I’m doing something a little different this week; I’m going to be reviewing a frozen pizza. I eat plenty of them so I figured I might do those as well. I went with one that I routinely buy, the DiGiorno Rising Crust. They have one of my favorite topping combos; spinach, mushroom, and garlic. In fact, I probably first had that combo because of this frozen pizza.
I’ve noticed that if I go to a pizza place and they have a similar combo listed on their menu, it always seems to be with an alfredo sauce. This one has a red sauce. I defintely prefer the red sauce over alfredo.
I bought this pizza at a Jewel, I believe. They were on sale at two for $10. I follow the instructions on the back of the box and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. The pizza is wrapped in a vacuum sealed plastic within the box. It also sits on a cardboard round which is good. I hate when frozen pizzas don’t come with one. What am I supposed to put it on once it comes out of the oven, right on the counter? I don’t think so. I bake it on a pizza stone; I like the crust stones provide. It says bake 23-27 minutes. I pulled mine out in that range.
One of the worries with spinach on pizza is the possible extra water. It seemed to not be an issue. The crust was a nice golden color. The middle could have been darker but As golden as the crust was I didn’t want to risk burning it. Maybe the spinach did contribute to the lack of browning.
So how’s the flavor? Like I said, it’s one that I go to again and again. I’ve found it to be one of my favorite frozen pizzas at a good price point. The crust is a bit bland but it does have a nice crunch on the crust. The toppings are plentiful and the garlic is roasted so that helps. There is plenty of cheese but I would like a little more sauce on the pizza.
I will buy this again, that shouldn’t be a surprise. However I’ve noticed that I only do buy it when it’s on sale. I don’t think the quality is worth the full price. Thinking about it though, I buy most of my frozen pizza only if it’s on sale. It’s probably a quantity over quality thing.