The 8 Best Frozen Pizzas in 2022

Make weeknight dinners easier with these frozen pies

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Frozen pizza is one of those foods that’s just so convenient to have on hand for emergency snacking. It's also great for meals when more complicated cooking just doesn’t fit the schedule. Cooking a frozen pizza is simple, and some might even fit in your toaster oven, so when the parents are out for the evening, teens, older kids, or the babysitter can easily cook a pie for an after-school snack or an evening treat.

They’re versatile, too. When you’ve got a few frozen pizzas in the freezer, you can easily customize them for individual tastes by adding extra toppings, cheese, or a drizzle of hot sauce to suit your taste. While you can certainly find frozen pizzas at your local grocery store, sometimes the brands and varieties you love best aren’t available, so buying online makes sense. You can stock up on those favorites, so they’re handy any time you want them.

The downside to buying frozen foods online is that shipping can be a bit expensive since the products need to arrive quickly in order to stay frozen all the way to your door. To offset some of that shipping cost, these are sold in larger quantities, so make sure you’ve got plenty of freezer space before the pies arrive—either that, or have the oven preheated and ready to cook for a crowd.

Best Overall: Robertas Frozen Pizza Pizza Margherita

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Robertas Frozen Pizza, Pizza Margherita

Robertas Frozen Pizza

What We Like
  • Crisp crust all the way through

  • Rivals an in-restaurant pizza

  • Minimal packaging

What We Don't Like
  • Could easily be a single serving

Who else recommends it? Good Housekeeping also picked Roberta's Frozen Pizza Pizza Margherita.

What do buyers say? 75% of 700+ Amazon reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above.

It’s admittedly difficult to find a frozen pizza that can rival an in-restaurant pizza, but this one comes as close as we could find. Even the packaging is promising; rather than using a box, the pizza is sold in clear vacuum-sealed-like packaging, allowing you to see the homemade, rustic-looking crust, generous slices of fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. After just a few minutes in the oven, you are left with a restaurant-quality pie that actually achieves a crisp crust (difficult to accomplish when it comes to reheating frozen pizza!). Although the pie itself is on the small side, we wouldn’t mind stocking up on several; due to the minimal packaging, it fits more easily in a stuffed freezer than a box would. If you like to have different flavors on hand, you’re in luck; Roberta’s also offers a “Baby Sinclair” flavor, featuring kale, garlic, and chilies.

"Cooking frozen pizza in a super hot oven is my favorite way to cook it. Is it bad to ignore the directions? I also always add extra cheese because I’m a fiend."Heather Ramsdell, Editorial Director

Best Deep Dish: Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas

Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Ships from Chicago

  • Great customer service

  • Flavorful sauce and cheese

What We Don't Like
  • A bit small for a deep-dish pizza

These are authentic deep dish pizzas, straight from Chicago and ready for baking. This combo includes six cheese pizzas and six with pepperoni, but other combinations are also available, as well as fewer pizzas—but we think the 6-pizza option is the best value. The pizzas are 9 inches in diameter, which is smaller than standard frozen pizzas, but the thickness makes up for it.

When ordering, these will ship on the next available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, for delivery in two days, so they arrive frozen and ready to stash in the freezer. This includes an aluminum pizza dish for baking the pizza, but some users noted that they used a heavier pizza pan, which they felt produced even better crust results.

Deep dish pizza is completely different from most and has an interesting history. We can tell you all about it, so you’ll sound like a pizza expert on the next pizza night.

What Our Experts Say

“Let your pizza thaw out first before putting it on the grill. Also, I would say that you should be careful because it is easy to burn a pizza on the grill. If you have a wood-fired grill (like the Green Egg) then it would be beneficial because it would impart that smoky flavor,” says Frank Linn, Owner/Chef of Frankly Pizza in Kensington, MD.

Best Variety Pack: Nutrisystem Pizza Party 3-Pack

Nutrisystem Pizza Party 3 Pack

Courtesy of NutriSystem

What We Like
  • Cooks quickly

  • Diabetes-friendly

  • Flavorful

What We Don't Like
  • Small

Nutrisystem may not be the first name you think of when frozen pizza is mentioned, but it's certainly a brand expert when it comes to frozen foods. This three-pack includes pizzas in three different varieties: Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken and Bacon Ranch Pizza, and a Pepperoni Pizza Melt. Several reviewers say the pizzas and melts are very flavorful, though some do note that they like to add more of their own toppings to the pizzas.

