Product Review: Udi’s gluten free pizza crust – dairy free, nut free, soy free

Who doesn’t love pizza?

I love it, but hate the prep time it can take to made homemade gluten free pizza crust. Not only is it messy, but my lack of finesse in the kitchen also contributes to unpredictable results.

When I want pizza in a hurry, I often reach for Udi’s gluten free prepared pizza crusts. I tend to keep a few packs of these premade gluten free pizza crusts in my freezer for quick meals. Simply take them out of the package, top with your favorite sauce and toppings, and bake in the oven. It couldn’t be easier!

I usually purchase these pizza crusts at Smith’s or my local gluten free shop in Taylorsville, UT, Against the Grain. They retail for around $4.99 for a pack of two 8 inch pizza crusts. The crusts are great for one hungry person or two people to share. Amazingly, they have held up to any topping combination I concoct. I tend to prefer fresh veggies with yummy cheeses, but the crusts are also sturdy enough to support heavier toppings like sausage. And here’s a hint: to make it extra yummy, I drizzle garlic olive oil from Millcreek directly on the crust to add an extra punch of flavor. It makes my house smell so good when it is in the oven!

Just be sure to watch these gluten free pizza crusts as they bake, the edges can get hard and overly crispy. To remedy this, I just spread the sauce and toppings all the way to the edge, and it helps solve that problem.

These are definitely a thin and crispy style crusts, and the texture is slightly grainy with a hint of chewiness at the center, especially if you don’t use a pizza stone. But honestly, the grittiness didn’t bother me at all and didn’t take away from the flavor of my pizza.

I do prefer homemade pizza and fresh pizza dough crust, but in a pinch, this product fits the bill at my house.

Rating: 4 stars

Pros: prebaked, short cooking time

Cons: not much flavor, edges can overcook

Ingredients: filtered water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, potato starch, canola or sunflower oil, egg white,. evaporated cane juice, xanthan gum, salt, yeast, ascorbic acid, enzymes

Nutritional Snapshot per serving: 300 calories, 9 g. fat, 580 mg sodium, 7 g. protein

Where to purchase: Check your local grocery store, or you may order directly from the Udi’s website.

 

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