DiGiorno Bakes Up Crispy Pan Pizza, Buns and More

Don’t tell the DiGiorno marketing team that summer is not a good time to launch new frozen pizza products. As far as they’re concerned, if the offerings are tasty enough folks won’t mind dialing up the home kitchen heat to prepare a treat to eat. And they won’t mind not having to having to hand out a tip for a late delivery either.

Seventy-five percent of pizza lovers in the United States enjoy pan-style pizza, according to a survey of 1,248 consumers published in the Datassentials MenuTrends Keynote Report. But until now they couldn’t have a crispy, baked fresh from their own oven, pan-style pizza without making it from scratch. The new DiGiorno Crispy Pan Pizza, topped with edge-to-edge cheese for a crust that is crispy and caramelized on the outside and soft and tender inside, is baked off in its own pan.

crispy pan pizza digiorno“We set out to create a one-of-a-kind pizza that responded to a desire for a crispy pan pizza straight from the oven,” said Mike Niethammer, vice president of marketing at Nestlé USA’s pizza and snacking division. “Our bakery experts met the challenge head on, developing a recipe that uses heat technology to bake each pizza to crust perfection in its own specialized pan.”

DiGiorno Crispy Pan Pizza is made with 100% real cheese, a preservative-free crust and no artificial flavors. Four 12” x 8” varieties – Pepperoni, Four Cheese, Supreme and Three Meat – are rolling out to grocery stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $8.49. Each comes with a single-use baking pan.

Bringing even more variety to the frozen pizza aisle, DiGiorno is launching additional products that conveniently complement fun evenings or relaxing moments at home – from snack-sized delights to gluten-free pizza made with no GMO ingredients.

Pizza Buns

Buns boxNew DiGiorno Pizza Buns serve up golden brown on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. Here are the offerings:

  • Five Cheese – stuffed with Asiago, Romano, Parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses.
  • Pepperoni – filled with pepperoni, mozzarella and chunky tomato sauce.
  • Italian Style Supreme: stuffed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, black olives, mozzarella and red and green peppers.
  • Spinach Artichoke – loaded with spinach and artichoke with a three-cheese blend.

Six-packs of Pizza Buns are available now at select supermarkets and grocery stores across the USA for a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Ultra Thin Crust Pizza

  • ultra thin boxThe first-ever DiGiorno gluten-free product is a thin crust pizza made with zero GMO ingredients. Two varieties feature crispy and delicately thin crust and high-quality toppings:
  • Four Cheese – topped with premium mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheeses.
  • Sausage Supreme – loaded with Italian sausage, green and red bell peppers, onions and premium mozzarella cheese.

The Ultra Thin Crust Pizzas are available now at select local grocery stores for a suggested price of $6.49.

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizza

Also worth checking out are DiGiorno Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Pizzas priced at $8.49. They come in two varieties featuring a signature sauce made with California vine-ripened tomatoes:

  • Bacon Me Crazy – topped with Applewood smoked bacon and salami with a bacon and mozzarella cheese stuffed crust.
  • Aloha Bacon – topped with ham, Applewood smoked bacon and pineapple with a bacon and mozzarella cheese stuffed crust.