Individual-sized pizzas are perfect for dining alone or when everyone has different topping preferences. They're also good for portion-control if you have a hard time resisting second helpings. Whatever the reason, there are more frozen single-serving options than ever, but you still need to look closely at nutrition and ingredients. Check out these winners in both taste and nutrition when craving a pizza all to yourself.

By Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
December 08, 2016
Illustration: Christina Harrison Text: Daniel Boone

Taste Test Winner:

Amy's Light in Sodium Spinach Pizza

Even though it may be lower in sodium, this cheesy pizza sure doesn't taste like it. It features a creamy spinach-feta mixture topped with mozzarella cheese on a crust that could almost be described as "deep dish". The inside of the crust was soft and pillowy, while the outside was golden and crispy. $4.49, vegetarian

Serving size: 1 pizza

Calories 440; Fat 18g (sat 6g); Protein 19g; Carb 54g; Fiber 3g; Sugars 5g; Chol 20mg; Iron 4mg; Sodium 390mg; Calc 300mg

Others We Liked:

Amy's Pesto Pizza

This is an individual-sized version of the Amy's pizza that was a favorite in the Cheese & Pesto Pizza category. The pesto has a fresh basil taste,and the pizza is loaded with tomato slices, broccoli, and cheese. The broccoli florets tasted fresh and retained a great crisp-tender texture. $4.49, vegetarian

Serving size: 1 pizza

Calories 440; Fat 19g (sat 5g); Protein 18g; Carb 52g; Fiber 3g; Sugars 3g; Chol 15mg; Iron 3mg; Sodium 780mg; Calc 250mg

365 Everyday Value Organic Spinach and Feta Individual Size Pizza

If you like spinach on your pizza, this one's for you. The crispy crust has a light layer of robust tomato sauce and is topped with sautéed spinach, feta, and mozzarella. Don't let this pizza fool you; it may be small, but it's got big flavor. $3.99, vegetarian

Serving size: 1 pizza

Calories 320; Fat 8g (sat 3.5g); Protein 16g; Carb 43g; Fiber 3g; Sugars 2g; Chol 20mg; Iron 2mg; Sodium 550mg; Calc 250mg

Annie's Homegrown Three Cheese Mini Pizza Bagels

We loved the idea of keeping these two-bite cheese pizzas on hand for a savory snack or a quick meal for kids. These mini pizzas have a whole-grain bagel crust and keep their seasonings minimal and spices mild. $4.49 for box of 9, vegetarian

Serving size: 4 bagels

Calories 200; Fat 6g (sat 3.5g); Protein 10g; Carb 26g; Fiber 2g; Sugars 3g; Chol 15mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 440mg; Calc 150mg

Things to Look For:

  • Whole Grains: Unfortunately, it's still rare to find a 100% whole grain crust, but you can find pizzas with some whole grains. Look for the word "whole" in front of the grain or flour and near the top of the ingredients list. Also, check gluten-free options that occasionally use brown rice and other whole grain, gluten-free flour blends in place of refined wheat.
  • Calories and Sodium: Don't assume that smaller pizzas automatically mean lower calories and sodium. We found several individual pizzas that had more calories and sodium than one serving of the same large pizza due to the individual version being a larger serving size.
  • Saturated Fat: Plenty of cheese is an absolute must on pizza, but the saturated fat in it can add up quickly. Keep sat fat to a minimum by looking for one with ⪯ 7g saturated fat if divided into 3 servings; aim for ⪯ 5g saturated fat if cut into 4 servings.

​​​​How We Tested

Only frozen foods that met Cooking Light’s nutrition guidelines were tested. Products were eliminated based on the following: lack of calorie and/or protein adequacy, lack of whole grains, presence of trans fat or hydrogenation, presence of significant added sugars, and presence of artificial coloring or sweeteners. All frozen foods were cooked according to package directions and taste tested by a panel of Cooking Light editors and staff. To ensure consistency, Breville microwaves were used to cook all foods.