13 All-Time Best Frozen Pizzas

What is the best frozen pizza? The best frozen pizza is whatever frozen pizza happens to be in your freezer when you’re desperately hungry and nothing is open for delivery. 

 But what about the best frozen pizza to buy in preparation for those moments. Over the course of many, many taste tests we’ve found the best frozen pizza brands making the best frozen pizzas, from the best vegan frozen pizza to the best frozen pepperoni pizza. Keep scrolling to find the frozen pizza of your dreams.

Frozen pizza is good now. Maybe it used to be cardboard covered in sweet marinara and a stretchy blanket of cheese (and, yes, you can still buy it like that), but the best frozen pizzas of 2023 are topped with real mozzarella that gets gooey, savory marinara sauce, and actual, yeasty pizza dough that rises in the oven. The toppings aren’t simply limited to sad sausage crumbles. You can get real, thinly sliced pepperoni, or vegetables that actually taste like vegetables, or even pineapple that doesn’t immediately dissolve into a puddle. And you have choices when it comes to crust. You can get Detroit style frozen pizza! Thin crust frozen pizza! Cauliflower crust frozen pizza! The choices are really overwhelming. 

Lucky for you, we’ve done a lot of tasting. We looked for gooey cheese (even when it was vegan cheese), fresh toppings, and crispy-chewy crust you actually enjoy eating. At this point in the frozen pizza timeline, the best frozen pizza should be nearly as good as delivery or something you can make from scratch—but much cheaper and easier. Here’s the best tasting frozen pizza you can buy in the frozen aisle.   


caulipower frozen pizza

Best Cauliflower Crust

Caulipower Three Cheese Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Caulipower is the best frozen pizza brand for cauliflower crust devotees. The company’s three cheese pie took the top spot in our best frozen cauliflower pizza taste test because it doesn’t taste like cauliflower crust pizza—it tastes like classic frozen pizza. The sauce has that traditional touch of sweetness with a hint of oregano, the crust is crispy, the cheese is plentiful. If you’re looking for the best cauliflower crust, look no further.

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Rating:

5.5/10

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banza chickpea crust frozen pizza

Best Gluten-Free Crust

Banza Four Cheese

We were blown away by this gluten-free frozen pizza. The crust isn’t just as good as a crust made with wheat flour—it might even be better due to its nourishing nature and savory flavor. Plus, the crust gets nice and crispy without becoming crackery. And if you’re a cheese freak, allow us to introduce you to the quartet of cheeses on this frozen pizza: mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, and white cheddar. Each plays its role perfectly. If you’re looking for the best frozen gluten-free pizza, look no further. 

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Rating:

6/10

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best frozen vegan pizza

Best Vegan

Trader Joe’s Vegan Meatless Meat Eaters Pizza

Okay, maybe the non-dairy cheese on this pizza isn’t the meltiest, but that didn’t stop this Trader Joe’s pie from taking number one in our best vegan frozen pizza taste test. Why? Because the meatless meat is just so, so good. The mix of vegan pepperoni, vegan Italian sausage, and vegan chorizo come together for a savory bite that will totally satisfy your meatless meat cravings.

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Rating:

6/10

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Red Baron French Bread Singles Supreme Pizzas

Best French Bread

Red Baron French Bread Singles Supreme Pizzas

If you think the best frozen pizza comes on a loaf of bread, then Red Baron is the best frozen pizza brand for you. It tastes like real French bread—crusty and chewy and a little tangy. It’s topped with fennel-tinged sausage crumbles, crazy good pepperoni, and red and green peppers for good measure. This frozen French bread pizza is so good, it made a convert out of die-hard Stouffer’s fan, managing editor Gwynedd Stuart

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Rating:

6.5/10

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Trader Joe's Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Best Veggie

Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Trader Joe’s might not be the best frozen pizza brand if you’re looking for a classic cheese or pepperoni, but the store’s diet-friendly frozen pizzas are incredible. This is the best frozen veggie pizza, hands-down. It comes topped with red onions, eggplant spears, zucchini, and bell peppers—along with little dabs of cheese sauce. Yum. The veggies stay fresh and aren’t watery at all. It’s quite a feat of frozen pizza science. 

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Rating:

6.5/10

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screamin' sicillian frozen pepperoni pizza

Best Pepperoni

Screamin’ Sicilian Original Holy Pepperoni Frozen Pizza

Take a peek into the window of this frozen pepperoni pizza and you will see what you are in for: lots and lots and lots of savory, spicy pepperoni. That’s why it took the top spot in our best frozen pepperoni pizza taste test. It is all about those peps. It’s a pep squad. The sauce, crust, and cheese harken back to the pizzas from the arcade birthday parties of your past—but that’s not a bad thing. It all comes together to create one extremely satisfying bite and one of the best frozen pizzas out there.

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Rating:

7/10

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DiGiorno Veggie Loaded Ultra Thin

Best Thin Crust

DiGiorno Veggie Loaded Ultra Thin

The new DiGiorno Ultra Thin pizzas are the best thin crust frozen pizzas—but their veggie offering is particularly delicious. The diced veggies, cheese, and sauce go all the way to the edge of the crust, which is crispy and crunchy. If you like Domino’s thin crust pizza, this is definitely the best frozen thin crust pizza for you.

