Pizza is my go-to meal, especially when I am short on time and ideas. Unfortunately, picking up a celiac safe gluten-free pizza is not always an option and making one at home takes some planning. Enter Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, a pre-made and parbaked solution for a spontaneous pizza night. Though Udi’s gluten-free pizza crust is not a new product, I had not had a chance to try it myself until I noticed it in my local grocery stores growing gluten-free section. Since the crust was made by Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, I had high expectations. Thankfully Udi’s did not let me down.
Each 8-ounce package of Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts contains 2 8-inch pizza crusts. So I decided to make a cheese pizza for the kids and one loaded with veggies for the adults in the house. Since the crust is parbaked, all I had to worry about was piling on the toppings and baking the pizza. If the crust is thawed cooking time is only 5-7 minutes, depending on the oven and toppings, but even frozen the pizzas only required a few additional minutes.
Because the crust is pretty basic it works well with a wide variety of pizza preferences. In this case, both the cheese and veggie pizza came out great. The cheese pizza had a soft and slightly sweet crust, which pleased the kids. The adults were equally happy with the Veggie Pizza. Even though the crust seemed thin, it held up perfectly to the heavy toppings. And the longer baking time required for the veggie pizza resulted in a crunchier crust, which I enjoyed.
Of course when it comes to pizza, I’m always going to prefer fresh made and baked pizza from my favorite restaurant. Though, Udi’s Gluten-Free Pizza does not taste exactly like the crust from my favorite pizza place, it does not disappoint when it is served during an unplanned gluten-free pizza emergency.
To learn more about Udi’s Gluten-Free foods including product information, recipes and special offers visit udisglutenfree.com.