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Product Review: Udi’s gluten free pizza crust – dairy free, nut free, soy free

Posted on | April 16, 2011 | 7 Comments

Who doesn’t love pizza?

I love it, but hate the prep time it can take to made homemade gluten free pizza crust. Not only is it messy, but my lack of finesse in the kitchen also contributes to unpredictable results.

When I want pizza in a hurry, I often reach for Udi’s gluten free prepared pizza crusts. I tend to keep a few packs of these premade gluten free pizza crusts in my freezer for quick meals. Simply take them out of the package, top with your favorite sauce and toppings, and bake in the oven. It couldn’t be easier!

I usually purchase these pizza crusts at Smith’s or my local gluten free shop in Taylorsville, UT, Against the Grain. They retail for around $4.99 for a pack of two 8 inch pizza crusts. The crusts are great for one hungry person or two people to share. Amazingly, they have held up to any topping combination I concoct. I tend to prefer fresh veggies with yummy cheeses, but the crusts are also sturdy enough to support heavier toppings like sausage. And here’s a hint: to make it extra yummy, I drizzle garlic olive oil from Millcreek directly on the crust to add an extra punch of flavor. It makes my house smell so good when it is in the oven!

Just be sure to watch these gluten free pizza crusts as they bake, the edges can get hard and overly crispy. To remedy this, I just spread the sauce and toppings all the way to the edge, and it helps solve that problem.

These are definitely a thin and crispy style crusts, and the texture is slightly grainy with a hint of chewiness at the center, especially if you don’t use a pizza stone.   But honestly, the grittiness didn’t bother me at all and didn’t take away from the flavor of my pizza.

I do prefer homemade pizza and fresh pizza dough crust, but in a pinch, this product fits the bill at my house.

Rating: 4 stars

Pros: prebaked, short cooking time
Cons: not much flavor, edges can overcook

Ingredients: filtered water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, potato starch, canola or sunflower oil, egg white,. evaporated cane  juice, xanthan gum, salt,  yeast, ascorbic acid, enzymes

Nutritional Snapshot per serving: 300 calories, 9 g. fat, 580 mg sodium, 7 g. protein


Where to purchase: Check your local grocery store, or you may order directly from the Udi’s website.


7 Responses to “Product Review: Udi’s gluten free pizza crust – dairy free, nut free, soy free”

  1. Maggie
    April 16th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Thanks for mentioning these! I’ve always been a fan of thicker crusts (or I was, before going GF), but LOVE these Udi’s frozen crusts. I keep a few on hand in the freezer, too.

  2. Karen
    April 18th, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    Thanks Maggie, glad you like them!

  3. Valerie Phillips
    April 25th, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    Karen, I’m doing a story for the Deseret News about gluten-free products, and wanted to mention your site as a place where people can go for reviews. (Your father-in-law gave me the Web site address.) Please give me a call ate 801-451-5010.
    Thanks, Valerie Phillips

  4. Barbara
    April 26th, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Thanks for doing this blog. I’m doing a gluten-free blog too, but mostly, it is an online diary to help me remember what has and hasn’t worked for me.

    Good luck! I look forward to reading your past and future posts.

  5. MonsterAteMy
    May 6th, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    We like these too, but yeah…they really are small. My nine-year-old can eat an entire one all by himself. If serving to an adult you probably want a salad or something on the side. It’s a great product.

  6. Lindy
    August 19th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    My son just tried these today at school and it was a very quick pizza for him. His teacher told me that he loved his pizza for lunch. I will buy more in the future. I would give it 4 stars too. Oh you said the edge can get done to well I liked the crunchiness.

  7. Brian
    September 7th, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    Udi’s pizza crusts have been a lifesaver since I’ve been gf. They are so quick and convenient, not to mention delicious! While on the subject of Udi’s, they also have the best gf bread around as well! Very nice article

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