The New $4.89 ALDI Find I’m Buying From Now On

My family adores every single product from this brand.

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There's not a single Mama Cozzi’s product that my family hasn’t tried, and so far, we've adored every last one. That’s why I was excited to see that Mama Cozzi’s just launched a new product: buffalo-style cauliflower ranch flatbread.

What I Love About Mama Cozzi’s Buffalo-Style Cauliflower Ranch Flatbread

Like all of Mama Cozzi’s flatbreads, the new buffalo-style cauliflower ranch version costs only $4.89, and you can find it in ALDI’s deli section, meaning it’s freshly made and never frozen. I can’t buy most snacks for less than $5, and this is a hearty, well-priced snack with three servings per package.

When I cut open the plastic wrap, I got a whiff of buffalo sauce, followed by the tang of ranch and the piquant aroma of blue cheese. Be sure to remove the cardboard that’s right under the pizza—it’s perfectly aligned and easy to miss.

The flatbread itself is bright orange, as any buffalo-sauced pizza should be, and bite-sized bits of cauliflower and slices of red onion dot the top.

The directions call for preheating the oven to 400°F. Since I have a really good convection oven, I preheated mine to just 375°F.

The directions also call for placing it in the middle of the oven, right on the rack. I know most pizzas and flatbreads call for that, but every time I’ve done that, a good portion of my pizza ends up on the bottom of my oven. Instead, I use a cookie sheet, or if I’m feeling inspired, I heat up my pizza stone in the oven as it preheats (the ideal way to cook this and any other flatbread for a perfectly crisp texture).

Within 10 to 12 minutes, the flatbread is done cooking. In my convection oven, it was done in just under 7 minutes.

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How the New Mama Cozzi's Flatbread Tastes

When I took it out of the oven, the cheese was bubbly, the edges were slightly browned, and the buffalo ranch smell had intensified. My husband, who adores buffalo chicken in all of its various forms, practically swooned.

The cauliflower was perfectly cooked, almost caramelized, and I loved the blue cheese bits, which enhanced the not-too-spicy buffalo sauce. The ranch flavor was very subtle, adding a slight savory touch.

My son avoids blue cheese in all its forms, but my husband was not upset by this development, as that just meant more for him.

This new flatbread would be perfect for watching football or basketball, and it would make a great after-school snack if your kiddo likes blue cheese. The next time I make this flatbread, I'll add some finely chopped cilantro right after I take it out of the oven, but it’s delicious as-is, too.

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