Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza Review

Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza

We’ve really been diving into this pizza thing whole hog lately. We’re reviewing frozen pizzas left and right these days, and that doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down any time soon. Not when we have more Minnesota-made Heggies pizzas to taste!

We recently checked out the Heggies Double Cheese Pizza, which proudly made in Milaca, Minnesota. Now we’re tasting something on the meatier side of the line, with the Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza. We’re pretty excited to jump into this one, folks!

Cooking this is super easy. Just preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, pop the pizza in, and cook it for about 25 minutes. We used a baking sheet for ours, which we always do, regardless of whether the instructions say we should or not. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions, check out the package scan at the bottom of this review.)

Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza

According to Heggies lore, a “Deluxe Combo” pizza should contain sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. And really, that’s pretty much the perfect pizza in concept.

But the trouble begins with the mushrooms. These are the canned variety, which means they’re kind of slimy and weird-tasting. When people say they don’t like mushrooms, these are the exact mushrooms they’re thinking of. This is super unfortunate, because the mushroom amount is actually super generous. We would love a pizza with this much mushrooms on it if those mushrooms were good. But these ones just aren’t.

Another problem is that because the mushrooms are so juicy, mushroom juice leaks into the sauce and waters it down, turning it into a runny soup. And Heggies sauce is pretty middle-of-the-road already, so watering it down really lowers the overall quality of the pizza.

But it’s not all dour. The sausage and pepperoni is pretty good, and the green peppers and onions really serve this combo well. Plus, there’s a ton of cheese on top of it, which always makes us happy.

Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza

If you manage to cut the pizza into sixths, and eat just one sixth of the pizza, you’re looking at 310 calories and 960 mg of sodium. Of course, that means that if you eat half a pizza, you’ll be up to 930 calories and 2,880 mg of sodium. And a half pizza seems like a much more realistic serving size than a sixth. A sixth? Really?

The Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza has potential to be incredible, but the low-quality mushrooms hold it back from realizing that potential. Don’t get us wrong, this is still a tasty pizza; it’s just not something that will win over mushroom haters. These mushrooms are of the bottom-of-the-barrel variety, and they really muck things up for this otherwise-pretty-decent pizza.

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

Heggies Deluxe Combination Pizza
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