DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust Review

DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust

You know what? We somehow never reviewed the full-size version of the DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust. We consider this to be one of the big dogs of the frozen pizza world, an unleashed barker with an attitude full of cheese… or something…

So how did this happen? How did we completely miss this review? Well, we did chomp on the personal-sized version of this a while back, then we checked it off the list and forgot about it. So when we’d wander the pizza aisle at our local grocery store, we never stopped to pick up the full-sized version of this wonderful masterpiece.

But we’re going to address this today. Today, we’re taking a big bite (several big bites, in fact) out of this pizza and giving you our thoughts. We can say before we even take our first taste that we’re going to love this. We’d eaten this pizza dozens of times in the past; we’d just never written a proper review.

If you’ve ever cooked a frozen pizza before, this one certainly won’t throw any curveballs at you. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, then pop the pizza in for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. We used a baking sheet for this, so we leaned toward the longer side of that range for this, but if you place the pizza directly on the rack (as the directions suggest), you might be able to lean in the other direction. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust

Now, as you can see in the image above, we did overcook this just a little bit. That does two things to the pizza: It causes the crust to get a little crispier, and it causes the peperoni to get crunchy around the edges. If you want to avoid those two things, then do as we say, not as we do…

When you choose a pizza sauce, there are really two options. You could either go with a spicier sauce or a sweeter one. Some pizzas choose neither, and that makes for a really boring pizza. In this case, DiGiorno goes with a sweeter one. We prefer a spicier sauce, especially on a pepperoni (or sausage) pizza, but DiGiorno’s sweeter sauce is a true classic. We were also reminded how generous DiGiorno is with their sauce portion, as this thing is loaded up with the stuff.

It’s not, however, loaded up with cheese. While this isn’t as stingy with cheese topping as, say, Totino’s would be, this isn’t as absolutely cheesy as something like a Lotzza Motzza pizza.

Then again, this pizza has extra cheese packed into the crust. The box brags about two and a half feet of cheese, but that’s kind of a useless measurement — it’s just describing the circumference of the pizza. We do love the extra cheese in the crust, regardless of how many feet long it is.

The pepperoni here is the classic DiGiorno stuff that you’ve probably come to know and love. While normally, DiGiorno pepperoni stays pretty soft during the cooking process, this got just a little crispy because we overcooked it. Some people love a crispier pepperoni, so if you’re not a fan of the softer stuff, just cook your pizza for a few extra minutes to give it a little bit of crunch.

DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust

And now for the bad news. The box lists 1/5 of the pizza as a serving, which is absolutely ridiculous. If you somehow pull off this mathematical miracle and only eat 1/5 of the pizza, you’ll be consuming 320 calories and 730 mg of sodium. That means that a whole pizza contains 1,600 calories and 3,650 mg of sodium. So that becomes 800 calories and 1,825 mg of sodium for a half pizza, which is what we think you’ll probably end up eating. This ain’t diet-friendly eatin’, folks.

The DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust is a true classic. We don’t really have anything to say about this that we haven’t said before, but we’re glad to finally be able to check this off of our long list of must-have reviews. It was long, long overdue.

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

DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust
DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust
DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza with Cheese Stuffed Crust
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