Review of Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust. 2010 (c) Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Bottom Line

Udi's Gluten-Free Foods in Denver, Colorado is making the best whole grain gluten-free bread I've tried so I've been chomping to try Udi's frozen gluten-free pizza crusts and to enjoy the convenience of a ready-made gluten-free pizza crust.

Udi's parbaked gluten-free crusts are easy to use with good flavor. Overall the crust has a slightly gritty texture, characteristic of rice flour.

I recommend using a preheated pizza stone to bake gluten-free pizza if you favor cracker-crisp New York-style pizza.

Pros

  • Convenient store-bought pizza crust
  • Gluten, Dairy, Soy, and Nut Free
  • Easy to work with
  • Bakes up fast and crisp, especially on a preheated pizza stone
  • Can be ordered online at Udi's website

Cons

  • May not be available in stores where you live
  • Slightly gritty texture

Description

  • Each 8-ounce package of frozen Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts contains 2 8-inch parbaked pizza crusts.
  • Each package contains 4 servings - 1/2 pizza crust. Each serving contains 150 calories without toppings.
  • 1 serving = 4.5 grams fat (0 saturated / 0 trans fats), 24 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein, 290 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber
  • Cost per crust, about $2.50 in a 2-pack. Can be ordered in quantity from Udi's website with a discount plus shipping charges.

Review of Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust is a good tasting, convenient alternative to making homemade gluten-free pizza crusts.

I plan to keep a package in my freezer for those days when I want to make gluten-free pizza but don't have time to make my own crusts.

These easy-to-use parbaked crusts are made with water, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, potato starch, egg whites, canola oil, sugar, xanthan gum, salt, yeast, cultured corn syrup, ascorbic acid, calcium sulfate, and enzymes.

Udi's gluten-free pizza crusts are not only gluten-free, but they're also dairy, soy, and nut free, great for children and adults with multiple food allergies and/or intolerances.

Overall, this is the best ready-made gluten-free pizza crust I've tried. There is a slightly gritty texture, which may or may not appeal to you, but the edges of the crust baked up crisply, and the center of the crust was firm, golden brown and easy to eat.

If you don't have time to make homemade gluten-free pizza crust, I think you'll find Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts a welcome staple in your kitchen. Gluten-free pizza is such a treat, and with Udi's crusts, you can literally enjoy a homemade gluten-free pizza in minutes.

Check out my recipe for Gluten-Free Thai Pizza prepared with Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Crust.

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This product was purchased by Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking, not supplied for review by the manufacturer.