Trader Joe’s Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza Review

Trader Joe's Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza

We’d be pretty bad at our jobs if we tried to run a frozen food review site without talking about frozen pizza. Pizza is a longstanding staple of the frozen food aisle, and it’s quite often delicious to boot.

Now, Trader Joe’s doesn’t always knock it out of the park with their frozen pizzas. While their Naples Style Uncured Pepperoni Pizza is out of this world, we found their BBQ Chicken Pizza to be a bit of a letdown. So when we spotted the Trader Joe’s Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza, we tried to tamper our expectations even though our mouths were watering profusely.

Normally, cooking a frozen pizza is a simple affair. Just toss it into the oven and boom, it’s done. This pizza, however, has an extra step. It comes with a packet of olive oil, and you’ll need to leave that out at room temperature for about ten minutes to let it thaw. When the pizza is about halfway done cooking, you’ll want to take it out and drizzle the olive oil on top.

Trader Joe's Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza

If you can manage that extra step, this isn’t too tricky to make. The olive oil packet just surprised us a little, is all.

But this thing comes out of the oven smelling delicious. When we pulled it out, we hoped it would taste as good as it smelled. And it does.

Trader Joe's Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza

First off, this crust is amazing. It’s crispy and has a great flavor. It also has a little bit of a powdery texture, which we actually find quite appealing in a pizza crust.

The sauce is great too. It’s a tomato-based sauce that has a rich flavor. It’s not as sweet as a lot of other pizzas. While we do like a sweeter tomato sauce, this one’s a little more down-to-earth to serve as a backbone to the olive oil and the red peppers. And boy howdy, are these red peppers good! We can’t think of a better topping for this particular pizza — these peppers are perfect!

Then there’s the cheese. While most pizzas have what we’d refer to as a “blend” of different cheeses, we don’t think the word blend is the right choice here. The whole thing is covered in a thin layer of provolone, but then there are island-like gobs of pearl mozzarella on top of that. It really is a heavenly combo.

Trader Joe's Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza

Now, we should point out here that the package makes some bold claims about the olive oil, calling it “spicy.” We think that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Even spice-ophobes should be fine with this spice level (though if anybody is truly concerned, they can leave the oil off entirely). We’d say this just provides a little bit of a kick — or more like a gentle nudge of the toe.

Like so many other frozen pizzas, this one makes things confusing by considering a third of a pizza to be a serving. We tend to think a half of a pizza is a serving, no matter what the box says, and we certainly aren’t changing our minds for this one; this pizza isn’t very big.

So a third of a pizza contains 280 calories (110 from fat) and 570 mg of sodium. That means a full pizza has 840 calories (330 from fat) and 1,710 mg of sodium, and our suggested half-pizza serving has 420 calories (165 from fat) and 855 mg of sodium. So a half pizza is a little bit higher in calories and sodium than we’d like. Especially since it really isn’t that filling. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear that people are eating this entire pizza in one sitting (we shared ours between two staffers).

Trader Joe’s Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza is a wonder to behold. We may have had our doubts going into it, but now that we’ve tasted this mozzarella marvel, we can’t recommend it highly enough.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s frozen pizza, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Organic Woodfired Sicilian Style Pizza
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6 months ago

I LOVE this pizza but haven’t been able to find it lately — hopefully it was just sold out. I prepare it differently than you did — I probably didn’t read the package! I bake the pizza completely, then drizzle the oil on it. When I make it, it looks more like the photo on the box than your does. Because the pizza is so hot, the oil doesn’t make it cold. Also I think the oil has some kick — maybe the flavor is more noticeable with oil added after baking?

i’ve never tried the Naples pizza you mentioned, have to get that right away!
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