Eat This: Uno Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza
I like thin crust pizza. In fact, the thinner the crust, the better the pizza in my opinion. So when I walked out of the local Winn Dixie with a Chicago style deep dish pizza I had fairly low expectations. The last time I had Uno’s pizza was at one of their restaurants in Boston about a decade ago. I don’t remember anything particularly positive or negative about the pizza, so I went into the taste test with a blank slate.
Unlike the last one I purchased Uno Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza, was not cloaked by any notion of being a healthy option. I did not want to scare myself with the nutritional information, and deliberately avoided it as I unpacked the pizza. It came wrapped in plastic and was over an inch thick. Reading the directions I set the over to 375°F. It noted for a “more authentic Uno Chicago Grill flavor add 3 tbs of vegetable oil to a round cake pan and bake.” I tossed some oil in a pan, wiped it out with a paper towel, and plopped the pizza into it. It was a perfect fit, and I slid it into the oven.
35 minutes later the timer went off and I took the pizza out. I allowed it to cool for 4 minutes before placing it onto a plate and slicing into it. As I removed the first slice cheese and sauce flooded the vacant space. The crust was buttery and flaky. I was amazed it was a frozen pie, and tasted like something you would get at a restaurant. The sauce had a nice tomato flavor and was not overly sweet. The cheese and pepperoni were plentiful. This was a fat kid pie, and I was impressed by the pizza. The following morning it tasted just as good cold, and as an added bonus, both of the kids enjoyed it (hot and cold).
Price: $5.99 with tax