Tony’s: Macaroni & Cheese Pizza

Pizza!  Happy Thursday everyone!  My real job is getting back to normal after a fairly difficult political season so hopefully this will mean more time getting these reviews up.

I’d never heard of Macaroni and Cheese pizza before I moved to Madison, WI.  There’s a place here called Ian’s Pizza that specializes in fancy pizzas, weird flavors I never expected to see on a pie.  Most of them totally work and are a hell of a good idea after a night at the bar.

So when I heard about Mac and Cheese on a Pizza I knew I had to give it a shot.  I’ve tried it at a couple of different places around town and, I’ll be honest, it’s not really for me.  It’s carb on carb crime and just a little too heavy for my taste.  However, I totally get the draw.  It’s super cheesy and a really good idea.  Just not my cup of tea.

I was surprised to see a frozen version in the store, though.  And it wasn’t even a specialty brand of pizza.  There’s a lot of those here; Pizzeria Uno, Gino’s East, Home Run Inn…Stuff I never really saw in the grocery store on the west coast.  This Mac and Cheese pizza was actually from one of those pizza for the masses company, decent sized pizzas for like 2 or 3 bucks.

Naturally, I had t try it.  Even if this wasn’t a pizza I was wild about it was new and cool and deserved to be checked out.  So that’s what we’ve got for you today.  Hopefully, you dig it.

NEW FLAVOR!  The box wouldn’t lie.  It looks pretty cool.  Macaroni and Cheese Pizza is a strange beast.  There’s no pizza sauce.  I love pizza sauce and when it’s missing it bums me out a little.  It’s all cheese sauce with melted cheese on top.  A little weird.

Honestly there’s not a lot I can say that isn’t put out there by the picture.  It’s a thinner crust like a lot of frozen pizzas and there’s macaroni and cheese on top.  What more do you want from a Macaroni and Cheese pizza?

There it is, in all it’s cheesy glory.  I’d say the box is an accurate portrayal of the pizza.    It’s not a big pizza by any means, but it’s a heavy pizza.  What else are you expecting from a pizza with pasta as a topping along with cheese and a cheese sauce? There’s really no way for this to be a light snack.

Naturally you could also surmise that this isn’t really a nutritional meal either.  The pizza shown above on one of my admittedly larger dinner plates isn’t a lot bigger than most single-serving pizzas.  However if you take a look at the nutritional information on the left you’ll see that this is meant to serve four people.  I had a quarter of the pizza and was still pretty hungry.  Half of it seemed to do the trick though.  I don’t know if it’s because I was full or that it was such a heavy meal that I simply didn’t want anymore.

This pizza is far more greasy than the versions I had in actual pizza parlors, but I also expected that a bit.  It’s more bland than it’s freshly prepared counterpart, obviously.

I made this in the oven so the crust was nice and crispy.  I’m usually not a fan of crispy crust pizzas, but when it comes to frozen pizzas I prefer them that way for some reason.  So the crust worked for me.

I would definitely say this is a good cheap impersonation of a mac and cheese pizza.  Then again, mac and cheese pizza likely isn’t something you’re going to eat often so if you are going to try it just do it the right way and get it from a pizzeria.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

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