(Almost) Every Aldi Pizza, Ranked

If you regularly shop at Aldi, you’re likely familiar with Mama Cozzi. She’s the good lady who makes all of the Aldi pizza (by hand, obviously). Well, we recently put Mama to the test when we stopped by our local Aldi and bought all of the pizzas we could find—I’m talkin’ Aldi frozen pizza, Aldi take-and-bake pizza, and Aldi cauliflower pizza. 

As an Aldi shopper, I’m sure you’re aware that stock can vary from day to day, so this isn’t a comprehensive ranking of every Aldi pizza. Instead, think of this as a piece of the pie, if you will. I tasted and ranked the ten pizzas we found at Aldi so you know what to keep an eye out for and what to avoid the next time you find yourself in the aisles at Aldi.


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Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza Margherita

There are two types of Aldi cauliflower pizza: the kind in the freezer and the kind in the refrigerated section right near the store’s entrance. The refrigerated cauliflower crust pizza is better (for the most part; I’ll get to that in a second). But this Aldi pizza didn’t land in last place because of the crust necessarily (although the crust could use some work). Can we all agree that frozen margherita pizzas just kind of suck? Wet, flavorless tomatoes. Yucky dried herbs that have almost nothing in common with the fresh basil leaves on a freshly made margherita pizza. If you want a margherita pizza, buy a cheese pizza and top it with fresh tomato slices and some basil leaves. It’ll be much better than this Aldi frozen pizza.

Rating:

4/10

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aldi cauliflower pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza Three Cheese

Okay, this Aldi cauliflower pizza is better than the margherita, but it’s still not a standout. I frequently buy cauliflower crust pizza and I’m pretty used to the chewy nature of a cauliflower crust, but this isn’t one of the better ones. It was pretty resistant to crisping up and it lacked flavor overall. But, hey, at least this Aldi pizza is gluten free! (Why are some cauliflower crust pizzas not gluten free??)

Rating:

4.5/10

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aldi veggie pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Veggie Cauliflower Crust Pizza

When we taste tested gluten free pizza, we absolutely lost our minds for Mama Cozzi’s take-and-bake pepperoni cauliflower crust pizza. But for some reason, the veggie version just didn’t hit. Maybe the moisture from the veggies just didn’t agree with the crust? Anyway, a very good Aldi cauliflower pizza is on this list if you read on.

Rating:

5.5/10

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Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Original Thin Meat Lover’s Pizza

If you like a tavern-style pie, I think you’ll be into this Aldi pizza, as well as the other thin crust offerings in the frozen section. They’re very crackery and there’s almost no crust of which to speak—the cheese and toppings go all the way to the edge. The Meat Lover’s version has three meats: sausage, pepperoni, and “beef pizza topping.” I really wanted to be able to taste the “beef pizza topping,” but I couldn’t seem to distinguish it from the sausage. I think some ham or bacon would have sent this Aldi pizza over the edge.

Rating:

6.5/10

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Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Original Thin Pepperoni Pizza

My colleague Ariana Losch thought this thin crust pepperoni pizza from Aldi had “just the right amount of grease”—not so much that it pools, but enough that you know you’re eating a pepperoni pizza. This is another thin, crackery crust pizza, and the grease definitely helps keep it fun. The sauce is good, too—it’s very bright and tangy and it isn’t packed with dried herbs, which can really spoil a simple frozen pizza. I will say that Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling thought the pepperoni tasted a bit odd, but no one else seemed bothered by the flavor. Buy this Aldi pizza and cut it into squares for your next party.

Rating:

6.5/10

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aldi chicken pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Cheese Stuffed Crust Chicken, Uncured Bacon, Bacon, Ranch Sauce Pizza

I’ll be honest: I’m not really a stuffed crust pizza person. I like fun as much as the next guy, but the cheese stuffed inside frozen pizza crusts is always so flavorless and un-cheese-like. Still, this Aldi pizza ranks pretty high because it was a nice change from all the tomatoey pies we were eating. Sometimes you just want to switch it up and a chicken-bacon-ranch is a very Amurrrrican way to do that. The sauce is creamy and tangy, and the bacon is a little smoky and enhances the flavor of the chicken. If you’re stocking up on Aldi pizza for a bunch of kids (for whatever reason), this is a fun alternative to plain cheese or pepperoni.

Rating:

6.5/10

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mama cozzi's rising crust pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Rising Crust Four Cheese Pizza

If you’re into those doughy DiGiorno pizzas, you’ll be into Mama Cozzi rising crust pizzas. For an affordable Aldi frozen pizza, this thing looks great right out of the box. It’s absolutely covered in thick mozzarella shreds, but once it’s cooked, it isn’t just a cheese bomb. This Aldi pizza has lots of cheese and lots of sauce, and that balance makes it great. There’s also some cornmeal on the bottom of the crust which adds some much needed texture (honestly, the pie is a little soft and chewy if you don’t overcook it a little). As my colleague Jordan Myrick put it, “Sometimes I crave a frozen pizza, and this would be what I crave.” Nice one, Mama Cozzi.

Rating:

8.5/10

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mama cozzi rising crust pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza

This Aldi pizza has all the same great qualities as the puffy, saucy, cheesy rising crust cheese pizza, and also pepperoni—you kinda can’t go wrong. This pie is tossed with both slices and cubes of pepperoni. Is it greasy? You bet your ass it is. But it’s also a make-it-a-treat sort of pizza—just enjoy and worry about the crippling heartburn later.

Rating:

8.5/10

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Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Cauliflower Pizza Pepperoni

This is the Aldi cauliflower pizza to end all Aldi cauliflower pizzas. This isn’t just a gluten free frozen pizza, it’s the best gluten free frozen pizza we tried in two separate taste tests. The crust is perfection—crispy-crunchy with just the right amount of chew. When we first tasted this Aldi pizza, I checked the box several times to make sure it was actually gluten free. It is! Mama Cozzi wouldn’t lie! But she apparently would make the perfect birthday party pizza and make it totally GF. Really, even if you can tolerate gluten, you should try this pie.

Rating:

9/10

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aldi knuckle docked pizza review

Aldi Pizza!

Mama Cozzi’s Knuckle Docked Pepperoni Pizza

Okay, first thing’s first: What is a “knuckle docked” pizza? Basically, it’s pizza that’s been perforated so that big air bubbles don’t form in the crust. This Aldi pizza didn’t physically look like someone had jammed their knuckles into it, but it does look like it was made by human hands, which isn’t typical for Aldi frozen pizzas. If you see this pizza, buy it! The crust is like pizza crust from a better fast food pizza joint. It has a perfect amount of chew and a nice crispy bottom. You can hear the crunch when someone takes a bite. There’s lots of whole milk mozzarella on this pie, which gives it a good dairy flavor.  The sauce is nice, and the knuckle docking really does make the whole thing feel more rustic. This is the best Aldi pizza to toss in your cart.

Rating:

9.5/10

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About the Author

Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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