I’ve been craving pizza so thought it was time for a taste test to see which versions win out in the category of frozen and cooking at home (all mixes or frozen – not from scratch). Read on to see how the options fared.
Glutino Frozen Pizza -
I recently grabbed a Glutino spinach frozen pizza for an easy dinner night with the kids. I hadn’t tried it before and am always a little leery of pizza as gluten free pizza crust seems hard to get right. It often has an “off” flavor or texture.
However, the Glutino pizza was great. The crust wasn’t doughy, but rather fairly crisp and the overall flavor was excellent.
UPDATE: I’m also favoring the Glutino frozen cheese pizza as you can add whatever toppings you like and make it your own. I’ve tried fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella as well as gluten free Hormel ham, pineapple and black olives. All delicious, fast and easy!
Kinnikinnick Frozen Pizza Crust -
I’ve also been testing out the Kinnikinnick frozen pizza crusts. They make for an easy dinner night since you can briefly cook the crusts before throwing toppings on and heating. The crust has good flavor with a slight sweet taste, but from a texture standpoint, it’s not really that close to an authentic pizza crust like the Glutino frozen pizza and seemed a little doughy even with pre-cooking. Still not a bad option, but not my first choice.
Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix -
This option is more involved since you’re using a mix, additional ingredients, letting the dough rise and pre-baking the crust before baking the final pizza, rather than just throwing a ready-made crust or pizza in the oven. This option took me a fair amount of time and ingredients and I wasn’t happy with the finished product. To be fair, I’ve made it clear that I am not a baker. However, I can usually manage fine with a mix. Despite following the directions exactly and pre-baking the crust until it was brown, the finished pizza came out doughy and heavy.
I make Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Bread (from mix) all the time and love it so am surprised the pizza crust didn’t turn out better. However, I’m not in a big hurry to try the pizza crust mix again. Too much effort and not enough pay off in my particular case.
In this round, the winner hands down is Glutino’s frozen pizza. Great flavor, texture and seriously easy. Three out of three!
Do you have other gluten free pizza brands or mixes that you’ve tried and loved?