The 11 Healthiest Frozen Pizzas

February 28, 2022

The golden age of frozen pizzas is finally here. From upgraded ingredients (like feta cheese and roasted garlic) to diet-friendly recipes (cauliflower crust, anyone?), today’s ready-made pies are definitely not the cardboard-flavored varieties served up in your childhood. If you haven’t taken a look around, our freezer aisle is packed with the best frozen pizza for you and your family, which means dinner is a snap to pull together any night of the week.

Frozen Pizza Ingredients

What makes a frozen pizza healthier than the take-out from your local pizzeria? It starts with the recipe. With an eye towards nutrition, our favorite brands load up on quality ingredients without sacrificing flavor.

  • Crusts for every diet: Gone are the days when an all-purpose flour crust was the only choice. Go gluten-free and keto-friendly with ingredients like cauliflower, GF flour blends, and even chickpeas.
  • Cheese (and cheese alternatives): Mozzarella is the gold standard (and we love a dash of Pecorino Romano for extra nuttiness), but don’t miss vegan-friendly options that taste remarkably like the real deal.
  • Red sauce and beyond: Pesto is one of the easiest ways to add more nutrition to your meal without lifting a finger. Blended with herbs and veggies like basil and spinach, this base hits the right flavor notes while sneaking in some extra greens.
  • Pizza topping ideas: Pepperoni is classic for a reason, but spinach, pesto (see above), and other veggies like peppers and spinach deserve a place at the table too.

Freezer Must-Have: Pizza From Amy’s Kitchen

Amy's Frozen Pizza

From bean and cheese burritos to hearty lentil soup, we can always rely on Amy’s Kitchen for quick, healthy, and preservative-free meals on days we need some extra help in the kitchen. Their pizza line is our newest obsession thanks to non-GMO veggies, dairy sourced from hormone-free cows, and enticing flavors that have something for everyone.

Margherita Pizza

Neapolitan pizza is on the menu—no takeout required. Inspired by childhood trips to Italy, this pie features a thin and crisp crust that’s scattered with fresh toppings like organic tomatoes, basil, and two types of cheese: mozzarella and Parmesan.

“This pizza cooks up great! The ingredients are all pure organic, so I feel good feeding this quick food to myself and family.”
—Beth, Florida

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Cheese Pizza

Keep it classic with a slice of Amy’s cheese pizza made with a wheat flour crust, organic tomato sauce, herbs, spices, and grated mozzarella cheese.

“This is by far the best cheese pizza you can make out of a box. It’s super tasty and has natural ingredients so you don’t have to feel bad about indulging every once in a while. My favorite!”
—Hannah, Minnesota

Spinach Pizza

Bring on the veggies (and 12g of protein per serving) with Amy’s savory spinach pie topped with organic greens, salty feta, creamy mozzarella, and basil.

“Being a veggie lover my entire life, I am very grateful that Amy’s offers this organic spinach version. The crust is delicious, especially fresh out of the oven. 5 stars!”
—Lorraine, Oregon

Vegan Margherita Pizza

Vegans don’t have to skip out on comfort food thanks to this dairy-free recipe. It starts with a hand-stretched crust that’s topped with diced tomatoes, Italian-style sauce, fragrant basil, and plant-based mozzarella cheese.

“This by far is my favorite vegan freezer pizza. Amy’s always knocks it out of the park!”
—Gretchen, Nebraska


7 Best Frozen Pizzas

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Thrive Market members have spoken, and their love for frozen pizza runs deep. Here’s a look at seven more picks from the best frozen pizza brands you can’t get enough of.

Against the Grain

Their name says it all. Against the Grain is known for grain- and gluten-free eats like breads and pizzas. This brand combines artisan baking techniques with naturally GF ingredients to stabilize, bind, and leaven its breads.

  • Grain-Free Pepperoni Pizza: Made with nitrate- and nitrite-free pepperoni, plus homemade tomato sauce and a triple cheese blend (mozzarella, Parmesan, and cheddar), each serving delivers 13g of protein. Anna from California has celiac disease and says these are her favorite gluten-free pizzas to keep on hand.
  • Grain-Free Pesto Pizza: A nut-free, scratch-made pesto is the base of this gluten-free pizza topped with salty Parmesan and creamy mozzarella cheeses.

Banza

In 2014, Banza started out as a gluten-free pasta alternative made from chickpeas, and we’re happy to report the line has expanded to include pizza. Just take it from Monique in North Carolina, who says, “this never fails to satisfy my pizza cravings. Super yummy with ingredients I can understand!”

  • Roasted Veggie Pizza: The 9-inch gluten-free crust features 15g of protein and 5g of dietary fiber per serving, and hearty toppings like roasted red peppers, spinach, and mozzarella make this a veggie lover’s dream.
  • Plant-Based Meat Supreme Pizza: Lower in carbs than your average dough, a chickpea crust is the ideal vessel for peppers, onions, tangy sauce, and Beyond Meat crumbles.

Cappello’s

Cappello’s has perfected almond flour everything. From pizza to pasta, their creations are nutritionally balanced, made with real food ingredients, and always mouthwatering.

  • Margherita Pizza: Meet the ultimate gluten-free pizza. Cappello’s starts with a crisp almond flour crust and tops it with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and roasted garlic.
  • Naked Pizza Crust: Let Cappello’s make dinner easier with a done-for-you crust. Just add your favorite toppings for a grain-free and game-changing pizza night.

Tattooed Chef

Tattooed Chef is obsessed with plant-based eating, sustainably sourced ingredients, and bringing vibrant flavors to every home kitchen. The brand’s hands-on approach means farm-to-table recipes like family-friendly pizza are always ready in a snap.

  • Cauliflower Crust Cheese Pizza: Gluten-free, vegetarian, and clocking in at 15g of protein per serving, you won’t be able to resist this cauliflower crust pizza topped with mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Melissa from Washington says “I forgot it was cauliflower crust while I was eating. So crispy!”

How to Cook Frozen Pizza

It’s always best to follow any instructions on the box, but here are a few tips we keep up our sleeve to make the most of a frozen dinner.

  1. Bake it on a stone. Even though you didn’t make the dough from scratch, you can still use your oven stone to help the crust get crisper.
  2. Stick to the middle. Keep your pizza frozen while the oven preheats—that way you won’t end up with an undercooked pizza—and place it on the middle rack for even cooking.
  3. Add extra toppings. If you’re heating up a plain cheese pizza, don’t miss the opportunity to add some toppings of your own. In true “clean out the fridge” fashion, include what you might have on hand like leftover shredded chicken, olives, or sliced mushrooms.

5 Best Pizza Side Dishes

For a complete meal, use the time you’re saving by warming up a frozen pizza to put together a quick and healthy side dish.

Almond Hummus

Serve this gluten-free and paleo-friendly hummus with all the fixings, like crunchy carrots, radishes, and cucumber.

Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips

Delicate Brussels sprouts leaves are extra craveable when tossed with salt and vinegar. Bonus: they only need to roast for 7 to 10 minutes.

Grilled Romaine Salad

Salad is extra exciting with the addition of smoky flavor from the grill. Prepare this side indoors or out—romaine is a sturdy green that can handle the heat, and a creamy avocado-lime dressing brings out extra flavor.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

These cumin-spiced sweet potato chips make the perfect side. Just plan ahead: the chips need at least 20 minutes in the oven, and can cool down (and crisp up) while you bake the pizza.

Roasted Broccolini With Nori Salt

For a green addition to your plate, this umami-inspired side is a winner. It’s made with coconut aminos, nori, and sesame, and you can sub in regular broccoli if you can’t find broccolini.

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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