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The $12 Costco Find That Fooled My Pizza-Loving Family

published Apr 6, 2023
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Costco’s freezer section features aisles — yes, multiple aisles — of frozen breakfasts, desserts, ready-to-eat meals, and flash-frozen staples. While Costco is known for the careful curation of grocery items, that doesn’t stop them from offering frozen pizzas with a variety of styles, crusts, and toppings. That’s exactly what I’m looking for when I show my membership card. If there’s one frozen meal that I always have on hand, no matter the season, it is frozen pizza

I recently came across this post about the Kirkland Signature Supreme Cauliflower Crust Pizza on the Costco-themed Facebook group. A member posted a picture of the pizza box and an overwhelmingly complimentary caption. There were seven exclamation points and one bold claim: “Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had!” 

Because I don’t eat gluten-free, I had no reason for this frozen pizza to be on my radar. But with so many positive reviews, I figured it was worth a try. 

Credit: Patty Catalano

What’s So Great About Kirkland Signature Supreme Cauliflower Crust Pizza?

Despite the rave reviews from fellow Costco fans, I did not have high expectations for this pizza. Hear me out: I expected the crust to be soft and a poor substitute for a pizza base. Wow, was I wrong. Not only is this a great cauliflower-crust pizza, but it is also a great pizza — period. 

Frozen thick or rising-crust pizzas are often too bready without the signature crisp-yet-chewy texture you get from a freshly made pie. I find thin-crust frozen pizzas bake up closer to my picture-perfect pie without the delivery fee. The thin cauliflower-based crust on this Kirkland pizza browned perfectly and didn’t bend under the weight of the pepperoni, sausage, and roasted vegetable toppings. 

When I served this pizza for dinner, even my two discerning elementary-aged kids didn’t suspect that the crust was made from cauliflower. This pizza is gluten-free, but with 31 grams of carbohydrates per serving, it might not be suitable for low-carb diets.  

Credit: Patty Catalano

What’s the Best Way to Serve Kirkland Signature Supreme Cauliflower Crust Pizza?

The best way to brown the crust is to bake directly on the rack until the crust is crisp and the pizza melts and browns to your desired degree of doneness. Between the cauliflower crust and variety of meat and veggie toppings, I consider this to be a meal in and of itself. If you must add something extra, try this every pizza place salad.

Find it in stores: Kirkland Signature Supreme Cauliflower Crust Pizza, $11.79 for 2 (19.4-ounce) pizzas

What Costco finds have a permanent spot in your freezer? Sound off in the comments below.