If those don’t appeal, Nutrisystem has a range of other pizza flavors, as well. These are small pizzas at less than 6 inches in diameter if you'd rather purchase them individually.

Best Cauliflower Crust: CAULIPOWER Uncured Turkey Pepperoni Cauliflower Crust Frozen Pizza

CAULIPOWER Uncured Turkey Pepperoni Cauliflower Crust Frozen Pizza

CAULIPOWER

What We Like
  • Quick-cooking

  • Gluten-free

  • Cauliflower flavor not very noticeable

What We Don't Like
  • Super thin-crust may not satisfy those who prefer more substantial pizza crusts

  • Could easily be a single serving

If you’re following a gluten-free diet and are into the cauliflower craze, look no further than the Caulipower line of frozen pizzas. This 2-serving (or 1 if you’re feeling extra hungry) box has a thin crust, making it more flatbread-like, but that allows it to crisp up nicely when baked directly on a hot oven rack. Although cauliflower is the main crust ingredient, it’s difficult to detect a distinctly cauliflower-like taste when eating this pizza–which is ideal unless you specifically wanted your pizza to taste like cauliflower. The ratio of toppings (sauce, cheese, pepperoni) to crust is just right, enough to cover the crust and give it plenty of flavor, but not too much to make it overly heavy or soggy. We also appreciate the fact that it’s made with turkey pepperoni; it’s nice to have a meat option that provides that salty-savory cured meat flavor, but isn’t greasy or overpowering.

What Our Experts Say

“In terms of reheating a pizza, I am definitely a proponent of the oven or toaster oven or even pan frying a slice or two in a cast iron skillet. This method produces nice brown edges and a crispy pizza!” says Frank Linn, Owner/Chef of Frankly Pizza in Kensington, MD.

Best Mini Pizzas: Williams Sonoma Mini Pizzas, Set of 6

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Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

What We Like
  • Variety of flavors

  • Can be frozen up to six months

  • Quick to cook

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Smaller than most personal pizza sizes

When no one can agree on pizza toppings, this set of six mini pizzas can be the perfect answer. Each 8-inch pizza can feed one hungry diner, or cut the pizza in half and serve with a salad or a side to feed two people.

This includes one vegetable pizza with tomato sauce and cheese, one classic Margarita pizza, one Mediterranean pizza with chicken breast and feta cheese, one pepperoni pizza, one Hawaiian pizza, and one barbecue chicken pizza. The pizzas ship frozen and can keep for six months in the freezer. Cooking is simple since they cook from frozen right on the oven rack for 8-12 minutes at 425 degrees.

Best New York/Mail Order: Speedy Romeo Pizza

Speedy Romeo Pizza

Speedy Romeo

What We Like
  • Restaurant-quality pie at home

  • Separately packaged toppings you can add yourself

What We Don't Like
  • No heating or topping instructions provided

  • Pricey

New York has no shortage of tasty pizzas to choose from, and thanks to the growing popularity of mail-order options, you no longer have to live in New York to get a perfect slice. We are big fans of Speedy Romeo’s wood-fired online options; they offer many different varieties, and if you can’t pick just one, you can “choose your own” to make a personalized variety shipment–perfect for the couple or family that can’t agree on one flavor. We tried the Margherita, Truffle Shuffle, and White Album, but you can’t go wrong with any of their creative menu options. The box arrived via FedEx within 24 hours, and although the package was delayed 3 days from when it was originally supposed to ship (due to packaging issues), it was well worth the wait. It arrived still-frozen in a well-insulated sleeve, and they shipped a few of the pizza toppings (fried garlic slices, cheese, and truffle sauce) in separate plastic containers so you could add them yourself as a fresh touch upon serving. The pizzas reheated perfectly, despite the lack of instructions included. This is certainly the splurge option when it comes to frozen pizza, as the three pies cost a whopping $119 (shipping included); but if you aren’t near New York and are in need of that authentic, high-quality, wood-fired pizza experience, this is a delicious choice worthy of a special occasion or splurge.

What Our Experts Say

“I always look for independent operators selling their pizzas locally or nationwide like on Goldbelly or DoorDash,” says Tony Gemignani, 13 Time World Pizza Champion.

