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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2007/01/26 15:29:48 (permalink)
IMHO, for the money you spend on a frozen pizza, ya may as well go get a real pizza.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2007/01/26 15:42:12 (permalink)
we have a pizzaz pizza cooker that works
really well on frozen pizzas.
we get the california pizza ovens
thin white pizza.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2007/01/27 00:18:41 (permalink)
I used to love the Celentano's frozen pizza,that square pie with a little extra olive oil on top baked till the crust was a golden brown,was always a favorite,it's a shame that they left Verona,NJ.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2007/01/27 01:02:02 (permalink)
Easiest, best pizza: I buy fresh pizza dough rounds from my local pizza shop. They have already "risen" and are cheap! $2.00 bucks each! I add my own cheeses and toppings and bake at 500 on a stone in my oven.
They come out just as good and crusty as the ones I would have to pay $12-15.00 for at the pizza shop.
And, I control the amount and type of cheeses and toppings. No more paying $1.00 each for additional toppings.
I usually buy 3-4 fresh dough rounds at a time. what I don't make right away, I freeze for another time.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 07:18:48 (permalink)
Anyone know if Betzios is still around?  I have not sen them or the local store brands they made (shop rite, foodtown) in my area in some time.  Hoping they did not go out of business.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 11:40:52 (permalink)
I don't really like frozen pizza, BUT, the best I've found is Home Run Inn.  No preservatives, and the crust has that "buttery" quality that you sometimes find in Chicago pizzas.  http://www.homeruninnpizza.com/frozen-pizza/
 
I used to love the Stouffer's French bread "pizzas," but they've changed the sauce and I don't care for it as much now.  My favorite version was the pepperoni and mushroom, which is not distributed in Minnesota, but which I could buy in South Carolina when I visited my father there. All I can find here is Deluxe and Pepperoni.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 11:43:29 (permalink)
I haven't had Home Run Inn for years but I remember it being pretty good.  It's been a long time since I've seen it in the store, but that could just be related to which stores I shop at.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 14:04:35 (permalink)
Believe it or not, Target brand pizza is pretty good.......
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 14:58:00 (permalink)
I've never met a frozen "pizza" i could love, or even say was "good"  I agree with the food guy, for what you pay for some frozen fast food "pizza"...add a few bucks and get the real thing(from a real Italian Pizzeria(not a chain). Or like twinwillow said...get real pizza dough...and do it yourself. I guess it takes all kinds. They make(and I presume sell) pre made frozen pancakes and egg sandwiches, and even pre cooked bacon slices...so I guess people will buy pre made and flash frozen pizza....don't get it...unless you live where real pizza isn't sold. My sister's nearest pizza is 20 miles away...and it's a Dominos(God!!). I understand,then, buying a frozen Pie. Here in the NorthEast, you're never far from the real thing!!!!!
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 16:27:55 (permalink)
Lately, I've been enjoying Wholefoods' "365" brand of frozen pizza. They're very good!
I like the Pepperoni and their Quattro Formaggi the best. Only, $4.99 each!
post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/08/15 23:09:10
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 18:17:11 (permalink)
Believe it or not, my 9 and 11 year old grandsons like a plain cheese pizza from Food City for $1.00.  I have bought them more expensive pizza's before but they would not eat them.  I buy them  for their use but on occasion I use one and I kick them up a bunch of notches with a little more pizza sauce, green and jalapeno peppers, onions,  mozzerella cheese and pepperoni on top.  I have to bake them almost twice as long with a preheated oven at 425F.  I oil the bottom and they brown and get crispy very good.  They are not very big but two slices with a evening cocktail ain't bad.  The slices are not very large but they sorta make a great horse derver.
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 18:33:24 (permalink)
Try Corky's in Arlington. I'm from Rome NY, an Italian American community and Corky's is better than any I had there.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 22:28:00 (permalink)
I had coupons for Digorno's, so I got 2. They are absolutely terrible. Regular price is about $7. I can get 10 slices of Ohio Valley style for that! That said, I love Tombstone pizzas. When I was a kid, my grandmother would make me a whole pie for a snack before dinner. You have to make the crust crunchy, but not burn the cheese. The Stouffer's French bread white pizzas are good too.