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Rating:

7.5/10

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digiorno crispy pan pizza

Best Pan Pizza

DiGiorno Crispy Pan Pepperoni Pizza

This is not Detroit style pizza—nor does it claim to be. So don’t expect to find cheesy, buttery crust. This frozen pizza is all about a focaccia-style crust. It’s puffy, bready, chewy, and totally perfect for dipping into a side of ranch or marinara. The sauce is rich with tomato flavor and the cheese has a photo-worthy cheese pull. Gwynedd compared it to Pizza Hut pan pizza, which is pretty high praise. If that’s your platonic ideal of pizza, this is the best frozen pizza for you.

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Rating:

7.5/10

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Freschetta Canadian Style Bacon & Pineapple

Best Hawaiian

Freschetta Canadian Style Bacon & Pineapple

The sauce on this pie is definitely on the sweeter end, the cheese (a mix of mozzarella, Parmesan, asiago, and Romano) is a thick blanket, the crust is closer to doughy bread than anything you’d find at a New York pizzeria. If you’re looking for an authentic pizza experience, this is not the best frozen pizza for you. But if you’re looking for a cozy Snuggie of a meal, this classic frozen pizza is a great option. It’s not delivery. No one would ever think it was delivery. It’s DiGiorno, and that’s perfectly fine.

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Rating:

8/10

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freschetta frozen pizza

Best Cheesy Crust

Freschetta Five Cheese

So many frozen pizzas have a sweet sauce. But not Freschetta. Freschetta’s tomato sauce is ultra savory and there is a lot of it. The crust bakes up fluffy and crusty. The cheese melts into a real topping—not just slightly melted shreds. And let’s talk more about that cheese. There are five different cheeses on this pizza (mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, fontina, and provolone) and you can tell. You can taste the complexity. Even the crust is sprinkled with a couple of different cheeses (asiago and parmesan). It’s definitely the best frozen pizza for crust-hounds like myself who can’t wait to scoop up any crusts left behind and eat them like breadsticks.

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Rating:

8.5/10

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DiGiorno Stuffed Crust Five Cheese

Best Cheese

DiGiorno Stuffed Crust Five Cheese

Craving stuffed crust pizza? Buy this instead of ordering. The crust is stuffed with mozzarella that really tastes like good, creamy, gooey mozzarella—not just slightly sweaty string cheese. And cheese on the pizza is super savory and satisfying thanks to the cheddar. This is by far the best frozen cheese pizza we’ve tried. 

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Rating:

9/10

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Chicago’s Home Run Inn Cheese Classic Pizza
home run inn frozen pizza

Best Indulgent

After initially publishing this article, there was an outcry from you, my dear readers. Apparently, we screwed up. We didn’t include Home Run Inn pizza. How dare we. Well, we are always open to recommendations from passionate eaters, so we cooked up a cheese pie. And? I am pleased to say that we were, indeed, wrong to miss this pie. It is almost like a savory tart. The tomato-rich sauce and crispy-gooey cheese blanket a flaky pastry-esque crust. You were all correct and I thank you for bringing this pizza into my life. If you’ve never had this before, do yourself a favor and try it. It’s the best frozen pizza to have if you’re looking for true decadence.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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motor city pizza co. frozen pizza

Best of the Best

Motor City Detroit Style Supreme Deep Dish Pizza

In my humble opinion, Detroit-style pizza is the best thing to happen to pizza since ranch dressing. With its high, doughy crust and cheesy, crispy edges, it provides a perfect base for a mound of toppings and is just plain satisfying in a way thin crust pizza never is. I was extremely dubious that a frozen pizza would come close to the real thing. But Motor City has cracked it. It was the top rated frozen pizza in our frozen Detroit style pizza taste test and it’s the best tasting frozen pizza overall after three separate tastings. Pillowy and doughy? Check. Cheesy, crispy edges? Check. Generous topping distribution? Check. I’ve thought about this pizza multiple times since we tasted it. I will buy it with my own cash, which I earned by tasting this, the best frozen pizza. 

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Rating:

9.5/10

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DiGiorno Original Rising Crust Four Cheese

In their blindfolded frozen pizza taste test on Good Mythical Morning, Rhett & Link both rated DiGiorno’s classic cheese pizza at the top, with Link giving it a nine out of 10 and Rhett giving it an eight. Both also guessed the brand correctly, citing its “signature dough” and “plumpification.” 

Other frozen pizzas we tried: Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pepperoni, California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken, Mama Cozzi Thin Crust, Jack’s Original Thin Crust Pepperoni Frozen Pizza, Red Baron, Marketside, One Bite 5 Cheese Stone Baked Pizza, Celeste Pepperoni, Microwave Pizza For One, Palermo’s Rising Crust Supreme Pizza, Quest Thin Crust Pizza Uncured Pepperoni, Tony’s Pizzeria Style Pizza, Mama Cozzi’s Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Great Value Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Tombstone Frozen Pepperoni Pizza, Sam’s Choice Rising Crust 7 Cheese Pizza Stuffed Crust, DiGiorno Original Rising Crust Four Cheese, Talia Di Napoli Gluten-Free Margherita, Surfer Boy, Palermo’s Rising Crust Hawaiian, Digiorno Hawaiian Style

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About the Author

Justine Sterling

Justine Sterling is the editor-in-chief of Sporked. She has been writing about food and beverages for well over a decade and is an avid at-home cook and snacker. Don’t worry, she’s not a food snob. Sure, she loves a fresh-shucked oyster. But she also will leap at whatever new product Reese’s releases and loves a Tostitos Hint of Lime, even if there is no actual lime in the ingredients.