Best Gluten-Free: Cappello's Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese Pizza

Cappello's, Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese Pizza

Cappello's

What We Like
  • Allergen-friendly

  • Crispy outside crust

What We Don't Like
  • Soggy interior crust

Going gluten-free doesn’t have to mean going pizza-less, thanks to companies like Capello’s, who are getting creative with alternative ingredients. This pizza is not only gluten-free, but it’s fully grain-free, soy-free, and yeast-free as well. Not surprisingly, this pizza is more like a flatbread due to its super-thin crust, made from almond flour, arrowroot flour, and cassava flour, which all taste surprisingly neutral, allowing the cheese and sauce to shine through. Although the edge was able to get crispy, the middle crust has a more difficult time crisping up (even after following the box instructions to bake on a preheated baking sheet and cook longer). If you’re a grilling fan and looking for an excuse to fire up your grill, the box instructions also recommend grilling this pizza, giving you even more options.

What Our Experts Say

“You could add all sorts of seasonings that you may already have in your pantry! Dried herbs such as oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, or even garlic salt which is a guilty pleasure of mine. You could also add fresh basil!” says Frank Linn, Owner/Chef of Frankly Pizza in Kensington, MD.

Best with Truffles: Urbani Truffles Truffle Pizza

Urbani Truffles Truffle Pizza

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Pizzas are handmade by Italian chefs

  • Quick to cook

  • High-quality ingredients

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

Not your usual pizza, this one is topped with truffles for a special treat. The truffles are supplied by Urbani, which is known for its truffle products. Urbani partnered with an Italian frozen pizza company to create this special pizza, and it's perfect for a night when you want to splurge a little in the comfort of your own home. Choose from cherry tomato and truffle, mushroom and truffle, and artichoke and truffle options.

Final Verdict

Our pick for the top frozen pizza is DiGiorno Pizzeria! Quattro Formaggi/Four Cheese: its hand-tossed crust is the perfect balance of a crispy exterior and chewy interior. Plus, picky kids love the taste. If you're of the deep dish persuasion, try Lou Malnati's Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas. These pies come directly from Chicago, and many say they're the closest they've had to the real thing.

What to Look for When Buying Frozen Pizza

Crust

There are typically three types of crusts: thin crust, thick crust, and deep dish style. A delicious crust has a crispy exterior and a chewy exterior. (The thinner the crust, the crispier it should be; the thicker, the chewier.) These also come in other varieties, such as cheese stuffed, whole grain, cauliflower, and vegan. Usually, thinner crusts have fewer calories.

Cheese

Arguably the make-or-break factor is the stretchiness of the cheese, as well as whether there is enough of it in proportion to the sauce. The cheese flavor shouldn't be bland, but it should also not overwhelm the flavor of the sauce. If you're a cheese lover, you might want to purchase a pizza topped with a blend of two or more cheeses.

Sauce

A classic tomato sauce should be tangy, fresh tasting, and not too sweet. It should also not overwhelm the cheese, or you'll end up with a saucy pizza. If you choose a pizza topped with a strong cheese or a blend of cheeses, you'll want a robust sauce that can stand up to those flavors.

FAQs

Can other toppings be added to a frozen pizza?

Throw on some extra cheese or other toppings, including fresh chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms, chicken, spinach, tomatoes, pepperoni, ham, sausage, or whatever you like on your pizza.

Should you use a pizza stone when cooking a frozen pizza?

Using a pizza stone—or if you don't have one, a baking sheet—will not only help make the crust crispy but will make it easier to get the pizza in and out of the oven.

Can you cook frozen pizza in other ways besides the oven?

You don't have to use the oven to cook a frozen pizza. Throw it in the air fryer, on a grill, and even in a smoker.

How We Researched

To compile this list, our team of editors and contributors spent hours researching the best products on the market in this category, evaluating their key features—like ease of use, material, or price—in addition to reviews from customers and other trusted sources. We then used this research to assign a star rating from one to five (five being the best; one being the worst) to certain products on the list.

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

Donna Currie has been a big fan of pizza since she was a wee little foodie. She has sampled pizzas from innumerable restaurants in many states, has made her own crusts and sauces and baked them in the oven, on the grill, and in a pizza oven. She is also a big fan of frozen pizza for those inevitable nights when she hasn’t started cooking and she’s too hungry to wait much longer, and she’s sampled a wide variety from her local stores as well as online sources.

The Spruce Eats writer Alyssa Langer is a registered dietitian and foodie, always curious about the next food or ingredient craze and hungry to learn and try more. Having worked in cookbook publishing, CPG label data, nutrition writing, and meal kits, her diverse background and varied interests provide a unique perspective that fosters clear, well-researched, and trustworthy reviews. She is a huge pizza fan and personally taste tested the best overall, cauliflower crust, gluten-free, and New York mail order winners.

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