Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust Cheese Pizza has been sitting in my freezer for weeks now. I’m not a fan of cauliflower crust pizza, but a few bloggers I follow eat this one all the time, so my hopes were a little higher that it would at least be decent. Surprisingly, it accomplished the task of making me forget that I was eating cauliflower crust pizza. However, that’s because I felt like I was just eating sub-par frozen pizza.
The crust is made with chickpea flour, cauliflower, and mozzarella, and doesn’t taste much like anything. Texture-wise, it wasn’t bad towards the outer edge of the pizza, where the crust was able to crisp up. However, the middle of Trader Joe’s cauliflower crust cheese pizza had a chewy consistency that reminded me of the texture of Celeste pizzas.
Taste-wise, it wasn’t great – it reminded me of Tony’s frozen pizzas, which have the same kind of mediocrity. The cheese and sauce just kind of mushes together, and the cheese doesn’t entirely melt down. The gluten free aspect of the pizza didn’t make a difference as far as I’m concerned, since there weren’t many carbs to start with.
I’m not a gluten free or cauliflower crust pizza expert, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a particularly harsh critic of them. In my opinion, Trader Joe’s gluten free cauliflower crust cheese pizzas are only worth grabbing if you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy, or are on a low-carb diet. Otherwise, don’t bother. Life is too short to eat bad frozen pizza.