Cauliflower crusts are all the rage these days. They're made from vegetables, after all, and are a low-carb option for those looking to cut back or who can't eat gluten. Trader Joe's brought a pre-made cauliflower pizza crust to its supermarkets earlier this summer, which quickly gained cult-favorite status, and now they're going the extra mile. The grocer is back with a ready-to-bake gluten-free cheese pizza featuring a cauliflower crust.
"The crust here uses a blend of cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, potato flour, chickpea flour, and brown rice flour to replace the wheat flour you'd find in an ordinary pizza crust," says Trader Joe's in its announcement. "It cooks just as a good pizza should, with a soft bite in the center, and just-the-right-crisp around the edges."
When Trader Joe's first launched the cauliflower pizza crust, the company revealed that their Product Innovator trekked to Italy to find and perfect the recipe.
"Nutty, riced cauliflower and corn flour form the sturdy base of this gluten-free crust," writes the company in its announcement. "Unlike others on the market that are held together with eggs or cheese (thus, high in calories), this crust is held together with cornstarch, potato starch, olive oil, and sea salt."
The rest of the pizza is delicious as well. There is a traditional red sauce and a blend of cheeses — mozzarella and provolone — topping the tomato-based sauce. According to the grocer, the pizza is for gluten-free diets and otherwise.
Consumers just have to bake the pizza, which retails for $4.99, for 10 to 12 minutes at 425°F and — voila! — they've got a "tangy, cheesy, savory flavors, and chewy, crisp-around-the-edges crust." You can also add toppings to customize the pizza.
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