There's a local pizza shop here (Augustines) who sells frozen pizza in grocery stores and supposedly Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Sweet sauce, and it's pretty good. Odd crust, as its thick and flaky kind of like a deep dish, but not the same.

Weirdest cooking instructions I've ever seen though. I'm doing this by cooking it once, so it's probably a bit off. Thaw pizza, preheat oven to 400, put pizza on cookie sheet, pour olive oil on top, bake for 10 min, cut into slices, bake for 10 minutes longer.

One other thing. I was at a bar once where they made pizza burgers. Big deal right? Burger with mozzarella, sauce and pepperoni. This place used those frozen square slices as the bun for a plain burger. Toppings were added to the burger. It was very, very good!
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/15 23:05:07 (permalink)
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I used to love the Celentano's frozen pizza,that square pie with a little extra olive oil on top baked till the crust was a golden brown,was always a favorite,it's a shame that they left Verona,NJ.

I used to love Celentano products. Haven't seen them on the store shelves in years, though.
 
 
 
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2012/08/17 01:46:59 (permalink)
I'm no fan of frozen pizza, but occasionally I'll pick up a Home Run Inn or Stouffer's French Bread for dinner. These are the only two decent brands of frozen pizza I've found so far.        
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 12:47:12 (permalink)
We were doing some out-of-town shopping over the weekend and came across Lebby's in a store in Lodi, WI.  We bought a sausage pizza and cooked it for lunch, and it was actually pretty good.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 13:06:42 (permalink)
I recently bought a Green Mill frozen pizza.  (Green Mill is a small regional chain -- 27 restaurants in MN, ND, WI and KS.)
 
I bought a thin and crispy Il Primo pizza -- mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan cheese, plus roasted mushrooms, pepperoni and Italian sausage on a thin crust.  I was ASTONISHED at how good it was.  I've never actually eaten pizza at one of their restaurants, so I don't know how it compares.
 
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 16:35:35 (permalink)
ScreamingChicken

We were doing some out-of-town shopping over the weekend and came across Lebby's in a store in Lodi, WI.  We bought a sausage pizza and cooked it for lunch, and it was actually pretty good.

 
Have you ever tried Pep's frozen pizza?  It is made by the guys who created the original Tombstone pizza in Medford, WI before they sold out to Kraft foods and it turned into crap.
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 18:06:49 (permalink)
I've recently discovered a really great frozen pizza from Austin's famous NY style pizzeria, 360 Pizza. But, It's only available in a few stores in Dallas. Bolsa Mercado in Oak Cliff and Parkit Market in Dallas. It's just as good as eating pizza from 360 Pizza at home.
https://www.facebook.com/360PizzaExpress
https://www.facebook.com/atxpizza
http://www.yelp.com/biz/360-pizza-austin
 
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 18:24:16 (permalink)
I've found three frozen pizzas that are delicious:
 
1.  Can't remember the brand of the best one, but it's the only na'an-based pizza I've seen. The Pesto Cilantro flavor is my favorite--only a hint of pesto and cilantro, with a nice lightly-spicy afterburn. The crust is the best frozen I've had, despite being "naan". One pizza serves one person.
 
2.  Evol Meatball Pizza. One pizza serves two people (or one very hungry eater).
 
3.  Amy's (several varieties); available in small or large sizes.
 
I don't like any of the big-brand frozen pizzas because they are all extremely salty, among other things.
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OK, I found the brand name for the na'an pizza 2013/12/10 18:38:24 (permalink)
Tandoor Chef makes it. Here's another person who loves it:  http://thefrozenfoodguy.b...n-over-naan-pizza.html
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/10 19:24:05 (permalink)
rumaki

I recently bought a Green Mill frozen pizza.  (Green Mill is a small regional chain -- 27 restaurants in MN, ND, WI and KS.)

I bought a thin and crispy Il Primo pizza -- mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan cheese, plus roasted mushrooms, pepperoni and Italian sausage on a thin crust.  I was ASTONISHED at how good it was.  I've never actually eaten pizza at one of their restaurants, so I don't know how it compares.

I can't recall if I have tried Green Mill frozen. I know I have seen them in the store and I suspect I have. Green Mill Pizza was all the rage in the Twin Cities in the 70's and 80's in the hip neighborhoods of Minneapolis Uptown and St. Paul Grand Avenue. They have since taken a back seat to several others, IMO.
 
