September 15, 2010

Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza

This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Newman’s Own.

I live about five miles from the Newman’s Own headquarters in Westport CT and am thinking I ought to stop by to give someone a big hug for inventing this pizza. I know that sounds a bit extreme, but until Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy came along I had given up on frozen pizza altogether.

When I picked up the pizza last week I decided to pop it in the oven for a quick mother/daughter lunch. Like nearly everyone in the under-3 set, my daughter is a huge fan of pizza and does not yet possess the social skill known as lying to be polite. If this pizza was bad I would hear about it, no holds barred, from her little mouth.

I baked the pizza according to instructions – directly on the middle rack at 425ºF – and it crisped up perfectly. The only struggle I had, however, was prying it off the rack. I found a large pancake spatula and oven mitt did the trick. Then I let it cool down a touch so I could cut it, and my daughter and I went to town.

As my daughter chewed silently – a sure sign of approval – I contemplated my own piece. True to the box, the pizza was thin and crisp, heaped with cheese and sauce. The crust was practically an afterthought, merely functioning as a base for the toppings. The sauce had a true tomato taste and the cheese melted and stretched nicely with each bite. Signs that the pie baked very well.

With the baking process and taste already getting a huge thumbs up I turned to quality. What I love about the Newman’s Own Brand in general is that it truly cares of the health of the consumer. Every product is developed with careful care and study. This particular pizza contains no modified food starch, sodium nitrates, modified corn starch or transfats. All of the ingredients are hand-picked to be all natural and pack great taste. Did I also mention it fits my budget nicely?

As far as frozen pizzas go this is the only one I plan on buying for as long as it’s available. Newman’s Own is generously giving away to prize packs valued at $75 each, contents of each prize may vary. For your chance to enter see the rules below. Now go buy some pizza! And, remember, all profits go to charity. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. Over $300 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982.”

1. Contest runs from 9/1/2010 – 10/31/2010

2. To Enter: Leave a comment here telling me your most favorite pizza topping! Be sure to include you email address.

3. Winners will be announced on 10/2/2010. Winners will be picked using the Random Number Generator.

35 Responses to “Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza”

  1. Reeve Chace says:

    My favorite topping is extra cheese!

  2. January says:

    pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms! yummy
    punkaliscious at hotmail dot com

  3. Jamie says:

    My favorite pizza topping is artichokes – And I absolutely love your blog 🙂

  4. Corinne says: one but me in the family likes them so I always have to make my own pizza..means I have leftovers for my lunch though!!

  5. lynn says:

    pineapple and ham. yum yum!

  6. fmb says:

    Ilove mushrooms on any type of pizza. Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms.

  7. Echarest says:

    I love white pizza with 5 cheese! Yum!

  8. melissa says:

    cheese and caramelized onions! yum

  9. Njane4165 says:

    Artichoke hearts AND sun dried tomatoes! I can’t choose between them which is my favorite because they are both just so yummy!

  10. Beth Hall says:


  11. Joyceb41 says:

    If only one topping, it would have to be cheeseon top of cheese.

  12. Jou yen says:

    my favorite topping is buffalo mozzarella with basil and heirloom tomatoes. yum!
    joube at hotmail dot com

  13. Alimo711 says:

    I love mushrooms on my pie, although fresh basil, tomatoes and ricotta run a close second. alimo711 at gmail dot com

  14. Kathleennoland says:

    I’m a pepperoni kind of girl. My favorite is just that.

  15. Aaronstaceyniko says:

    oohh, the pizza marghrite is great. love newmans own.

  16. Rogerandcyndy says:

    My favorite pizza is cheese pizza; but since my hubby prefers pepperoni, we usually get that kind. But for me… mounds of wonderful cheese and a nice tomatoey sauce makes a great pizza!

  17. Seth says:

    Feta cheese and kalamata olives. Spinach and/or carmelized onions optional.

  18. Joanne says:

    love fried eggplant and fresh garlic pizza!! Yum. Course, noone likes me for dayssss after!!

  19. Barbara-morgan says:

    i love greens on pizza — especially arugula!

  20. Kiwi says:

    I love both mushroom and green pepper on my pizza!

  21. Dmr301 says:

    Actually I prefer a vegatarian pizza. Can be as simple as chopped tomatoes, or the whole garden patch! Yum!!

  22. Beth says:

    I am a purist and really like plain old cheese pizza best! (My 2nd favorite topping, after cheese, is onion.)

    mb 32 at comcast dot net

  23. Lblake says:

    double onion with tomatoes and grilled chicken

  24. Mum-Mum says:

    I adore Newman’s Pizza — and all his products. I agree that the crust is the absolute best I’ve found anywhere. My favorite toppings are pepperoni and Italian sausage with ripe olives … but I love them all!

  25. hausfrau says:

    I love feta, spinach, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes on my pizza! reedy.6 at

  26. val says:

    Sausage and broccoli rabe!

  27. Sarah Lewis says:

    ….editing out double post… sorry about that!

  28. Sarah Lewis says:

    I love just about anything on a pizza crust. When I make my own, I’ll use an interesting “sauce” (like hummus, BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, some blended-up leftover chicken tortilla soup) to set the theme for the rest of the toppings.

    When I buy pizza, I like mushrooms, onions, and pineapple. Starting to crave now…

    sarah at happyhumans dot com

  29. Holly A Archibald says:

    Ricotta, spinach and bacon!! YUMMY!

    holly dot a dot archibald at gmail dot com

  30. Janmaus says:

    I want mushrooms–as many as possible, any variety, sauteed in advance. They’re nice coupled with fresh rosemary sprigs and crumbled feta cheese.

  31. beaches says:

    I love fresh baasil,mushrooms,sweet peppers,onions,olives,fesh roasted tomatoes, cheese-easy on sauce

  32. Brenda says:

    Definitely pepperoni and LOTS os mozzerella cheese!!!!

  33. Shannon says:

    Gotta be mushrooms and sausage. Yum!

  34. Jan says:

    Hamburger, bell pepper, onions, sauce, and cheese,,,YUM

  35. TFC says:

    Pepperoni, italian sausage and fresh tomato slices!!!