I Tried Oprah’s New Healthy Pizza, and It’s Actually Really Good
You get a pizza, you get a pizza, everyone gets a pizza!
Oprah Winfrey is my muse in many areas of life, but her healthy eating journey has been a big part of that inspiration in the last few years, so it was pretty exciting news this morning to learn she had partnered with Kraft to launch four new frozen pizza varieties as the latest in her line of O, That’s Good! comfort food.
"Pizza is a favorite, fun and easy food to share with family and friends," Winfrey said in a statement to media. "I am always looking to add a nutritious twist to my foods, so we made part of the crust in my new pizza with cauliflower while maintaining that classic, cheesy pizza flavor you and your family love."
The frozen pizza line comes in four varieties: Pepperoni, Five Cheese, Supreme and Fire Roasted Veggie, and each 11-inch pie is meant to serve five people. Full disclosure: ate the whole darn thing for lunch, which means you may want to take into account in the suggested serving size versus how much you actually eat when looking at nutritional value!
Like the rest of the food in Oprah’s line, her pizzas has a nutritious twist; one-third of the crust is made with cauliflower. When I opt for cauliflower crust pizza, I expect it will be a reasonable alternative that’s not quite the same as the classic doughy crust I love. I was pleased to find that this cauliflower-flour dough tasted like traditional pizza crust. It was clearly a lighter version of the crust I know and love, but not totally foreign.
In terms of prep, this frozen pizza is pretty similar to any other pizza you’ll find in the frozen food aisle: 20 minutes at 400 degrees on my oven rack got me to my frozen pizza sweet spot, golden crust and bubbling cheese. (Because isn’t that the whole point?)
Speaking of cheese, these pizzas have a very generous serving. As for the sauce, though, it was pretty mild in flavor, so you may want to have red pepper or some Italian seasoning nearby if you like your pizza with some zing.
These pizzas are available in stores today for $6.99. And if we needed any additional reason to indulge in pizza that’s secretly good for us? Ten percent of all profits will be donated to charities that work to reduce hunger! Thanks, Oprah.