Courtesy of ASDA

Walmart-owned chain Asda will be offering the pie topped with typical Christmas fare.

Mike Pomranz
November 17, 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of forgoing the hassle of cooking Christmas dinner and just ordering in a pizza instead, a forthcoming new offering from the U.K. grocery store Asda is willing to meet you halfway. Starting on December 7, the Walmart-owned chain will be selling a Christmas dinner pizza at its deli counters for customers to collect and cook at home.

Starting with your typical tomato and cheese base, the pie is then topped with chunks of roast chicken, roasted potatoes, and Brussels sprouts before being finished off with a drizzling of cranberry sauce. Of course, the choice of chicken over turkey has raised some eyebrows as the latter is the traditional holiday bird and the former is not. One possible explanation might be that chicken is definitely the more traditional pizza topping, but then again, this certainly isn’t meant to be a traditional pizza, is it?

Still, though you might be able to complain about Asda’s choice of poultry, you’d be hard-pressed to complain about the price: A 10-inch version of the pie costs just £2.60, or about $3.43, and the 14-inch version costs a mere £4, or about $5.28. Requiring just 20 minutes of cooking time, a Christmas dinner pizza is definitely an extremely cost- and time-effective way to celebrate the holiday.

If the name Asda sounds familiar (and you have never been grocery shopping in the U.K.), you may be familiar with the brand from when it made headlines in the U.S. back in 2016 thanks to one of the grocery store’s $6 bottles of Malbec taking home a best in show honor at last year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Yes, this store offers both Christmas pizzas and solid cheap red wine. No, it’s not located in heaven; it’s in the United Kingdom. We already told you that!