The Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts You Can Buy at the Grocery Store
Let’s face it: Even at its very best, grocery store pizza can be disappointing. (We’re looking at you, wet toppings, mushy middle and burnt-to-a-crisp edges.) And when you’re eating gluten-free, finding a decent pie becomes nearly impossible. So we’ve done the tricky part for you and taste-tested all the gluten-free options to find the very best. Pizza night at your place this weekend?
Best DIY Dough: Brandless Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix
It’s Friday night, and you don’t just want pizza, you want an activity that’s going to keep the kids out of your hair for at least 20 minutes. Brandless gluten-free pizza crust mix to the rescue—thanks to a blend of brown rice flour, tapioca starch and arrowroot powder, it’s gluten-free, vegan, kosher and actually tastes like the real thing. Add water and a bit of olive oil, grab a rolling pin, and you’re ready to go.
Best Frozen Crust: Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust
We admit it: At first, we were pretty wary of this crust. If all the good stuff is replaced by cauliflower, what’s the point of eating pizza in the first place? Won’t it be soggy and mushy, like that riced cauliflower we tried to make once? But friends, we’re thrilled to admit Trader Joe’s has proven us wrong. Made with cornstarch, potato starch, olive oil and cauliflower, this gluten-free, vegan frozen crust is surprisingly crispy, and—dare we say?—actually tastes like bread. We’d gladly swap it in for our weekly delivery order (preferably topped with marinara, basil and mounds of mozz).
Best Overall: Cappello’s Cheese Pizza
Often, eating gluten-free can feel like a sacrifice—you just have to accept that the modified version isn’t going to be as fabulous as the original. Cappello’s gluten-free frozen pizzas are the complete and total opposite. This magical crust is gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free and non-GMO, thanks to a mixture of cage-free eggs, arrowroot flour, coconut milk, coconut oil and coconut flour. It tastes exactly like the real thing. Maybe better—there’s no rock-at-the-bottom-of-your-stomach feeling. It’s official: This is the Tesla Model X of frozen pizzas.