Let’s Dig In: Reviewing Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Last week while shopping at Trader Joe’s, I came across Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust and thought, let’s give it a go! Frozen pizza crust is a good option for nights when you’re short on time but still want to incorporate fresh ingredients into your meal. When I brought it home, my husband wasn’t entirely impressed. But after I read out loud the 7 simple ingredients from the back of the box: Cauliflower, Cornflour, Water, Cornstarch, Potato Starch, Olive Oil, Salt – and expressed enthusiastically – that it was made in Italy, he shrugged his shoulders, walked away and said, “fine, I’ll try it.”

Picture courtesy of traderjoes.com

Because most people, myself included, read reviews on their smartphone while navigating the grocery store, here’s my quick and honest (no one paid me) review of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

So, What’s in it?

  • Simple Ingredients: Cauliflower, Cornflour, Water, Cornstarch, Potato Starch, Olive Oil, Salt.
  • Nutritional Facts: Serving Size: 1/6 crust, Calories: 80, Fat: 0g, Sodium: 220mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g, Total Sugars: less than 1g (0 added sugars).

Pros:

  • I really liked the taste! I never felt like I was missing the traditional white flour dough. A big win in my books!
  • It was nice and thick and surprisingly held up well in my hands. The mix of cornflour and cornstarch added that extra oomph that tends to be missing when I make cauliflower pizza dough from scratch.
  • It was filling; after two slices (and a side salad) I was full.

Cons:

  • It took a long time to cook! We chopped up our fresh ingredients and then I read the back of the box for the instructions – rookie mistake. Be warned: You have to bake the crust for 10-12 minutes on one side, then 10-12 minutes on the other before you add the toppings! Once the toppings are added, you’ll need to bake the pie for an additional 4-5 minutes or until browned. This final step took us at least 10 minutes.
  • The crust was a bit on the sticky side. After cooking for 10-12 minutes, we tried to flip the crust over but the bottom was stuck to my non-stick pan. Two spatulas were used to flip it over, causing it to crack in the middle slightly.

Will I Buy Again?

  • You bet. It was tasty and it’s a healthier option for pizza crust when you’re in a pinch. Now that we know it takes a bit more time to cook, we’ll start earlier.

So, tell me, have you tried Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust? If so, what did you think? Have a made-from-scratch cauliflower dough you want to share? Send it my way or share with me on Pinterest.

Stay well,

S.



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