Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza Review

Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza

We made a startling discovery when we gave the Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza a closer look: This thing is covered in sausage. Now, our sausage-loving staffers were thrilled, but you can imagine the looks on the faces of our vegetarian reviewers when we pulled this out of the box and realized it was not for them!

Thankfully, our carnivorous reviewers were willing to carry on to make sure this review happened. But really, who puts sausage on a Margherita pizza? We’ve never heard of such a thing.

If you’ve ever cooked a frozen pizza before, you should be in Easy Town with this one. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, pop it into the oven for around 20 minutes, then pull it out. You could do this in your sleep (though we strongly advise you to not try it). If you want to read the full cooking instructions straight from the box, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.

Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza

First off, we should say that while we definitely appreciate a good pan crust, it can be a bit tricky to cook. We’re pretty sure we overcooked ours a little bit, so keep that in mind here. Our crust turned out a little bit too crispy, which made it slightly less enjoyable for us. It still has that light, airy consistency and that pan-fried flavor, but we would have preferred ours to be just a little softer. You live, you learn.

The toppings here feel more like a supreme pizza than a Margherita pizza to us. And if you stick with the classic definition of a Margherita pizza — which would include slices of tomato, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil — well, this Bellatoria pizza is clearly not that.

Here you’ve got sausage, onions, mushrooms, and red and green bell peppers. Of all those, we think the mushrooms are the standout topping. We love mushrooms, and these ones are thick and rich, without the sliminess that some lower-quality mushrooms can get.

As for the sausage, it’s just alright. It’s not a bad sausage by any means, but the portion size is kind of scant so it doesn’t at much to the pizza overall. Considering this one ingredient took the entire pizza off the menu for the vegetarian side of our staffer pool, it feels like an unnecessary addition here.

Instead of a true sauce, you’ve got a garlic butter. This kind of feels like a low-budget pizza making an attempt at being fancy, and it leaves each piece feeling kind of oily. We think it’s a decent-tasting sauce, but we can’t help but wonder what a slightly spicy red sauce would have done for this pizza.

Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza

Frozen pizzas are certainly not known for being diet-friendly, and this isn’t the pie to break that trend. 1/5 of the pizza contains 320 calories (120 from fat) and 750 mg of sodium. That means if you eat half the pizza in a sitting, you’re up to 800 calories (300 from fat) and a whopping 1,875 mg of sodium. Thankfully, this pizza is really filling, and half a pizza is probably too much for most people.

The Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza isn’t a bad pizza, by any means, but it’s certainly a baffling one. It’s not a Margherita pizza in any sense, and Bellatoria made some decisions with this that we haven’t been able to wrap our heads around. There are definitely better pizzas in Bellatoria’s line. This one is just kind of okay.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen pizza, check out our package scans below.

Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza
Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza
Bellatoria Margherita Deluxe Pan Pizza
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