Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

Today we're revisiting two pizzas from Lean Cuisine. At least I believe so: while the Supreme Pizza still has the same name, what was the awkwardly-named "Wood Fire Style BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza" back in 2012 seems to have become the only-slightly-less-awkwardly-named "Thin Crust BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza."

We started our tasting session with the Supreme Pizza. Two years ago this had 380 calories, 560 mg sodium, and 4g fiber, while today it has 400 calories, 690mg sodium (wow!), and 3g fiber.

This is cooked in the by-now-standard way of unfolding the box to reveal a crisping panel on the interior, then microwaving the pizza on the panel. The panel does an acceptable job of making sure that the crust doesn't become soggy - in fact, the underside of the crust is fairly solid while the crust itself is tender. Pizzas from Lean Cuisine »

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