Thursday, February 24, 2011

Frozen Pizza Chronicles: Wegmans Bake & Rise Pizza Four Cheese

Wegmans Bake & Rise Pizza Four Cheese
The four cheeses are: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano & Asiago. The box wants us to know that "Our Crust RIses as it Bakes for a Truly Authentic Pizzeria Style Pizza!" We'll be the judge of that Wegmans . . .

The directions are easy, heat oven to 425ยบ, remove pizza from box and overwrap and place it directly on the rack in the oven.

Bake for 20 -24 minutes and done! The pizza smells good while cooking, like fresh bread. My oven was running a little bit hotter than I thought it was and the pizza came out a little more "done" than expected.

The crust did rise immensely. The pizza itself is very doughy. It tastes very mild, not a strong sauce flavor. The sauce is watery and a little spicy, spicy in the same way pepperoni is spicy. It is hard to taste the four cheeses, the bread taste is overpowering. I would have preferred to have a puffy crust and for the inside to be a little less risen.

It looks tasty and that is 30% of the battle. The surface is glistening and cheesy. It looks much nicer than it tastes. It looks like it should taste awesome, but it falls short. This is no way gross frozen pizza, just a different take on it.

This pizza cost $3.99 at Wegmans in Hunt Valley, so overall pretty good for the price.



Dreama said...

Hope it doesnt taste the way you explained! I just brought one from the Bel Air Location.
*Crosses Fingers*

Dreama said...

After cooking mines.....IT WAS GREAT!
Maybe they changed the recipe. My crust was tasty didn't over power the cheese. The sauce was Tasty as well!