11 Best Healthy Frozen Pizzas for Your Next Night Out
Pizza is a food that brings people together and has been a Friday night staple for generations. But, with busy schedules, sometimes it’s easier to fetch a frozen pizza from the freezer. Unfortunately, if you don’t make it yourself at home, the calories can quickly add up. This is where some of the newest and healthiest frozen pizzas can save the day.
“Frozen pizza is the ultimate solution for a quick dinner, but it’s not always the healthiest solution,” says Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN, CDN, assistant director of nutrition for the Good Housekeeping Institute. “More options are popping up in the frozen aisle that offer healthier alternatives to traditional comfort foods, pizza included.” When shopping for pizza, Sassos recommends looking for thinner crusts because more dough usually means more calories and carbs. She adds that it’s important to pay close attention to the portion size of the pizza you buy. Some brands offer a single quarter pie as a full serving, while others opt for the whole pie as a serving. “Remember, if you eat two servings, you’ll need to double the sodium content and more, so take note of that, especially if you’re trying to follow a heart-healthy diet.”
Dietitians at the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab tested dozens of frozen pizza options, analyzing nutrition information, ingredient lists, taste, texture, cooking times and more. Our top picks for the best healthy frozen pizza have around 30 grams of net carbs or less, less than 4 grams of total sugar, and less than 600 milligrams of sodium per serving. We also prioritized choices high in fiber and protein. Our experts searched for minimal ingredient lists and selections with better quality and taste profiles. Here are our picks for the 11 best healthy frozen pizza options, according to dietitians and testers.
Our top picks:
You can read more about how we rate frozen pizza – including tips for choosing the best pie for you – at the end of this guide. Looking for healthier frozen options? Check out our guide to the best healthy frozen meals in the supermarket.