DiGiorno

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.

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The hard part is letting it sit

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.

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Needs a more browned center

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.

PeteZaSig

www.digiorno.com

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