Trader Joe’s makes a lot of pizza. From frozen pizza to fresh dough that you bake yourself to pre-baked crusts you just put toppings on. They got you covered if you want a pizza, which is a little surprising they released a new pizza. Trader Joe’s is always tinkering with their pizza lineup. Right now they are selling a ton of the Cauliflower crust Cheese Pizza I reviewed a couple of months back. With good reason, it’s one of the best gluten free pizzas I’ve ever eaten. This pizza is completely Organic and is a Product of Italy which makes me think it’s the same company in Italy making some of their other Organic pizzas.
This is a long rectangular pizza that easily fits in my toaster oven (and I’m sure most people’s toaster ovens). From the time that I turned on the oven to eating a pizza was about 20 minutes of mostly untended time. I did cheat and added a little Quattro Formaggio to the top of it since it looked a little sparse on the cheese and I’m glad I did. This could easily use more cheese and probably add a variety of things that you like like olives, pepperoni, ham or whatever you like. I wouldn’t go crazy with the toppings, it will just take it longer to bake. But this is a good base from which to make it your own.
I see where Trader Joe’s is going with this pizza. It’s a small one and I mentioned, fits in a toaster oven so you don’t need to heat up a big oven for this. It clocks in at 680 calories for a whole pizza which is a good amount of calories for a meal, especially for me as a guy. You could split it with someone with a bowl of soup and and a salad if you wanted. It cooked in about 10 minutes in my oven as you can see the cheese got nicely browned and the crust got, well crusty! I cut it into four slices and let it cool for a minute while I snapped the picture. It does make for a nice presentation. How does it taste? Pretty darn good! It makes a great lunch or dinner for someone on the run or just wants a simple pizza. The crust, while nothing all that great, does the job. It’s thicker than their round pizzas and has a nice chew to it. The sauce and tomatoes have great flavor and I’m happy I put extra cheese on it. I will be stocking up on these for my kids and me for a quick, no fuss meal.
Organic Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Mozzarella Cheese (Organic Milk, Salt, Microbial Rennet, Starter Culture), Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Cherry Tomatoes, Yeast, Sea Salt, Organic Dried Basil, Organic Dried Oregano, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Dried Parsley, Organic Dried Garlic
Certified Organic by the Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Product of Italy