7 Frozen Gluten Free Pizzas to Keep on Hand

  • 01 of 09

    7 Frozen Gluten Free Pizzas to Keep on Hand

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    Italian pizza with mushrooms. Eugene Mymrin / Getty Images

    If you are a parent, I don’t have to tell you that it’s hard to find a better-loved food than pizza when it comes to pleasing the kid masses.  And it’s not exactly hard for us adults to find a happy reason to put away a slice or two.  But those of us who are gluten free might find those pizza moments a bit more challenging, or simply off limits.  It’s a very good idea to keep a gluten free pizza in the freezer for those times when an unexpected gluten free guest raises their hand at a pizza...MORE party, especially if it’s a kid and you want to make sure they don’t feel left out. 

    A big group of us got together (some of us gluten-free, some just pizza lovers) and tested a big array of gluten-free pizzas and these were the favorites.  The differences between them were notable  -- and both flavor and texture really came into play.  Read on, and if I’ve missed one of your favorites, let me know!

    Note: Some of the gluten-free products were received from the manufacturers, some were purchased.  This had no bearing on the results of the article.

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  • 02 of 09

    Freschetta Gluten Free Thin and Crispy 4 Cheese Medley Pizza

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    Freschetta Gluten Free Thin and Crispy 4 Cheese Medley Pizza. (c) Freschetta

    This was delicious, and not in a “for a gluten free pizza” way. These flavors of the cheeses were great, and the thin crust had a nice texture to it, not soggy at all once you baked it on the preheated cookie sheet. Also available in pepperoni and single serving sizes.

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  • 03 of 09

    Trader Joe's Gluten Free 3 Cheese Pizza with Fresh Roma Tomatoes

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    Trader Joe's Gluten Free 3 Cheese Pizza with Fresh Roma Tomatoes.

    The tomatoes were surprisingly fresh tasting, but there was a pronounced garlicky note. A nice blend of cheeses. And definitely one of the better crusts. This one is smaller, and serves 2 people.

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  • 04 of 09

    Smart Flour Foods Gluten Free Classic Cheese Pizza

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    Smart Flour Gluten Free Classic Cheese Pizza. (c) Smart Flour

    A mozzarella and provolone medley make up the cheese topping. There are some good grains in the crust – like amaranth, teff and sorghum, which provide a nice amount of vitamins and protein. Also available in Uncured Pepperoni, Garden Margherita, and Italian Sausage versions.  The unfilled crusts are also available in the freezer aisle, if you want to make your own pizza creation.

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  • 05 of 09

    Udi's Gluten Free Margherita Pizza

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    Udi's Gluten Free Margherita Pizza. (c) Udi's

    This was a popular one, with gluten free folks saying “it tastes like real pizza.” Fresh tomatoes set it apart. Also available in regular cheese and pepperoni (both also crowd pleasers), and spinach and feta flavors.

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  • 06 of 09

    Glutino Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

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    Glutino Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza. (c) glutino

    The pepperoni was the favorite of this brand’s offerings, which also includes duo cheese (mozzarella and Monterey Jack) and a spinach feta variety. They come in small, single size servings, so they are easy to pull out when there are one or two individuals with gluten intolerances at the table.

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  • 07 of 09

    Joan's Gluten Free Sicilian Pizza

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    Joan's Gluten Free Sicilian Pizza. (c) Joan's

    This for those who want a slab of that thick-crusted Sicilian pizza. The flavor of the sauce in particular elicited compliments. Also available; a New York Style version, with a thick crust edge.

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  • 08 of 09

    Ian's Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni French Bread Pizza

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    Ian's Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni French Bread Pizza. (c) Ian's

    If you’ve been longing for French bread pizza, then this is for you. The other big dietary is claim Ian’s can make is that there is no milk (casein) in the pizza, so it’s ok for those with dairy allergies. Therefore, the plain cheese version is also vegan. People who are allergic to both dairy and gluten probably never thought they’d have pizza again. Cheese, pepperoni, and Supreme versions are available.

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  • 09 of 09

    Let the pizza parties begin!

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    Udi's Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pizza. (c) Udi's

    In the taste testing, it was clear that gluten-free pizzas elicited strong opinions! If you have some favorites that I missed, I hope you’ll let me know.