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Amy’s Cheese Pizza- Rice Crust- Organic ingredients/ gluten free/ wheat free

Posted on | October 16, 2007 | 8 Comments

Amys frozen pizza gluten free

Mmmmm, who doesn’t like a pizza that is quick and easy to prepare? I found this gem at my local grocery store in the natural foods department. For $5.99, I thought this Amy’s Cheese Pizza Rice Crust made with organic rice flour and tomatoes was worth a try. It easily serves two to three people.

Fresh out of the box:

Amy’s gluten free frozen pizza

To jazz it up a bit, I added some onion, tomato, sharp cheddar, and basil to most of the pizza, leaving just one section plain cheese. I was curious to see how the crust supported extra toppings. Since my pizza stone was used for a gluten pizza, I opted for a foil lined pan for my baking experiment.

Amys’ frozen gluten free pizza

The pizza cooked up nicely in a solid 12 minutes; I found the cheese and crust cooked much quicker than the center. To prevent overbrowning, watch it closely as it bakes and cover the edges with foil if necessary. The edges were definately crispy.

The crust baked up crispy on the bottom with a softer center. It tasted of cornmeal and rice, a mild flavor. The crust was on the thicker side and was able to support whatever extra toppings you throw it’s way. The crust was a solid, decent gluten free pizza crust and is probably one of the more decent semi-thick pizza crust you’ll get from a premade frozen gluten free product, despite it’s somewhat mealy consistency and texture. However I wouldn’t consider it flavorful or especially yummy. I think I like my crust a little chewier.

As for the toppings, I actually liked the sauce. There was just enough of it for some flavor – it really balanced out this gluten free pizza so it was neither dry or mushy. It had more of a fresher taste with minimal sweetness. I suggest adding a bit of your own cheese for full coverage if you add your own toppings. The cheese tasted really good and melted quite nicely.

amys’ frozen pizza gluten free

Overall, this is a decent pizza that’s great for a last minute pizza craving. Of course it is not as tasty or flavorful as homemade, but it is decent, especially if you add your own toppings.

PROS: substantial crust, great base for extra toppings, nice balance of mild flavors, organic ingredients,

Cons: Crust has a “gluten-free” taste, crust cooks quickly and has a mealy texture

Rating: 4 stars

Amy’s rice crust gluten free cheese pizza

Where Can I Buy This Rice Crust Pizza?

WellnessGrocer.com

INGREDIENTS : PART SKIM MOZZARELLA CHEESE (WITHOUT ANIMAL ENZYMES OR RENNET), ORGANIC RICE FLOUR, ORGANIC TOMATO PUREE, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SEED MEAL, TAPIOCA FLOUR, ORGANIC POTATOES, ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC HONEY, SEA SALT, ORGANIC RED ONIONS, YEAST, SOY LECITHIN, SPICES, ORGANIC GARLIC. CONTAINS MILK, SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND SOY.

Comments

8 Responses to “Amy’s Cheese Pizza- Rice Crust- Organic ingredients/ gluten free/ wheat free”

  1. carrie
    October 17th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    Thanks for this review! I have one of these pizzas at home, for a night when I absolutely refuse to cook. WOW, where did you find one for $5.99?? I bought mine at Food Lion and it was $9.00!!! yikes!! I will definitely be looking forward to trying the pizza now! Thanks for your great review!! Your added toppings look delicious!!

  2. Karen
    October 17th, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

    Yes, this is a GREAT option for those nights when cooking from scratch really isn’t something you want to do! I try to keep one “in stock” as well.

    I admit- I completely lucked out. My local Giant grocery store recently reduced the prices on many of their natural/organic foods to better compete with Wegmans (sells for $7.19) and a local natural foods store(sells for $7.99.)

  3. Debbie
    November 13th, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog, it’s very helpful.
    Have you ever tried glutino pizza’s?
    http://www.glutino.com
    I find them better then Amy’s.
    The crust is so much better.
    I have them the way they are or if I’m really hungry I’ll add extra toppings.
    Debbie

  4. Karen
    November 14th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    Hi Debbie! I haven’t tried their pizzas yet. I have tried the small size frozen crusts, but didn’t care for them at all. I will give their pizzas a try though. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Colleen
    December 2nd, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

    I agree with Debbie. I tried this pizza for the first time Friday night and was sadly disappointed! The crust has a really weird flavor. I think I prefer the smaller pre-made glutino pizza (crust is much better than the individual crusts they sell), if I’m craving a GF pizza in a hurry! I’m going to try the namaste crust you recommend for pizza-from-scratch, though!

    Thanks again for your site – It’s so helpful and great!

  6. Karen
    December 6th, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

    Ooo, another vote for Glutino pizzas- now I really have to find them!

    You know what is strange? The last time I bought this pizza ( since my review), the crust tasted horrible- I could hardly eat it. I thougt my pizza was just “bad”, but now I am wondering if they changed the recipe? Anyone know?

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  8. Amanda
    July 28th, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    This pizza was disgusting!!! The crust has a strange crumbly texture is bitter and the sauce has no taste. It reminded me of freeze dried astronot pizza. Definitely not worth buying!!!

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