Trader Joe’s Burrata, Prosciutto, and Arugula Flatbread Pizza
December 27, 2016
Since I don’t live near a Trader Joe’s anymore, when I have the opportunity to go to one, I basically play supermarket sweep and throw as much food into my cart as possible. When I saw their Trader Joe’s Burrata, Prosciutto, and Arugula Flatbread in the frozen pizza aisle, there was no way I wasn’t getting it. Easiest purchase decision ever – who doesn’t like all of those toppings? And for $5? Sold.
When I opened the box, I wasn’t really expecting the prosciutto to be packaged separately, but it was a nice touch. It makes sense that you should put the prosciutto on the flatbread after it’s cooked in the oven. Side note: Trader Joe’s calls this a flatbread, probably because it doesn’t have any red sauce. Who cares. It’s a pizza and I will refer to it that way from here on out. Per the instructions, I heated the oven up to 450F and then put the pizza in on a cookie sheet. 12 minutes later our timer beeped and the pizza looked like it was done. In hindsight, it could have used another two minutes or so to brown up a little more.
Trader Joe’s included 3 slices of salty prosciutto, which was a pretty generous amount considering the size of the flatbread/pizza. Once it was shredded up into smaller pieces and placed on top of the cheese and arugula, all of the work was done. My boyfriend and I split it and half of the pizza was juuuuuuust enough to fill me up. It really was more of a personal sized pizza in my opinion though, and I probably wouldn’t have been as satisfied sharing if I hadn’t eaten a million cookies in the office earlier.
As far as the taste goes, I have to say, I was let down. It was fine but it just didn’t have any wow factor. The crust was great – light, chewy, and cooked perfectly. The cheese blend was pretty bland, on the verge of being watery, and I found myself wishing there was some blue cheese in the mix. The arugula was whatever. The prosciutto was good- not the best I’ve ever had, but not terrible. I think that the fact that this is a frozen pizza is to blame for it not meeting my expectations. For $5 though, I can’t knock it. Trader Joe’s Burrata, Prosciutto, and Arugula Pizza is a decent option to keep in your freezer for a quick meal.