Pizza is my all time favorite food, and my husband and I enjoy pizza quite often on the weekends. Sometimes we go out for pizza, sometimes we order one to be delivered to our home, but more often than not we prepare a frozen pizza.
DiGiorno frozen pizza is the brand we buy most often, but I have a new favorite that has surpassed the taste of DiGiorno in my mind, and we will now be purchasing the Red Baron Pan Pizza. This is what we had for dinner tonight, and I prepared the supreme version of the Red Baron Pan Pizza.
This pizza is not quite as large as it looks like it will be (judging by the box). It comes in a 29 ounce box, and the pizza comes in its own “oven ready pan” for a “golden crisp crust”. The supreme version is topped with sausage, pepperoni, green & red peppers, and onions. The package states that the sausage is made with pork and chicken, and the pepperoni is made with pork, chicken and beef.
The back of the box states that this Red Baron Pan Pizza brings home the “pizzeria-style” taste of pizza. I admit I was skeptical, and it wasn’t much cheaper than the DiGiorno brand was, I think I paid $7 at my local Super Walmart store. I am so glad I gambled and decided to give this product a try!
Prep is easy. The pizza comes in its own black tray, which looks like it is made of cardboard. It measures 12 inches in diameter, and was a little smaller than I expected. This pizza supposedly serves 6 people (one slice each), but those would be small slices in my opinion. My husband and I ate most of this by ourselves, so I say it would serve only three people tops.
The pan has deep sides, just like a pan pizza should, and it was baked in a 400 degree oven for a half an hour. I have had issues with my DiGiorno frozen pizza not being completely done in the center – and cooking it longer means an over cooked top. I had no such problem with the Red Baron Pan Pizza Supreme, it came out of the oven in perfect condition. I used my roller style pizza cutter, and was pleased that the edges of the pan laid flat, which allowed me to cut completely through the crust. When I made a DiGiorno pizza I had to take it out of the pan and lay it on a cutting board to cut through the edges with my pizza cutter.
All it took was one bite of this delicious Red Baron Pan Pizza Supreme to know it tasted very similar to a Pizza Hut Pan Pizza. The crust was incredibly crispy, unlike any brand of frozen pizza I have ever tried. The amount of pepperoni seemed a bit sparse, so I added extra pepperoni. There were small chunks of sausage, plenty of peppers, and the sauce had a great, restaurant style flavor.
This Red Baron Pan Pizza Supreme really doesn’t fit into my diet plans, one slice contains 350 calories and 17 grams of fat (8 grams of saturated fat). However, it is probably not any worse than a restaurant pizza, and it sure was tasty! I will definitely pick up another Red Baron Pan Pizza Supreme, and keep it in my freezer for a quick, satisfying meal.