Pizza is one of those easy and unfussy foods that is ubiquitous in American diets. While supermarket pizzas range in quality from top-notch to belongs-in-the-garbage, there’s no denying the convenience of being able to pick up a few while grocery shopping.
Aldi has made pizza part of their product stock, but you might be surprised at how many different kinds they have, and for how many different types of diets. Let’s look at the types, how much they cost, whether they’re any good and much more!
Aldi Pizza In 2022
The vast majority of the pizza sold at Aldi falls under their Mama Cozzi Italian foods line. Here they go one better and call it the Mama Cozzi Pizza Kitchen line, as if to highlight the impossibly wide selection. Seriously, for a store with only 4,000 different items, 1,000 of them must be pizza!
To learn more about the types of pizza Aldi sells, what the best and worst ones are, and why Aldi pizza is so cheap, keep on reading!
Types Of Pizza Aldi Sells
- Frozen Thin Crust – In the grand tradition of cheap grocery store frozen pizzas, Aldi sells a frozen thin crust pizza, with options like cheese, four-cheese, pepperoni, three meat, and supreme, for a mere $2.19. I highly doubt if you could find a frozen pizza for that price in any other supermarket. These thin crusts aren’t huge, but they comfortably feed two or three, with additional sides.
- Frozen Rising Crust – Taking things up just a notch are the frozen rising crusts options, in cheese, supreme, and three meat. For that extra thick crust, you’ll pay $2.75 – still not bad at all, since you’re not breaking $3 for considerably more carbs.
- Frozen Stuffed Crust – To save money on a costly Pizza Hut order, you can try the Cheese Stuffed Crust in pepperoni or three meat. I can’t find the actual in-store price, but Instacart lists it as $6.39, which means it’s probably less than $6.
- Frozen Organic – If organics are your thing, you won’t be left out of the pizza aisle at Aldi. The two organic options by Simply Nature, 3-cheese and Margherita, cost $3.99 for about 12.5 ounces of pizza.
- Frozen Gluten-Free – Aldi even has the gluten-free crowd covered, so that if one member of your household is gluten intolerant, you won’t have to make a special trip anywhere else. The liveGfree label cheese or pepperoni pizzas are $5.29 each.
- Frozen Cauliflower Crust – With four different topping types, including three cheese, margherita, roasted vegetable and uncured pepperoni, the frozen cauliflower crust pizzas are great for low-carb eaters, and vary in price from $4.99 to $6.79.
- Refrigerated Cauliflower Crust – A great option for vegetarians or the low-carb crowd, the refrigerated cauliflower crust pizzas are 12-inch take n’ bakes, come in pepperoni and veggie and cost less than $7.
- Refrigerated Take & Bake – The Take & Bakes have the widest variety, including 16” five cheese, sausage & pepperoni, pepperoni, mega meat, chicken, bacon & ranch, and supreme, as well as a 12” ultimate meat. None of these cost more than $6, and they are loaded with toppings!
- Refrigerated Flatbread – In addition to your round refrigerated pizzas, Aldi sells flatbreads (rectangular in shape), including a Southwest style and a pepperoni and mozzarella, for under $4.50.
- French Bread – Fans of Stouffer’s famous French bread pizzas will flip for the Aldi versions, which come in both deluxe (supreme-like toppings) and extra cheese. I couldn’t find the price for these in-store, but they’re $2.49 on Instacart.
- Pizza Snacks – The brand name version is Totino’s Pizza Rolls, and Aldi sells their own version of these pizza-adjacent snacks, in pepperoni and combination, for $2.59 (20 oz bag) or $5.49 (45 oz bag).
- Aldi Finds – Aldi being Aldi, they release dozens of different pizzas as part of their Aldi Finds line. These might appear as Mama Cozzi, Specially Selected, liveGfree or even Simply Nature, and they all vary in price points.
Aldi doesn’t appear, at this point, to have any pizza options suitable for vegans, as all of their pizzas contain dairy cheese.
Also pizza-adjacent but not quite pizza-y enough to make this list, Aldi sells refrigerated breadsticks.
Is Aldi Pizza Good?
While the thin-crust frozen pizza is super affordable, critics pan the taste, or lack thereof, citing the flavorless ingredients and sparse toppings as reasons to pass.
I have had this supreme pizza many, many times when I needed an easy dinner, and while they’re not great, I don’t think they’re any worse than other supermarket frozen pizzas I’ve had.
That said, for just a few dollars more, you could get a $5 Hot N Ready from Little Caesar’s, but ultimately if you are buying a cheapie pizza from Aldi, you should go into it knowing you’re there for the price point, not the luxurious flavor.
