Banquet has established a reputation as a company that makes decent frozen food. They have a wide variety of products, and as of lately, they have also started making pizzas as part of their “Mega meals” offer. We have decided what the best Banquet pizza is after trying everything, and we will provide a review and our honest opinion on each product.
These pizzas have been tested:
1. Double-Stuffed Pepperoni – The Best One Available in the Banquet Mega Menu
This pizza is made of two layers of crust, rich marinara sauce, pepperoni slices, and mozzarella cheese substitute with a staggering 42 grams of protein per packaging. The box contains two big slices of pizza that can be either put in a pizza pan and baked in an oven or in a microwave. The product should be kept frozen at all times, and it does not require thawing.
- Two slices of double-crusted pizza,
- Rich in toppings and has great juiciness,
- Has an increased protein content.
First of all, when buying products like these, you mustn’t hold any high expectations, but frozen pizzas also have certain standards, and we have to say that these exceed the average. The best characteristic of this product is a very good frozen dough that has a nice, chewy texture.
Another positive aspect is the richness of toppings. It has a fair amount of marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni slices. When combined with the crispiness of the two layers of crust, the bite is extremely juicy. There are many good delivery pizzas out there, but we have to say that this one has more juiciness than many fast-food slices.
Finally, the biggest surprise is the high protein content which is not a common sight when it comes to frozen products in general. Also, the ingredient chart states that pepperoni used has reduced fat which is another welcome characteristic.
As with all fast food and frozen products, the ingredients and the nutritional content are simply unhealthy. However, when it comes to the negative pizza sides, for us, the main downside is the cheese, as it is more or less flavorless.
|Easily prepared||Bland cheese|
|Decent dough and crust||Poor nutritional content (packed with sodium and carbohydrates)|
|Richness in toppings||High caloric value|
|High protein content|
2. Double-Stuffed Three Cheese
This pizza is also made with two layers of crispy crust. It is rich in marinara sauce and has mozzarella, parmesan, and romano cheeses. It has no meat but has an even greater protein value of 43 grams. The box contains two big slices that can be either baked in an oven or microwaved.
- Three different types of cheese,
- Increased protein content,
- Two slices of double-crusted pizza.
Truth be told, it’s difficult to rate a pizza objectively as this iconic dish always tastes good, no matter what variety we are talking about. Hence, we feel that we would be unjust if we were to say that this meal tasted bad.
As mentioned above, if you have a sensitive palate for pizzas, you probably will not like this one. However, if you are looking for something that is prepared fast for movie night, this product is, all in all, good. It is rich in sauce and cheese and has a really juicy bite to it.
One slice contains 960 mg of sodium which is truly off the charts considering that a slice of, for example, Little Caesars’ pizza has around 500 mg.
|Easily prepared||Poor nutritional content|
|Incredibly juicy||Poor caloric value|
|High protein content||Frozen cheese loses its flavor|
|Richness in toppings|
3. Double-Stuffed Four Meat
Another pizza with two layers of crust and four different kinds of meat products – sausage, pepperoni, beef, and ham, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. It also has a rich protein content.
- Four different types of meat products,
- Two slices of double-crusted pizza,
- High protein value.
This dish is ideal for situations where you had to work the entire day and forgot to prepare a lunch beforehand. It is a strong meal given the fact that it has four different meat products, and it will satiate your hunger most certainly.
When it comes to the taste of meat products, all in all, it’s not so bad. Of course, it can’t be compared with freshly sliced ham or pepperoni from a pizza parlor, but there are pleasant notes of spiciness.
Out of all three products, this one had the worst marinara sauce. It is too salty and tends to completely overpower other ingredients.
|Meat products, especially pepperoni, are decent||Poor marinara sauce|
|High protein value||Poor nutritional values|
|Juicy bite||Poor caloric value|
What to Look for When Buying Frozen Pizzas
Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals are in question, when it comes to frozen and processed food, you can’t escape these two additives. However, there are products that have lower values, and you should pick them. A high intake of sodium is dangerous for your blood pressure and heart, and a high intake of carbs is one of the main reasons for obesity.
Unfortunately, most companies use a substitute for mozzarella cheese since it is cheaper and has a longer expiration time. Although it has a similar taste to real mozzarella, this substitute is often packed with harmful additives.
The whole point of these products is fast preparation, and baking in an oven requires more time. Therefore, always check on the packaging to see if it can be microwaved when in a hurry.
Out of these three products, the double-stuffed pepperoni is the best, in our opinion. The toppings are, overall, decent and flavorful, but it gets extra points on dough which is really nice.
Are frozen pizzas better than delivery ones?
Both pizzas are below average when compared to ones from pizza parlors. However, good delivery pizzas usually take the edge over frozen ones.
Are frozen pizzas healthy?
No, frozen pizzas are not healthy. There is nothing wrong with enjoying such meals from time to time, but these dishes mustn’t become a regular part of your diet.