Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Warrior Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

This past weekend I was a “Weekend Warrior”, meaning that I worked both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a big sale day at work, so I didn’t make it home until well after 7pm.

I don’t know about you, but my supper schedule is pretty prompt. I like to eat around 6:30, and 5:30 would be even better. So 7:30/8:00 pm on Saturday was pushing it.

So I skipped my plan of roasted sweet potatoes and kale quesadillas, and tried a new to me gluten free frozen pizza:

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Daiya Mushroom & Roasted Garlic Pizza

I love Against the Grain Frozen Pizzas, but nutritionally, they aren’t….the best. Delicious…yes. Low in calories…not so much. So I snagged this Daiya pizza last week, hoping that it would be good.

Well…..

I won’t say it’s bad….but…it’s not good.

First, let’s look at the baking instructions:

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500 degrees? Interesting. I followed the instructions perfectly and at ONLY ten minutes:

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My pizza was burnt on one side completely, and a some of it had bottomed out.

And I don’t have a notoriously hot oven. So I’m not really sure that that was about.

Once I trimmed off the burnt edges, I will say that the flavor of the pizza was good, meaning that the big chunks of garlic were delicious! But the crust…even though burnt….didn’t taste all the way cooked.

So would I buy it again? No.

But I will try to recreate the garlic and mushroom combo on a Udi’s gluten free crust – Yes!

What about you? What’s your go-to gluten free frozen pizza?

Happy Monday!