7 On Your Side, Consumer Reports: What is the Best Frozen Pizza?

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Your family might have a favorite frozen pizza that you eat as is, or even add some toppings to. (KGo-TV)

Your family might have a favorite frozen pizza that you eat as is, or even add some toppings to.

But 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney says, maybe there is a pizza in the store that's even healthier and tastier than your go-to. Consumer Reports food experts evaluated 26 different frozen vegetable and cheese pies for taste, nutrition, and price.

It was a pizza party at Consumer Reports as expert tasters sampled pie after pie-after-pie.

"We consider the nutrition profile and also evaluate for taste. Ideally, a store-bought frozen pizza should taste like it was just put together with fresh ingredients," said Amy Keating from Consumer Reports. "And it's a high bar but we found some pies that came close."

Vegetable pizzas are your best bet nutritionally, and they got some of the highest marks for taste.

California Pizza Kitchen Spinach and Artichoke Crispy Thin Crust Pizza has chunky artichokes in a white cream sauce. It packs a garlicky punch and has less fat and sodium than most of the pizzas tested.

Trader Joe's Organic Roasted Vegetable Pizza boasts a variety of chunky veggies like peppers, zucchini, and eggplant. It has five grams of fiber per serving.

Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Thin and Crispy Crust Pizza Vegetable Medley also has fresh-tasting cherry tomatoes, peppers, and red onion.

Pepperoncini peppers add a little tang.

The top-ranked cheese pizzas earned "good" marks overall.

American Flatbread Tomato Sauce and Three Cheese Pizza has an interesting blend of flavorful cheese on a thin, whole grain style crust.

Amy's Cheese Pizza is a combination of tender, yeasty crust topped with mozzarella and a fresh tasting tomato sauce.

So, invite some of these to your next pizza party.

If you have left-over pizza, Consumer Reports kitchen experts advise re-heating it in a covered frying pan over medium heat. It is the best way to have a crispy crust and melted cheese.

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