Back when I was a kid one of my favorite dinner experiences was when my mom would take me to the grocery store to buy a pizza crust and a bunch of toppings and we’d come home and she’d let me make my own pizza.I may not have been quite as adventurous foodwise way back then, but I still managed to come up with some pretty delicious creations!
The one annoying part about doing that though is that by the time you buy the crust and all the toppings you probably spend two or three times as much as you would on a decent frozen pizza anyway. Sure, it’s a fun experience and all, but what if you could buy everything together? I’m talking crust, cheese, toppings and spices! Well, now you can with DESIGN A PIZZA™ kits from DiGiorno®!
As of now the DESIGN A PIZZA kits come in three different varieties:
- Pepperoni and Sausage with Peppers & Onions
- Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion with Pepperoni
- Chicken, Green Peppers & Red Onions with Pepperoni
I’m definitely hoping to see more options in the future (how sweet would a breakfast version be?), but for now they’ve definitely got enough options to create some pretty delicious pizzas.
I still wasn’t sure what kind of design I planned to go with even as I opened my Pepperoni and Sausage with Peppers & Onions kit, but then I noticed that it came with exactly twelve pepperoni, which for some reason made me think of a clock, so that’s what I decided to make. It actually worked out perfectly because I absolutely love ranch dressing on my pizza and when it came time for me to add the numbers to the clock it was a prime opportunity for me to add some of it to my creation.
The one thing I never really liked about frozen pizzas is that it seems like the amount of toppings is always out of whack. You might buy a pizza and have plenty of pepperoni and sausage, but not enough peppers, or maybe you’re not a huge pepper fan and wish your pizza had fewer of them. Now with these DESIGN A PIZZA kits, if you’re not happy with how your pizza turns out you only have yourself to blame, since you’re the one who put it together. They’re a real game-changer when it comes to frozen pizzas, and if more frozen pizza companies don’t start copying this idea I’ll seriously be surprised. Oh, and DiGiorno? If you create a breakfast DESIGN A PIZZA kit, I would be over-the-moon with excitement!
I was compensated by DiGiorno® for this post. All opinions expressed within are my own.
CameronJune 25, 2014 at 10:49 am (9 years ago)
Only 12 pepperoni? I eat more than that out of the package when i make my own from scratch. That being said, kudos on the clever design
Nick ChipmanJune 25, 2014 at 11:45 am (9 years ago)
I’m pretty much the same way. If it was a pure pepperoni pizza I’d probably like more, but they did have a bunch of sausage and way more peppers that I didn’t even end up using on my pizza. All that leftover stuff came in handy the next morning when I was making scrambled eggs though!
CameronJune 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm (9 years ago)
Sounds like a nice egg scramble you had there. Btw, my fiance made baked chicken drumsticks that were coated in crushed up Funyuns. While I thought they would have been better deep fried, she’s expecting our first kid and can’t handle the deep fried. Anyways, it was the juiciest, most flavorful chicken I’ve ever had. Give it a try
Nick ChipmanJune 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm (9 years ago)
I love the Funyun idea! I’ll have to try it out!
CameronJune 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm (9 years ago)
Let me know if you do and if you tweak it in any way. I have some ideas of my own that I may have to implement when she’s at work…
EleriJune 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm (9 years ago)
I used to do make your own pizzas all the time when the kids were little, except we’d use english muffin halves for the crust. Sm jar of spaghetti sauce, bunch of toppings, and voila! Pizzas!
(also, why is it telling me I’m posting comments too quickly, when this is my first comment on the site?)
Nick ChipmanJuly 1, 2014 at 7:14 am (9 years ago)
Those sound delicious!
I’m not sure about the posting comments too fast thing. No one has ever mentioned that before. Weird.
benamoreAugust 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm (9 years ago)
What did you use to put the numbers on the clock
Nick ChipmanAugust 14, 2014 at 7:02 am (9 years ago)
john dunkleMarch 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm (8 years ago)
I just had that designer pizza. I won’t buy another one.when I buy a ready made pizza, that’s what I want- box to oven period! I’ll buy from Dominos if I want something fancy. Plus, Digorno has done something to their crust and sauce that taists different and not in a good way. They better go back and check or take a chance to loose more business.
Nick ChipmanMarch 6, 2015 at 7:01 am (8 years ago)
If you didn’t want to create your own pizza then why did you specifically buy a create your own pizza kit? Also, I hate to break it to you, but Domino’s isn’t exactly fancy…. I have heard other people mention the same thing about the crust and sauce when it comes to DiGiorno pizza though.