From time to time, I get the cooking blues and just can’t come up with anything interesting to cook. When menu inspiration is thin, I generally turn to frozen pizza. My husband likes thin crust pizza. I prefer pan crust pizza. We normally compromise and go for a hand-tossed like crust, which is somewhere in the middle.
Recently, I hit the menu blues, so I pulled out some coupons that the marketing team for Red Baron sent me.
With coupons in hand, I went one of our local grocery stores. I wanted to try Red Baron’s new pan pizza and pan pasta. Red Baron Pan Pizza comes in Pepperoni, 4-Cheese, Supreme, or Meat Trio.
While the supreme sounds delicious, I knew that if I was going to make my husband eat pan crust, I had probably better get the meat trio, so he wouldn’t be able to complain about the toppings, too.
The first grocery that I went to did not carry the latest addition to the Red Baron family. So, I went to a second local grocery store. They only had the pepperoni pan pizza. I like pepperoni, but not by itself. So, off to the third (and most expensive) grocery store I went. They carried all four varieties of the pan pizza as well as the pan pasta.
I got the Red Baron Pan Meat Trio pizza and the Chicken Alfredo Red Baron Pan Pasta. I figured if my husband didn’t like the thick crust, he could eat the pasta, since alfredo is his favorite.
That evening, I cooked the pan pasta and pan pizza for dinner.
My husband enjoyed the pizza, despite the thicker crust. He actually even said that it may well have been the best frozen pizza he had eaten in a long time. Score.
My kids ate the pan pasta like it was going out of style. They really enjoyed it.
I had the pizza and a taste of the pasta as well.
Let me digress a moment… I worked as a waitress in a local pizzeria for five years while I was putting myself through nursing school. The pizzeria had the best pan pizza ever.
The Red Baron Pan Pizza was good, but I thought the crust was more like a hand-tossed crust than a true pan crust. It had a nice amount of meat on it, and it cooked evenly using the pan that was included. All in all, I would get it again, but only if they started carrying at one of the other two grocery stores.
I really enjoyed the pan pasta.
I had taken pictures of both the pizza and the pasta to include in this review, but cannot find them anywhere on my hard drive. Sorry!
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Disclosure—The marketing team for Red Baron provided me with free product coupons to facilitate my honest review. All opinions stated are my own, and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.