizza every night. Big dreams, I know LOL

EDIT: PS Totino's pizzas are GROSS.

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I have had some luck with some of the specialty pizzas at Aldi. They can have some really good varieties of frozen pizza. Another a few of my favorites are Palermos and California Pizza Kitchen. In the end, I don't restrict myself. I am always open to trying something that looks tasty. (On a related note, this website has apparently become a hang out for pizza elitists.)

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I boycotted DiGiorno for 2 years after I saw Steve Spurrier pitching them.

I've since forgiven DiGiorno because they're Tuscan Chicken flatbread pizza is yummy and semi-healthy.

I still hate Spurrier.

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I really enjoy the Freschetta Canadian Bacon and Pineapple pizza if I'm buying pizza in a box at retail. Price is prohibitive compared to the local deals in town though.

I've also recently taken to immediately preserving the leftovers from pizza night, which seems to work really well too. Pop the frozen slices in the oven at 350 for a few minutes and you've got some pretty decent pizza. Only caveat is you need to bag them and get them frozen within a day... or they taste kinda gross.

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Digiorno Supreme and Three Meat. I like both the regular and garlic crust varieties

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I'm surprised more people haven't said Digiorno. I've found it to be the best common brand by far.
I also tried Wal-mart's World Table brand Buffalo Chicken pizza, and it was surprisingly good. And for ~$4, it's a good deal.