Cauliflower Pizza Crust

June 05, 2017 in Category: What's New

There is no shortage of products available for the pizza appreciators shopping in our stores. For those who want to start from (almost) scratch, we offer ready-to-roll, fresh pizza dough in our refrigerated case. For those short on time, we have two frozen, top-and-bake options—one organic and one gluten-free—that will help get dinner on the table in minutes.

We felt our collection of crusts could be even better with inclusion of a vegetable-based version, namely, a cauliflower crust. So, our Product Innovator traveled to Italy in search of a cauliflower crust worthy of the Trader Joe’s name, and came back with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Italian tradition meets modern nutrition in this tale of pizza crust progression. Nutty, riced cauliflower and corn flour form the sturdy base of this gluten free Crust. 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.

This simple grouping of ingredients has a much lower nutritional impact than your standard slice—one slice (1/6 of the Crust) has just 80 calories, 220 milligrams of sodium, and zero grams of fat. Cauliflower Pizza Crust, without the time-consuming prep, and just 80 calories per gluten free slice? Sign us up!

How to best enjoy this veggie-centric crust? The key is in the prep: bake it in a 450 degree oven without toppings, and once its crisped to your liking, add your desired toppings and broil for a few minutes more. And for breadsticks, simply crisp the plain Crust in the oven and slice into pieces for snacking or dipping.

We’re upholding the appreciable Trader Joe’s tradition of value by offering 10.6-ounce Cauliflower Pizza Crusts for $3.99 each, everyday. You can find them in our freezers.


NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER, CORN FLOUR, WATER, CORNSTARCH, POTATO STARCH, OLIVE OIL, SALT.
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove all packaging from crust and place upside down on a sheet pan. Bake 10-12 minutes, flip crust over and bake another 10-12 minutes. For a crisper crust, broil an additional 4-5 minutes or until browned. Top crust with desired toppings and broil another 4-5 minutes until browned and sauce is bubbling.
ALTERNATE COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Place crust in pan and brown 5-6 minutes per side. Top as desired and broil in oven 4-5 minutes, until topping is bubbly and browned.

Tags: Italy, cauliflower, gluten free