Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza Review

Do you love Detroit-style deep-dish pizza? Now you can enjoy it conveniently from the comfort of your own home without having to order takeout with the Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni frozen pizza. Is this worth picking up for your next pizza party at home?

Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza box sitting on a table.
Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza.

Pizza is definitely one of my favorite foods, if not my favorite. We eat it roughly once a week and I never get sick or tired of it! I saw this new Motor City Pizza Co. frozen pizza at my Costco during my last trip and wanted to pick it up to review and have as a lazy dinner one night.

Other pizza products from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Pizza, Sabatasso’s Pizza Singles, Pizza Delight Garlic Cheese Fingers, Sabatasso’s Gluten-Free Four Cheese Pizza, Kirkland Signature Frozen Cheese Pizza, Molinaro’s Napolitano Pizza Kit and the Molinaro’s Gluten-Free Roasted Vegetable Cauliflower Crust Pizza.

Product and company description for the pizza from the back of the box.
Detroit-style frozen pizza at Costco.

Location in Store

You can find this in the freezer aisle at Costco, near all the other frozen pizzas. The item number is 1652977.

Closeup image of one pizza, cooked and sliced.
Looks good, right?


The pepperoni (which is on the pizza in both sliced and diced forms) is a bit spicy! It definitely adds some heat. There’s a fairly generous amount of meat on the pizzas, though it is a bit unevenly distributed. 

Closeup side view image of the pizza so the crust is visible.
The crust is very good, nice and crispy.

The crust is great for a frozen pizza. The edges get really crispy. Away from the edges, it’s soft, relatively light and somewhat chewy.

Top down image of the pizza cooked, on an oven stovetop, cooling.
The pepperoni could be more evenly placed.

The cheese and sauce on the pizza are both good. The amount of cheese is fine, but I could have done with a bit more sauce. I did find the pizza a bit greasy. There were little pools of oil/grease in a few places after baking it. 

Closeup image of a hand holding one slice of pizza.
A little greasy, but what pizza isn’t?


The box comes with two pizzas and costs $17.99 Canadian, which definitely isn’t cheap. However, it’s deep-dish pizza so I find it more filling than just regular pizza and it’s tasty as well as seems to be pretty good quality.

Image of the two frozen pizzas that come in the box with the plastic wrap still on, before baking.
The box comes with two frozen pizzas, each pizza is in its own cooking tray.


The pizza comes already in a cooking tray which is really nice. We baked our pizza in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 21 minutes. The pizza turned out great after baking it in the oven. Obviously, the pizza needs to be kept frozen and for some reason, I couldn’t find a best-before date on the box.

The pizza cooking instructions from the box.
Cooking instructions.

I definitely think kids would enjoy this pizza and I also wouldn’t hesitate to serve it to guests as a fun dinner or snack. Sean and I both enjoyed it on a Saturday night.

Image of the frozen pizza being cooked in the oven.
Baking in the oven!



I knew this wasn’t going to be healthy and would have lots of calories. One-quarter of a pizza or around two big slices is 570 calories, 29 grams of fat, 51 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fiber, five grams of sugar, 17 grams of protein and 1250 milligrams of sodium. Wow, that’s a lot of sodium!

Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza nutriton facts from box.
Nutrition facts.


The thing I don’t like about non-homemade pizza is all the unnecessary ingredients, like palm oil, corn oil, soybean oil. If you want to save yourself some unhealthy ingredients I think making your own pizza from scratch is your best bet. This pizza is not gluten-free or dairy-free, it contains milk, wheat and mustard.

Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza


Taste: 9/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 9.5/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Must buy!

Although this isn’t healthy, overall, this is an excellent frozen pizza. The crust is awesome.

What’s your opinion of the Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Detroit-Style Deep Dish Pizza? Is it as good as takeout?

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16 thoughts on “Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni Pizza Review”

  1. This is my favorite to. You are right, you need to redistribute where the toppings are. I always add bacon and things like green pepper to make it even better. Motor City’s Garlic bread is great to!

  2. Loved the Boston Pizza. Very disappointed that they have made the pizzas smaller but have kept them at the same price. I usually buy the pizza every two weeks but I am now thinking of buy them once a month as instead of only having to cook one pizza at a time I have to cook the 2 of them.

  3. from the time costco brought this pizza in, it’s been our favorite. i have recommended it to both our married children and they have taken to it as well. imagine my surprise when we popped one in the oven, cut and served….and it was inedible. no taste, completely flat, the crust was not chewable and we trashed it after trying to eat one piece. the only way this pizza has gone from a 9 out of 10 to a -1 is if it had been thawed and then refrozen.
    will be returning the second pizza to costco for a refund.

  4. We normally do not care for frozen pizzas, but Motor City pizza is surprisingly deeelish! No, it’s not a healthy meal, but it is great for a last minute or an occasional lazy day meal. So good! It is always on my Costco shopping list!

  5. This is the best pizza frozen I have found in a long time. My husband is very picky about pizza and we cannot stop raving about them . Every time I pick one up at the store I mentioned to other people looking at frozen pizzas that these are fantastic and they should try them. Happy I found them! Great job motor city pizza😋

  6. Need to figure out a different temp/timing because 425 for 20 minutes is doughy and gives me a stomach ache. Any suggestions for a slower cooked time/temp?

    • I think this pizza is just doughy in general. I’m not sure what other temperature you could try. Maybe 375 for 30 minutes?

    • I cook at 400° on the absolute LOWEST rack for roughly 23 min. The trick is removing the displaced cheese and toppings from the edges (and bottom if you feel like it) to the middle-ish area. This is so you don’t get a false browning, causing you to think the pizza’s done before it actually is. Now that the cheese is thicker in the middle, it will take slightly longer for it to brown so let it cook the extra time. Trust me, the bottom will not over crisp yet the pizza will be thoroughly cooked, leaving a buttery, garlicky, deep dish crunch throughout

  7. The nutritional values are horrific. Look at the ingredients too. A colleague loves this pizza and I wanted to buy it but the fat, cholesterol etc…insanity. I couldn’t do it!

  8. Best frozen pizza ever. Must buy for real. Obviously not like a thin crust or Neapolitan style but those are never good as frozen! This is the way to go for a frozen pizza.

  9. I hate Frozen pizza! Ever since I got pounded with chemotherapy, my tastes and smells are super sensitive. I reluctantly but this pizza, and was completely blown away. I think it’s better than any pizza shop could make, and being disabled and on a limited fixed income, it’s extremely affordable. Don’t change a thing! Going to recommend it to all my family and friends.

  10. We absolutely loved this pizza. It was crispy, cheesy, a bit greasy and just that overall delicious splurge pizza I love once in a while. Because the pizza is frozen you need to redistribute the toppings on top as they probably slide off being shipped etc.. But no biggie, it was easy enough. My favorite store bought pizza ever! 10 plus

  11. We tried the Cheese Breadsticks by Motor City and thought they were delicious!!! We served with veggie soup and was extremely impressed!

  12. I tried this pizza and was not all that impressed. Taste was “fine” but not great. It didn’t fit my paradigm of deep dish. Still better than most pizzas from Trader Joe’s. It’s a good go to if you don’t have the time to visit your favorite pizzeria.


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