The same critic who passed judgment on the thin crust pizza went on to suggest shoppers instead try the Take & Bakes out of the refrigerated section.
I have to be honest, I’ve had a few of these, and while they do taste better than the thin crusts, they didn’t have the flavor punch I was looking for. They’re good, but they’re not awesome, and I didn’t think they delivered on the promise of how tasty they look, especially when baked.
(Plus, since they’re refrigerated, you have to eat the Take & Bakes within a few days at most, whereas the frozen pizzas have a good long shelf-life of months.)
One of my personal favorites, though, comes from the Specially Selected line – the French Recipe Bistro-style pizza, with its creamy crème freche and salty bacon. This pizza is so good, bursting with flavor that the Mama Cozzi label can sometimes lack.
What Is The Best Pizza At Aldi?
I think the best pizzas you can get at Aldi are their specialty or Aldi Finds frozen pizzas. My experience is that these are the most consistently good-tasting, good-quality pies the store has to offer.
You won’t go wrong with the French Recipe Bistro-style, which I already mentioned, and one of their newer entries into the pizza line, the Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Cuban Style. Both have bolder, tastier flavors than their traditional counterparts.
What Is The Worst Aldi Pizza?
This might surprise some people, but the traditional Take & Bakes are the most disappointing, in terms of how promising they look, versus how they taste.
Hear me out: if you’re paying $2-some for a frozen pizza, are your expectations really that high? Probably not.
If you’re paying $4-6 at Aldi for a refrigerated pizza that is larger and looks fresh (and comes in that nice packaging), you’re expecting a pizzeria-quality pie once it bakes up. And if you ask me, that’s not what you get at all.
Is Aldi Pizza Cheap?
As you no doubt saw in my breakdown of pizzas that Aldi sells, Aldi pizza is super cheap, even the specialty pies.
Their thin crust frozen pizzas are only $2.19, and their Simply Nature organic pizzas are only $3.99, compared to a Wegmans-brand organic pizza, which costs $5.49. Likewise, a Wegmans gluten-free pizza costs $6.49, while an Aldi liveGfree is over a dollar cheaper.
Does Aldi Sell Cauliflower Crust Pizza?
Aldi sells both a refrigerated cauliflower crust pizza and a frozen version.
The refrigerated cauliflower crust pizzas, officially called the Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen 12” Cauliflower Crust Deli Pizza, in Cheese or Veggie, sells for $6.79.
The frozen types come in four varieties: Three Cheese, Uncured Pepperoni, Roasted Vegetable and Margherita. These vary in price between $4.99 and $6.79.
Keto fans, I’m sorry to say, these pizzas are not the best option for your diets. They are simply still too high in carbs, with the frozen pizzas netting 24 grams of carbs per serving (unless you’re having a semi-cheat day, 24g will probably derail a regular eating day).
However, gluten-free eaters rejoice! Both types of cauliflower crust pizzas are gluten-free and will work for your special dietary needs.
What Is The Best Way To Cook Aldi Pizza?
The best way I have found to cook Aldi pizzas is in your oven. Sometimes the most obvious and straight-forward way is still the best way.
It’s important not to let the frozen pizzas defrost too much first, otherwise they’re a mess to get on the oven rack (and they cook by sitting directly on the rack, not on a pan). If the frozen crusts get too warm/soft, they get soggy and sticky and won’t slide onto the rack.
They also might end up sagging while cooking, so that toppings – or worse, cheese – falls to the bottom of the oven and burns. Avoid the mess!
An idea for reheating your leftovers, though: If you’re reheating by the slice, pop ‘em in the air fryer for a minute or two on 400 degrees. It brings the pizza right back to life, just as good, if not better than before!
Does Aldi Sell Pizza Crusts And Dough?
Aldi has a small selection of pizza crusts. These include mini pizza crusts, sold in packages of three, with three sauce packets as well. They come in original and thin varieties, for about $3.
Unfortunately, Aldi does not have sell ready-made pizza dough (frozen or refrigerated). While you could use their crescent roll dough as a pizza base, the round bags of dough you can find in other grocery stores is not at Aldi.
Also, if you were looking to bulk up the toppings on your thin-crust pizza, be aware that Aldi has been spotty about stocking their regular and turkey pepperoni.
Aldi pizza might not always be the best-tasting, but in the case of their thin crust frozen products, you’re likely getting the lowest price you’d find in any grocery store.
On the other end of the spectrum, the supermarket has some excellent “gourmet”-style flatbreads that knock it out of the park.
The best thing about Aldi’s pizza selection is that they’re so affordable, no matter what kind you get, so they’re always worth a try.