The problem with frozen pizza is the long list of ingredients they put in them to make them transportable, warehouseable, and preservable. Plus, the ingredients can't be that great for the inexpensive competitive prices they have to charge. Being local maybe Green Mill cuts some of that out and provides a pizza closer to restaurant style.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 09:02:44 (permalink)
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We were doing some out-of-town shopping over the weekend and came across Lebby's in a store in Lodi, WI.  We bought a sausage pizza and cooked it for lunch, and it was actually pretty good.
Have you ever tried Pep's frozen pizza?  It is made by the guys who created the original Tombstone pizza in Medford, WI before they sold out to Kraft foods and it turned into crap.
I believe we've had it a couple of times; it seems to be one of those brands that turns up sporadically in the stores around here.  Maybe I'll pick one up the next time I see them.  One thing I've noticed about the smaller companies is that their pizzas don't seem to go on sale nearly as often as the major brands.
 
How does someone in Shawnee, KS know about pizza from Medford, WI?
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 10:26:30 (permalink)
Here is the frozen pizza of my Pittsburgh youth:
 
History and how it's made -
 
 
 
How to prepare at home -

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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 13:07:45 (permalink)
Portesi's Pizza - Central Wisconsin origins.  This brings the count to THREE brands of frozen pizza listed in this string that are made in good old Wisconsin.  Portesi's also has cheez fries... if you're from WI you know what those are.  First had this delicious brand up at the family hunting cabin in New Hope (Amherst area), Wisconsin.  Family Foods in Amherst sells them...so does IGA in Iola.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 13:13:20 (permalink)
I discovered frozen pizza similarly some 52 years ago working for Chuck Martin Pizza in Speedway, IN when I was in high school. Chuck Martin bought a trailer, put a gas-fired mult-deck pizza oven in it and a sales counter at the end. He moved it out to Indianapolis Raceway Park for auto races and I prepped and baked the pizzas in the trailer. The first time we learned that few people buy pizzas during the race, especially on 90 degree days but at the end of the race there would be a mass rush for take home. So we prepped them all during the race, baked a few ahead of time and waited for the rush. It took a while to adjust how many and the first time we made too many. So, rather than throw them away, I took the excess unbaked home and put them in my parent's freezer. Turned out they were fine baking them that way. At the time, the idea of a frozen pizza in stores was in its infancy and I don't recall ever having one before that time.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 13:43:50 (permalink)
One person mentioned how some of the best frozen come from Wisconsin.   Here is DiGiorno, doing, in my opinion, the right thing.
 
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/digiorno-supplier-drop-dairy-farm-over-abuse/article_f210d8c3-3a73-576a-8967-6a6f3f118f0f.html
 
Bad publicity for a Wisconsin family farm.  Too bad their protestations of "I didn't know" sounds so much like what we hear from Washington.  (Oops - is that political?)
 
Interesting aside that, while everyone wants to use homelike and familiar brand names, it really comes down to giant multinational dealing with giant multinational.
 
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 13:47:33 (permalink)
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Portesi's Pizza - Central Wisconsin origins.  This brings the count to THREE brands of frozen pizza listed in this string that are made in good old Wisconsin.  Portesi's also has cheez fries... if you're from WI you know what those are.  First had this delicious brand up at the family hunting cabin in New Hope (Amherst area), Wisconsin.  Family Foods in Amherst sells them...so does IGA in Iola.

 
Had my first 'cheese fries' at a place in beautiful Stevens Point.  We all thought dumb name, good idea.  It's great as breadsticks with a salad.


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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 14:10:22 (permalink)
Most frozen pizzas I tried need to be "jacked" up with more cheeses or spices or other ingredients to make them even passable. Stouffer's french bread pizza is ok but its not what I would call "pizza". Lately I've been buying DiGiorno "Pizzeria" style pizza. It was the best store-bought frozen pizza I've ever tried.
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RE: Frozen Pizza. 2013/12/11 18:53:13 (permalink)
Stouffer's French Bread Pizza isn't bad.  I like to "bump it up":
 
http://www.pizzatherapy.com/french.htm
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